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    Accenture

    Our old friends Accenture cant seem to make any money on their NHS IT contracts.

    From BBC today.....

    NHS contract delays hit Accenture

    Accenture admitted underestimating the scale of the problem
    Management consulting group Accenture has reported a 67% profits drop on the back of losses suffered in building a new computer system for the NHS.
    Second-quarter net income fell to $69.7m (£40.1m) from $209.8m a year earlier, the US company said.

    It partly blamed delays by its UK partner in the NHS project, iSoft, in delivering vital computer programmes.

    Accenture now fears that the system will not be used by the NHS as widely as had previously been forecast.

    The $3.5bn contract with the NHS was for Accenture to help design, build and manage information systems to support patient care through electronic medical records, appointment booking and prescription systems.

    'Unacceptable'

    In the light of the delays, the UK government has now decided to let doctors and local healthcare providers use alternative computer systems.

    Despite telling shareholders in July last year that the company had resolved its problems with the contract, it has now warned that the problems had been underestimated.

    "I am taking personal responsibility for getting the NHS issue behind us," said chief executive Bill Green. "These results are unacceptable."

    However, Accenture said it would try to renegotiate the terms of the deal in a bid to stem its losses.

    #2
    Another massive feck-up by the usual suspects, càd, New Lie and Accenture.
    We must strike at the lies that have spread like disease through our minds

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      #3
      Originally posted by Fleetwood
      Another massive feck-up by the usual suspects, càd, New Lie and Accenture.
      Having had personal experience of said Project.... the input by the third party suppliers is minimal compared to the fluck ups internally by the Project Mgrs / Contract owners...... its incredulous there's also a nefarious attitude amongst the 'long standing' air heads on the contract..... unprofessional!

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        #4
        "Accenture said it would try to renegotiate the terms of the deal in a bid to stem its losses." - whose losses??? i'd have thought the taxpayer would pick up the tab for this as usual.


        ooi - what is a "nefarious attitude"?

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          #5
          'its incredible that' or

          'I am incredulous'
          (\__/)
          (>'.'<)
          ("")("") Born to Drink. Forced to Work

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            #6
            Originally posted by Muggers
            Having had personal experience of said Project....
            having never worked on a huge government project like this ...

            my impression is that they always try and do 'too much' - ie the project involves writing the software to run the whole of the NHS rather than starting with smaller sub-systems, eg specifying the appointments system for doctors' surgeries ('s fcked), then a db for the patients records, then an interface to the hospitals system etc....

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              #7
              Originally posted by scotspine
              "Accenture said it would try to renegotiate the terms of the deal in a bid to stem its losses." - whose losses??? i'd have thought the taxpayer would pick up the tab for this as usual.


              ooi - what is a "nefarious attitude"?
              Covering eachothers back if you're in the clique of mgrs.... if not, it's the chopping block or serious intention to make you the scape-goat for the services not/under delivered on the Project..... Or is that just every day life.........?????

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                #8
                Originally posted by madhippy
                having never worked on a huge government project like this ...

                my impression is that they always try and do 'too much' - ie the project involves writing the software to run the whole of the NHS rather than starting with smaller sub-systems, eg specifying the appointments system for doctors' surgeries ('s fcked), then a db for the patients records, then an interface to the hospitals system etc....

                Certain areas of the WHOLE Project are starting with lots of interim smaller systems to reach target implementation/Project dates..... then replacing these with the permanent solution (start all over again!!)

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