Accenture and Salesforce Support Project 8

“By bringing researchers and data together in a more centralized tool, we’ll be able to make insights more visible, better anticipate future demands, and ultimately do a better job of planning to meet the needs of the world’s 8 billion+ people by 2050,” said Sarah Cummings, manager, The Demand Institute, Nielsen.

Accenture is a well known professional services company, that helps provide its clients with a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. By Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions, Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. 

Project 8 supports more than 100 organizations across 16 countries. It houses more than 300 million rows of data — and is growing daily. Since the program launched, it has seen an 85 percent increase in experts using the platform, and an 80 percent increase in datasets uploaded.

Saideep Raj, senior managing director of the Accenture Salesforce Business Group, added, “By connecting data from many organizations, Project 8 can close the research and data gap in the global development sector. With Salesforce technology and support from the United Nations Foundation, this work is a great example of how Accenture can leverage our technology and industry experience to turn big data into big outcomes.”

Tyler Prince, executive vice president, Industries & Partners, Salesforce, said, “The work that our Partner Innovation Awards winners do to drive customer success deserves to be celebrated. Companies across every industry are increasingly turning to the cloud and to trusted partners to guide them through their digital transformation journeys