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Accenture Moves Rive Gauche to Microsoft Azure Cloud for Greater Efficiency, Flexibility and Security

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is helping Rive Gauche accelerate digital
transformation by moving its IT infrastructure to Microsoft Azure cloud.
The transition is creating a modern and flexible environment that
enables increased responsiveness, security and scalability, while
reducing Rive Gauche’s IT infrastructure expenses by approximately 20

Accenture worked with the company to create a cloud strategy and then
collaborated with Microsoft to migrate Rive Gauche’s infrastructure to
Microsoft Azure, as well as develop a target architecture for SAP
S/4HANA®. This will help create a stable infrastructure and allows for
flexible use of computing resources.

“Migrating IT and business processes to SAP S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure
solves one of the biggest challenges faced by major retailers:
increasing the response rate to changing market trends, while optimizing
IT infrastructure expenses,” said Michael Schmidt, CIO, Rive Gauche.
“Accenture and Microsoft’s comprehensive approach to the project, deep
knowledge, rich experience, and high level of competence allow us to
fully trust the final result — a fast, flexible, and cost-effective IT
platform that will grow and scale with our company into the future.”

Accenture integrated Rive Gauche’s existing IT infrastructure and
provisioned a centralized backup and monitoring system, providing
continuous operational platform support. The cloud platform will enable
Rive Gauche to accelerate innovation by leveraging Agile methodologies
powered by DevOps and technologies such as artificial intelligence and

Ilya Koshkin, project lead, Accenture Russia said, “Rive Gauche
is a powerful example of how applying new technologies can unlock
business value. We hope our work with Rive Gauche and the success of
using public cloud for mission-critical systems will inspire other large
organizations in Russia to accelerate their transformation.”

Arseny Tarasov, Digital Transformation lead at Microsoft Russia, added,
“This project demonstrates the increasing level of trust in global cloud
platforms like Microsoft Azure. Business leaders and IT department heads
see both the economic and efficiency benefits related to the speed of
solution deployment, the availability of a wide range of services, and
the increased security and reliability that public cloud can offer. As
with previous key technological trends, companies that are the first to
master such innovations will be able to gain a significant competitive
advantage in the market.”

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a
broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital,
technology, and manufacturing. Combining unmatched experience and
specialized skills across more than 40 industries underpinned by
the world’s largest delivery network, Accenture can provide clients with
state-of-the-art solutions that improve their performance and create
sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 477,000 people serving
clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to
improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

About Rive Gauche

RIVE GAUCHE entered the market in 1995, and today it is one of the
largest operators of the perfume and cosmetics market in Russia. The
company employs more than 6,500 people. It has about 200 perfumery and
cosmetics stores. The distribution portfolio includes more than 60
brands. The company also has an online store, RIVE GAUCHE Beauty
Institute, an image studio, and RIVE GAUCHE professional makeup school.
Company website:

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