Accor Selects Infosys CommerceEdgeTM To Drive Social Shopping Via Facebook
PR NewswirePR Newswire/Les Echos/TO ALL STOCK EXCHANGES-BY FACSIMILEBOMBAY STOCK EXCHANGE -022 2272 2041/ 2272 2061NATIONAL STOCK EXCHANGE OF INDIA LIMITED-022 2659 8237/ 2659 8238NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGENYSE EURONEXT LONDONNYSE EURONEXT PARISMarch 7, 2013Dear Sirs/Madam,Sub: Press ReleasePlease find attached the press release titled"Accor Selects Infosys CommerceEdge(TM) To Drive Social Shopping Via Facebook"This is for your information and records.Yours sincerely,For Infosys LimitedN R RavikrishnanCompany Secretary Accor Selects Infosys CommerceEdge"(TM) Drive Social Shopping Via FacebookBangalore & Paris, 7 March 2013: Accor, the world's leading hotel operator andmarket leader in Europe, has deployed the Infosys CommerceEdge platform toprovide its customers with a social travel shopping experience. Visitors towww.accorhotels.com will now be able to seamlessly connect with their Facebookfriends to seek opinions and share travel experiences as they choose theirhotels.The implementation of the CommerceEdge platform is across accorhotels.comwhich caters ta more than 3,500 hotels across 92 countries and has over200 million unique visitors per year.Infosys CommerceEdge is a comprehensive eCommerce and social commerce platformthat enables visitors to log into Accor's ecommerce website using theirFacebook account, providing a simple connection and registration process.Visitors' actions can then be posted on their Facebook pages. Theseconversations will enhance the customer experience and help build widervisibility for the different hotel brands within the Accor group.The platform's reporting and analytics capabilities will provide Accor withinsights into customer behavior and their social interactions. It alsoprovides Accor with a foundation for enabling access to the Accor websites viaother prominent online social media networks in the future.Vinciane Masure, New Media Strategy Director at Accor said, "It is crucial toprovide our guests with simple and popular channels to engage with us.Infosys CommerceEdge plays a key role in ensuring this by enabling millionsof registered customers to connect with their social networks and exchangeinformation about their hotel experiences.""Social shopping, where consumers engage with their social network in makingpurchase decisions, is redefining the future of online shopping and changingconsumer behavior from 'buzz' to 'buy', said Samson David, Vice President andGlobal Head - Business Platforms. "Infosys CommerceEdge includes acomprehensive set of social shopping capabilities which will help Accorincrease traffic and enhance conversion."Provided as a cloud based service, Infosys CommerceEdge enables scalabilityaccording ta seasonal peaks, demand-generating campaigns and expansion acrossgeographies.* Infosys CommerceEdge video: http://www.infosys.com/richmedia/edge/Infosys-CommerceEdge-product-demo.htm* Infosys CommerceEdge brochure : http://www.infosys.com/commerceedge/resources/Documents/ drive-better-results-business.pdf* White Papers: o Commerce for the Digital Consumer: www.infosys.com/commerceedge/resources/Documents/ commerce-digital-consumer.pdf o Smart, Social and Satisfying - The Future of Shopping in the Age of Social Commerce : http://www.infosys.com/socialedge/resources/Documents/ shopping-age-social-commerce.pdf* Infosys Travel and Hospitality sector www.infosys.com/industries/hospitality-leisure/Pages/index.aspx* Digital Consumer Blog: www.infosysblogs.com/diqital-consumer/About lnfosyslnfosys partners with global enterprises to drive their innovation-led growth.That's why Forbes ranked lnfosys #19 among the top 100 most innovativecompanies. As a leading provider of next-generation consulting, technology,and outsourcing solutions, lnfosys helps clients in more than 30 countriesrealize their goals. Visit www.infosys.com and see how lnfosys (NYSE: INFY),with ils 150,000+ people, is Building Tomorrow's Enterprise(r) today .About AccorAccor, the world's leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, ispresent in 92 countries with more than 3,500 hotels and 450,000 rooms. Accor'sbroad portfolio of hotel brands - Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure,Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget andhoteiF1 - provide an extensive offer from luxury to budget. With more than160,000 employees in Accor brand hotels worldwide , the Group offers itsclients and partners 45 years of know-how and expertise. www.accor.com /www.accorhotels.comSafe HarborCertain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects areforward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertaintiesthat could cause actual results to differ materially from those in suchforward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to thesestatements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regardingfluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our abilityto manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factorswhich may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in lndia, our ability toattract and retain highly skilled professionals, lime and cost overruns onfixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictionson immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage ourinternational operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focusareas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, ourability to successfully complete and integrale potential acquisitions,liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companiesin which lnfosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration ofgovernmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts,legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside lndia,and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economicconditions affecting our industry. 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