Accenture Named Top Outsourcing Provider by International Association of Outsourcing Professionals

IAOP’s Global Outsourcing 100 List ranks Accenture No. 1 for second consecutive year

NEW YORK; April 29, 2009 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been ranked No. 1 on the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals’ (IAOP) Global Outsourcing 100 list, marking the second consecutive year that Accenture has topped this ranking of the world’s best outsourcing providers.

The Global Outsourcing 100 is designed to help companies compare and select service providers using an objective methodology. Providers are ranked on quality following a rigorously judged application process that examines 18 criteria. The final rankings are based on a weighted average of the judges’ scores on demonstrated competencies, size, growth, management capabilities and customer references.

“Companies around the world use IAOP’s Global Outsourcing 100 to make smarter buying decisions,” said Michael Corbett, IAOP chairman. “We’re proud of the program and very appreciative of all the great companies that put so much effort into the application and evaluation process. Accenture’s No. 1 ranking is a testament not only to its outsourcing capabilities but to the way it brings leadership and a commitment to excellence to everything it does.”

Kevin Campbell, Accenture’s group chief executive–Outsourcing, said, “Accenture is extremely honored to be recognized once again by the IAOP as the best outsourcing provider in the world. This ranking is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the 85,000 Accenture men and women around the world who provide outsourcing services that can help our clients improve their business performance, create new business value and innovate to stay ahead of the marketplace.”

Accenture provides application, infrastructure and business processing outsourcing services to more than 600 private- and public-sector clients across more than 30 industries. For a perspective on procurement business process outsourcing, one of the many outsourcing services Accenture provides, log on to the podcast at:

About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With more than 181,000 people serving clients in over 120 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$23.39 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2008. Its home page is

About IAOPThe International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With 40,000 customer, advisor and provider members worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit


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