Accenture Named Top Outsourcing Provider by International Association of Outsourcing Professionals

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

NEW YORK; May 9, 2011 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been ranked No. 1 on the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals’ (IAOP) Global Outsourcing 100 list, marking the fourth 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 that mirrors the evaluation process a buyer would use to select a provider. 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.

“Achieving the number one ranking for four consecutive years is certainly an accomplishment by Accenture, considering the high quality of the applicants and increased competition from around the world each year to hold on to the top spot,” said IAOP Chairman Michael Corbett, who led the judges panel. “The leading outsourcing firms make ranking high on the Global Outsourcing 100 a strategic objective and going through the rigorous application process benefits all applicants as well as helps buyers make better purchasing decisions.”

Mike Salvino, group chief executive of business process outsourcing at Accenture, said, “For the fourth consecutive year, Accenture is honored to be recognized by the IAOP as the best outsourcing provider in the world. This award demonstrates we have a winning team in outsourcing which includes thousands of talented and extraordinary Accenture people across the globe and hundreds of clients from a wide range of industries who are using outsourcing deeper in their organizations to gain better business insight, deliver better business outcomes and create greater value.”

Accenture provides application, infrastructure and business processing outsourcing services to more than 650 private- and public-sector clients across more than 30 industries. For a perspective on the advantages of applying analytics to a business process outsourcing relationship, read the Analytics Advantage.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 215,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. 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. The company generated net revenues of US$21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2010. Its home page is

About IAOP

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 100,000 members and affiliates 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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