June 21, 2012

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Business Analytics IT Consulting and Systems Integration Services, According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) MarketScape Report

NEW YORK; June 21, 2012 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is positioned as a leader in business analytics IT consulting and systems integration services, according to the recently published “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Analytics IT Consulting and Systems Integration Services 2012 Vendor Analysis.”1

The IDC MarketScape report evaluated the business analytics offerings capabilities of 10 information technology consulting and systems integration services providers. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive framework and set of parameters that assesses providers relative to one another and to specific factors that are projected to be the most conducive to success over the short-term and long-term.

“We’re pleased IDC has recognized Accenture’s extensive capabilities in managing, accessing and reporting on data as well as our predictive modeling, forecasting, and statistical analysis experience as key reasons for positioning us as a leader in business analytics in their MarketScape report,” said Narendra Mulani, managing director of Accenture Analytics and Marketing Services. “Accenture is focused on helping its clients harness the power of analytics to drive better outcomes and superior business results, and our designation by IDC as a leader in business analytics is proof that Accenture is helping to deliver a real value for them.”

Accenture and other services providers were assessed across a number of key characteristics identified by IDC as those which contribute to a more successful business analytics services including: quality of manpower; robust infrastructure; alliances; capital knowledge; capability to host the service offering on a SaaS platform; end-to-end capability; and global delivery network.

1 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Analytics IT Consulting and Systems Integration Services 2012 Vendor Analysis, doc #234938, May 2012

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 246,000 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$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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