July 17, 2012

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Worldwide SAP Implementation Ecosystem, According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) MarketScape Report

NEW YORK; July 17, 2012 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is positioned as a leader in worldwide implementations of SAP® solutions, according to the recently published “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SAP Implementation Ecosystem 2012 Vendor Analysis.”1

The IDC MarketScape report evaluated the 12 largest systems integrators for SAP applications with broad portfolios spanning IDC’s research coverage and with global scale. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses each vendor relative to the criteria and to one another. The framework highlights the factors expected to be the most influential for success in the market in both the short term and the long term.

“Our designation by IDC as a leader in worldwide implementation services for SAP solutions is a powerful testament of our global skills and capabilities in key areas such as cloud, mobility and database technologies, combined with our broad industry knowledge,” said Mark Willford, global managing director of SAP business for Accenture. “We are particularly focused on developing innovative analytics solutions based on the SAP HANA® platform as more and more clients look to take advantage of the speed and performance offered by in-memory computing. We are committed to maintaining our industry-leading position in support of SAP solutions globally and continuing to build on new platforms like SAP HANA.”

According to the IDC Marketscape, “Accenture is one of the leading implementers and innovators of SAP globally, with a strong practice in large-scale business transformation, business process improvement, value delivery, and application outsourcing. With more than 36,500 SAP practitioners worldwide, Accenture delivers and supports a full range of industry-specific business services for large-scale implementations that span multiple solutions including Core ERP, lines of business (SCM, HCM, etc.), and emerging technology areas such as analytics, HANA, mobility, and cloud. Accenture’s global delivery network, proprietary assets and solutions, and Innovation Centers for SAP deliver solid expertise and high performance to the firm’s clients.”

1 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SAP Implementation Ecosystem 2012 Vendor Analysis, doc #235682, July 2012

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 249,000 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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