August 29, 2013

Accenture Positioned As a Leader in IDC MarketScape Industry and Functional Business Consulting Reports

NEW YORK; Aug 29, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been positioned as a Leader by IDC in providing business consulting services to private and public sector clients in each of IDCs newly published industry and functional IDC MarketScape reports.

The seven IDC MarketScape reports all state that, “for business consulting overall, Accenture is considered to be among the most capable firms at helping clients expand into new markets or geographies, reduce costs, and drive innovation through their organizations.”

The IDC assessment of business consulting providers covers advisory and implementation services related to management issues. It includes providers’ capabilities in defining organizations’ strategies and goals and designing and implementing the structures and processes that help commercial and government organizations reach their goals.

“Our positioning as a Leader in all seven IDC MarketScape reports is testament to the depth of our functional and industry management consulting expertise,” said Sander van ‘t Noordende, group chief executive, Accenture Management Consulting. “This enables Accenture to deliver value by helping clients move from issue to outcome though the implementation of highly relevant innovative solutions.”

Accenture was positioned as a Leader in the following reports:

“The recognition by IDC reflects our public sector strengths in the U.S. and around the world,” said Stephen J. Rohleder, group chief executive, Accenture’s Health & Public Service operating group. “It is also a tribute to the breadth of our public sector management consulting capabilities that we bring to our clients. These capabilities are helping drive measurable outcomes to government agencies and improving delivery of citizen services.”

This latest series of IDC MarketScapes in business consulting services follows the publication in February 2013 of IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Consulting 2013 (# 239484) and three regional reports, in all of which Accenture was positioned as a Leader as well.

About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific 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, telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 266,000 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$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is

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