November 05, 2013

Accenture Positioned in the "Leaders" Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Oracle Application Management Service Providers and Oracle Implementation Services

NEW YORK; Nov. 5, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant in two recent reports from Gartner Inc.- the "Magic Quadrant for Oracle Application Management Service Providers, Worldwide"1 and the “Magic Quadrant for Oracle Implementation Services Worldwide”2. This marks the second consecutive year that Accenture has been named a Leader in both reports.

Gartner assessed 13 of the leading service providers for the Magic Quadrant for Oracle Application Management report, which focused on companies providing application management services for Oracle solutions. This includes ongoing activities relating to application development, implementation, integration, testing, maintenance and support (functional and/or technical), and help desk services delivered within the scope of a multiyear application service agreement.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Oracle Applications Implementation Services presents the current vendor landscape for 14 leading companies in Oracle implementation initiatives worldwide and focuses on the consulting and solution implementation service market segment worldwide for Oracle Applications, aimed at the buyer segment that requires expertise for complex engagements.

"We believe Accenture’s being positioned the furthest in both execution and vision in the Leaders Quadrant reflects the end-to-end value we deliver every day to clients who entrust us with the implementation and ongoing management of their Oracle Applications," said Derek Steelberg, global managing director of Oracle business for Accenture. "Our full portfolio of Application Services for Oracle and solutions like the Accenture Foundation Platform for Oracle, combined with our industry capability, has resulted in decades of experience helping clients reduce costs and risk, and attain improved value from their Oracle applications."

Among the factors weighed by Gartner in these reports are the providers’ products and services; overall viability; sales execution; ability to execute; market responsiveness and track record; and customer experience.

Accenture has more than 52,000 consultants around the world who help clients achieve high performance with Oracle solutions by enabling distinctive business capabilities that support competitive advantage in their industry. Our solutions can help accelerate digital transformation by integrating Oracle-based business solutions and new business processes that develop and evolve as their digital business grows. Accenture is a Diamond level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) – the highest level available. We also pioneered an Innovation Center onsite at Oracle headquarters, and offer additional Innovation Centers for Oracle in Tokyo, Japan, and Bangalore, India, to develop leading business innovations with Oracle products. Accenture has teamed with Oracle for more than two decades, and is a leading alliance partner with Oracle globally.

1 Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Oracle Application Management Service Providers, Worldwide," by F. Karamouzis, G. van der Heiden, R. Jivan and I. Marriott, October 3, 2013. Click here to access the full report.
2 Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Oracle Implementation Services, Worldwide," by Alex Soejarto and Susanne Matson, September 16 2013. Click here to access the full report.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 275,000 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$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is

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