October 02, 2014

Accenture Maintains Lead Position in ‘Winner’s Circle’ for SAP Services for Second Consecutive Year, According to HfS Research Report

NEW YORK; Oct 2, 2014 Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named to the ’Winner’s Circle’ of HfS Research’s Blueprint Report for SAP Services. This is the second consecutive year that Accenture has captured the lead position in the Winner’s Circle of this report.

The SAP Services HfS Blueprint Report identifies relevant differentials between service providers across a number of facets under two main categories of innovation and execution. The report ranked Accenture as the overall global market leader for SAP Services, covering the whole SAP lifecycle with significant resources in all key geographies.

Accenture has the largest SAP team of all the service providers evaluated in the report. As a provider in the ‘Winner’s Circle,’ the report cites the Accenture and SAP Business Solutions Group (ASBSG), noting Accenture’s leadership in the co-development and co-innovation space together with SAP. Accenture was also praised for its one stop shopping solutions, full scope of services and hosting, and the company’s ability to staff even the largest of SAP projects.

“Accenture continues to improve its SAP services with new initiatives like the Accenture and SAP Business Solutions Group – unique in this market,” said Dr. Thomas Mendel, senior vice president, Global IT Services, HfS Research. “Accenture received the highest level of customer satisfaction; and the combination of business and IT capabilities is a huge point of competitive differentiation.”

Clients surveyed reported that Accenture is very capable of linking generic SAP topics to industry-specific solutions, given its long track record of successful business transformation projects. The report notes that Accenture clients are very happy with the value they receive for their money, and that the company is well positioned for continued market leadership.

"Accenture’s position in the Winner’s Circle of this HfS Blueprint report is a true testament to the high quality work and results delivered by the Accenture and SAP Business Solutions Group," said Christophe Mouille, global managing director of SAP business for Accenture. "Having worked with SAP for close to 40 years, Accenture truly understands what it means to co-develop and co-innovate together with SAP. We look forward to enhancing our innovative SAP capabilities and continuing to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction with our work.”

The findings of the HfS BluePrint report were based on 1,355 crowd-sourced responses from a broad range of stakeholders including SAP enterprise buyers, SAP service providers, SAP industry influencers (sourcing advisors) and HfS analysts.

The HfS Research Blueprint Report for SAP Services can be accessed here.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 305,000 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$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

About HfS
HfS Research is the leading independent global analyst authority and knowledge community for the business and IT services industry. HfS serves the research and strategy needs of business and IT operations leaders across finance, supply chain, human resources, marketing, customer management, and core industry functions. HfS provides detailed and thoughtful analyst coverage of the various areas that impact successful business outcomes, namely, process automation and outsourcing, global business services frameworks, mobility, analytics, and social collaboration. HfS also focuses heavily on talent acquisition, development, and motivation strategies. HfS applies its acclaimed crowdsourced Blueprint MethodologyTM to evaluate the performance of service providers in terms of innovating and then executing against those business outcomes.

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