March 12, 2014

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in an IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Sciences Research & Development Vendor Assessment on IT Outsourcing

NEW YORK; March, 12, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is positioned as a Leader in an IDC Health Insights IDC MarketScape vendor assessment covering IT outsourcing (ITO) across the life sciences research and development (R&D) industry.

The report, “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science R&D ITO 2013 Vendor Assessment" (#HI245309) provides an assessment of the life science R&D industry and market trends, comparing major vendors and assesses the criteria that are most important for life science companies to consider when selecting a service provider.

For the purposes of this analysis, IDC Health Insights divided potential key measures for success into two primary categories: capabilities and strategies. The assessment includes client references. A total of 12 vendors participated in the vendor assessment.

“This strong endorsement of our ITO capabilities follows a recent Leader designation in the R&D business process outsourcing space by IDC Health Insights,” said Henry Levy, managing director in Accenture’s Life Sciences R&D practice. “Every day we work to help life sciences companies drive productivity, optimize success rates, and improve quality and value by transforming R&D via Accenture Accelerated R&D Services.”

Accenture has also been positioned as a Leader in five other recent IDC MarketScapes. These are:

In naming Accenture as a Leader, the IDC MarketScape stated, “Accenture is among the top service providers in R&D ITO revenue and carries a legacy of strong IT services to the industry, including a broad portfolio of BPO and strategic consulting engagements, a broad customer base, and significant success in engaging top-tier pharmaceutical companies.”

Click here to learn more about Accenture’s Life Sciences practice.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 281,000 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 .

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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