May 21, 2014

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Worldwide Business Analytics Consulting and Systems Integration Services According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) MarketScape Report

NEW YORK; May 21, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a “Leader” in IDC’s recently published report, “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Analytics Consulting and Systems Integration Services 2014 Vendor Assessment”.1 According to IDC’s report, Accenture was recognized by clients as having a strong ability to provide functional and industry insights and integrate project and client teams.

The IDC report represents a global vendor assessment of business analytics (BA) consulting and systems integration (C&SI) services firms, measuring both qualitative and quantitative characteristics of success. IDC evaluated and analyzed 12 vendors in the BA and C&SI market using a rigorous scoring methodology, producing a competitive assessment of each vendor’s current market capabilities and strategies.

“Accenture’s designation as a leader in IDC’s recent analytics consulting MarketScape report is an outstanding result and a testament to the improved business insights we have been able to help our clients achieve,” said Narendra Mulani, senior managing director, Accenture Analytics. “It is particularly rewarding to receive the highest client reference scores as that is a direct reflection of the value we are delivering for them. We look forward to continuing to provide clients with the right analytics tools to make better, information-based decisions and improve their overall business outcomes.”

In the report, IDC highlights key factors for vendors to succeed in BA and C&SI, including talent management, life cycle of business analytics services, services portfolio strength and vendor strategies. The report notes that Accenture’s industry expertise, tools and methodologies, and the breadth and depth of the company’s analytics portfolio were differentiating factors that separated Accenture from the other providers.

Accenture Analytics’ comprehensive analytics portfolio covers industry-specific offerings (e.g., banking), cross-industry offerings (e.g., big data, in-memory solutions) and functional solutions (e.g., sales and customer service).

1 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Analytics Consulting and Systems Integration Services 2014 Vendor Assessment, doc #248172, May 2014. Click here to access the full report.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 289,000 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

Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital, delivers insight-driven outcomes at scale to help organizations improve their performance. With deep industry, functional, business process and technical experience, Accenture Analytics develops innovative consulting and outsourcing services for clients to help ensure they receive returns on their analytics investments. For more information follow us @ISpeakAnalytics and visit

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.

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