February 25, 2014

Accenture Positioned in the "Leaders" Quadrant of Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Operations Consulting Services, Worldwide

NEW YORK; Feb. 25, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of independent analyst firm Gartner Inc.’s recent report, "Magic Quadrant for Business Operations Consulting Services, Worldwide1.”

According to Gartner, “Leaders are performing well today, gaining traction and mind share,” and “they have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies.”

This Magic Quadrant examines 10 providers of business consulting services that support senior business stakeholders, including chief operating officers, chief supply chain officers, chief procurement officers and other leaders as they seek to improve their companies’ global operations. Among the capabilities included in the Gartner analysis are cross-industry operations strategy and transformation consulting services related to product innovation and life cycle management; supply chain management, which encompasses the planning, sourcing, making, delivery and service provision); and sourcing and procurement separately as Gartner said “it is often treated as a separate, very large transformational area.”

“We are pleased to once again be positioned in Gartner’s Leader quadrant as we believe this evaluation underscores the value Accenture delivers to clients with end-to-end services that help them take advantage of the opportunities that digital offers,” said Mark Pearson, senior managing director for Accenture’s Operations Strategy practice. “As we assist organizations who are embracing the opportunities that robust predictive analytics, social media and the cloud can deliver, we also seek to help them create the flexibility that can help them respond more dynamically to ongoing changes in today’s business world.”

More information on Accenture’s Operations Strategy services can be found at www.accenture.com/operations.

1 Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Business Operations Consulting Services," by Dana Stiffler, December 23, 2013.

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 www.accenture.com.

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