December 02, 2014

Accenture Positioned the Furthest within “Leaders” Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Worldwide SAP Application Management Service Providers, Worldwide

NEW YORK; Dec. 2, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named a “Leader” in Gartner Inc.’s recently published “Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Management Service Providers, Worldwide.1” The company was positioned the furthest within the Leaders quadrant for both ability to execute and completeness of vision. The Magic Quadrant report evaluated providers’ capabilities to supply SAP® application management services.

For clients considering outsourcing SAP application management services, the report notes that, “drivers remain focused on legacy modernization, consolidation, rationalization and optimization of a business application landscape. In addition, buyers of SAP application management services continue to expect business-outcome-based services.”

A companion report, Gartner’s “Critical Capabilities for SAP Application Management Service Providers, Worldwide2,” evaluated 16 vendors on seven critical capabilities across three use cases (small, midsize and large-scope and –scale deals) for their ability to provide multiyear SAP application management services. Based on Gartner’s critical capabilities (new technology delivery, integrated business, industrialization, local support, technology stack, service integration and risk-based pricing), Accenture had the highest scores in both Product and Service categories in all three use cases (3.15 out of 5 in the Large-Scope and Scale Use Case, 3.14 or of 5 in the Midsize-Scope and Scale Deal Use Case and 3.25 out of 5 in the Small-Scope and –Scale Deal Use Case).

“We believe Accenture’s positioning as a Leader is a clear demonstration of our consistent leadership in SAP application management services and capabilities to create functional and industry application management solutions that help our clients innovate and achieve tangible business outcomes,” said Christophe Mouille, global managing director of SAP business for Accenture. “With our ongoing investments in areas such as SAP HANA, cloud and mobility, we continue to differentiate Accenture through industrialization, intelligence and industry solutions.”

“By tapping the power of our Global Delivery Network and our more than 50 global delivery centers around the world, we are well-positioned to deliver flexible SAP application management services to our clients,” said Bhaskar Ghosh, group chief executive, Accenture Technology Delivery. “Our world-class capabilities enable companies to spur growth and shape more effective business solutions.”

Gartner assessed 16 vendors in the Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities reports. The full Magic Quadrant report is available here.

1 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Management Service Providers, Worldwide,” by Frances Karamouzis, Gilbert van der Heiden, Kris Doering, 16 October 2014.

2 Gartner, Inc. “Critical Capabilities for SAP Application Management Service Providers, Worldwide,” by Frances Karamouzis, Gilbert van der Heiden, Kris Doering, 23 October 2014.

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