April 14, 2014

Accenture Ranked as Top IT Services Vendor in Life Science Industry

for Fourth Year in a Row by Independent Research Firm

NEW YORK; April 14, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been ranked as the number one life science information technology (IT) services vendor in a global survey conducted by IDC Health Insights. It is the fourth consecutive year Accenture has received this ranking.

IDC Health Insights surveyed industry leaders on which life science vendors they planned to use in 2014, and more respondents expect to contract with Accenture during the next 12 months for IT services than any other vendor. This ranking was cited in the report: “Perspective: IDC Health Insights’ Top Preferred Life Science Technology Vendors for 2014,” which documents results from “IDC Health Insights’ Leading Indicators in Life Science IT Spending Survey.”[1] Click here for a link to the report.

“We are very pleased to be recognized as the top IT provider for the life sciences industry for the fourth year in a row,” said Anne O’Riordan, global senior managing director of Accenture’s Life Sciences practice. “Our Life Sciences practice prides itself on the exceptional services it provides to our clients. Information technology is playing a significant role in helping Life Sciences companies respond to the industry ‘new normals’; focus on economic value, operational efficiency, consumerization and collaboration driven R&D. Digital and cloud are providing great platforms for new operating models that can bring great science to the market in an efficient, effective and patient focused manner.“

The IDC Health Insights report is a bi-annual IT budget-tracking survey, which polled 107 industry leaders on planned IT budgetary spending, technology priorities and vendor preference. Participants were asked to identify which vendors servicing the life science market they expect to spend money with on software, hardware and IT services over the next 12 months.

[1] IDC Health Insights: “Perspective: IDC Health Insights’ Top Preferred Life Science Technology Vendors for 2014,” Document #HI246612, February 2014, Eric Newmark.

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 www.accenture.com.

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