July 30, 2015

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Professional Services for “SAP Suite on HANA” in Utilities in IDC MarketScape

NEW YORK; July 30, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a leader in an IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Professional Services Firms for “SAP Suite on HANA” in Utilities 2015 Vendor Assessment. Services in the report included technology consulting, systems integration, application outsourcing and hosted application management.

According to the report, Accenture is a leading player in the utilities market, leveraging its global scope and scale in a close partnership with SAP. Its strengths include delivering more than 100 projects for SAP® Business Suite powered by SAP HANA® and having more than 2,000 implementation tools and accelerators for the solution in its repositories. Accenture has invested heavily in analytics, mobility and cloud, which are central to the “SAP Suite on HANA” value proposition. Also, Accenture is recognized for its end-to-end utility value chain competency, and global delivery capacity, meaning that it can offer a strong set of innovations, delivery capabilities and execution ranging across electric, water and gas utilities.

“Accenture’s leadership positioning in this IDC MarketScape reflects our commitment to provide clients across the globe with innovative, leading-edge, digital solutions to better serve their customers,” said Matias Alonso, global managing director, Accenture utilities industry group. “Utilities are under increasing pressure to operate more efficiently. Our focus on innovation and investment in our people and services enables us to consistently help our clients solve complex challenges and drive better outcomes for their business.”

As part of the report, IDC Energy Insights analyzed six professional service firms based on their capabilities to deliver SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA to utilities companies in the distribution, generation, retail, trading and transmission sectors.

"Utilities are looking at new technologies that can help them achieve greater operating efficiency and manage through the multiple disruptions hitting the industry. SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA, with its potential for business transformation, is just such a technology. Utilities need service providers that bring both the SAP expertise and the utility industry experience to help them leverage SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA," according to Robert Eastman, research manager, Utility IT Strategies, IDC Energy Insights. "Even at this early stage of this market, there are service providers that are aggressively building their capabilities and offerings, and we would expect to see an even more robust picture of the service provider landscape for SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA a year from now."

You can access the IDC MarketScape page here.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 336,000 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$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

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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