May 09, 2016

Accenture Achieves Lead Position Above All Other Service Providers in Finance and Accounting As-a-Service HfS Research Report

NEW YORK; May 9, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has secured the lead position in the ’Winner’s Circle’ of HfS Research’s 2016 Finance and Accounting As-a-Service Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Blueprint Report. The report recognizes Accenture as the overall leader in both execution and innovation, positioned above 17 other service providers.

Accenture is praised in the report for its significant investments in talent and technology – particularly in intelligent automation and analytics – and for its ability to evolve to deliver business outcomes-driven Finance and Accounting (F&A) solutions As-a-Service. As a leader, Accenture is recognized for its collaborative relationships with clients, for its articulate vision and “new way of thinking” and for its ability to drive new insights and models.

“Accenture continues to lead the market in F&A BPO year after year and stands out among its peers for its industry expertise and ability to apply intelligent automation and analytics to its engagements,” said Phil Fersht, CEO of HfS Research. “Accenture has a compelling and forward-thinking vision for F&A As-a-Service delivery that brings together analytical talent and technology-based solutions.”

The report focuses on the adoption of As-a-Service ideals for redefining the value of sourcing engagements. It builds upon last year’s Progressive F&A BPO Blueprint, in which Accenture was also the overall leader.

“Accenture was a pioneer in the F&A BPO market with our first engagement 25 years ago and we’ve been committed to continuously evolving our services in order to deliver business outcomes to our clients ever since,” said Mike Salvino, group chief executive, Accenture Operations. “Our relentless focus on applying talent and the latest in analytics and automation technology is recognized once again in our position as the overall market leader in F&A BPO.”

Additional Accenture strengths highlighted in the report include:

The results of the HfS Blueprint report were based on data collected in Q4 2015 and Q1 2016 covering buyers, providers and advisors/influencers of F&A BPO services.

The HfS Research Finance and Accounting As-a-Service Business Process Outsourcing Blueprint Report can be accessed here.

About Accenture.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

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