August 09, 2016

Accenture Consulting Positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape – Worldwide Finance and Accounting Business Consulting Services 2016 Vendor Assessment

Clients recognize Accenture’s global leadership in improving operations and reducing costs

NEW YORK; Aug. 9, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape on finance and accounting services for 2016.

The global report, IDC MarketScape – Worldwide Finance and Accounting Business Consulting Services 2016 Vendor Assessment (#US40634016, July 2016), positioned Accenture as a Leader across two core metrics, Capabilities and Strategies. According to the IDC MarketScape, Accenture is rated very highly at helping clients improve internal operations and reduce costs.

Specifically, for overall business consulting, clients perceive Accenture to be the most capable firm at helping them improve internal operations and at integrating its project teams with the client’s.

Steve Culp, senior managing director and global head of Accenture’s Finance & Risk Services, said: “The need to adapt to new regulations, manage risks around future growth and seek out greater internal efficiency has created a complex and challenging world for our clients. We are continuing to invest in new capabilities to help our clients transform their finance and accounting functions to enhance their internal and external connectivity and capitalize on new digital opportunities.”

Cushing Anderson, program vice president, project-based education, IDC, said: “Digital disruption is changing the way the world does business, creating new risks and new opportunities for financial services companies. Accenture’s rich technology heritage is instrumental in the firm’s ability to drive industry-specific, functional, and technology operating model transformation among its clients, and a key reason why the firm has been recognized as a global Leader in finance and accounting services.”

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.

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 more than 375,000 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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