August 22, 2016

Accenture Named a Leader in NelsonHall’s NEAT Vendor Evaluation for Software Testing Services

Accenture also ranked #1 in global market share

NEW YORK; Aug. 22, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is positioned as a Leader in the NelsonHall NEAT vendor evaluation for overall Software Testing Services. According to the report, Accenture has a differentiated, comprehensive delivery network for testing, with delivery centers across the world. NelsonHall’s latest Software Testing market analysis report also ranks Accenture #1 in market share in the global software testing services market.

The scope of the report covers the full lifecycle of testing services, functional and non-functional testing, quality assurance consulting and advisory services; including transformational software testing services through DevOps and digital automation. The report states that Accenture has proved that it can handle complexity and scale; and that “overall, it has caught up with the leading vendors in terms of IP and accelerators.”

Dominique Raviart, IT Services Research Director for NelsonHall and author of the report, said, “An important feature of Accenture’s testing capabilities lies in its extension towards digital, with the Omni-Channel Testing Platform, which expands from mobile devices to set-up boxes, self-service kiosks and even wearables.”

“We see this NelsonHall report as validation of not only our leading market share, but also our strategy to help clients rotate to New IT by reinventing their testing function to drive greater productivity, shift to continuous testing and manage digital transformation,” said Kishore Durg, managing director and global testing lead for Accenture. “Working closely with leading ecosystem alliance partners, combined with the scale of our Global Delivery Network and innovations from the Accenture Labs, we are creating a powerhouse of industry-aligned, intelligent automation and digital testing solutions to help clients deliver applications faster and with higher quality than ever before.”

Accenture offers the entire breadth and depth of testing services – from testing strategy to touchless automation and quality engineering to digital and enterprise testing – across a broad array of industries, digital technologies and applications delivered under flexible and innovative business arrangements.

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

About NelsonHall:
NelsonHall is the leading global BPS and ITS research & analysis firm. Founded in 1998, the company takes a global approach to analysis of vendors and outsourcing markets and is widely respected for the quality and depth of its research.

Making detailed and objective research information easy to use is a major theme for NelsonHall. For example, NelsonHall offers "Speed-to-Source" tools (including NEAT) that assist buy-side executives in saving time and money, while enhancing the quality of their sourcing decisions.

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