April 18, 2016

Accenture Named a Leader in Services Providers for Next-Generation SAP Products Report by Independent Research Firm

NEW YORK; April 18, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named as a Leader in the recently published report: The Forrester Wave™: Services Providers For Next-Generation SAP Products, Q1 20161. This evaluation’s analysis is focused on the current capabilities of newer SAP technologies that are most relevant for digital business transformation, including SAP HANA and cloud solutions.

Within the report, Forrester notes that, “As older technology becomes outdated and less effective, improved digital services abilities, emphasis on design/consulting and ongoing business innovation, and experience in new SAP products such as cloud and HANA will dictate which providers lead the pack.” The report also states, “Accenture excels at large transformations and is pivoting fast to next-gen technology. Accenture is one of the largest providers of SAP services, with global capabilities at scale across consulting, implementation, and ongoing support work. The provider has a long track record of helping clients achieve business results.”

“We see our positioning as a Leader in this Forrester Wave report as a testament to our continued focus on helping clients achieve value from next-generation SAP technologies,” said Christophe Mouille, senior managing director of SAP business, Accenture. “As an early pioneer, we help clients take advantage of cloud, mobile and analytics technologies in order to evolve to an always-on, digitally connected, high velocity enterprise.”

To assess the state of the SAP services market and see how the vendors stack up against each other, Forrester evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of 14 vendors. The vendor rankings are based on a “comprehensive set of 23 evaluation criteria” including past research, user need assessments, and vendor and expert interviews, measuring companies across three categories - current offering, strategy and market presence. The full report can be found 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 www.accenture.com.

1 The Forrester Wave™: Services Providers for Next-Generation SAP Products, Q1 2016, by Liz Herbert, March 17, 2016

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