March 15, 2016

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in an IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Sciences Research & Development Vendor Assessment on IT Outsourcing

NEW YORK; Mar. 15, 2016 – Accenture is positioned as a Leader in an IDC Health Insights IDC MarketScape vendor assessment covering IT outsourcing (ITO) across the life sciences research and development (R&D) industry. This is the second consecutive time Accenture has achieved this position.

The report, “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science R&D ITO 2016 Vendor Assessment” (#US40502516e, February 2016) provides an assessment of the life science R&D industry and market trends, comparing major vendors and assesses the criteria that are most important for life science companies to consider when selecting a service provider.

For the purposes of this analysis, IDC Health Insights divided potential key measures for success into two primary categories: capabilities and strategies. The assessment includes client references. A total of ten vendors participated in the vendor assessment.

In naming Accenture as a Leader, the IDC MarketScape stated, “Building on an aggressive growth and acquisition strategy, Accenture has diversified significantly beyond its traditional big pharma focus and has grown its presence among emerging and mid-tier life science companies in recent years.”

“This strong endorsement of our ITO capabilities follows a recent Leader designation in the R&D business process outsourcing space by IDC Health Insights, and validates the breadth and depth of our R&D competencies,” said Kevin Julian, managing director of Accelerated R&D Services, Accenture Life Sciences. “We are pleased with IDC’s acknowledgement of our focus on market diversification, and the recognition by our clients, relative to other service providers, as a ‘knowledgeable and high-quality service provider.’

Accenture has also been positioned as a Leader in a recent “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science R&D BPO 2016 Vendor Assessment” (#US40961616e, January 2016).

Click here to learn more about Accenture’s Life Sciences practice.

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

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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