May 18, 2016

Accenture Recognized as a Leader in Worldwide SAP® Implementation Services Ecosystem in IDC MarketScape Report

NEW YORK ; May 18, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named as a leader in the new IDC MarketScape Worldwide SAP Implementation Services Ecosystem 2016 Vendor Assessment1. This study, which recognizes Accenture’s "high velocity enterprise" approach, represents a qualitative assessment from analysts and clients of the 2016 ecosystem market for SAP® software implementation services through the IDC MarketScape model.

According to the report, which covered the 13 largest SAP applications systems integrators, Accenture offers the full range of services, from advisory and process consulting to fully integrated and full-stack as-a-service solutions. The report also notes that Accenture’s "high velocity enterprise" approach and industry digital road maps guide continuous investments in innovation, capability, and assets development to help its clients move at speed to capture the transformational power of and SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA® (SAP S/4HANA) in their industry and across multiple areas of their business.

“This IDC MarketScape report names Accenture as a leader for SAP implementation services ecosystem worldwide based on both analysis and buyer perception. We see this as confirmation of our leading strategies and capabilities in SAP,” said Christophe Mouille, senior managing director of SAP business, Accenture. “We combine our deep industry knowledge and broad portfolio of solutions that take advantage of both traditional and emerging technologies such as SAP S/4HANA, analytics, mobile and cloud technical know-how, in addition to our global delivery capabilities, to help clients quickly and effectively deploy SAP software-based solutions that drive operational efficiencies and better financial performance.”

IDC MarketScape criteria selection, weightings, and vendor scores represent well-researched IDC judgment about the market and specific vendors. IDC analysts tailor the range of standard characteristics by which vendors are measured through structured discussions, surveys, and interviews with market leaders, participants and end users. Market weightings are based on user interviews, buyer surveys and the input of a review board of IDC experts in each market. IDC analysts base individual vendor scores, and ultimately vendor positions on the IDC MarketScape, on detailed surveys and interviews with the vendors, publicly available information and end-user experiences in an effort to provide an accurate and consistent assessment of each vendor’s characteristics, behavior, and capability. An excerpt of the report is available here.

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 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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1 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SAP Implementation Services Ecosystem 2016 Vendor Assessment (doc # US40150416, April 2016).

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