May 09, 2016

Accenture Recognized for Leadership in Cloud Services by Clients and Industry Analysts in New Reports

Accenture positioned as a leader in IDC MarketScape and Everest Group PEAK Matrix™ reports

NEW YORK; May 9, 2016 – Industry analysts and clients have distinguished Accenture (NYSE: ACN) as a cloud industry leader in the As-a-Service economy. Recent IDC MarketScape and Everest Group PEAK Matrix™ reports recognized Accenture as a leader of worldwide cloud professional services and SaaS implementation services, respectively, distinguishing the company’s strategy and capabilities in the cloud market.

Accenture boasts a Cloud First agenda that offers comprehensive, industry-focused cloud services that enables clients to move to the cloud in order to transform their businesses in this new era where applications, infrastructure and business processes are brought together and delivered As-a-Service. Having worked on more than 20,000 cloud computing project for clients, including three-quarters of the Fortune Global 100, Accenture has seen the cloud market steadily evolve and cloud services become a critical element underpinning the future innovation and operations of digital businesses.

“Accenture’s continued recognition as a leader in cloud industry rests on our strong client ratings and high marks for both strategy and execution, and it confirms that our Cloud First agenda is resonating with clients,” said Jack Sepple, senior managing director of Cloud at Accenture. “Helping clients adopt cloud in a way that makes sense for their businesses is at the core of our growth strategy. That is why we are focused on the next waves of demand: building industry and business clouds, transforming businesses processes with cloud first applications and helping clients on their ‘journey to cloud’ with end-to-end cloud strategy and migration services.”

IDC MarketScape: Ability to scale existing cloud services and developing new suites differentiate Accenture with buyers seeking cloud innovation
In naming Accenture a leader, the “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Professional Services 2016 Vendor Assessment” (doc #US40149616, April 2016) recognized Accenture’s successful strategy in scaling and integrating its existing services, as well as developing new services, to adapt to buyers’ preferences around industry-specific or horizontal stacks. The IDC MarketScape rated Accenture highly in terms of its employee strategy, alignment of its pricing model with future market direction, as well as the range of its cloud services portfolio.

A significant component of the IDC MarketScape’s evaluation is the perception of cloud professional services buyers of both the key characteristics and the capabilities of the providers evaluated in this study. Buyers rated Accenture highly for executing on its growth strategy, the range of services available, and the appropriateness and execution of its delivery capabilities.

The IDC MarketScape report evaluated 17 cloud professional services providers and recognized Accenture as a leader in both the capabilities and strategies facets of the report—the two primary categories measured and used for placement on the IDC MarketScape graphic. The IDC MarketScape report is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assessed both quantitative and qualitative characteristics of a vendor’s current capabilities and menu of services, how well aligned they are with customer needs, and how well aligned a vendor’s future strategy is with what customers will require in three to five years.

Everest Group PEAK Matrix: Mature portfolio of SaaS offerings, global delivery capabilities and consulting-led approach showcase Accenture as clear leader in the As-a-Service economy
Accenture has also been positioned in the leading position in the inaugural Everest Group PEAK Matrix report focusing on Software as a Service (SaaS) implementation services, which profiled ten leading IT service providers. The PEAK Matrix is a framework to assess the relative market success and overall capability of service providers based on Performance, Experience, Ability and Knowledge (PEAK) in an industry.

In the Matrix, Accenture has been strongly positioned as the overall leader—coming out on top in both Market Success and Delivery Capability. The report highlighted Accenture’s consulting-led approach, design capabilities, mature portfolio of offerings, global delivery capability, and strong internal and collaborative IP help to win large transformation deals, further differentiating it from competition in the marketplace.

Everest Group PEAK Matrix™ report

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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