December 19, 2016

For Third Consecutive Year, Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services, Worldwide

NEW YORK; Dec. 19 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named a Leader in Gartner Inc.’s recently published “Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services, Worldwide.”1 This is the third consecutive year that Accenture has been named a leader in this report, recognized for completeness of vision and ability to execute.

In this report, Gartner assessed 18 application services providers. Service categories that were considered included design: advisory and consulting services, build: deployment or IT consulting services and operate: management services. The report notes, “The transition toward operating as a digital business fundamentally changes how organizations must think about how testing is performed. This shift and increased focus on testing in organizations are illustrated in the strong growth of the application testing service market.”

“We believe that being designated as a Leader in application testing services for the third year in a row and showing improvement each year in this Gartner report is a testament to our focus on helping our clients rotate to the new with testing services that drive continuous quality and efficiency, and shape their digital future,” said Kishore Durg, Accenture managing director and global testing lead. “We are a market leader in testing innovation, with initiatives such as our alliance with Applause to take advantage of crowdsourcing in testing, and our Liquid Studios that apply design thinking, rapid prototyping and explore new methods of software engineering, as well as extensively leveraging intelligent automation in testing.”

Gartner assessed each provider on its ability to execute and its completeness of vision, using client references, background briefings, news releases and other analyst interactions as the basis for designating each provider’s position in the Magic Quadrant.

1 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services, Worldwide,” by Susanne Matson, Patrick J. Sullivan and Gilbert van der Heiden, 28 November 2016.

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