February 21, 2017

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Latest IDC MarketScape Report for Service Providers to Utilities Companies in EMEA

NEW YORK; Feb. 21, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Service Providers for EMEA Utilities 2017 Vendor Assessment1. Accenture was recognized for several strengths in serving utilities clients, including mastering the technology services industry’s evolution from providing IT services and outsourcing to offering platforms, as well as the digital intensity of its engagements.

The report evaluated Accenture and 14 other companies with an established reputation for providing professional services to the utilities industry, with an international presence across EMEA. The IDC MarketScape analyzed capabilities in business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development, IT outsourcing, business process outsourcing, IT deployment support and IT education and training. IDC conducted multiple interviews with utilities companies, the end users, for the report.

“Being named a leader in this report demonstrates our commitment to remain at the cutting edge of innovation in the utilities industry. Our deep industry expertise in collaborating with key EMEA utilities to successfully deliver business transformation projects, and ability to provide critical industry-specific solutions end-to-end is what sets Accenture apart, said Matias Alonso, senior managing director for the Accenture utilities industry group. “We will continue to invest in focused acquisitions, as well as new industry solutions, to enable our clients to compete in an increasingly competitive and digital landscape.”

Accenture positioned as an EMEA Utilities Leader in latest IDC MarketScape report @Accenture_Util

The report noted that Accenture differentiates itself by focus on innovation, evolving its offerings across the value chain to meet customer needs, its global delivery network and utilities hubs, and a robust ecosystem of partners and alliances.

“Accenture has a decades-long successful track record in the utilities industry. Clients continue to recognize it for its solid thought leadership, a clear vision of global trends and regional priorities, innovation, and delivery capabilities,” said Roberta Bigliani, Head, IDC Energy Insights EMEA

In addition to interviews with multiple major utilities companies in EMEA, the report is based on vendor briefings and other research information.

The IDC MarketScape: Service Providers for EMEA Utilities 2017 Vendor Assessment can be found here.

More information about Accenture’s services to the utilities industry can be accessed 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 more than 394,000 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.

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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