March 07, 2017

Accenture Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Reports for SAP Application Services Providers in North America, EMEA and Japan

NEW YORK; Mar. 7, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named a Leader in Gartner Inc.’s recently published “Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Services, North America1,” as well as the “Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Services, EMEA.” The company was positioned the furthest within the Leaders quadrant in both reports for ability to execute and completeness of vision. The Magic Quadrant reports evaluated providers’ capabilities to deliver SAP® application implementation and management services.

The reports state that, “The world is transforming into a digital place, and enterprises are undertaking an unprecedented digital journey. This change is putting tremendous pressure on enterprise applications that need to be robust and flexible enough to support the myriad of new digital systems, processes and applications, including real-time insights. The need for a strong core ERP backbone to act as a solid foundation on which to layer additional business models and channels is ever-more acute.”

Murphy Oil applied the latest digital technologies for upstream operations, production, procurement, maintenance, finance, revenue, HR, and other functions. This included the cloud-based Accenture Upstream Direct on the SAP HANA platform, and SAP Ariba and SAP SuccessFactors solutions. “We worked with Accenture to implement Accenture Upstream Direct and multiple SAP solutions that helped increase operational efficiencies and better prepared us for a competitive market,” said Mike Orr, Director, Digital Transformation, Murphy Oil. “Accenture’s experience with SAP implementations helped the process move smoothly and quickly.”

Accenture combines combine deep industry knowledge, technical know-how and
unsurpassed delivery capabilities to drive breakthrough results on SAP solutions.

“We are very pleased and proud that Gartner continues to recognize our strengths, which we believe have grown year over year and attest to our long-term client relationships, capability and solution expansion, and our unique collaboration with SAP to join forces in the core and industry development and go-to-market of SAP® S/4HANA®,” said Christophe Mouille, global managing director of SAP business for Accenture. “By combining this collaboration with our industry knowledge and apps from our Liquid Studio for SAP Solutions, we help organizations build and extend a core platform that powers the digital enterprise and takes advantage of new technologies such as SAP Cloud Platform, IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics and mobile.”

Accenture was also positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Services,
Japan. Accenture was positioned furthest along the “Completeness of Vision” axis.

The full Magic Quadrant reports are available here: North America and EMEA.

1 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Services, North America,” by Frances Karamouzis, Kris Doering and Susan Tan, 31 January 2017.

2 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Services, EMEA,” by Gilbert van der Heiden, Neil Barton, Fabio Di Capua, 31 January 2017.

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About Accenture
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