January 12, 2017

Accenture Ranked as a Leading player in Zinnov Zones 2016 Product Engineering Services Report Enterprise Software Category

NEW YORK; Jan. 12, 2017 – A new report ranks Accenture (NYSE: ACN) among the world’s leading providers of product engineering services based on its knowledge in product management and strategy, software and platforms, and end-to-end delivery capabilities.

The 2016 Zinnov Zones Product Engineering Services report based this ranking on analysis of capabilities in the enterprise software market, and included an in-depth review of factors such as talent, business models, non-linear strategy, innovation, infrastructure, ecosystem connections, client relationships and product development expertise.

“Accenture’s leadership position in the enterprise software space is based on its significant capabilities in end-to-end software product engineering and platform engineering,” said Sidhant Rastogi, Partner & Practice Head, Zinnov. “Their focus on innovation and high-performing software and services is further strengthened by considerable product management and strategy expertise, platform and application programming interface development experience and deep knowledge of SaaS deployments.”

Accenture is ranked as a Leader in the Zinnov Zones Product Engineering Services report

“Zinnov’s recognition highlights Accenture’s experience in developing and bringing to market innovative, high-performing cloud and on-premise software products and platforms across a range of industries. Accenture’s distinctive portfolio of SaaS offerings along with our highly-skilled software development professionals , showcases our ability to deliver software solutions that help address our client’s biggest business challenges,” said Michael Detwiler, senior managing director, Accenture Products & Platforms. “Zinnov’s research also shows the rapid growth in the embedded and software engineering markets.”

According to Zinnov, these markets currently make up 76 percent of the research and development outsourcing addressable market, and are expected to grow by $53 billion in the next five years.

Zinnov Zones is an annual rating which rates service providers based on their competencies and capabilities. It has become one of the most trusted reports globally, for both enterprises and service providers to better understand the vendor ecosystem in multiple domains. It ranks global players on the basis of their R&D Practice Maturity, Breadth, Innovation and Ecosystem Connect. For additional details, please visit here.

This award builds on previous industry recognition Accenture has received for its experience and successful deliveries within its Product Engineering and Lifecycle Services practice. This business service focuses on product strategy, product management, streamlining product development processes, providing product engineering services and deploying product lifecycle management and application lifecycle management tools.

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 Zinnov
Founded in 2002, Zinnov is headquartered in Silicon Valley and Bangalore. In over a decade they have built in-depth expertise in engineering and digital practice areas. They assist their customers in effectively leveraging global innovation and technology ecosystems to accelerate innovation and digital transformation.

With Zinnov’s team of experienced professionals, they serve clients in Software, Automotive, Telecom & Networking, Semiconductor, Consumer Electronics, Storage, Healthcare, Banking, Financial Services & Retail verticals in US, Europe, Japan & India.

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