February 09, 2018

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in First IDC MarketScape Report on Professional Services Firms for Mining Companies Worldwide

NEW YORK; Feb. 9, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a leader in the first IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Professional Services Firms for Mining Operational Process Optimisation 2018 Vendor Assessment.

Accenture was recognized for its scale in the mining sector and its ecosystem of alliance partners, which enables the company to create value for clients, while helping them optimize mining operations. The report cited several of Accenture’s strengths in serving clients, including its industry-leading mining domain expertise; its ability to offer a strong proposition that brings together strategy, digital capability, employee experience, information technology and business process services; and the consistent value it provides to clients in a wide range of engagements.

The report evaluated Accenture and seven other vendors with an international presence and an established reputation for providing professional services to help mining companies optimize their operational environment. Participants had to demonstrate a variety of unique, mining-specific offerings designed to support core mining business processes, as well as capabilities in three of these services: 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 mining companies, the end users, for the report.

“We are pleased to be named a leader in this report, and feel this shows the strong value proposition we offer to the mining industry,” said Rachael Bartels, a managing director at Accenture who leads the company’s Chemicals and Natural Resources practice. “We are committed to helping clients harness the potential of the digital reinvention of industry – or Industry X.0 – to unlock value by transforming their operations. Our strong domain-specific expertise enables us to collaborate successfully with mining companies across the globe to digitally transform and optimize their businesses end-to-end. We plan to further develop the industry-specific offerings which set us apart, to continue to invest in organic growth and acquisitions, and to help our clients innovate to better compete in a challenging climate.”

Accenture positioned as a worldwide mining leader in first IDC MarketScape report @AccentureMining

The report noted that Accenture differentiates itself by bringing its capabilities across its five businesses – Consulting, Strategy, Digital, Technology and Operations — to deliver end-to-end transformation for mining clients. It also cited Accenture’s development of industry-specific solutions like the Connected Mine, its focus on horizontal digital technology capabilities, and key acquisitions to extend service capability.

“Accenture’s strong position in the mining sector is demonstrated by its clients’ recognition of its delivery capability from strategy through to execution, its leadership and vision in the market, and its change management support for mining companies,” said Emilie Ditton, Head of Worldwide Mining Practices, IDC Energy Insights.

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

The IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Professional Services Firms for Mining Operational Process Optimisation 2018 Vendor Assessment can be found here.

More information about Accenture’s services to the mining 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 435,000 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:
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.

1Source: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Professional Services Firms for Mining Operational Process Optimisation 2018 Vendor Assessment, (US41908017), February 2018

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