July 05, 2018

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape Report on Worldwide Manufacturing Information Transformation Strategic Consulting

NEW YORK; July 5, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: WorldWide Manufacturing Information Transformation (IX) Strategic Consulting 2018 Vendor Assessment.

The report analyzed nine prominent service providers that enable manufacturers to define and execute a strategy that embeds intelligence for managing operations. Manufacturing industries covered in the report include aerospace, automotive, chemicals, consumer products, farm construction, industrial machinery, metals and pulp and paper.

The report noted that Accenture’s work for manufacturers in hundreds of strategic consulting projects spans process areas from safety to the most advanced stage of embedded intelligence. Its strengths, the report said, include the Accenture Insights Platform, Accenture Internet of Things(IoT) Device Platform, and Digital Plant. The report also focused on Accenture’s recent acquisitions that bolster its many capabilities including Clearhead, Cimation, i4c and Mackevision.

“We appreciate IDC recognizing Accenture as a strategic consulting leader with end-to-end capabilities,” said Eric Schaeffer, a senior managing director, who leads Accenture’s industrial practice. “And we are particularly excited to see IDC citing our Industry X.0 services that redefine businesses, our delivery and innovation centers, centers of excellence and strategic partnerships, as well as our intellectual property in data management and advanced analytics.”

Kevin Prouty, group vice president for IDC Energy and Manufacturing Insights, said: “Accenture distinguished itself well in our report. One of its most complex projects was to help a manufacturer build and accelerate digital services and enable it to leverage millions of connected assets across its infrastructure and customer sites so it could build and scale the new project. This extended capability will be even more important as advanced technologies gain more traction with manufacturing companies.”

The report is based on research, including briefings by market-leading vendors, interviews with manufacturers on their experiences with vendors, and publicly available information.

The IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Manufacturing Information Transformation Strategic Consulting 2018 Vendor Assessment can be found here.

About Accenture.
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) 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 449,000 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: US42455617e, “IDC MarketScape: WorldWide Manufacturing Information Transformation Strategic Consulting 2018 Vendor Assessment”

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