March 14, 2018

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Services, Worldwide

NEW YORK; March 14, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been recognized as a Leader in Gartner Inc.’s recently published “Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Services, Worldwide1.” Accenture was positioned highest for its ability to execute and furthest to the right for its completeness of vision in the Leaders quadrant.

The report states, “This Magic Quadrant is focused on the full life cycle of SAP application services, spanning project-based implementation and multiyear application management services (AMS). Analysts evaluate service providers for their ability to deliver a specific or comprehensive set of implementation and management services across the SAP portfolio of products for clients worldwide.”

“We believe this recognition from Gartner reflects our leading capabilities in SAP and continued investments in innovation to help clients achieve their digital transformation goals,” said Christophe Mouille, global managing director of SAP business for Accenture. “Our clients turn to us to help tackle their most critical business issues. With our breadth of capabilities, focus on innovation, broad functional and industry expertise, and deep collaboration with SAP on SAP S/4HANA® and SAP® Leonardo, we help our clients become intelligent enterprises that deliver superior customer experiences and business outcomes.”

The Hershey Company is working with Accenture to implement SAP S/4HANA® as part of a program designed to help the snacks company streamline manufacturing and supply chain processes, gain real-time customer insights to inform decision making, and accelerate revenue-generating innovation to drive growth. The project is part of The Hershey Company’s strategy of growing core confectionery and snacking products, expanding margins and leveraging technology for competitive advantage.

Accenture also received the highest product scores for the Implementation Services and Implementation and Management Services Use Cases in Gartner’s “Critical Capabilities for SAP Application Services, Worldwide” report2. According to Gartner, a Critical Capabilities document is a comparative analysis that scores competing products or services against a set of critical differentiators identified by Gartner. It shows which products or services are a best fit in various use cases to provide actionable advice on which products/services you should add to vendor shortlists for further evaluation.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant report evaluates 18 service providers for their ability to deliver a specific or comprehensive set of implementation and management services across the SAP portfolio of products for clients worldwide. A complimentary copy of the report is available here.

1Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Services, Worldwide” Kris Doering et al, 26 February 2018.

2Gartner, “Critical Capabilities for SAP Application Services, Worldwide” Fabio Di Capua et al, 26 February 2018.

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