March 26, 2018

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Data and Analytics Service Providers, Worldwide

Accenture positioned furthest for “completeness of vision” in the entire Magic Quadrant

NEW YORK; March 26, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been recognized by independent analyst firm Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in the “Magic Quadrant for Data and Analytics Service Providers, Worldwide1.” Accenture is positioned furthest on the “completeness of vision” axis. The company was also evaluated for its ability to execute.

According to Gartner, “data and analytics leaders are pivotal in delivering strategic insights for digital business, and service providers are shifting gear to support them through a growing set of services and solutions.”

“To us, this recognition is a testament to the strength and capabilities of our new Applied Intelligence business and our tireless pursuit of innovation on behalf of clients,” said Narendra Mulani, chief analytics officer, Accenture Applied Intelligence. “We believe we are working with clients across every industry on the best approach to embed AI into the core of their business to empower them to address their most complex business challenges. We are proud of the outcomes we are able to deliver through our global network of partners and people as well as our integrated Accenture Insights Platform. In our view, these capabilities have earned this exceptional recognition positioning us as a Leader at the forefront of the industry.”

For the report Gartner evaluated 18 service providers. According to Gartner, this Magic Quadrant “evaluates full-service providers for their consulting, implementation and managed services for a diverse range of decision, analytics and information management capabilities... New this year is a focus on artificial intelligence (AI – data science and machine learning) capabilities from vendors, both in their services as well as in their solutions and products.”

1 Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Data and Analytics Service Providers, Worldwide” Jorgen Heizenberg et al, 28 February 2018. To view a complimentary copy of the report, click here.

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