January 25, 2021

Accenture and Avanade Recognized as Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Digital Workplace Services 2020

NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2021 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Avanade have been jointly recognized as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Digital Workplace Services 2020 Vendor Assessment (March 2020, IDC #US45407619e).

According to the report, “IDC analysts rated Accenture and Avanade highly for its comprehensive digital workspace services offerings. Accenture and Avanade organizes its digital workspace services offerings around four key categories: workplace advisory, workplace value realization, workplace platform modernization, and workplace as a service (managed services), with each category containing a more granular set of offerings that are wrapped in a framework that focuses on physical experience (choices related to workplace environments), human experience (choices related to interactions with others), and digital experiences (choices related to how employees perform their jobs).”

“Consider Accenture and Avanade if you are a global organization that is looking to do a large-scale digital workspace transformation that needs C-level buy-in and wants the vendor that has the strongest overall offering and functionality view of the entire digital workspace services landscape," said Chad Huston, research manager of Worldwide Services at IDC.

“Our clients are now in an era of compressed transformation across multiple parts of their enterprises and their talent. The winners of each industry will be those who are earliest to replatform their businesses in the cloud and have the digital core and new ways of working that allow them to continuously improve their operations and find new sources of growth,” said Philippe Chauffard, global lead of Infrastructure Engineering at Accenture. “The IDC Marketscape report confirms that Accenture and Avanade are in a good position to help our clients achieve their desired business outcomes.”

Florin Rotar, Global Modern Workplace executive, at Avanade added, “The last 12 months has triggered the biggest change in how companies empower and support their employees, since the PC entered the workplace. IDC’s recognition reinforces our market-leading capabilities and vision for the workplace as a generator of sustainable business value. As we look ahead, we’re excited about the possibilities that new technologies, innovations and ways of working offer – and our holistic Workplace Experience (WX) framework will help our clients capture the full opportunity.”

This IDC MarketScape assesses several IT service providers offering workplace services in the era of multiplied innovation. It is based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters that assess providers relative to one another and to factors expected to be most conducive to success in each market in both the short term and long term.

For clients outside North America, Accenture also provides an excerpt copy of the following reports - IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Workplace Services in the Era of Multiplied Innovation 2020 Vendor Assessment (doc # AP46571220, June 2020) and IDC MarketScape: European Workplace Services in the Era of Multiplied Innovation 2020 Vendor Assessment (doc # EUR146197220, April 2020), where Accenture is also recognized as a leader for both regions.

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.

About Avanade
Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a human impact on our clients, their customers and their employees. We are the power behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products, leveraging the Microsoft platform. Avanade has 39,000 professionals in 25 countries, bringing clients our best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 514,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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