October 26, 2016
Accenture Named A Leader in Report on Services Providers For Next-Generation Oracle Application Projects by Independent Research Firm
NEW YORK; Oct. 26, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is positioned as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Services Providers For Next-Generation Oracle Application Projects, Q3 2016.  Accenture is cited as the largest Oracle partner in terms of people and revenues by a significant margin, and received the highest scores in the current offering, strategy and market presence categories.
The report states that Accenture is on the cutting edge of business and technology change. Further, that Accenture’s, “Oracle practice exemplifies this enviable trait. The largest Oracle partner in terms of people and revenues by a significant margin, Accenture’s close alliance with the applications giant has propelled it ahead in the race to the cloud.”
“Our leadership position in this report is further testament to our 25 years of work with Oracle to deliver transformational business results for joint clients,” said Terri Strauss, managing director of Oracle business for Accenture. “Accenture’s ongoing thought leadership is showcased through the Accenture Oracle Business Group, as are our recognitions as the largest global systems integrator and first managed services provider for Oracle.”
The report evaluated Accenture and 12 other top service providers that delivered next-generation Oracle application projects. Forrester analyzed vendors against 17 criteria, which were grouped into three high-level buckets; current offering, strategy and market presence.
“Accenture has significant experience implementing the full suite of Oracle Cloud solutions and in cloud-enabling traditional Oracle applications such as the Oracle E-Business Suite,” wrote Liz Herbert, vp and principal analyst, Application Development & Delivery Professionals at Forrester. “Accenture combines its strong technology expertise with a worldwide network of labs and innovation centers, design experience capabilities from Accenture Interactive, renowned business consulting, and cutting-edge thought leadership.”
To assess strengths and weaknesses of each provider, Forrester used a combination of three data sources; vendor surveys, product demos, and customer references through online and phone surveys. The Forrester Wave™: Services Providers For Next-Generation Oracle Application Projects, Q3 2016 report can be accessed here.
Accenture has more than 52,000 Oracle-skilled consultants around the world who help accelerate digital transformation by implementing Oracle-based business solutions and new business processes that can develop and evolve as their digital business grows. Accenture has teamed with Oracle for more than two decades and is a Global Cloud Elite member in Oracle PartnerNetwork. For more information on the Accenture and Oracle relationship, please visit www.accenture.com/oracle.

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