November 09, 2016
Accenture Named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape Report for Worldwide Oracle Implementation Services
 
NEW YORK; Nov. 9, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Oracle Implementation Services 2016 Vendor Assessment (doc #US40140016, September 2016). Accenture is noted as one of the largest system integrators in the Oracle implementation ecosystem in terms of both revenue and resources.
 
The report states that “buyers rate Accenture highly for achieving the client’s desired business outcomes, integrating its project team with customer’s team, and integrating Oracle solutions with non-Oracle systems. IDC rates Accenture highly in terms of its innovation/R&D strategy and its marketing strategy.”
 
“Our position in the Leaders category of this report is further proof of our long-standing relationship with Oracle, including Accenture’s notable position as Oracle’s largest global systems integrator and first managed services provider in Oracle’s recently announced program, in addition to our ability to deliver a broad set of solutions for mutual clients through the Accenture Oracle Business Group,” said Terri Strauss, managing director of Oracle business for Accenture. “By combining innovation, Oracle’s breadth of technologies, Accenture’s industry and technology expertise, and our extensive partner ecosystem, the Accenture and Oracle strategy has continued to help clients across multiple lines of business reap greater success.”
 
The IDC MarketScape report assessed Accenture and 12 other vendors on the design, build, and integrate functions across IT, business consulting and systems integration – functions considered crucial to successfully provide Oracle implementation services in both the short and the long term. The report also took into consideration the Oracle implementation services buyers’ perception of the key characteristics and capabilities of each provider.
 
“Accenture was recognized as having the most balanced portfolio in Oracle services," said Ali Zaidi, research director, IT Consulting and Systems Integration Services at IDC. “Accenture has been largely successful due to the mutually-formed Accenture Oracle Business Group, which was originally created with the goal to help clients move to the new IT era of cloud and digital using Oracle Cloud solutions, while also offering Accenture’s end-to-end service capabilities from plan, design, and build to application and infrastructure management.”
 
This IDC MarketScape study, based on an assessment of 23 different strategies and capabilities, considers both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain success in the Oracle implementation services market. The IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Oracle Implementation Services 2016 Vendor Assessment 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/oracle.
 
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 Accenture
Accenture 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 approximately 384,000 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.
 
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