September 22, 2015
Accenture Named As a Leader in IDC MarketScape Worldwide Life Science Sales & Marketing
IT Outsourcing Vendor Assessment
Third Consecutive Time Accenture Positioned as a Leader
NEW YORK; September 22, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has again been positioned as a Leader in an IDC Health Insights vendor assessment covering IT outsourcing (ITO) across sales and marketing in the life science industry.
The report, “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science Sales and Marketing ITO 2015 Vendor Assessment” (#HI258425, August 2015), provides an assessment of the life science sales & marketing industry and market trends, comparing major vendors and assesses the criteria that are most important for life science companies to consider when selecting a service provider.
For the purposes of this report, ITO includes all services surrounding systems implementation, systems integration, data integration, application development, maintenance, support, infrastructure outsourcing, and other types of related IT-centric services. For the analysis, IDC MarketScape divided potential key measures for success into two primary categories: strengths and challenges. The assessment includes client references. The IDC MarketScape evaluated 16 vendors for this assessment. Click here for graphic.
“This assessment by the IDC MarketScape confirms the depth of our work with life science organizations,” said Anne O’Riordan, industry managing director, Accenture Life Sciences. “As an industry leader, we can help clients create and operate more efficient, effective, digitally-enabled sales and marketing models that significantly improve multichannel engagements with traditional and new customers, as well as providing better outcomes for the patients themselves.”
In naming Accenture as a Leader, the IDC MarketScape stated, “Accenture has extensive experience working with life science companies across all three sections of the industry: pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical devices.”  Additionally, “Relative to other vendors discussed in this report and based on feedback from multiple customer references, Accenture rated highly in project management and for its account management capabilities.”
In 2012 and 2013, the IDC MarketScape released similar vendor assessments in which Accenture was also positioned as a Leader in reports covering ITO across sales and marketing in the life science industry.
Click here to learn more about Accenture’s Life Sciences practice.
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 global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 336,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is
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