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October 20, 2006
Accenture Named "Consulting Market Leader" by CRM Magazine

NEW YORK; Oct. 18, 2006 – Accenture has been awarded CRM magazine’s top 2006 "Consulting Market Leader" award, marking the fourth consecutive year that the magazine has recognized Accenture’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) practice.

The CRM magazine awards honor individuals and companies that stand above the rest in CRM as a result of their significant influence, innovation or accomplishments.

In awarding top honors to Accenture, CRM magazine noted the company’s “strong ability to execute, financial growth, and breadth of services offered” and cited praise from industry analysts about its “global scale, reach and industry-specific expertise.”

"We are honored to be a four-time winner of the top CRM magazine award, particularly given the dramatic changes that have reshaped the CRM market since the magazine’s awards program was created,” said Woodruff ’Woody’ Driggs, managing partner of Accenture’s CRM practice.

To award the number-one ranking in the Consulting Market Leader category, CRM magazine evaluated Accenture and the company’s competitors across a number of criteria, including revenue, revenue growth, market share, reputation for customer satisfaction, depth of functionality and ability to execute.

More information about CRM magazine and its Market Leader Awards can be found at

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills, and technologies to help clients improve their performance. With approximately 140,000 people in 48 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$16.65 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2006. Its home page is