NEW YORK; May 6, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named to the ’Winner’s Circle’ of the 2015 HfS Enterprise Analytics Services Blueprint Report. The report ranked Accenture as the overall leader in the execution category, recognizing the company’s ability to develop strong relationships with clients, execute services beyond project scopes, and be highly flexible to meet clients’ needs.
The HfS report, which assessed 19 service providers, highlighted Accenture’s vision for enterprise analytics services across the analytics value chain. The report also emphasized Accenture’s analytics talent acquisition and development frameworks, experience delivering industry-specific solutions, delivery of advanced analytics modeling and ongoing decision support, and geographic footprint and scale.
“Accenture is recognized in the ‘Winner’s Circle’ of the HfS Enterprise Analytics Services Blueprint Report due to its industry-leading standing and strong, community-led approach to big data and analytics,” said Reetika Joshi, Research Director, Consumer-centric Operations and Analytics Strategies, HfS. “During our research, we uncovered that clients really appreciated the opportunities Accenture creates to engage them in industry-level discussions and interact with the larger analytics community. Accenture’s dedicated client efforts and its presence over the last couple of years are a few example areas that helped to differentiate Accenture Analytics and Accenture Digital in the marketplace.”
Additional Accenture strengths noted in the report include:
- Experience, scale and domain expertise: Accenture serves 70 of the Fortune Global 100 companies with an analytics portfolio that includes industry-specific offerings, cross-industry offerings, and functional solutions. It also has one of the largest analytics talent pools and globally networked centers of excellence.
- Investments in R&D and alliances: Accenture’s clients commended its ability to invest in analytics, including initiatives such as Accenture Innovation Centers, the MIT academic alliance, Accenture Technology Labs, technology alliances and collaborative relationships, and client joint ventures. Recent analytics acquisitions were specifically noted: Gapso, an advanced analytics services and solutions provider that specialized in solving complex supply chain and logistics challenges; and i4C Analytics, an advanced analytics software platform provider that specialized in solving business problems through easy to use analytics applications.
- Building assets that enable Analytics As-a-Service (AaaS): Accenture has developed and acquired several key analytics platforms, models and toolkits, enabling AaaS platform delivery, rapid analytics application development, business function and vertical-specific analytics tools and solutions.
The HfS Blueprint Report ratings are dependent on a broad range of stakeholders with specific weightings based on 1,109 stakeholder interviews from the 2014 State of Outsourcing Survey that covered: Enterprise Service Buyers, Service Providers, Industry Influencers (sourcing advisors and management consultants), HfS Sourcing Executive Council Members, and HfS Research Analysts. The data was collected in Q4 2014 and Q1 2015, covering service buyers, service providers, and advisors/influencers of enterprise analytics services.
Accenture Mobility, a part of Accenture Digital, was also recently placed in the Winner’s Circle in Horses for Sources’ 2015 Enterprise Mobility Services Blueprint, and was ranked most highly for execution of these services.
The 2015 HfS Enterprise Analytics Services Blueprint Report can be accessed here.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 323,000 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 www.accenture.com.
Accenture Digital, comprised of Accenture Analytics, Accenture Interactive and Accenture Mobility, offers a comprehensive portfolio of business and technology services across digital marketing, mobility and analytics. From developing digital strategies to implementing digital technologies and running digital processes on their behalf, Accenture Digital helps clients leverage connected and mobile devices; extract insights from data using analytics; and enrich end-customer experiences and interactions, delivering tangible results from the virtual world and driving growth. Learn more about Accenture Digital at www.accenture.com/digital.
HfS Research is the leading independent global analyst authority and knowledge community for the business and IT services industry. HfS serves the research and strategy needs of business and IT operations leaders across finance, supply chain, human resources, marketing, customer management, and core industry functions. HfS provides detailed and thoughtful analyst coverage of the various areas that impact successful business outcomes, namely, process automation and outsourcing, global business services frameworks, mobility, analytics, and social collaboration. HfS also focuses heavily on talent acquisition, development, and motivation strategies. HfS applies its acclaimed crowdsourced Blueprint MethodologyTM to evaluate the performance of service providers in terms of innovating and then executing against those business outcomes.
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