February 08, 2016
Accenture Named Leader in an IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Sciences Research & Development Vendor Assessment on Business Process Outsourcing

NEW YORK; Feb. 8, 2016 – Accenture is positioned as a Leader in an IDC Health Insights IDC MarketScape vendor assessment covering business process outsourcing (BPO) across the life sciences research and development (R&D) industry. This is the second consecutive time Accenture has achieved this position.

The report, “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science R&D BPO 2016 Vendor Assessment" (#US40961616e, January 2016), provides an assessment of the life science R&D industry and market trends, comparing major vendors against the criteria that are most important for life science companies to consider when selecting a service provider.

In naming Accenture as a Leader, the IDC MarketScape looked at:
  • Breadth of life science R&D business process services offered, depth of related project experience, and number of customers the vendor has served;
  • Geographical footprint and global delivery capabilities, level of priority and focus by the vendor on the life science R&D sector, and the vendor’s pace of investment in related life science capabilities;
  • Overall life science expertise, corporate financial stability, and ability to accommodate different types and sizes of life science clients;
  • Project management, IT technical skills, account management, and overall value delivery to clients.
“This leadership positioning in the IDC MarketScape underscores our expanded focus on providing BPO solutions to top global and emerging pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies,” said Kevin Julian, managing director of Accelerated R&D Services, Accenture Life Sciences. “We are pleased to be recognized as a best-of-breed, high-quality service provider with both full lifecycle capability and global capacity.”
The IDC assessment examines the life sciences R&D IT BPO landscape today and with a view toward expected growth over the next three to five years. For the purposes of this analysis, IDC Health Insights divided potential key measures for success into two primary categories: capabilities and strategies. The assessment includes client references. 

Click here to learn more about Accenture’s Life Sciences practice and the Accenture Accelerated R&D Services.
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 373,000 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.
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.
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