March 10, 2014
Accenture Positioned as a Leader in an IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Sciences Research & Development Vendor Assessment on Business Process Outsourcing

NEW YORK; March 10, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) 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.

The report, “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science R&D BPO 2013 Vendor Assessment" (#HI244934) provides an assessment of the life science R&D 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 analysis, IDC Health Insights divided potential key measures for success into two primary categories: capabilities and strategies. The assessment includes client references. A total of ten vendors participated in the vendor assessment.

“We are pleased to be recognized as a Leader by IDC Health Insights in its IDC MarketScape vendor assessment on BPO,” said David Boath, senior managing director, Life Sciences Accelerated R&D Services, Accenture. “Life sciences R&D organizations face unprecedented business pressures on multiple fronts. To remain competitive they need to transform their R&D models across multiple functions utilizing services such as BPO. We are privileged to provide to clients Accelerated R&D Services to help them bring together a comprehensive suite of services to create, drive and sustain value.”

Accenture has also been positioned as a Leader in four other recent IDC MarketScapes. These are:
  • IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategic Consulting 2013 Vendor Assessment (#HI244494), November 2013
  • IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science Manufacturing and Supply Chain Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) 2013 Vendor Assessment (#HI244446) , November 2013
  • IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science Sales and Marketing Strategic Consulting 2013 Vendor Assessment (#HI244309) , November 2013
  • IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science Sales and Marketing IT Outsourcing (ITO) 2013 Vendor Assessment (#HI243591) , October 2013
In naming Accenture as a Leader, the IDC MarketScape stated, “Relative to other vendors discussed in this report, and based on feedback from multiple customer references, Accenture received high marks as a best-of-breed, high-quality service provider with both full life-cycle offerings and global capacity, including on-the-ground resources in emerging  regions.”
Click here to learn more about Accenture’s Life Sciences practice.
About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 281,000 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$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is .
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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