April 11, 2016
Accenture Positioned as a Leader in an IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Sciences Research & Development Vendor Assessment on Strategic Consulting
NEW YORK; April 11, 2016 – Accenture is positioned as a Leader in an IDC Health Insights MarketScape vendor assessment covering strategic consulting 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 Strategic Consulting 2016 Vendor Assessment" (#US41126416e, March 2016) compared 13 major vendors and provides an assessment of the life science R&D industry and market trends, assessing criteria most important for life science companies to consider when selecting a service provider. IDC Health Insights divided potential key measures for success into two primary categories: capabilities and strategies, and included client references.
In naming Accenture as a Leader, the IDC MarketScape stated, “Relative to other vendors discussed in this study and based on feedback from customer references, Accenture received high marks as a knowledgeable, unbiased, high-quality service provider willing to work side by side with company teams while asking the right questions and capably filling project knowledge gaps.”
“We are pleased with IDC’s recognition of our strong ongoing commitment to expanding our capabilities and experience in the area of strategic consulting,” said Kevin Julian, managing director of Accelerated R&D Services, Accenture Life Sciences. “This confirmation of our strategic consulting capabilities follows recent Leader designations by IDC Health Insights in the R&D information technology and business process outsourcing space.”
Accenture was positioned as a Leader in recent IDC Health Insights MarketScape assessments focused on the life science R&D industry:
  • “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science R&D ITO 2016 Vendor Assessment” (#US40502516e, February 2016)
  • “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science R&D BPO 2016 Vendor Assessment" (#US40961616e, January 2016)
Click here to learn more about Accenture’s Life Sciences practice.
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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