May 28, 2015

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Salesforce Implementation Ecosystem 2015 Vendor Assessment

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Salesforce Implementation Ecosystem 2015 Vendor Assessment
 
NEW YORK; May 28, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a Leader in International Data Corporation’s (IDC) “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Salesforce.com Implementation Ecosystem 2015 Vendor Assessment” (doc #255142, April 2015). Accenture received high scores in both the capabilities and strategies categories – the two overall measures used for placement on the IDC MarketScape graphic. The report represents a vendor assessment including both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that define good performance in today’s Salesforce implementation services market and help anticipate the vendor’s ascendancy.
 

IDC evaluated 12 Salesforce implementation providers in the report based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assessed each vendor on approximately 27 capabilities, such as “the future offering and capability roadmap,” and 22 attributes, such as ability to “meet the project timeline.” This evaluation highlights the factors expected to be influential for a good performance in the market in both the short term and long term.
 
In naming Accenture as a Leader, the IDC MarketScape rated “the future business strategy” as one of its greater strength particularly around growth strategy. According to the report, Accenture also showcases strength against its competition when it comes to marketing strategy. Clients rated Accenture very highly for its ability to leverage resources globally.
 
“We are proud to be recognized with the leading position in the IDC report,” said Saideep Raj, managing director and global Emerging Platforms and Software as a Service lead at Accenture. “Accenture’s strong client ratings indicate satisfaction with our ability to provide strategy-based industry solutions that deliver strong, measurable business value.”
 
Accenture has more than 5,000 skilled Salesforce consultants globally —including more than 1,900 certified consultants. In the last year, Accenture has worked with more than 250 client organizations to deliver enterprise solutions based on Salesforce and has six Fullforce Master Certifications.
 
Read an excerpt of the IDC MarketScape here.

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IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT 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. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the circles. Vendor year-over-year growth rate relative to the given market is indicated by a plus, neutral or minus next to the vendor name.
 
© Copyright IDC, Source: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Salesforce.com Implementation Ecosystem 2015 Vendor Assessment; Ali Zaidi, Gard Little; April 2015.
 
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.
 
About Accenture
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.
 
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