June 30, 2015
Accenture Positioned as a "Leader" in Inaugural Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Consultancies

NEW YORK; June 30, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of independent analyst firm, Gartner Inc.’s, “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Consultancies1.” Accenture is positioned the furthest on both the completeness of vision and ability to execute axes.
To complete the report, Gartner assessed nine vendor-neutral providers of enterprise architecture services that have more than one percent of the enterprise architecture market, as defined by Gartner, across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Gartner said, “Leaders provide mature offerings that meet market demand, and they demonstrate the vision to sustain their market position as requirements evolve. The hallmark of Leaders is that they focus on and invest in their offerings to the point where they can affect the market’s overall direction. As a result, Leaders are the vendors to watch as you try to understand how new offerings might evolve. Leaders typically possess a large, satisfied customer base (relative to the size of the market) and enjoy high visibility within the market. Their size and financial strength enable them to remain viable in a challenging economy. Leaders typically support broad market requirements. However, they may fail to meet the specific needs of vertical markets or other more specialized segments.”
“We think our position in this Gartner Leaders quadrant underscores Accenture Strategy’s view of the important role of enterprise architecture in using digital technologies to drive new opportunities that create business value for our clients,” said Daniel Benton, managing director, Accenture Technology Strategy.  “It also reflects the breadth and depth of our capabilities which can provide the foundation for dynamic enterprise architectures that successful CIOs can use to support C-suite growth initiatives.”   
Information about Accenture –Technology Strategy services can be found at:  https://www.accenture.com/us-en/technology-strategy-index.

About Accenture.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 336,000 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 Strategy operates at the intersection of business and technology. We bring together our capabilities in business, technology, operations and function strategy to help our clients envision and execute industry-specific strategies that support enterprise wide transformation. Our focus on issues related to digital disruption, competitiveness, global operating models, talent and leadership help drive both efficiencies and growth. For more information, follow @AccentureStrat or visit www.accenture.com/strategy

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1 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Consultancies,” by Saul Brand, June 24, 2015.
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