December 22, 2009

Accenture Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of Leading Industry Analyst Firm’s Magic Quadrant for SAP Outsourcing, North America

Evaluation based on completeness of vision and ability to execute
NEW YORK; Dec. 22, 2009 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant in Gartner Inc.’s recently published “Magic Quadrant for SAP Outsourcing, North America” report.1
 
According to Gartner, more enterprises are outsourcing elements, or all the management, of their enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications to outsourcing providers and this Magic Quadrant analyzed 20 providers of SAP® application outsourcing services in the North American market based on two primary criteria -- “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute”.  “Completeness of vision” rated providers on their understanding of how market forces can be exploited to create opportunity for the provider.  “Ability to execute” judged providers on their ability and success in capitalizing on their vision.
 
“We believe Accenture’s positioning in the Leaders quadrant by Gartner underscores our strategy to provide fully integrated technology capabilities and services – including systems integration, technology consulting, alliances, and application, infrastructure and business process outsourcing – to our clients,” said Kevin Campbell, group chief executive, technology, at Accenture.  “Accenture is recognized as a global leader in providing SAP solution-based capabilities, and our 30-year partnership with SAP is a key component of our successful delivery of services and solutions in support of SAP applications.”
 
 About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 176,000 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$21.58 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2009.  Its home page is www.accenture.com.
 
About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
 
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[1] Gartner “Magic Quadrant for SAP Outsourcing, North America” by Ben Pring, November 10, 2009.
 
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Accenture
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