June 21, 2012
Accenture Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of Leading Industry Analyst Firm’s
Magic Quadrant for Comprehensive Finance and Accounting BPO
NEW YORK; June 21, 2012 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant in Gartner Inc.’s recently published “Magic Quadrant for Finance and Accounting BPO.”1
According to Gartner, the outsourcing of Finance and Accounting processes is increasing and this Magic Quadrant analyzed 18 providers of comprehensive F&A BPO services. All providers in the Magic Quadrant were assessed on two primary criteria -- “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute”. “Completeness of vision” evaluates providers on their understanding of how market forces can be exploited to create opportunity for the provider.  “Ability to execute” assesses providers on their ability and success in capitalizing on their vision.
“We believe Accenture’s positioning in the F&A BPO Leaders quadrant by Gartner underscores our ability to bring industry expertise, analytics and innovation to our clients, leading to better business insights and outcomes, which we call fourth generation BPO,” said Mike Salvino, group chief executive of BPO at Accenture.  “We feel it also highlights our ability to leverage the cloud, social media, mobility and analytics to drive value for our clients, which we call fifth generation BPO. Accenture has been providing F&A BPO for more than 20 years and has long-delivered advanced, innovative, industry-specific services to many of the world’s leading companies across a broad range of industries.” 
1 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Finance and Accounting BPO,” by Cathy Tornbohm, May 31, 2012. Click here to access the full report.
About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 246,000 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$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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