June 09, 2015
Accenture Positioned in Winner’s Circle in HfS Blueprint Report: Workday Services 2015
NEW YORK; June 9, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned in the “Winner’s Circle” in the inaugural HfS Blueprint Report: Workday Services 2015 for its excellence in both execution and innovation. The report assessed 18 service providers on Workday services related to planning, implementation, management and operations.
The report recognized Accenture as a global services leader offering full capabilities across the IT, operations and consulting value chain. Accenture is lauded for its quality account management; ability to tailor services for specific businesses and industries; flexibility to deliver both end-to-end and point solutions; ability to integrate technology into business processes; pricing flexibility and for its long-term vision.
“Accenture has demonstrated excellence in Workday services execution and innovation,” said Phil Fersht, CEO, HfS Research. “These skills coupled with their robust global delivery capabilities and broad Software-as-a-Service experiences have been vital in delivering business value for their clients.”
Accenture strengths highlighted in the report include:
  • Proven ability to support both Finance and HR operations on the Workday platform – “Accenture offers organization change management services and focuses on processes and business impact for customers at each stage of the value chain.”
  • Strong account management “Customers highlighted Accenture’s ability to deliver on time and on budget under the guidance of account leads who stayed with the customer.”
  • Integrated SaaS and BPO deployments – “Accenture reports more than 10 years’ experience in SaaS deployments with a breadth of experience to enhance the Workday customer experience. It is one of the few Workday partners that has experience in delivering Workday business process outsourcing services.”
  • Investment in Workday proprietary tools and accelerators – “Accenture has developed tools, accelerators and methodologies to support fast and effective deployments, and to highlight issues and identify opportunities to improve performance. Accenture has among the highest number of Workday proprietary technologies in the partner ecosystem.”
“We are proud to be featured in the ‘Winner’s Circle’ of this HfS report in recognition of our innovation and excellence in delivering cloud-based human resources and financial management solutions from Workday,” said Saideep Raj, Emerging Platforms lead at Accenture. “Accenture has successfully deployed Workday within some of the largest and most complex organizations to provide employees around the world with better HR experiences, helping our clients to scale globally, reduce enterprise complexity and maximize business value through continuous improvement and transformation.”
The findings of the HfS Blueprint report were based on weightages determined by more than 1,100 crowd-sourced responses from a broad range of stakeholders, including enterprise buyers, service providers, the HfS Research analyst team and a variety of advisors, consultants and industry stakeholders.
The HfS Blueprint Report: Workday Services 2015 can be found here.
About HfS Research
HfS Research is the leading independent analyst authority and community for the global business services and outsourcing industry. HfS serves the research, governance and strategy needs of business operations and IT leaders across finance, supply chain, human resources, marketing, and core industry functions. The firm provides insightful and meaningful analyst coverage of the best business practices and innovations that impact successful business outcomes, namely talent development, process automation and outsourcing, global business services frameworks, mobility, analytics and social collaboration. HfS applies its acclaimed crowdsourced Blueprint MethodologyTM to evaluate the performance of service providers in terms of innovating and then executing against those business outcomes. Its home page is http://www.hfsresearch.com/.
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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