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Accenture Named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Consulting Services 2020 Vendor Assessment

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Consulting Services 2020 Vendor Assessment report. The IDC MarketScape also named Accenture a leader in three regional versions of the report covering the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.

In the worldwide report, the IDC MarketScape found that consulting providers are generally perceived as successful at offering functional insights. Of Accenture specifically, the IDC MarketScape notes that it “is seen to excel at providing functional insights and competence,” and that “understanding clients’ unique business needs and meeting the project timeline” is an additional and differentiating strength.

“As we reshape our business to better respond to our clients’ growing needs for more innovation and agility, we have brought many of our practices together in one organization to unleash the transformational talent that was previously dispersed across Accenture,” said Annette Rippert, group chief executive, Accenture Strategy & Consulting. “Our positioning as a Leader in this IDC MarketScape reflects how we deepened our industry and functional programs, expanded cross-industry connections, and infused a full spectrum of digital capabilities – including applied intelligence, data, innovation and human-centered design capabilities – across all of our offerings to help clients capitalize on disruption and position for growth.”

Gard Little, vice president of Global Services Markets and Trends for IDC said: “Accenture continues to be recognized by its customers as a leader in providing business consulting services. Given its deep industry knowledge and functional competence, Accenture is well-positioned to continue to help its clients address complex, mission-critical issues by working closely with C-suite executives to help steer and shape their innovation and transformation agendas.”

The scope of the four reports includes advisory and implementation services related to management issues across three main areas: strategy consulting; operational improvement consulting; and change and organization consulting. Clients globally rated their providers, in aggregate, best at helping them with the following business priorities: developing digital products and services, transforming critical processes, and adapting to change and becoming more agile.

“Companies are experiencing unprecedented disruption. The challenges – and opportunities – presented by COVID-19 demand we reimagine our businesses and take action, not only to weather this storm, but to emerge stronger. We are excited to work with leaders embracing this moment to innovate and accelerate their digital capabilities, and to transform and grow their businesses through the power of data, analytics and technology,” said Kathleen O’Reilly, who leads Accenture Strategy. “Across industries, from strategy to operations, we are thrilled to see this recognition of Accenture’s diverse talented teams finding innovative ways to create value for our clients.”

The IDC MarketScape reports assessed the capabilities and business strategies of many prominent business consultant firms, and a significant portion of the evaluation was based on client feedback. Click here to view excerpts of the reports.*

About IDC MarketScape:

IDC MarketScape vendor assessment 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 leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 513,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at

*IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Consulting Services Vendor Assessment (Doc #US45629620, May 2020)

*IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Analysis of Americas Business Consulting Services Vendor Assessment (Doc # US45629720, May 2020)

*IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Analysis of EMEA Business Consulting Services Vendor Assessment (Doc # US45630620, May 2020)

*IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Analysis of Asia/Pacific Business Consulting Services Vendor Assessment (Doc # US45630520, May 2020)

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