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Accenture Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of Leading Industry Analyst Firm's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Service Providers in China

Monday, September 24, 2012

Accenture Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of Leading Industry Analyst Firm's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Service Providers in China07:00 EDT Monday, September 24, 2012 SHANGHAI (Business Wire) -- Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant in Gartner Inc.'s recently published “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Service Providers, China.”1 Gartner assessed 17 providers for the Magic Quadrant, which focused the enterprise application implementation service market across consulting, system integration and deployment for China. The primary enterprise application domains that were evaluated included Business Intelligence (BI), customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource management (ERP), and supply chain management (SCM). Secondary domains were assessed in a general “other domains” category. “China is an incredibly important and vibrant market for Accenture, and so we're very pleased with the results of this Magic Quadrant and the message it sends to our clients,” said Paul Dean, managing director of Technology, Accenture Greater China. “We believe our Leader position reflects the strength of our enterprise application skills and capabilities across the primary domains, as well as our ability to serve local and global clients from our China delivery centers. To help our clients tackle their toughest business challenges, we will continue to invest in our China capabilities by enhancing our application skills and talent, particularly in SAP and Oracle, broadening our industry focus, and bringing even more of our global consulting expertise, innovation and industry-leading practices to China.” The Magic Quadrant evaluated each provider's capabilities in China to deliver integration and deployment services of packaged enterprise application software from both domestic and global vendors. Gartner assessed each provider on their ability to execute and their completeness of vision, using client references, background briefings, news releases and other analyst interactions as the basis for designating each provider's position in the Magic Quadrant. 1 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Service Providers, China,” by Twiggy Lo and Tina T. Tang, August 21, 2012. About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 249,000 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. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. AccentureIrene Han, + 86 21 2305 3348+ 86 135 6402 0046 (mobile)irene.ying.han@accenture.comorPeter Y. Soh, + 703 947 2571peter.y.soh@accenture.com