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Accenture Positioned in the

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Accenture Positioned in the "Leaders" Quadrant of Leading Industry Analyst Firm's Magic Quadrant for Oracle Application Implementation Services Worldwide07:00 EDT Wednesday, October 10, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant in Gartner, Inc.'s recently published “Magic Quadrant for Oracle Application Implementation Services, Worldwide.”1 Gartner assessed 13 of the leading service providers for this Magic Quadrant report, which focused on the worldwide consulting and solution implementation service market for Oracle Applications. Gartner evaluates IT services providers on the quality and efficacy of the processes, systems, methods or procedures that enable IT provider performance to be competitive, efficient and effective, and to positively impact revenue, retention and reputation. Service providers are also evaluated on their understanding of how market forces can be exploited to create opportunities for the provider. “We think Accenture emerged as a leader in this global evaluation of service providers because of our scale and industry knowledge,” said Derek Steelberg, global managing director of Oracle business for Accenture. “Our global scale enables us to place the right skills in the right place at the right price in order to enable our clients' to meet their needs virtually anywhere in the world. Our vertical industry specialization helps clients maximize the value of their Oracle applications to drive better business performance. As a result of these core strengths, we are seeing strong demand for our Oracle implementation services from clients around the world.” The Gartner Magic Quadrant analyzed each service provider's comprehensive set of offerings based on Oracle business process applications (for example ERP, supply chain management and CRM), business analytics applications (for example enterprise performance management, governance, risk and compliance, and industry solutions) and related application value-adds, including their ability to provide consulting services for Oracle solution-based environments; ability to provide a comprehensive set of system integration and implementation services across Oracle applications, products and technologies and ability to service multiple industries. 1 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Oracle Application Implementation Services, Worldwide,” by Alex Soejarto, 27 September 2012. Click here to access the full report. About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 257,000 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$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. 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. AccenturePeter Y. Soh, +703-947-2571peter.y.soh@accenture.com