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Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Worldwide Oracle Implementation Ecosystem, According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) MarketScape Report

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Worldwide Oracle Implementation Ecosystem, According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) MarketScape Report08:00 EST Thursday, January 17, 2013 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a “Leader” in IDC's recently published report, “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Oracle Implementation Ecosystem 2012 Vendor Analysis.”1 The report represents a vendor assessment, including both qualitative and quantitative characteristics, of the 2012 Oracle-based systems integration ecosystem through the IDC MarketScape model. IDC assessed 12 of the largest Oracle applications systems integrators for this report, which is designed to evaluate the characteristics of each firm. In naming Accenture as a leader, IDC stated that, “Accenture has a comprehensive set of services for Oracle in the market and is one of Oracle's global partners. Accenture is known for its vertical industry specialization and industry-tailored solutions, global delivery capability, and breadth of service — including strategy, business consulting, systems integration, technology consulting, and application outsourcing – serving the needs of large-scale businesses and governments.” “Accenture's being named a leader in this report is an affirmation of our extensive track record of Oracle systems implementations worldwide,” said Derek Steelberg, global managing director of Oracle business for Accenture. “Looking ahead, we will continue to help our clients gain the most business value from their Oracle implementations by leveraging our global network, industry experience and strong alliance with Oracle, combined with investments in innovative Oracle-based solutions for vertical industries, customer experience, analytics, mobility and engineered systems.” IDC divides potential key strategy measures for success into two primary categories: capabilities and strategies. IDC specifically noted three areas of strength for Accenture: ability to integrate teams, capability to provide functional insights and ability to manage changes in project scope. 1IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Oracle Implementation Ecosystem 2012 Vendor Analysis, doc #237237, October 2012. Click here to access the full report. Accenture is a Diamond level member of Oracle® PartnerNetwork (OPN). 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. About IDC MarketScape IDC MarketScape vendor analysis 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. Trademarks Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. AccentureJulie Bennink, 312-693-7301julie.l.bennink@accenture.com