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Accenture Receives Highest Rating Given in Latest Gartner Reports for Business Intelligence and Information Management Services

Friday, May 24, 2013

Accenture Receives Highest Rating Given in Latest Gartner Reports for Business Intelligence and Information Management Services

09:00 EDT Friday, May 24, 2013

NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Accenture (NYSE: ACN) was rated “Strong Positive,” the highest possible rating given, in Gartner's latest “MarketScope for Business Intelligence and Information Management Services, North America”1 and “MarketScope for Business Intelligence and Information Management Services, Western Europe.”2

The reports cover the market for consulting and implementation services related to business intelligence and information management. In North America, the analysts assessed 19 service providers; in Western Europe, services of a total of 24 providers were rated. Seven major criteria were taken into account: market understanding, offering (product strategy), geographic strategy, products/services, customer experience, market responsiveness/track record, and innovation.

“Accenture Analytics helps governments and businesses navigate the analytics journey to return on investment (ROI) from data and analytics to insights and actions,” said Narendra Mulani, senior managing director, Accenture Analytics. “The business intelligence and information management strategies and solutions lay the critical technology enablement groundwork for the analytic capabilities that our clients require to turn issues into business outcomes and ultimately to outperform the competition. We believe our ‘Strong Positive' rating is proof that our clients view Accenture as a strategic and valued partner.”

The Gartner's MarketScopes evaluate Accenture's four Innovation Centers in North America and its seven Innovation Centers in Western Europe which help clients understand how analytics capabilities can be integrated into specific domain needs or by enterprise application ecosystem. With the opening of its latest Analytics Innovation Center in Singapore, Accenture now has 23 Analytics Innovation Centers worldwide.

Accenture Analytics' comprehensive analytics portfolio covers industry-specific offerings (e.g., banking), cross-industry offerings (e.g., big data, in-memory solutions) and functional solutions (e.g., sales and customer service). To leverage emerging technologies and solutions for analytics, the company has alliances with market-leading technology providers and fosters relationships with multiple emerging niche analytics players.

Recently, Accenture announced a five-year research collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which aims to close the gap between the advance of analytics technologies and their successful application in specific industry and government environments.

1 Gartner “MarketScope for Business Intelligence and Information Management, North America” by Alex Soejarto, Neil Chandler, January 30, 2013.
2 Gartner “MarketScope for Business Intelligence and Information Management, Western Europe” by Neil Chandler, Alex Soejarto, May 16, 2013

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 261,000 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 our 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.

Accenture
Jens R. Derksen, +49-175-57-61393
Global Media Relations - Technology & Analytics
jens.derksen@accenture.com

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