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Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Providing Professional Services to Oil and Gas Companies, According to IDC MarketScape



  Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Providing Professional Services to Oil
  and Gas Companies, According to IDC MarketScape Report

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 09, 2012

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is positioned as a Leader in providing business
consulting, IT consulting, systems integration, IT outsourcing, and managed
services to oil and gas companies globally, according to the recently
published IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Oil and Gas Professional Services 2012
Vendor Assessment^1 by IDC Energy Insights, a line of business of
International Data Corporation (IDC).

The new report assesses the capabilities and strategies of many of the leading
professional service firms in addressing the specific needs of the oil and gas
industry. In particular, the report evaluated professional service firms
according to their success in providing offerings in industry segments
including upstream, midstream, downstream and energy trading and risk
management.

“With over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Accenture today
is helping international oil companies (IOCs), national oil companies (NOCs),
and independent and oilfield service companies develop their business
strategies, reduce time to first oil and gas, optimize operations and provide
back-office functional services including supply chain, ERP, IT transformation
and integrated business services,” said Arthur Hanna, global managing
director, Accenture Energy industry group. “We are pleased to be recognized as
a Leader by IDC Energy Insights as we work with our clients to identify their
issues and provide strategic recommendations and tactical implementation to
help them improve their business performance and realize better business
outcomes.”

The IDC MarketScape report evaluated the offerings and capabilities of 10 oil
and gas services providers and evaluated them based on potential key strategy
measures for success in two primary categories: current capabilities and
future strategy. Based on the IDC MarketScape evaluation, Accenture is
positioned as a Leader among vendors included in the assessment, with a strong
strategic combination of capabilities for success in today’s oil and gas
industry. Accenture is also described as having the right strategic
initiatives to maintain and grow its capabilities in the future.

According to Jill Feblowitz, vice president, IDC Energy Insights, "The oil and
gas (O&G) industry is looking to its professional services teaming partners to
bring innovation. Professional services firms with a strong focus on the O&G
vertical and a strategic plan in line with the future needs of their clients
are Leaders. They have a local presence in most of the O&G capitals and the
ability to attract and retain O&G specialists in this talent-constrained
market."

^1IDC Energy Insights, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Oil and Gas Professional
Services 2012 Vendor Assessment, (Doc #EI237328) October 2012.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with 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.

Contact:

Accenture
Allen Valahu, + 33 1 53 23 57 54
allen.valahu@accenture.com
or
Accenture
Christine Yee Fields, + 216 535 5092
christine.fields@accenture.com
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