Accenture Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of Leading Industry Analyst Firm’s Magic Quadrant for SAP Application

  Accenture Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of Leading Industry Analyst
  Firm’s Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Management Service Providers

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 13, 2012

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant in Gartner
Inc.’s recently published “Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Management
Service Providers, Worldwide.”^1

Gartner assessed 15 of the leading service providers for the Magic Quadrant,
which focused on companies providing application management services for SAP®
solutions as part of multiyear-based agreements.

“For us, Accenture’s positioning in this new Magic Quadrant reinforces our
reputation as a worldwide services provider with a proven track record of
successful implementations of SAP solutions, strong vertical industry
knowledge and global scale and capabilities,” said Christophe Mouille, global
managing director of SAP business for Accenture. “Our long-standing
relationship with SAP and ongoing collaboration in areas such as the SAP HANA®
platform, and cloud and mobility solutions reflect our commitment to help
clients maximize their investments in SAP solutions and drive measurable
business value.”

As part of its partnership with SAP, Accenture has developed a complete set of
delivery methods to increase predictability and to secure ongoing
quality-driven service. Accenture has also created proprietary tools such as
Accenture Enterprise Insight in support of SAP solutions, which provides an
‘X-ray’ of the inner workings of the client’s system to facilitate faster
knowledge transfer and optimize the application environment over the long
term.

Gartner evaluates service providers on their ability to execute and their
completeness of vision in regard to worldwide SAP application management
services. This includes all ongoing SAP application services provided as part
of a multiyear-based agreement and ongoing activities related to application
development, implementation, integration, testing, maintenance and support,
and help desk services delivered within the scope of a multiyear application
services agreement.

^1 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Management Service
Providers, Worldwide,” by Gilbert van der Heiden, Christopher Ambrose, Helen
Huntley, October 23, 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.

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Contact:

Accenture
Julie Bennink, + 312-693-7301
julie.l.bennink@accenture.com
 
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