Accenture Named a Leader in Business Intelligence Services Providers by Independent Research Firm

  Accenture Named a Leader in Business Intelligence Services Providers by
  Independent Research Firm

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 28, 2012

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named as a Leader in Business Intelligence
Services Providers by Forrester Research, Inc.

Forrester Research®, an independent global research and advisory firm,
evaluated 12 companies and included Accenture as a Leader in an October 2012
independent report titled, “The Forrester Wave™: Business Intelligence
Services Providers, Q4 2012.”

“We believe that Accenture’s positioning as a leader in Forrester’s Business
Intelligence Services Providers echoes our reputation throughout the industry
as a services provider that can turn insights into actions for our clients,”
said Saj Usman, global lead, analytics technology, Accenture. “Accenture has
invested heavily in the areas of big data and analytics, increasing
functionalities across a breadth of processes including sales and customer
service, human capital management, finance and supply chain management. We
also work with a network of alliances to provide our clients with early access
to new technologies that accelerate innovation.”

The 12 vendors were evaluated against 53 specific criteria, categorized into
three buckets:

  *Current offering. Forrester evaluated a range of elements in BI services
    practices, including technology expertise, methodology, culture, and
    people. They also looked at contractual and relationship elements around
    how providers ensure successful projects that meet client expectations and
    business goals.
  *Strategy. Forrester interviewed executives at each firm and collected
    information to understand R&D, technology investments, future direction,
    and overall practice strategy.
  *Market presence. Forrester evaluated overall financial and customer
    metrics. This includes an analysis of total and
    business-intelligence-specific revenues and headcounts as well as customer
    bases and partner alliances.

According to the report, “Accenture is one of the largest global providers of
BI services and is especially well suited for complex global transformational
BI initiatives. Accenture has skills across all major elements of business
intelligence services, from strategy to technology to outsourcing and
cloud-based deployments.”

The full report is available here.

^1 Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave: Business Intelligence Service
Providers, Q4 2012” by Boris Evelson and Liz Herbert, October 18 2012.

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


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