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

  Accenture Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of Leading Industry Analyst
  Firm’s Magic Quadrant for Financial Management Consulting Services

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 18, 2012

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of
Gartner, Inc.’s recently published“Magic Quadrant for Global Financial
Management Consulting Services.” [1]

Gartner assessed 10 financial management consulting service providers for
their Magic Quadrant. “With an increased focus on strategy performance
management use of business intelligence (BI), and analytics for the finance
function, this year’s evaluation of [Financial Management Consulting Services]
providers concentrates on how consultants are able to provide a strong
holistic solution for the finance organization.” [2]

The capabilities included in the assessment ranged from finance advisory
services, finance transformation strategy and change management, to financial
performance improvement, business process improvement, and governance, risk
and compliance in the finance function.They also considered the providers’
finance and accounting shared services and outsourcing advisory services; and
business application implementation capabilities, such as those tied to
business analytics, business intelligence and corporate performance
management.

“Our finance clients face many challenges today with ongoing market
volatility, evolving regulations, and talent shortages so we appreciate being
recognized in this way by Gartner, which we feel is an indicator of our
capabilities that help finance executives realize their improvement
objectives,” said Paul Boulanger, managing director, Accenture Finance &
Enterprise Performance.“Ultimately, we help our clients deliver solutions
that enable finance to create more value for the enterprise.”

Among the factors weighted heavily by Gartner in this analysis of Accenture
and other providers are the providers’ market understanding, innovation;
geographic strategy; market responsiveness and track record; and customer
experience.

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.

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[1] “Magic Quadrant for Global Financial Management Consulting Services,”
Gartner, Jacqueline Heng and John Van Decker, Nov. 8, 2012.
[2] Heng and Van Decker, page 1.

Contact:

Accenture
Barbara Lyon, + 703-947-1838
barbara.d.lyon@accenture.com
 
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