Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Worldwide Oracle Implementation Ecosystem, According to the International Data Corporation

  Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Worldwide Oracle Implementation
  Ecosystem, According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) MarketScape
  Report

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 17, 2013

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a “Leader” in IDC’s recently
published report, “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Oracle Implementation Ecosystem
2012 Vendor Analysis.”^1 The report represents a vendor assessment, including
both qualitative and quantitative characteristics, of the 2012 Oracle-based
systems integration ecosystem through the IDC MarketScape model.

IDC assessed 12 of the largest Oracle applications systems integrators for
this report, which is designed to evaluate the characteristics of each firm.
In naming Accenture as a leader, IDC stated that, “Accenture has a
comprehensive set of services for Oracle in the market and is one of Oracle's
global partners. Accenture is known for its vertical industry specialization
and industry-tailored solutions, global delivery capability, and breadth of
service — including strategy, business consulting, systems integration,
technology consulting, and application outsourcing – serving the needs of
large-scale businesses and governments.”

“Accenture’s being named a leader in this report is an affirmation of our
extensive track record of Oracle systems implementations worldwide,” said
Derek Steelberg, global managing director of Oracle business for Accenture.
“Looking ahead, we will continue to help our clients gain the most business
value from their Oracle implementations by leveraging our global network,
industry experience and strong alliance with Oracle, combined with investments
in innovative Oracle-based solutions for vertical industries, customer
experience, analytics, mobility and engineered systems.”

IDC divides potential key strategy measures for success into two primary
categories: capabilities and strategies. IDC specifically noted three areas of
strength for Accenture: ability to integrate teams, capability to provide
functional insights and ability to manage changes in project scope.

^1 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Oracle Implementation Ecosystem 2012 Vendor
Analysis, doc #237237, October 2012. Click here to access the full report.

Accenture is a Diamond level member of Oracle® PartnerNetwork (OPN).

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.

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.

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Contact:

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