New Kennedy Research Names Top Firms in Today’s Hottest Consulting Markets

  New Kennedy Research Names Top Firms in Today’s Hottest Consulting Markets

Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory expands analyst team and introduces two
  new market research series: one for consulting buyers delivering in-depth
   consulting firm profiles and key service competency ratings — the other
  serving consulting providers with timely data on consulting market sizes,
          growth forecasts, and market share rankings of top firms.

Business Wire

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. -- February 25, 2013

Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory, the 40+ year leader in market analysis
on the consulting profession, announces the results of a substantially deeper
analyst team — namely, the launch of two new research series that identify top
consulting firms in key engagement areas, with reliable intelligence on
consulting firm service capabilities and go-to-market approaches. The studies
also uncover market sizes, trends and dynamics that affect growth for services
and details client expectations, their industry challenges, and emerging
consulting needs.

“Kennedy now has the resources to go deeper into the consulting market to meet
our Clients’ needs and support their strategies across a wider array of
consulting services,” says Daniel Houder, COO. “Kennedy’s current analyst team
is larger and more experienced than any time in our history. They are
delivering deep expertise in the major consulting service areas, as well as
the more specialized engagement categories. This level of ability enables more
frequent, targeted market intelligence throughout the year. We will continue
to anticipate Client demand for this critical business intelligence and
further expand our analyst teams over the course of 2013. It’s a very
significant advancement for Kennedy, and we’re excited to share more and
ever-better intelligence with consulting buyers and providers.”

For consulting buyers: Kennedy’s consulting practice competency based research

“This new research format delivers the insights buyers need to make decisions
on their consulting spend and devise smarter strategies that make every
consulting engagement count,” according Erick Burchfield, Managing Director of
Research. “Each area of research clearly illustrates the top-ranked consulting
firms’ core competencies, and details what clients can expect from their
consultants when they engage. This research informs end-users of consulting
services so they can extract more value from their consulting investment.
Better engagement outcomes lead to stronger relationship between clients and
consultants; everyone wins.”

The competency research includes:

  *Emerging consulting engagement trends and client spending drivers
  *The Kennedy Vanguard, a relative assessment of consulting providers’
    strengths and limitations
  *Detailed profiles of the leading consultancies providing the service
  *Rankings of consulting providers by revenue and market share
  *Service demand trajectory with segmentation by geographic region and

Buyers can look forward to new releases every month. Titles recently released

  *Digital Strategy Consulting Marketplace
  *Supply Chain Risk Management Consulting
  *Consulting to the Insurance Sector
  *Consulting to the Life Sciences Sector
  *Change Management Consulting Market
  *Consulting in Sub-Saharan Africa

Upcoming titles in 2013 will cover the following consulting services and
client industry specialties: Consulting to the Capital Markets Sector,
Consulting to the Payer/Provider & Government Healthcare Sector, Consulting in
Cloud Computing, Human Capital Strategy, Financial Services Consulting
Marketplace, Forensic and Dispute Advisory, New Market Entry Strategy,
Consulting to the Life Sciences Sector, Cybersecurity Consulting, Consulting
to the Banking Sector, Leadership Development Consulting, Financial Risk
Management Consulting, Product Development Strategy, IT Strategy Consulting,
Transaction Advisory Services, HR Transformation, Manufacturing Strategy, HR
Consulting in Asia Pacific, and Consulting in Analytics.

For consulting service providers: Consulting Market Index research

Kennedy continues its 40-year commitment to delivering proprietary
intelligence to consulting firms with new Consulting Market Index reports—each
one featuring a timely, quantitative overview of:

  *Consulting market sizing and growth forecasts
  *Market segmentation by consulting service lines, geographic regions and
    client industries
  *Market share analysis of top providers
  *Top firm rankings by revenue

“The Consulting Market Index research delivers the numbers without the noise,”
says Lasse Pitkaeniemi, Associate Director, Market Research. “Timely
selections of studies are slated for release every month this year, and offer
an in-depth, uncluttered look at current and forecasted growth in key service
areas and geographic regions.”

He adds, “From determining geographic presence to evaluating service emphasis,
developing talent and pursuing growth opportunities, the new research informs
consultancies’ most pressing strategic decisions with analysis and hard data
not available elsewhere.”

Market Index titles now available include: Global Consulting Market Index;
Information Technology Consulting Market Index; Human Resource Consulting
Market Index; Strategy & Operations Consulting Market Index; Financial
Consulting Market Index; and Geographic Consulting Index.

The many firms featured in Kennedy’s research include: Accenture; Alix
Partners; Alvarez & Marsal; Aon Hewitt; A.T. Kearney; Atos; Bain & Company;
Baker Tilly; BDO International; Booz Allen Hamilton; Booz & Company; The
Boston Consulting Group; Buck Consultants; Capgemini; CBIZ; CGI; Cognizant;
CSC; DDI; Dell-Perot Systems; Deloitte; EMC; Ernst & Young; FTI; Fujitsu;
Gallagher Benefits Services; Grant Thornton International; Hay Group; Hitachi;
HP; Huron; Hyman Robertson; IBM; Infosys; JLT Employee Benefits Group; KPMG;
Lee Hecht Harrison; LEK Consulting; McKinsey & Company; Mercer; Milliman;
Oliver Wyman Group; Oracle; PA Consulting; Punter Southall; PwC; Roland
Berger; SAP; Sapient; The Segal Company; and Towers Watson.

About Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory
A Bloomberg BNA Business

Founded in 1970, Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory provides accurate and
reliable market sizing and forecasts on consulting services world-wide,
needs-analysis and vendor profiling for buyers of consulting services, timely
and insightful intelligence on the top consulting firms in their respective
markets, and operational benchmarks that measure consulting performance.

Kennedy's research spans multiple service areas, client vertical industries,
and geographies. Our analysts provide expert commentary at consulting industry
events world-wide, and offer custom research for Management Consulting and IT
Services firms.

Kennedy's advisory services provide results-oriented strategic guidance to
buyers and sellers of consulting services.

Our clientele consists of Fortune 500 companies and the most highly regarded
professional services firms in the world, representing over 90% of the service
providers in consulting.

Kennedy’s parent company, Bloomberg BNA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Bloomberg L.P., is a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business
information for professionals.

More information is available for you at


Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory
Dan Houder, COO, +1-603-924-0900, ext 673
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