Accenture (NYSE:ACN) announced that research and consulting firm Pierre
Audoin Consultants (PAC) has ranked Accenture as "Best in Class" in
their recent reports on leading providers of application management in
France, Germany and the UK1. Accenture received the highest
rating in numerous categories in all three reports, including ability to
provide business transformation, industry coverage and global delivery
organization (overall rating).
According to PAC, the total market volume of application management for
France, Germany and the UK is estimated at 3.2 billion EUR, 2.9 billion
EUR and 3.8 billion GBP, respectively. These reports evaluated IT
services providers as part of a complex assessment process covering over
50 criteria that measure the strengths and weaknesses of providers. Both
stand-alone application management and application management embedded
in application outsourcing, business process outsourcing or complete
outsourcing deals were considered.
"Accenture is pleased to be recognized as an outsourcing provider best
equipped to deliver the desired results for clients across Europe," said
Prasad Sankaran, managing director and global lead for Accenture's
Application Services practice."Organizations are looking for a
collaborative partner with the right mix of local and global
capabilities - a local understanding of business dynamics, culture and
industry challenges combined with the innovation, flexibility and cost
competitiveness that comes from operating at a global scale. Our global
network and industry knowledge, combined with a 20-year successful track
record, allow us to deliver effective cost advantages and improved
long-term business value for our clients."
The full PAC report are available for France,
markets. More information on Accenture's Application Management and
Optimization services can be found here.
1 PAC, "Leading Providers of Application Management in France
2013," by Katharina Dalka, September 2013.
"Leading Providers of Application Management in Germany 2013," by
Phillip Schalla and Karsten Leclerque, September 2013.
"Leading Providers of Application Management in the UK 2013," by
George Mironescu and Nick Mayes, September 2013.
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