Ecosystem Relationships and Flexible Pricing Highlighted as Strengths
Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is positioned as a Leader in the inaugural IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) Consulting and Systems Integration (CS&I) Services 2016 Vendor Assessment (Doc # US41880716, November 2016) report.The report assessed 15 global service providers in the emerging IoT market industry. Buyers rated Accenture highly for strengths including pricing model options and alignment and sales/distribution structure.
“Accenture’s investments in developing industry-specific IoT offers across its operating groups has paid off” said Gard Little, research director for IDC's Digital Transformation Professional Services research program. “By having a core IoT practice in Accenture Mobility, part of Accenture Digital, the company is focused on delivering digital transformation for clients through its IoT Ignite Strategy, using Agile as a preferred method for digital delivery, along with standardized methods for added efficiencies.”
“Our position in this report reflects our commitment to delivering value to clients through the most innovative IoT services,” said Craig McNeil, IoT practice lead at Accenture Mobility, part of Accenture Digital. “We innovate not only by developing industry-specific IoT use cases that solve real business challenges and deliver tangible benefits, but also in the way we deliver these solutions and how we price them. Being agile and flexible are key tenets to operating as a successful digital business, and reports like this demonstrate that Accenture leading by example in these areas is making a positive difference to our clients.”
The IDC MarketScape report evaluates providers using a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters that are strong predictors of success in the IoT Consulting and Systems Integration (C&SI) services industry. As part of the evaluation process, IoT C&SI services buyers assessed the key characteristics and capabilities of each provider. The IDC MarketScape Report for Worldwide IoT CS&I Services report is available here.
Accenture was also recently positioned in the “Winner’s Circle” and as leading in Innovation in the IoT Services HfS Blueprint Report 2016. Accenture’s strong portfolio of IoT work, experience across many industry verticals and broad ecosystem were identified as strengths.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.
Accenture Mobility, part of Accenture Digital, plans, implements and manages mobility solutions for businesses and public organizations, including developing and implementing enterprise mobility strategies; building and testing applications; and supplying credible, business ready Internet of Things offerings and managed services. Accenture Mobility services are based on deep industry insights and technical expertise that help clients across all industries achieve growth, efficiency and manage a successful transformation as they adopt the tools of a digital business.
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.