Ability to tackle core business challenges at scale cited as driver in strengthening Accenture’s leadership position
Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has strengthened its leadership position in digital services in the last year, ranking highest across the market success and delivery capability axes of the Everest Group 2016 PEAK Matrix™ Report for Digital Services. Accenture was also identified as a star performer based on its strong year-on-year revenue growth and expansion of both its talent pool and offering portfolio.
For the Digital Services report, Everest Group researched 18 systems integrators with digital portfolios, including analytics, interactive marketing, mobility, cloud and Internet of Things capabilities, amongst others. The report assessed service offerings, investments, design studios and innovation as well as ecosystems, focusing on four key areas: performance, experience, ability and knowledge (PEAK). Service providers were then positioned on the PEAK Matrix™ based on the evaluation of two key dimensions: market success and delivery capability.
“Enterprises are facing intensifying challenges across industries and markets, and are leveraging digital technologies to not only tackle them, but to stay ahead of the competition, both current and potential,” said Chirajeet Sengupta, Everest Group. “Accenture has used its industry-focused consulting heritage to grow its lead in the digital services space, capitalizing on its global scale and broad service portfolio to tackle clients’ core business challenges, and to drive their digital transformation efforts. Through acquisitions such as Fjordand subsequent organic and inorganic growth, Accenture has provided integrated and holistic offerings to help clients take advantage of the opportunities presented by digital disruption.”
Supporting Accenture’s Leader position and Star Performer title, the report emphasizes that Accenture Digital supports every phase of an enterprise’s digital journey, from developing digital strategies to implementing digital technologies and running digital processes. With a global network of over 30 design studios and a clear focus on innovation, Accenture is also recognized for its growing base of design talent globally, and the inorganic expansion of its digital service portfolio.
“In the last six months alone Accenture has announced the acquisition of five digital service companies ¹,” said Mike Sutcliff, group chief executive of Accenture Digital. “Multiple advanced technologies are coming of age at the same time – from IoT to Blockchain to Artificial Intelligence –and our aggressive investment in both new and existing talent means we can help clients ride the massive waves of disruption caused by their convergence. Businesses are having to rethink not only how they do things, but also the core of what it is they do. This report recognizes that Accenture’s broad partner ecosystem, and ability to offer integrated digital solutions at scale are key to our ability to help clients take advantage of the opportunities for growth presented by this fast-paced digital environment.”
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 384,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.
Accenture Digital, comprised of Accenture Analytics, Accenture Interactive and Accenture Mobility, offers a comprehensive portfolio of business and technology services across digital marketing, mobility and analytics. From developing digital strategies to implementing digital technologies and running digital processes on their behalf, Accenture Digital helps clients leverage connected and mobile devices; extract insights from data using analytics; and enrich end-customer experiences and interactions, delivering tangible results from the virtual world and driving growth.
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- OCTO in France (September 2016), a technology consultancy specializing in digital transformation and software development. News Release
- MOBGEN in the Netherlands (July 2016) to enhance end-to-end digital mobility services in Europe, from strategy and service design, to implementation and solution maintenance. News Release
- Tecnilógica in Spain (July 2016) to meet growing demand for rapid delivery of innovative digital products, services and new customer experiences. News Release
- dGroup in Germany (June 2016), a German-based consultancy that delivers end-to-end management consulting services to help companies achieve digital transformation.