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Accenture Positioned Furthest and Highest within Leaders Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Business Analytics Services

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been named a “Leader” in independent analyst firm Gartner Inc.’s first “Magic Quadrant for Business Analytics, Worldwide1 and was positioned furthest within the Leaders quadrant on the “completeness of vision” axis and highest on the “ability to execute” axis.

The new Magic Quadrant evaluates 17 service providers of analytics solutions and services providers specifically on the execution of consulting and implementation services, and it also evaluates the total vision provided for business analytics solutions. A defining factor in this Magic Quadrant is that service providers demonstrate the ability to implement BA solutions that build upon the products in the market for solutions directed at specific business outcomes. Providers are also noted for innovation in pricing, such as with outcome-based proposals; industry or functional specialization; and the use of innovative business models, best practices, methodologies and approaches.

“High performing companies are recognizing that data is a strategic asset and analytics is the fuel in the digital world. We believe Gartner’s Magic Quadrant clearly demonstrates how Accenture Analytics can help organizations to move from reporting to advanced analytics and predictive insight, enabling them innovate, become disruptors in their industries and achieve a return from their analytics investment,” said Narendra Mulani, senior managing director, Accenture Analytics, now a part of Accenture Digital. “With more than 17,000 analytics professionals leveraging latest technology, machine learning and data science techniques, we help clients master key opportunities such as gaining a 360 degree view of both the enterprise and the customer, and moving from informed decisions to defined outcomes.”

Accenture Analytics takes clients through an issue-led approach to analytics that focuses on delivering business outcomes and returns from analytics and big data investments. To address client needs, it offers highly industrialized and industry-specific solutions and capabilities, such as Credit Risk Analytics for financial institutions and broader industry plays, such as Smart Monitoring Services and Accenture Predictive Health Intelligence, leveraging more than 500 analytics assets and more than 400 patents and patents pending. Its ability to build innovation into analytics and big data implementations is fueled by an expanding ecosystem that includes five dedicated advanced analytics innovations centers, alliances with established and emerging vendors of proprietary and open source technology, and collaborations with renowned academic institutions such as MIT.

Recently, Accenture completed its acquisition of i4C Analytics, an advanced analytics software platform provider based in Italy that specializes in helping clients solve complex business problems through easy to use analytics applications.

The full report is available here. More information on Accenture’s services for Accenture’s Analytics can be found here.

1 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Business Analytics Services, Worldwide” by Alex Soejarto, Neil Chandler, July 17, 2014

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 293,000 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$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital, delivers insight-driven outcomes at scale to help organizations improve their performance. With deep industry, functional, business process and technical experience, Accenture Analytics develops innovative consulting and outsourcing services for clients to help ensure they receive returns on their analytics investments. For more information follow us @ISpeakAnalytics and visit http://www.accenture.com/analytics.

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