Accenture Positioned in the "Leaders" Quadrant of Leading Industry Analyst Firm`s Magic Quadrant for Financial Management Consulting Services

Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:00am EST

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NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant of Gartner,
Inc.`s recently published "Magic Quadrant for Global Financial Management
Consulting Services." [1] 

Gartner assessed 10 financial management consulting service providers for their
Magic Quadrant. "With an increased focus on strategy performance management use
of business intelligence (BI), and analytics for the finance function, this
year`s evaluation of [Financial Management Consulting Services] providers
concentrates on how consultants are able to provide a strong holistic solution
for the finance organization." [2] 

The capabilities included in the assessment ranged from finance advisory
services, finance transformation strategy and change management, to financial
performance improvement, business process improvement, and governance, risk and
compliance in the finance function. They also considered the providers` finance
and accounting shared services and outsourcing advisory services; and business
application implementation capabilities, such as those tied to business
analytics, business intelligence and corporate performance management. 

"Our finance clients face many challenges today with ongoing market volatility,
evolving regulations, and talent shortages so we appreciate being recognized in
this way by Gartner, which we feel is an indicator of our capabilities that help
finance executives realize their improvement objectives," said Paul Boulanger,
managing director, Accenture Finance & Enterprise Performance. "Ultimately, we
help our clients deliver solutions that enable finance to create more value for
the enterprise." 

Among the factors weighted heavily by Gartner in this analysis of Accenture and
other providers are the providers` market understanding, innovation; geographic
strategy; market responsiveness and track record; and customer experience. 

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing
company, with 257,000 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$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is 

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research
publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors
with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions
of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of
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particular purpose.

[1] "Magic Quadrant for Global Financial Management Consulting Services,"
Gartner, Jacqueline Heng and John Van Decker, Nov. 8, 2012.
[2] Heng and Van Decker, page 1.

Barbara Lyon, + 703-947-1838

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