|[December 18, 2012]
Accenture Positioned in the "Leaders" Quadrant of Leading Industry Analyst Firm's Magic Quadrant for Financial Management Consulting Services
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Accenture (News - Alert) (NYSE: ACN) has
been positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant of Gartner, Inc.'s recently
published "Magic Quadrant for Global Financial Management Consulting
Gartner (News - Alert) 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." 
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, whichwe 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
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.
Accenture is a global management consulting,
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 www.accenture.com.
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 fact. Gartner disclaims all
warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research,
including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular
 "Magic Quadrant for Global Financial Management Consulting
Services," Gartner, Jacqueline Heng and John Van Decker, Nov. 8, 2012.
Heng and Van Decker, page 1.
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