Accenture and Avanade Named to the Leaders Category in Worldwide Microsoft Implementation Services, According to IDC MarketScape Report

NEW YORK & SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture
(NYSE: ACN) and Avanade
have been jointly recognized by the IDC MarketScape as a leader in
worldwide Microsoft implementation services, based on current
capabilities and future strategies.

The report, “IDC
MarketScape: Worldwide Microsoft Implementation Services 2019 Vendor
Assessment
” (doc #US45034818, May 2019), evaluated 10 leading
global Microsoft Enterprise Implementation Services providers across a
range of lifecycle services including design, build, and integrated
functions, including implementation of all Microsoft enterprise business
solutions. Accenture and Avanade were evaluated as a single entity for
this report because their go-to-market strategies and capabilities for
Microsoft services are tightly integrated.

According to the report, buyers rated Accenture and Avanade highly for
their ability to integrate their team with customers’ internal teams,
meet project timelines and handle changes in project scope. It also
highlighted Accenture’s and Microsoft’s unique relationship through
Avanade and the recently
announced
Accenture Microsoft Business Group.

The report states, “This relationship enables them to have a
go-to-market strategy that is closely aligned with Microsoft’s strategy
to take customers to the path of digital transformation. Together, they
offer solutions around digital customers, the digital workplace,
business applications, Internet of Things (IoT), AI, cloud
transformation, and engineering services that help facilitate a
customer’s digital transformation journey.”

Emma McGuigan, senior managing director and Accenture Microsoft Business
Group lead, Accenture, said, “Maintaining our leadership position in
this report demonstrates our success and continued commitment to provide
clients with leading enterprise transformation solutions on the
Microsoft platform. Our recent launch of the Accenture Microsoft
Business Group, powered by Avanade, is helping us take this to the next
level, building on our unique relationship with Microsoft to help
deliver even better business outcomes for our clients.”

“With the largest group of skilled Microsoft consultants in the world,
Avanade brings clients innovative thinking that helps enable them to tap
into the potential of Microsoft as part of their digital transformation
strategy,” said Adam Warby, Avanade chief executive officer. “We’re
delighted to be recognized as a leader in this report and will continue
to work with our clients to help them imagine the art of the possible on
the Microsoft ecosystem.”

Accenture and Avanade have been named Microsoft Alliance Partner of the
Year 14 times. Together, they have delivered more than 35,000 Microsoft
projects for more than 4,000 clients around the world.

Read an excerpt of the IDC MarketScape here.

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor assessment 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.

About Accenture

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 more than 477,000 people serving clients in more than
120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world
works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud
services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft
ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with
technology, business and industry expertise to help make a human impact
on our clients, their customers and their employees. We are the power
behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to
engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform
products, leveraging the Microsoft platform. Avanade has 36,000
professionals in 24 countries, bringing clients our best thinking
through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the
communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade
was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn
more at www.avanade.com.

Contacts

Hannah Unkefer
Accenture
+1 206 839 2172
[email protected]

Matthew Tucker
Avanade
+44 7795 827 301
[email protected]

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