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Accenture Recognized as a Leader in IDC MarketScape's Western Europe Digital Quality Assurance Services 2018 Vendor Assessment

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Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Western
Europe Digital Quality Assurance Services 2018 Vendor Assessment1.
Of the 10 vendors analyzed, Accenture was named a leader across
capabilities and strategies for its extensive digital quality assurance
(QA) services it delivers to many enterprises across the region.

The IDC MarketScape report states that "Accenture is developing a
comprehensive digital assurance services portfolio" and "is harnessing
and integrating artificial intelligence, analytics, IoT, performance
engineering, and application security into the delivery of its digital
testing services." The report elaborates on how "AI is becoming an
integral part of Accenture's testing capabilities, and investment on AI
has shifted gears with focus on helping companies to ‘Teach and Test'
their artificial intelligence systems".

"We are pleased to have been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape:
Western Europe Digital Quality Assurance Services 2018 Vendor
Assessment," said Kishore Durg, senior managing director, Growth and
Strategy and Global Testing Services Lead for Accenture. "Leveraging our Quality
Engineering in the New vision
augmented by innovations such as the Omni-Channel
Testing Platform
and Teach
and Test
methodology we are helping clients be future ready in an
increasingly complex technological environment. Further investments in
areas such as security, Industry X.0 and crowdtesting will help continue
our journey in delivering innovation-lead and insight-driven digital
testing services to our clients."

"Accenture is successful in providing clients with digital quality
assurance solutions that blend its industry expertise, AI capabilities
and the power of its partner ecosystem. Its strong focus on reinventing
itself to combine design, consulting, and technology to create holistic
solutions is certainly paying off. Accenture is developing a
comprehensive digital assurance services portfolio including the
assurance of third party platform technologies and an expanding focus on
omni-channel, customer experience, and AI assurance services.
Accenture's Omni-Channel Testing Platform, its application and
innovation in AI through its Teach and Test methodology, and investments
in IoT testing are considered core strengths," said Jennifer Thomson,
Research Director for European Application Development and Deployment at
IDC.

An excerpt of the report can be found here.

About IDC MarketScape

About IDC MarketScape: IDC MarketScape vendor analysis 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 449,000 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.

IDC MarketScape: Western Europe Digital Quality
Assurance Services 2018 Vendor Assessment (doc #EMEA42037217).

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