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Accenture Positioned as Overall Innovation Leader in HFS Software Product Engineering Blueprint Report

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Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been named to the Winner's Circle and
positioned as the overall leader in innovation, ahead of 24 other
competitors, in HFS Research's 2018
Software Product Engineering Services Blueprint Report
.

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Accenture is recognized for its consulting-driven approach to services
delivery, particularly in connected platform engineering. The report
cites the global scope of Accenture's work with its partners and
specifically highlights the company's strength in Europe and APAC,
regions where very few service providers have a strong overall delivery
presence.

Pareekh Jain, senior vice president, HFS Research stated, "Accenture has
been recognized as a top innovator that leverages its deep understanding
of software product engineering to drive excellence in its clients'
journeys in the Platform Economy. Having made significant investments in
futuristic technologies, Accenture is well-poised to lead and drive
meaningful business outcomes for its customers."

Accenture strengths highlighted in the report include:

  • Consulting led delivery of services: Accenture is leveraging
    its advisory and strategy consulting services across the software
    product engineering value chain. It has a specialized focus on
    connected platform engineering, working with clients to define
    platform strategy, design and implementation.
  • Investments in labs and innovation infrastructure: Accenture
    has invested in labs for R&D and prototyping new concepts; studios for
    digital services creation; and innovation centers for demonstrating
    and scaling industry solutions. The company has also built a
    Platform-in-a-Box asset, a new, preconfigured solution for deploying a
    platform for clients.
  • Partnership focus: The company is working with leading internet
    and technology ISVs on cloud platforms, development languages and
    software tools, and is expanding its solutions portfolio across
    digital thread, intelligent product operations, agile development and
    engineering optimization.
  • Strong Europe and APAC presence: With a significant revenue
    percentage from Europe and APAC, Accenture is one of a small number of
    service providers that boast a high overall delivery presence in
    onshore and nearshore locations.
  • Quality of customers: Accenture's high number of clients in the
    top 100 ISVs, top 10 ISVs and the top 25 internet companies list,
    demonstrates its customer quality.

Ram Ramadurai, managing director in Product & Platform Engineering
Services at Accenture, said, "Accenture's recognition in HFS' report
validates our strength in platform engineering services. With our
hypergrowth in the product and platform engineering realm, the limitless
possibilities that platforms offer to our clients keeps us energized
every day as we help them accelerate their platform journeys."

The HFS Blueprint report assessed 25 service providers of software
engineering services. It reviewed the market across product development,
sustenance, testing, deployment, support and management services.

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.

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