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Accenture Named a Leader for Third Consecutive Time in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Sciences Research & Development Vendor Assessment for Strategic Consulting

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Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is positioned for a third consecutive time as a
Leader in the IDC MarketScape vendor assessment, covering strategic
consulting across the life sciences research and development (R&D)
industry.

The report, "IDC
MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science R&D Strategic Consulting 2018 Vendor
Assessment
" (IDC #US44159218, August 2018), examines the current
life sciences R&D strategic consulting landscape, including industry and
market trends. It evaluates 16 major vendors against the criteria most
important for life sciences companies to consider when selecting a
service provider.

Accenture also was positioned as a Leader for the third consecutive time
in two recent IDC Health Insights Life Science R&D reports:

Alan
Louie
, Ph.D., research director for IDC Health Insights Life
Sciences practice said: "Accenture's Life Sciences R&D practice is among
the primary service providers in R&D strategic consulting revenue and
carries a legacy of strong industry IT services, including a
comprehensive portfolio of BPO and ITO capabilities, a broad customer
base, and significant success in engaging top-tier and emerging
pharmaceutical companies. These capabilities and a strong commitment to
growing and expanding the company's impact on this industry sector, will
routinely position Accenture as a formidable competitor in the strategic
consulting and the broader R&D IT services market."

For the purposes of this study, strategic consulting includes high-level
management consulting and advisory services; operation and process
optimization development and implementation services; technology
adoption and implementation strategy development. In the report
analysis, IDC Health Insights divided potential key measures for success
into two primary categories: capabilities and strategies.

Kevin
Julian
, senior managing director in Accenture's Life Sciences
practice said: "This report on Accenture's Life Sciences R&D strategic
consulting expertise affirms that we have the right people, processes
and technology in place to help our clients bring life-changing
therapies to patients around the world. This latest recognition also
marks a well-earned trifecta for Accenture, since we've been named as a
Leader in the Life Science IDC MarketScapes for business process
outsourcing, information technology outsourcing, and now, strategic
consulting."

In naming Accenture's Life Sciences practice as a strategic consulting
Leader, this latest IDC MarketScape looked at:

  • Breadth of services offered, depth of related project experience, and
    number of customers Accenture serves;
  • Geographical footprint and global delivery capabilities, level of
    priority and focus by Accenture on the life sciences R&D sector, and
    the pace of investment in related life sciences capabilities;
  • Life sciences' industry-specific expertise, corporate financial
    stability, and ability to accommodate different types and sizes of
    life sciences clients; and
  • Customer references to examine vendor capabilities surrounding project
    management, IT technical skills, account management, and overall value
    delivery to clients.

Click
here 
to learn more about Accenture's Life Sciences practice and
the Accenture
Accelerated R&D Services.

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.

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