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Read how this IDC vendor assessment shows that Accenture is a government consulting leader offering US Federal clients end-to-end solutions: enterprise services, digital services, social service integration, pensions reform, intelligent processing and compliance, and police services.
An IDC vendor assessment of the 2013 U.S. federal management consulting sector has identified Accenture as a leader in the field. Using the IDC MarketScape model, the study represents a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor’s success in the marketplace and help anticipate its continued growth.
In naming Accenture as a leader in the federal consulting sector, IDC states: Accenture Federal Services delivers solutions to defense, intelligence, public safety and civilian agencies to help them meet goals, mitigate risks and realize cost savings by leveraging global best practices and deep industry knowledge.
It continues: Accenture believes three core strengths — technology depth, industry breadth, and innovation — put it at the intersection of the dynamic convergence happening among technologies, industries, and powerful social trends. Accenture is known for Delivering Public Service for the Future, a global program providing insights to help government clients improve public sector productivity. The company sees convergence causing major disruptions in the marketplace, creating new competitive environments and opportunities for fundamental change and irrevocably altering the relationship between businesses and customers and governments and citizens.
According to IDC, clients highlighted Accenture to be most strong in the following areas:
Most capable of all firms at integrating risk awareness and solutions and transferring knowledge to clients
Challenging corporate culture and helping organizations improve efficiency
Accenture Federal Services (AFS) is a U.S. company, with offices in Arlington, Va., and a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP. Accenture’s federal business serves every cabinet-level department and 20 of the largest federal organizations with clients at defense, intelligence, public safety and civilian agencies.
IDC estimates that more than $80.9 billion was slated to be spent in the United States on hardware, software and IT services by all levels of government in 2013. Broader focus on cloud computing and shared services will create higher investment in IT services. The federal government continues to rely significantly on consultants to help improve performance, modernize IT systems, and implement solutions that help create efficiency and extend and enhance the value of services delivered to citizens.
Read the Accenture excerpt of the report: IDC MarketScape: U.S. Business Consulting Services for the Federal Sector 2013 Vendor Analysis
SOURCE: IDC MarketScape: U.S. Business Consulting Services for the Federal Sector 2013 Vendor Analysis, (Doc # 242561) August 2013.
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT 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. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the circles. Vendor year-over-year growth rate relative to the given market is indicated by a plus, neutral or minus next to the vendor name.
January 15, 2014
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