HFS defines Industry 4.0 as the growing effect automation and data exchange have on manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the internet of things, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence.
The analysts assessed 14 providers across four categories for Industry 4.0 services. Accenture came out as the #1 provider overall, holding the top spot in the execution, innovation and cross-functional collaboration (OneOfficeTM 1) categories and ranking second in the voice of the customer category.
According to the report, Accenture is a scaled service provider with a consulting and innovation focus. Its digital engineering and manufacturing practice Industry X is the largest among the analyzed service providers in terms of the number of clients and resources.
“Accenture ranked #1 in our HFS Top 10: Industry 4.0 study due to its expertise in capabilities addressing the entire value chain of services, including strategy, implementation, and managed services,” said Mayank Madhur, Associate Practice Leader.
1 OneOfficeTM is HFS’ vision for actionable digital transformation. At its heart is the core concept that emerging technologies combined with people, process, and data innovation can break down the silos that limit our success, dissolving barriers between the front and back office.