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.
Accenture named a leader in Smart Manufacturing Services by the IDC MarketScape
Accenture has been named a Leader in smart manufacturing services in a new IDC MarketScape report.
The report, “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Smart Manufacturing Service Providers 2021 Vendor Assessment,”* is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of characteristics and capabilities that affect a provider’s success in delivering smart manufacturing services to manufacturers in any industry. IDC defines smart manufacturing as the continuous process by which enterprises leverage cyberphysical convergence and digital skills to develop the production capabilities necessary to compete in the modern economy.
According to the IDC MarketScape, Accenture’s Digital Manufacturing and Operations offering within its flagship Industry X service brand is designed to deliver a comprehensive strategy and execution process for the digital factory on a global scale. Clients praised the company’s breadth and depth of expertise, the wide distribution of its skills network, and its capability for delivering complex end-to-end projects that can see and communicate the “big picture.”
* IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Smart Manufacturing Service Providers 2021 Vendor Assessment (Doc # EUR147689021, June 2021)
About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor assessment 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.