Successfully executing high-impact transformation programs—digital transformations, mergers & acquisitions, enterprise and workforce transformations, new business strategies, shared services and much more—is vital to the long-term competitiveness of organizations.

Yet it remains the case that high percentages of such initiatives fail to fully realize their business case objectives. They go over schedule and over budget or may become derailed entirely.

One of the reasons is that organizations are rarely managing a single major program, but rather a portfolio of programs running concurrently as part of a sweeping transformation. This type of major transformation affects the organization across functions and markets, and from the C-suite to the shop floor. The interactions of the variables that drive success—the “levers,” as it were, that need to be monitored—often go into the billions, well beyond the ability of teams to manage with traditional approaches.

When it comes to navigating major transformation, the decisions of even the most experienced executives can be based on assumptions, hunches and intuition. Accenture Transformation GPS allows our experienced transformation teams to derive precisely targeted, actionable insights from actual data and sophisticated mathematical models. This data-driven approach helps senior leaders lower risk and accelerate results.


Accenture Transformation GPS is an advanced, analytics-based system based on years of research and experience with business transformations. It offers prescriptive capabilities to help leaders manage major transformation by using data from their people early and throughout to align culture, behaviors and ways of working in support of their transformation.

Accenture Transformation GPS uses pattern-recognition technology—based on data from over one million employees going through business transformations—to prescribe the optimal path to high performance.

Feedback is configured in an easy-to understand transformation “map” so that our experienced teams can identify the drivers of organizational performance, see what actions need to be taken and run modeling scenarios to test different paths and actions along with their potential results.

The prescriptive analytics in Transformation GPS auto-generate the optimal transformation strategy based on your organization’s specific results out of a possible 1.1 trillion paths, enabling a “Moneyball” approach to transformation.

The benefits of Transformation GPS extend beyond decision makers to the entire organization. The capability provides a means to actively engage people at all levels in a positive way during the transformation, focusing their energies and efforts on the factors that really make a difference.

Transformation GPS helps accelerate successful transformation, delivering more sustainable improvements in business performance and reducing overall transformation risk.

Visit our Transformation GPS demo to estimate your organization’s position on the transformation map.


Accenture Transformation GPS provides an insight-driven approach for managing a range of critical business initiatives.

  • Planning for major transformation and assessing risk
    Transformation GPS is often used in advance of a major transformation, or as part of a broad assessment of performance improvement capabilities. It allows high-risk areas to be identified so that effective transformation strategies can be developed. Resources can be focused on the areas where they are needed most.

  • Navigating major transformation and taking corrective action
    Where a specific transformation program has been initiated, Transformation GPS supports teams implementing the program as well as those affected by it. The type of transformation and desired objectives are specified at the outset so the analysis is appropriate to the type of program being implemented.

  • Realizing value from long-term transformation portfolios
    Ultimately the purpose of a transformation program is to drive business value. Too often, however, measurement of benefits ends when the program ends. Transformation GPS enables an organization to continue to measure its progress and its ability to sustain benefits. For this need, Transformation GPS is repeated on a regular basis to improve performance and track the achievement of business value across the organization over time.


Accenture’s book 'Big Change, Best Path: Successfully Managing Organizational Change with Wisdom, Analytics and Insight' explores this analytical approach to driving successful organizational transformations.

In the book, many of the long-held myths of organizational change are challenged, and an entirely new way of managing major transformation is shown – from empirical benchmarking, to predictive approaches that highlight actions needed to keep a transformation program on track, to data visualization that shows how each part of an organization is responding.

This book presents a compelling vision for how organizations can become more agile and resilient in a fast-changing environment.