February 20, 2013 at 07:00 AM EST
Accenture Positioned in the "Leaders" Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Oracle Application Management Service Providers, Worldwide

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant in Gartner Inc.'s recently published "Magic Quadrant for Oracle Application Management Service Providers, Worldwide."1

Gartner assessed 13 of the leading service providers for this Magic Quadrant report, which focused on companies providing application management services for Oracle® solutions. This includes ongoing activities relating to application development, implementation, integration, testing, maintenance and support (functional and/or technical), and help desk services delivered within the scope of a multiyear application service agreement.

"We believe Accenture's positioning in this new report reflects the results we deliver every day to clients who entrust us with the management of their Oracle Applications," said Derek Steelberg, global managing director of Oracle business for Accenture. "Our application outsourcing services for Oracle are designed to deliver reliability, value and innovation--helping our clients to reduce costs, improve operations and respond to a dynamic business and Oracle technology landscape."

Among the factors weighed by Gartner in this report are the providers' products and services; overall viability; sales execution; ability to execute; market responsiveness and track record; and customer experience.

With more than 52,000 skilled Oracle consultants around the globe, Accenture is uniquely qualified to provide strategy, implementation, upgrade and application outsourcing solutions across a comprehensive suite of Oracle products. Accenture-developed solutions such as Accenture Delivery Methods for Oracle enable a consistent and reliable Oracle solution implementation across any industry and business function.

Accenture is a Diamond level partner in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).

1 Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Oracle Application Management Service Providers, Worldwide," by Christopher Ambrose, Gilbert van der Heiden and Helen Huntley, 20 December 2012. Click here to access the full report.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 257,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

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