IDC Issues a New Series of MarketScape Reports Evaluating Leading Vendors for Financial Services, Strategy, Operations, and Finance and Accounting Consulting Services

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., July 26, 2012 – International Data Corporation (IDC) today released four 2012 MarketScape reports profiling and respectively ranking the financial services, strategy, operations and finance and accounting capabilities offered by consulting services providers. This research shows that even though most firms describe themselves as capable of global delivery, an important factor for their clients is the firms' ability to leverage local staff and resources on appropriate projects. IDC MarketScape vendor analysis reports utilize a rigorous scoring methodology that produces a definitive assessment of each vendor's current market capabilities and strategies for competing in the future.

The IDC reportIDC MarketScape: Worldwide Strategy Consulting Services 2012 Vendor Analysis (IDC #236019) assessed and profiled nine vendors, naming Accenture, IBM, McKinsey & Company, and PricewaterhouseCoopers as Leaders.

The IDC report IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Operations Consulting Services 2012 Vendor Analysis(IDC #236022) assessed and profiled ten vendors, naming Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, and PricewaterhouseCoopers as Leaders.

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Finance and Accounting Consulting Services 2012 Vendor Analysis(IDC #236122) assessed and profiled ten vendors, naming Accenture, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, IBM, and PricewaterhouseCoopers as Leaders.

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Financial Services Consulting Services 2012 Vendor Analysis (IDC #236018) assessed and profiled ten vendors, naming Accenture, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, IBM, and PricewaterhouseCoopers as Leaders.

"Consulting providers have clearly customized their delivery methods to support a different consulting area. While all firms leverage benchmark data, the rigor and scope of its application varies," said Cushing Anderson, program vice president, Business Consulting Services research.

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis 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.

For more information about IDC MarketScapes, please contact Karen Moser at kmoser@idc.com.

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