Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been named a “Leader” in Gartner Inc.’s recently published “Magic Quadrant for SAP Implementation Service Providers, Worldwide” 1 and was positioned furthest in both execution and vision within the Leaders quadrant. “Our global reach and scale, our industry and functional knowledge and our delivery excellence for the core SAP ERP application as well as SAP® in-memory, cloud and mobile technologies put us ahead of the competition,” said Christophe Mouille, global managing director of SAP business for Accenture. “With 38,000 skilled professionals, we have the largest practice for SAP solutions globally, with a significant and growing number of professionals trained in SAP Sybase®, SuccessFactors® and SAP HANA® software. We believe our leadership position in Gartner’s report reflects our commitment to help clients get the full business value from their investments in SAP solutions and harnessing the power of innovations.” Accenture and SAP recently announced the launch of the Marketing Performance Solution by Accenture and SAP running on the SAP HANA platform. It is the first of a several solutions Accenture and SAP are planning to offer under a new and unique business model that will provide clients with joint end-to-end solutions running on SAP’s disruptive in-memory platform. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for SAP Implementation Service Providers report also evaluates Accenture’s 11 innovation centers for SAP solutions. The centers provide industry-specific scenarios of how clients can solve business challenges by applying SAP HANA as well as analytics, mobile and cloud solutions from SAP, and offer a platform to help clients develop pilots and prototypes. For the report, Gartner assessed 18 of the leading providers offering consulting, system integration and implementation services across multiple SAP applications, products and technologies to clients in multiple industries and countries. Companies were evaluated on their ability to execute and their completeness of vision. 1 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for SAP Implementation Service Providers, Worldwide,” by Susan Tan, August 8, 2013 (revised on August 9, 2013) About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 266,000 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. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose . SAP, SAP HANA and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and other countries. Please see http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx#trademark for additional trademark information and notices. Sybase is a trademark or registered trademark of Sybase, Inc. ® indicates registration in the United States. Sybase is an SAP company.