Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been positioned as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Oracle Implementation Services 2016 Vendor Assessment (doc #US40140016, September 2016). Accenture is noted as one of the largest system integrators in the Oracle implementation ecosystem in terms of both revenue and resources. The report states that "buyers rate Accenture highly for achieving the client's desired business outcomes, integrating its project team with customer's team, and integrating Oracle solutions with non-Oracle systems. IDC rates Accenture highly in terms of its innovation/R&D strategy and its marketing strategy." "Our position in the Leaders category of this report is further proof of our long-standing relationship with Oracle, including Accenture's notable position as Oracle's largest global systems integrator and first managed services provider in Oracle's recently announced program, in addition to our ability to deliver a broad set of solutions for mutual clients through the Accenture Oracle Business Group," said Terri Strauss, managing director of Oracle business for Accenture. "By combining innovation, Oracle's breadth of technologies, Accenture's industry and technology expertise, and our extensive partner ecosystem, the Accenture and Oracle strategy has continued to help clients across multiple lines of business reap greater success." The IDC MarketScape report assessed Accenture and 12 other vendors on the design, build, and integrate functions across IT, business consulting and systems integration - functions considered crucial to successfully provide Oracle implementation services in both the short and the long term. The report also took into consideration the Oracle implementation services buyers' perception of the key characteristics and capabilities of each provider. "Accenture was recognized as having the most balanced portfolio in Oracle services," said Ali Zaidi, research director, IT Consulting and Systems Integration Services at IDC. "Accenture has been largely successful due to the mutually-formed Accenture Oracle Business Group, which was originally created with the goal to help clients move to the new IT era of cloud and digital using Oracle Cloud solutions, while also offering Accenture's end-to-end service capabilities from plan, design, and build to application and infrastructure management."