Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been named to the 'Winner's Circle' and designated as the 'overall leader in innovation,' ahead of all competitors, in the inaugural HfS Research's Blueprint for Intelligent Automation. The report recognizes Accenture's vision and investments, its tools and platform strategy and its approach to applying intelligent automation in the delivery of services, across organizational boundaries, with a focus on vertical industry solutions and business process consulting. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161115005297/en/
The HfS Research Blueprint for Intelligent Automation shows Accenture as a clear leader (Graphic: Business Wire)
The report is the first qualitative analyst assessment of intelligent automation, a nascent market that HfS defines as a continuum across Robotics Process Automation, Cognitive Computing, Autonomics and Artificial Intelligence. HfS projects exponential growth in this area in the next twelve months, due to broad-scale deployments and increasingly holistic automation approaches. Accenture was praised for the plug-and-play, technology agnostic approach of its artificial intelligence engine, which allows clients to harness the latest leading capabilities from across the commercial and open source ecosystem. HfS also cited the broad cognitive capabilities of its myWizard® platform, which is playing a central role in the evolution of service delivery. The report noted that the latter is by far the most compelling build out of virtual agents currently available. Additionally, clients interviewed for the Blueprint commended the company's quality of delivery. "Accenture stands out as a leader in delivering comprehensive intelligent automation solutions, leveraging extensive industry knowledge and technology capabilities," said Tom Reuner, VP, Intelligent Automation Research, HfS Research, and author of the report. "The company's offerings are integral to helping its clients embrace the ideals of the As-a-Service Economy."