Accenture has been positioned as a leader in the first ‘IDC MarketScape Worldwide Professional Services Firms for Mining Operational Process Optimisation 2018 Vendor Assessment’.
Accenture was recognised for its scale in the mining sector and its ecosystem of alliance partners, which enables the company to create value for clients, while helping them optimise mining operations. The report cited several of Accenture’s strengths in serving clients, including its industry leading mining domain expertise; its ability to offer a strong proposition that brings together strategy, digital capability, employee experience, information technology and business process services; and the consistent value it provides to clients in a wide range of engagements.
The report evaluated Accenture and seven other vendors with an international presence and an established reputation for providing professional services to help mining companies optimise its operational environment. Participants had to demonstrate a variety of unique, mining specific offerings designed to support core mining business processes, as well as capabilities in three of these services: business and IT consulting; systems integration; application development; IT outsourcing; business process outsourcing; IT deployment support; and IT education and training. IDC conducted multiple interviews with mining companies, the end users, for the report.
“We are pleased to be named a leader in this report, and feel this shows the strong value proposition we offer to the mining industry,” said Rachael Bartels, a Managing Director at Accenture who leads the company’s Chemicals and Natural Resources practice. “We are committed to helping clients harness the potential of the digital reinvention of industry – or Industry X.0 – to unlock value by transforming their operations. Our strong domain specific expertise enables us to collaborate successfully with mining companies across the globe to digitally transform and optimise their businesses end to end. We plan to further develop the industry specific offerings which set us apart, to continue to invest in organic growth and acquisitions, and to help our clients innovate to better compete in a challenging climate.”
The report noted that Accenture differentiates itself by bringing its capabilities across its five businesses – Consulting, Strategy, Digital, Technology and Operations – to deliver end to end transformation for mining clients. It also cited Accenture’s development of industry specific solutions such as the Connected Mine, its focus on horizontal digital technology capabilities, and key acquisitions to extend service capability.
“Accenture’s strong position in the mining sector is demonstrated by its clients’ recognition of its delivery capability from strategy through to execution, its leadership and vision in the market, and its change management support for mining companies,” said Emilie Ditton, Head of Worldwide Mining Practices, IDC Energy Insights.
In addition to interviews with multiple major mining companies worldwide, the report is based on vendor briefings and other research information.