Accenture and Avanade Named to the Leaders Category in Worldwide Microsoft Implementation Services, According to 2021 IDC MarketScape Report

Accenture  and Avanade have been jointly recognized as a Leader in the “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Microsoft Implementation Services 2021 Vendor Assessment,” based on current capabilities and future strategies.

The report (doc #US46733621, May 2021), evaluated 13 Microsoft applications systems integrators based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters expected to be most conducive to success in providing Microsoft implementation services in both the short and the long term. Accenture and Avanade were evaluated as a single entity for this report because their go-to-market strategies and capabilities for Microsoft services are tightly integrated.

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“IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Microsoft Implementation Services 2021 Vendor Assessment”

According to the report, buyers rated Accenture and Avanade highly for their ability to integrate its teams with customers’ internal teams, meet project timelines and handle changes in project scope.

“With the largest group of Microsoft solution experts in the world, Accenture and Avanade’s growth and innovation strategies remain highly differentiated in the market,” said Ali Zaidi, research director at IDC. “Its joint products and services built on the Microsoft cloud help clients engage with customers in new ways, empower employees and reimagine operations.”

The report states, “Accenture, Avanade, and Microsoft help clients formulate new strategies and industry solutions to drive innovation and growth in the digital era. The Accenture Microsoft Business Group — launched in February 2019 — elevates the long-standing Accenture, Avanade, and Microsoft relationship, expanding combined service capabilities, global scale, and joint solution development to help clients overcome disruption and lead transformation in their industries.”

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Chris Howarth, senior managing director and Accenture Microsoft Business Group lead at Accenture, said, “We’re proud to be recognized as a Leader in this report. It is a testament to our ability to provide clients with strong enterprise transformation solutions on the Microsoft platform. We’re embedding our industry experience into the fabric of our client’s organizations – using flexible cloud technologies powered by Microsoft Azure, and by baking in industry leading data and intelligence capabilities – to help them accelerate value and respond to change.”

Pam Maynard, Avanade chief executive officer, Avanade, said, “Helping clients to become resilient and agile, and advising them on how to maximize the potential of their Microsoft investment to drive growth is at the heart of what we do to make a genuine human impact. To be positioned as a leader by the IDC MarketScape in Microsoft implementation services is great recognition and a true testament to the knowledge, skills and leading industry solutions our teams deliver every day.”

Accenture and Avanade have been named Microsoft Alliance Partner of the Year 15 times, more than any other partner. Together, Accenture and Avanade have delivered more than 35,000 Microsoft projects for more than 12,000 clients across over 20 industries around the world.