PwC Ranked as a Business Consulting Leader worldwide

New IDC MarketScape Business Consulting Vendor Analysis Series confirms PwC’s strong position as a Leader Worldwide, in the Americas and in EMEA

January 2011 – IDC, a leading consulting research and analytics firm, has rated PwC as a worldwide business consulting leader in a new series of reports examining current capabilities and future ability to meet customer needs.

PwC has been ranked with the strongest positioning in terms of strategy. PwC is also judged by IDC to be growing faster than the overall market. IDC states that:

  • “Overall, PwC is seen as the most capable of all firms across several characteristics that include leveraging local resources, applying proven methodologies and tools, and helping enterprises comply with new or existing regulations.”
  • "PwC is seen overall as among the most capable of its peers at integrating its project team with the client's."
  • “Worldwide, PwC is seen as much better than its peers at helping clients identify and implement options for growth.”

Commenting on the new reports from IDC, Juan Pujadas, PwC Vice Chairman Advisory Services, said "This recognition reflects that PwC offers the strongest and deepest Business Consulting capabilities in the world, and we relish our unique position in this market," He added, "What makes this even more satisfying is that this new research presents not only the opinions of IDC’s analysts around the world, but also the opinions of end-user buyers of consulting services who have participated in IDC’s research”.

In the Americas, PwC is the only consulting organisation to have achieved the "Leader" classification with the strongest capabilities and the strongest strategy to respond to customer needs in the next 3 to 5 years. IDC states that:

  • “In the Americas, PwC is seen as among the most capable of its peers across several characteristics that include applying proven methodologies and tools, providing functional insights, and meeting the project timelines.”
  • “PwC is seen in the Americas as among the most capable at helping enterprises comply with new or existing regulations and helping clients improve operational efficiency.”
  • “PwC is seen in the Americas as much better than its peers across several issues that include helping clients identify and implement options for growth and helping clients expand into new markets or geographies.”

In EMEA, PwC is ranked as a leader with the strongest positioning in terms of its strategy to respond to customer needs in the next 3 to 5 years. IDC states that:

  • “In EMEA, PwC is seen as the most capable of all firms at both integrating its project team with the client's and helping enterprises comply with new or existing regulations.”
  • “PwC is seen as among the most capable of its peers at both leveraging local resources and delivering innovation in the project.”
  • “PwC is also seen as among the most capable of its peers at meeting the project timeline and integrating its project team with the client's.”

In Asia Pacific, PwC is ranked as a "Major Player," positioned strongly in terms of its current Business Consulting capabilities and its strategy to respond to customer needs in the next 3 to 5 years. IDC states that:

  • “In Asia/Pacific, PwC is seen as among the most capable of its peers at applying proven methodologies/tools.”
  • “PwC is seen as much better in the region than its peers at both leveraging local resources and helping clients identify and implement options for growth.”

IDC’s estimates Worldwide Business Consulting spend at $69.1 billion in 2010 and ranks PwC #4 in this market by revenue.

“IDC’s findings demonstrate the depth and strength of our Advisory business. It is particularly satisfying that we have been recognised as a clear leader in so many areas” said Ken Igbokwe, Managing Partner, PwC Nigeria. “PwC is committed to helping our clients identify and implement options for growth and it is very satisfying that we have been recognised as better than our peers at doing this”.