Industry analysts' views on overall advisory

Forrester

"Vendors Deloitte, Accenture, and PwC lead the pack, combining technology and business. These three companies stood out from the rest because of their deep vertical and business consulting capabilities combined with very strong technological competency. These three vendors have the ability to drive large-scale wholesale transformation engagements."

"PwC, since the end of its non-compete with IBM, has worked hard to develop, both organically and inorganically (via acquisitions of Diamond Consulting, BearingPoint's North American entity, and PRTM), its technological capabilities to be on par with its excellent business consulting capabilities. PwC realizes that deep technology expertise is absolutely required for business transformation. In addition, its knowledge capture and management capabilities and its change management approach are outstanding."

"Most transformation projects are no longer being generated by IT alone but are rather being run by a combination of IT and the business. And the business, more often than not, is the transformation driver. In fact, Phil Garland, the leader of PwC's CIO practice, confirms that more than 50% of his CIO practice customers are actually outside of IT (CFO, COO, and CMO)!"

"PwC is positioned as a Leader in Forrester Research Inc's Technology-enabled Business Transformation Wave."
— Source: Forrester Research Inc., The Forrester Wave: Business Technology Transformation, Q3 2012. Stephanie Moore, July 2012

IDC

According to IDC analysis and buyer perception, PwC is an IDC MarketScape Leader for Worldwide business consulting services.
— IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Consulting Services 2012 Vendor Analysis, Cushing Anderson, March 2012, IDC#233425

"Worldwide, PwC is seen as among the most capable at leveraging local resources on projects. It is also seen as better than many of its peers at applying proven methodologies/tools and at meeting the project timeline."
— IDC, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Consulting Services 2012 Vendor Analysis, IDC #233425

"Worldwide, PwC is seen as better than many of its peers at providing a full spectrum of business consulting services and at helping enterprises comply with new or existing regulations and manage risk. PwC is also seen as better than many of its peers at helping clients reduce costs."
— IDC, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Consulting Services 2012 Vendor Analysis, IDC #233425

According to IDC analysis and buyer perception, PwC is an IDC MarketScape Leader in the Americas for business consulting services.
— IDC MarketScape: Americas Business Consulting Services 2012 Vendor Analysis, Cushing Anderson, Jim Westcott, March 2012, IDC#233425

According to IDC analysis and buyer perception, PwC is an IDC MarketScape Leader in EMEA for business consulting services.
— IDC MarketScape: EMEA Business Consulting Services 2012 Vendor Analysis, Cushing Anderson, Curtis Robinson, Douglas Hayward, March 2012, IDC#233425

According to IDC analysis and buyer perception, PwC is an IDC MarketScape Major Player in Asia/Pacific for business consulting services.
— IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Business Consulting Services 2012 Vendor Analysis, Cushing Anderson, Mayur Sahni, Mimei Ito, March 2012, IDC#233434

Kennedy Information

Kennedy Research ranked PricewaterhouseCoopers the largest Financial Consulting provider by revenue.
— Kennedy; "Global Consulting Marketplace 2011-2014"; © BNA Subsidiaries, LLC. Reproduced under license.

Kennedy Research ranked PricewaterhouseCoopers the second largest consulting provider by revenue.
— Global Consulting Marketplace 2011-2014; © BNA Subsidiaries, LLC. Reproduced under license

Kennedy Research ranked PricewaterhouseCoopers #5 Management Consulting services practice and #10 IT Consulting services practice by revenue.
— Kennedy; "Global Consulting Marketplace 2011-2014"; © BNA Subsidiaries, LLC. Reproduced under license.