PwC Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape Report for Worldwide Business Analytics Consulting & Systems Integration Services

PwC’s market approach brings to life the “from strategy through execution” experience for clients

NEW YORK, July 2, 2014 PwC US today announced the firm was selected as a leader in the worldwide IDC MarketScape report for business analytics consulting and systems integration services.

“This recognition by IDC reflects our commitment to helping clients with their most challenging business issues, from strategy through execution.  Ninety percent of U.S. CEO respondents to our 2014 Global CEO Survey told us that data management is a priority to help them get closer to their customers,” said Randy Browning, PwC U.S. Advisory Consulting and Markets Leader. “PwC’s unique ability to bring a holistic approach to leveraging ‘Big Data’ provides clients with industry-specific data analytics and systems integration services designed to help organizations significantly improve the quality and timeliness of business decisions, enabling them to achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace.”

According to IDC’s 2014 Global Business Analytics Consulting and Systems Integration Services Buyer Perception Survey, clients highlighted PwC to be the most strong in the following areas:

  • Achieving desired business outcomes
  • Managing vendor staff turnover during a project’s lifetime
  • Providing functional insights and competence

The IDC report reveals that through business analytics consulting, PwC helps clients design and deliver a range of analytics and data-driven strategies and solutions that include creating new business models, improving performance through better decision making, and transforming business processes and operations. Having worked with numerous global clients, PwC has developed a portfolio of custom and reusable algorithms, models, analytical techniques, and interactive visualizations that help clients quickly explore common challenges, including estimating market demand, identifying customer needs, and better understanding socio-economic implications in new markets.

“We are pleased that IDC has recognized that our sophisticated data and analytics techniques help our clients improve their current business performance and pursue breakthrough innovations”, said Paul Blase, PwC’s US Analytics Leader. “We believe PwC’s investment in analytics accelerators to bring clients data solutions, including our large library of proprietary integrated data sets and benchmarks, analytic apps and platforms, along with our relationships with leading analytics and data companies and institutions, set us apart in this space and enable our clients to make better and faster business decisions.”

Additionally, the IDC report also finds that PwC offers clients extensive assistance with implementation and support services. PwC's information management offerings include information strategy, data architecture and governance, and implementation capabilities in a variety of areas, such as business intelligence, data warehousing, emerging technologies (i.e., cloud, big data) and master data management. When coupled with the Business Analytics capabilities and other consulting services such as strategy, finance effectiveness, risk management, people and change, and others, IDC believes PwC brings to life the "from strategy to execution" experience for clients.

This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the business analytics consulting and systems integration services providers through the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain success in the business analytics consulting and systems integration services market. This IDC MarketScape covers a variety of vendors participating in the business analytics consulting and systems integration services space. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses vendors relative to the criteria and to one another and highlights the factors expected to be the most influential for success in the market in both the short term and the long term.

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About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Analytics Consulting and Systems Integration Services 2014 Vendor Assessment – May 2014 (IDC

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