PwC named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Consulting Services 2018 Vendor Assessment

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08 March, 2018

Noted for strengths in end-to-end cohesive services, digital innovation expertise and a strong global network of partnerships

PwC has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Consulting Services 2018 Vendor Assessment (DOC # US42761918, March 2018). The IDC MarketScape’s analysis is based upon two key criteria. The first is a series of interviews with firm Leaders. The second is an end-user client survey.

Based upon these measurement criteria, PwC was recognized for its global focus, extensive network of strategic alliances and end-to-end service offerings, with particular note of its offerings in digital and innovation. PwC works closely with technology partners, including Google, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and GE, building strategic partnerships that lead to shared learnings and increased access to expertise for their clients.

IDC MarketScape Worldwide Business Consulting Services, 2018

The IDC MarketScape report states, “Combining deep industry knowledge with functional business and technical skill, all supported by its global network, PwC helps organizations build the next competitive advantage. The firm works to deliver impact and value from strategy through execution, — drawing on the functional skills evident across the firm, including strategy, operations, finance, people and organization, customer, design, analytics, portfolio and program management, technology, forensics, digital, deals, tax, transformation, and risk regulatory and compliance issues.”

The report also notes PwC’s Business, eXperience, and Technology (BXT) philosophy, which, coupled with PwC’s other functional area expertise, allows for large-scale transformation, stating, “Using the Business, eXperience, and Technology (BXT) philosophy, the digital team's integration on projects across the network delivers exponential value. PwC has expanded its digital consulting business with a focus on acquiring enhanced capabilities in disruptive strategy, digital customer engagement and experience, data and analytics, digital business operations, and 3rd Platform technology. These skills, in combination with PwC's more traditional business strategy offerings, help clients with large-scale transformation and guide businesses from strategy through to successful execution.”

The IDC MarketScape also says, “PwC's awards speak to the strength and diversity of PwC's global network — its ability to listen to and understand clients and work with them to forecast their future needs. A global presence and local knowledge of individual markets and sectors is brought to each client, helping them move strategically through a global landscape of rapid change.”

Cushing Anderson, Program Vice President, Business Consulting Services, IDC, says, “Worldwide, PwC is considered to excel at offering high-quality staff to support engagements and at supporting business change across client organizations. Moreover, clients say PwC is among the best at helping them reduce costs and improve operational efficiency. PwC teams are viewed as some of the strongest at maximizing project value and providing functional insights and competence.”

Miles Everson, PwC’s Global Advisory Leader, said: "We are honoured to be named a Leader in this IDC MarketScape. Our focus is on our clients’ vision and we bring to the table the right combination of service providers to make their vision a reality. In this increasingly global and rapidly evolving marketplace, we offer 360 degree business consulting services with an eye on implementation, sustainability and innovative solutions."

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

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