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PwC Named a Leader in Four IDC MarketScape Reports for Business Consulting Services: Worldwide, Americas, EMEA, and Asia/Pacific

April 15, 2013

PwC’s global ability to provide a full spectrum of business consulting services from strategy through execution highlighted

NEW YORK, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — PwC US today announced the firm was selected as a “Leader” in four IDC MarketScape reports on Business Consulting Services in the following regions: Worldwide, Americas, EMEA and Asia/Pacific.

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“We believe this recognition underscores the breadth and consistency of our Advisory services capabilities in the U.S. and around the world,” said Dana Mcilwain, PwC Vice Chairman and U.S. Advisory Leader. “We are focused on helping our clients make the right decisions for their organizations, working together with them to drive innovation and growth, improve performance, manage talent and create value-enhancing and sustainable change, from strategy through execution.”

PwC’s consulting services and accolades are summarized in each report:

  • Worldwide, PricewaterhouseCoopers is seen as most capable of all firms at helping clients reduce costs. PwC is also considered the most capable at leveraging local and global staff appropriately. Organizations describe PwC as among the most capable at delivering value-creating innovation and improving its overall commercial performance. Additionally, the firm is considered to be among the most capable at helping clients achieve the objectives of identifying and implementing options for growth, complying with regulations, and creating a more effective business. Consultant teams from PwC are viewed as among the best at maximizing the value of the project and meeting project timelines. PwC “delivers excellent service” in a “timely and professional” manner. “Exhibiting the strength to solve issues,” PwC’s “supportive and innovative” consultant teams “deliver very flexible and practical services” and are praised for “driving innovation” in their projects.”
  • In the Americas, PwC is seen as the most capable firm across a number of categories important to consultant buyers. PwC is considered the most capable at directly improving overall commercial performance, helping drive innovation, creating more effective businesses, and improving operational efficiency. Organizations in the Americas further regard PwC as the most capable of all firms across such operational metrics as leveraging local and global staff appropriately, maximizing the value of a project, providing functional or technical insights, and remaining independent from its recommended technology or outsource solutions. Clients view PwC as among the most capable at delivering value-creating innovation, directly improving overall commercial performance, and helping them expand into new markets, identify options for growth, and manage risk. PwC is also considered among the best firms for integrating appropriate analytics into an engagement and meeting project timelines.”
  • In Europe, PwC is seen as the most capable of all firms at helping enterprises create a more effective business. PwC is also identified as the best at integrating appropriate analytics into an engagement, remaining independent from the technology or outsource solutions it recommends, and transferring knowledge to the client. Moreover, PwC is seen as among the most capable at helping clients expand into new markets or geographies and supporting business change across an organization. Consultant buyers regard PwC as among the best at integrating its project team with a client’s, introducing appropriate analytics into an engagement, and providing industry insights.”
  • In Asia, PwC is regarded as the most capable of all firms at helping drive innovation through an organization; at helping organizations improve operational efficiency; at providing functional, technical, and industry insights; and at supporting business change across an organization. PwC is also singled out as the best at providing the necessary spectrum of business consulting services. Moreover, PwC is seen as among the most capable at helping clients expand into new markets or geographies, identify and implement options for growth, manage risk, and create more effective businesses. Other perceived strengths for PwC include helping organizations leverage talent, providing industry insights, and supporting business change across organizations.”

IDC’s evaluation is based on a comprehensive framework and set of parameters expected to be most conducive to success in providing business consulting services during both the short and long term. A significant and unique component of this evaluation is the inclusion of the perception of business consulting buyers of both the key characteristic and the capabilities of the consulting providers.

For more information about PwC, visit: www.pwc.com/us/consulting

About IDC MarketScape

The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) 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 IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

Sources:

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Consulting Services 2013 Vendor Analysis – February 2013 (IDC #239484)

IDC MarketScape: Americas Business Consulting Services 2013 Vendor Analysis – February 2013 (IDC ##239482)

IDC MarketScape: EMEA Business Consulting Services 2013 Vendor Analysis – February 2013 (IDC #239504)

IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Business Consulting Services 2013 Vendor Analysis – February 2013 (IDC #239483)

About PwC’s Advisory Practice

PwC’s Advisory professionals help organizations improve business performance, respond quickly and effectively to crisis, and extract value from transactions. We understand our clients’ industries and unique business challenges, and look across the entire organization — focusing on strategy, structure, people, process and technology — to help clients build their next competitive advantage. See www.pwc.com/us/consulting for more information or follow us @PwCAdvisory.

About PwC US

PwC US helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a member of the PwC network of firms in 158 countries with more than 180,000 people. We’re committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Tell us what matters to you and find out more by visiting us at www.pwc.com/US.

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