Accenture has been ranked No 1 on the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals' (IAOP) Global Outsourcing 100 list, marking the second consecutive year that Accenture has topped this ranking of the world's best outsourcing providers.
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) is the global, standard-setting organisation and advocate for the outsourcing profession.
Accenture is said to be the largest consulting firm in the world, and generated net revenues of $23.39 billion for the fiscal year ended 31 August 2008. It has over181,000 people serving clients in over 120 countries.
The Global Outsourcing 100 is designed to help companies compare and select service providers using an objective methodology. Providers are ranked on quality following a rigorously judged application process that examines 18 criteria. The final rankings are based on a weighted average of the judges' scores on demonstrated competencies, size, growth, management capabilities and customer references.
''Companies around the world use IAOP's Global Outsourcing 100 to make smarter buying decisions,'' said Michael Corbett, IAOP chairman. ''We're proud of the program and very appreciative of all the great companies that put so much effort into the application and evaluation process. Accenture's No. 1 ranking is a testament not only to its outsourcing capabilities but to the way it brings leadership and a commitment to excellence to everything it does.''
Kevin Campbell, Accenture's group chief executive, outsourcing, said, ''ranking is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the 85,000 Accenture men and women around the world who provide outsourcing services that can help our clients improve their business performance, create new business value and innovate to stay ahead of the marketplace.''
Accenture provides application, infrastructure and business processing outsourcing services to more than 600 private- and public-sector clients across more than 30 industries. It is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.