Part of our ongoing coverage of the data and analytics marketplace involves the various companies that make up the space. Providers that offer analytics products and services come in many different shapes and sizes, and it’s common for the eye to focus on the shiny new toy; the providers offering something we’ve never seen before. While those trends are certainly worth keeping tabs on, we recognize that reporting on the pillars of the market may be even more beneficial given the ease with which they are recognized.
The following providers have recently been named leaders in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data and Analytics Service Providers, Worldwide, and while each company’s market share differs, these companies shape the foundation of this market. Emerging providers can only hope to replicate the kind of success that these cornerstones have earned over a period of time. These companies stand out as rock-solid cornerstones that offer options for a wide variety of use cases, making them the most trustworthy of the bunch.
Deloitte is a collection of professionals belonging to independent firms that provide audit and assurance, consulting, risk and financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services to select clients. Each member firm provides services in particular geographic areas and act as separate and independent entities. They offer services to many of the world’s most prominent brands, including many in the Fortune 500.
Accenture provides services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations. They have partnerships with three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, and specialize in 40 separate industries. The firm uses a proprietary architecture to combine its capabilities, as well as organizations such as MIT and Singularity to uncover insights. Accenture touts more than 200,000 people that serve companies in 120 countries.
IBM Global Business Services is the professional services wing of IBM. It’s made up of business and technology experts and includes two major divisions: IBM Global Business Services and IBM Global Technology Services. IBM utilizes its breadth of experience in cognitive, automation, and cloud to help its customers in the BI and analytics marketplace, both as a technology provider and consultancy.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is the second-largest professional services firm in the world. The company is made up of a network of firms located in nearly 160 countries. According to Forbes, PwC is the fifth-biggest company in the United States. PwC’s professional services include audit and assurance, tax, and consulting that cover cybersecurity and privacy, human resources, deals, and forensics.
Ernst & Young (EY) is a global professional services company and one of the “big four” accounting firms. EY offers for main service lines, including assurance (financial audit and accounting), tax, advisory, and transaction advisory services. EY refers to the global organization, but the whole is made up of member firms that act as separate entities. The firm touts more than 190,000 people from a number of disciplines.
Capgemini is a consultancy specializing in technology services and digital transformation. The firm’s main offerings include strategy and operations support. Capgemini touts more than 200,000 team members in 40 countries. The firm’s regional operations include North and South America, Northern Europe, and Asia Pacific and Central and Southern Europe. Capgemini offers its services through four main channels: consulting, technology, outsourcing, and local professional services.
KPMG is a professional services company based in the Netherlands. The firm employs 189,000 people and has three main lines of services, including financial audit, tax, and advisory. Its tax and advisory services are divided further into more distinct service groups. KPMG’s support services include finance, HR, IT, and facilities. The firm is made up of a network of independent member companies, and clients range from corporations to public sector agencies.
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