New IDC MarketScape Provides a Vendor Assessment of the Worldwide Microsoft Enterprise Applications Implementation Services Market for 2015

(PresseBox) (Frankfurt am Main, ) International Data Corporation (IDC ) has published a new MarketScape vendor assessment profiling a variety of vendors participating in the worldwide Microsoft enterprise applications implementation services market. The analysis revealed that buyers believe the primary characteristic required for a Microsoft enterprise applications services project to be successful at a worldwide level was the "ability to achieve desired business outcomes."

The study, IDC MarketScape : Worldwide Microsoft Enterprise Applications Implementation Services Ecosystem 2015 Vendor Assessment (IDC #US40150215), profiled ten vendors participating in the worldwide Microsoft enterprise applications implementation services market. Of the vendors assessed, IDC named Accenture/Avanade, HCL, and TCS as "Leaders" in the space for 2015.

"This is IDC's first-ever evaluation of the Microsoft enterprise applications implementation services ecosystem, and it will help IT buyers evaluate which service providers to consider," said Ali Zaidi , Research Manager, IT Consulting and Systems Integration Business Strategies at IDC.

"Interestingly, vendors' R&D and innovation skills showed the greatest differentiation during our evaluation," added Gard Little , Research Director, IT Consulting and Systems Integration Business Strategies at IDC, "Increasingly, innovation matters to more buyers, so evaluating vendor resources co-located with Microsoft's research labs, or vendor innovation teams that leverage Microsoft IP are some of the key attributes we evaluated."

This IDC study presents a vendor assessment of the 2015 worldwide Microsoft enterprise applications implementation services market using the IDC MarketScape model. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses vendors relative to the criteria and one another and highlights the factors expected to be the most influential for success in the market during both the short term and the long term.

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape criteria selection, weightings, and vendor scores represent well-researched IDC judgment about the market and specific vendors. IDC analysts tailor the range of standard characteristics by which vendors are measured through structured discussions, surveys, and interviews with market leaders, participants, and end users. Market weightings are based on user interviews, buyer surveys, and the input of a review board of IDC experts in each market. IDC analysts base individual vendor scores, and ultimately vendor positions on the IDC MarketScape, on detailed surveys and interviews with the vendors, publicly available information, and end-user experiences in an effort to provide an accurate and consistent assessment of each vendor's characteristics, behavior, and capability.

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