Global outsourcing and consultancy firm Accenture has been recognized for the end-to-end lifecycle of its business analytic services. The firm has been named a ‘Leader’ in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Analytics Consulting and Systems Integration Services 2018 Vendor Assessment. IDC also recognized the high quality of Accenture’s marketing strategy and resources, and highlighted its Applied Intelligence practice. Narendra Mulani, chief analytics officer at Accenture Applied Intelligence, said the company continues to receive recognition for combining the best in artificial intelligence and data science with its deep industry and technology expertise. The report, which reflects IDC’s analysis of its clients, evaluated Accenture and 11 other business analytics consulting and systems integration services providers. It is the third recognition that Accenture has received for its data and analytics services in 2018.