EY is named a leader in IDC MarketScape on strategy consulting

London, 28 July 2014

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EY announces today that its Strategy Consulting Services practice has been named a leader in this year’s IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Strategy Consulting Services 2014 Vendor Analysis. 1According to the IDC MarketScape, EY is seen as the most capable of all organizations at delivering value-creating innovation.

This IDC MarketScape is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor’s success in the marketplace. A significant and unique component of the evaluation is the inclusion of business consulting buyers’ perception of both the key characteristics and the capabilities of consulting providers. 

The report acknowledges EY’s global reach, its extensive worldwide business network and its successful integration of its organization to form single management units in its Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) regions. 

Cheryl Grise, EY’s Global Strategy Leader, says: “We are honored to be named a leader in strategy consulting and to be recognized as the most capable at delivering value-creating innovation. EY is helping clients to build a better working world through the application of strategies that foster growth, while addressing risk and creating impactful business strategies, supporting change and transferring knowledge to clients.  

“We attribute this fantastic result to our approach of combining risk with performance improvement, and seeking out the best talent, developing new methodologies, strengthening service delivery and having a strong go-to-market approach.”

Cushing Anderson, Vice President, Business Consulting Services, IDC, says: “Clients consider EY to be better than many of its peers at helping them identify and implement strategic options for growth. EY is also regarded as being good at maximizing the value of a client project, supporting business change across the organization, and transferring knowledge to the client.” 

EY’s global strategy group provides skills across three key platforms: Innovation & Digital Enterprise Strategy, Industry & Market Strategy and Strategic Transformation.

1IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Strategy Consulting Services 2014 Vendor Analysis #249462, July 2014


About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. 

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com

This news release has been issued by EYGM Limited, a member of the global EY organization that also does not provide any services to clients. 

About IDC MarketScape

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