PwC Chosen as a Leader in IDC MarketScape for Organizational and Change Consulting

Oct 23, 2013, 09:12 ET from PwC US

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced that it has been selected as a leader in the "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Organizational and Change Consulting Services 2013 Vendor Analysis" report.

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"This recognition from IDC underscores PwC's ability to help organizations deal with complex organizational and change management issues from strategy through execution," said Scott Hefter, Advisory principal and U.S. Management Consulting leader, PwC. "In today's competitive business environment, we are committed to helping organizations remain agile and innovative in their people strategies in order to stay efficient and meet their future growth objectives."

According to the IDC Marketscape report, "PwC's work with multinational companies has shown the need for alignment between strategic intent, role accountabilities, performance management, and risk to drive the right behaviors and business outcomes."

PwC's global capabilities cover all aspects of human resource consulting, including HR strategy, HR analytics, workforce planning, talent management, compensation and benefits consulting, leadership and culture, change management, organizational design, HR transformation, and communications. PwC's team consists of over 7,500 specialists in 120 countries working together to help clients improve the return on their investment in human capital and more fully support critical business strategies.

"While business processes and strategies are fundamental to organizational success, we understand that an engaged workforce is critical to organizations across industries," said Scott Olsen, Tax principal and U.S. Human Resources Services leader, PwC. "We help clients create approaches that enable them to leverage their employees' skills as they face today's challenges. Being named a leader by IDC in this space highlights our ability to guide organizations as they look to build a more successful and profitable future."

The report also states: "In organizational consulting, PwC is seen as most capable of all firms at leveraging local and global staff appropriately. In addition, PwC is considered to be among the most capable at directly improving clients' overall commercial performance, integrating risk awareness and solutions within other consulting engagements, providing industry insights and competence, offering the necessary spectrum of business consulting services, and transferring knowledge to the client."

The IDC study is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace and help anticipate the vendor's ascendancy. This study assesses the capability and business strategy of many of the leading business consulting firms. This evaluation is based on a comprehensive framework and set of parameters expected to be most conducive to success in providing business consulting services during both the short term and the long term.

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About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific 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 IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Organizational and Change Consulting Services 2013 Vendor Analysis- August 2013 (IDC #242359)

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