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PwC Named a Leader in Business Intelligence Services by Independent Research Firm

PwC is one of the providers that offers a strong choice for business intelligence service buyers; Firm's ability to help clients align business strategy and technology implementation highlighted

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced it was named a leader in the October, 2012 "The Forrester Wave™: Business Intelligence Services Providers, Q4 2012" report by Forrester Research, Inc.  In the report, Forrester evaluated business intelligence service providers on 53 criteria and recognized PwC as among the 12 elite leaders that offer strong choices for Business Intelligence (BI) service buyers.

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"Organizations today face the enormous challenge of gleaning the right kind of information from massive amounts of data in order to inform their decision-making process and drive growth, improve margin and manage risk.  The right business intelligence strategy, facilitated by a variety of technologies, can help companies make business decisions with confidence and clarity," said Tom DeGarmo, principal and PwC's Global and U.S. Technology Consulting Leader. "We believe that being a Leader in Forrester's BI Service Providers report reflects our focus as a business integrator to help clients address their most complex business challenges from strategy through execution."

According to the report, "PwC is a strong fit for complex transformational projects in which it helps clients develop and align business strategy and technology implementation.  PwC's advanced analytics center of excellence helps clients in areas such as applied analytics, statistics, advanced simulation, and business intelligence.  PwC has information management competencies tied to BI that include enterprise data management, enterprise content management, and information strategy, architecture, and governance. Major verticals of focus for PwC's BI practice include health, financial services, products and services, and public sector. PwC has alliances with major BI vendors including Oracle, SAP, HP and Microsoft."

"Margin improvement is top of mind for all companies, but mining data to inform business decisions can be daunting.  Using advanced modeling techniques can help a company address operational inefficiency, provide a high touch, customized consumer experience, or determine a specific product's potential in a new market,"  added PwC's DeGarmo. "Unlocking value from a company's BI strategy depends ultimately on how well it uses its data and analyzes it to convert insights into action."

For more information, visit: www.pwc.com/us/consulting.

About PwC's Advisory Practice
PwC's Advisory professionals help organizations improve business performance, respond quickly and effectively to crisis, and extract value from transactions. We understand our clients' industries and unique business challenges, and look across the entire organization — focusing on strategy, structure, people, process and technology — to help clients build their next competitive advantage.  See www.pwc.com/us/consulting for more information or follow us @PwCAdvisory.

About the PwC Network
PwC firms help organizations and individuals create the value they're looking for. We're a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 180,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Tell us what matters to you and find out more by visiting us at www.pwc.com.

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