Business consulting plays an essential role in helping enterprises adapt to the three dominant business strategies: It helps firms retrench within their existing capabilities; align and position for future opportunities; and envision, validate, and execute new strategies and major changes to operations. As a result, business consulting is able to weather economic shifts with less modulation than the economy as a whole. IDC's Business Consulting Services research analyzes the business imperatives that drive business consulting requirements, offers predictions for consulting and advisory services players, and provides strategic guidance to help consulting and advisory services firms compete more effectively.
Markets and Subjects Analyzed
Finance and accounting consulting
Governance, risk, and compliance consulting
Business and transformation consulting
Global business consulting spending review and forecast by region, company size, and vertical industry
Top 10 business consulting players
Comparative capability of different types of consulting firms
Analysis of the distinct business services being offered by advisory firms
Global and regional opportunity for finance, supply chain, and operations consulting
Business Consulting Services: U.S. and Worldwide Forecast and Analysis
IDC MarketScape: Business Consulting Vendor Analysis by Geography and Key Functional Capability
Trends in Consulting and Advisory Services
Emerging Opportunities for Business Consulting Providers
In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.
Key Questions Answered
How can providers win the next consulting bid?
What business issues drive business consulting services requirements?
How will the changes in business consulting market dynamics and the competitive landscape affect the services industry?
How do consulting and outsourcing businesses interrelate?
What key capabilities cause enterprises to choose particular providers?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the leading consulting and advisory firms as perceived by their clients?
Business Consulting Services Research
IDC's Business Consulting Services research examines how consulting services players are positioning themselves to compete in the worldwide and U.S. consulting services market. This service reviews the strategies, market positioning, and future direction of several providers in consulting services, including:
Accenture, A.T. Kearney, Bain & Co., Booz & Co., The Boston Consulting Group, Capgemini, CSC, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Fair Isaac, IBM, KPMG, Kurt Salmon, McKinsey & Co., Mercer Management Consulting, Monitor Group, PA Consulting, Proudfoot Consulting, PwC, Roland Berger, Tata Consultancy Services, and ZS Consulting.
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Whether you are a technology buyer or provider, IDC Insights' research translates today's global end-user requirements and trends into business opportunities for your organization. With dedicated businesses targeting energy, financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail, IDC provides unmatched integration of global technology and vertical industry expertise to deliver industry-specific customer intelligence that gives clients a powerful business advantage.