Accenture takes home Qlik consulting partner of year award for APAC

30 April 2018 4 min. read

Global professional services player Accenture has picked up another annual Consulting Partner Award for its Asia Pacific practice, with the regional nod from business data analytics platform Qlik following a previous vote of approval from Amazon Web Services earlier this month.

Sitting atop the Vault 2018 employer rankings for the Asia Pacific in a range of categories, including Best Consulting Firm for operations consulting and IT strategy and operations, the global tech-minded professional services firm Accenture is further making its local presence felt during the 2018 award season with another gong for Best Consulting Partner, this time by data analytics and business intelligence software developers Qlik.

Leveraging Accenture’s business analytics and performance management offerings with Qlik technology, the partnership enables clients to enhance their interaction and understanding of big data through greater data-discovery and data-visualisation capabilities. Once a Qlik APAC Rookie of the Year award-recipient for 2015, Accenture this year has taken the top prize for Best Consulting and Services Partner for the region at Qlik’s international Qonnections 2018 conference held in Orlando.

The firm also took home the award for the EMEA region, but fell short of the Global award to Big Four firm Deloitte, which also took the global honours for Corporate Social Responsibility Partner of the Year and the regional crown for consulting and services for Latin America. The global MSP (Managed Services Provider) Partner went to SDG Consulting, while the Solution Provider of the Year award for APAC went to Indian IT infrastructure firm Team Computers.

“2017 was another year of growth for Qlik and our modern, platform-based approach to analytics and BI. As Qlik is increasingly adopted across the enterprise, our global partner network plays a key role in helping customers gain the maximum impact from our high-value solutions that meet customer’s BI requirements from a single platform,” said Chris Moore, Senior Vice President of Global Partners and Alliances for Qlik. “We are proud to acknowledge the achievements made in 2017 by Qlik partners, and look forward to continuing our mutual success in 2018.”

Accenture takes home Qlik consulting partner of year award for APAC

The APAC Qlik award follows from the Accenture’s recognition from Amazon Web Services at their annual AWS Partner Summit in Singapore earlier this month, where the firm was named as Consulting Partner of the year for ASEAN for its work across Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines – three of the firm’s Southeast Asian hubs in addition to Singapore and Thailand.

The AWS Awards acknowledge “standout specialists throughout the vendor’s ecosystem, spanning born-in-the-cloud, traditional, consulting and technology partners… building on the AWS Cloud, leveraging emerging technologies such as big data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.” A panel of Amazon experts selected Accenture as Consulting Partner of the Year based on the category criteria of delivering consistently well, developing its AWS business, and growing with AWS throughout the year.

“The winners of the 2018 AWS ASEAN Partner Awards understand that customers can access more than 100 services to innovate in a myriad of ways,” AWS managing director of ASEAN, Nick Walton, said. “This includes some who are bringing entirely new solutions to market, and others who have been working with AWS since the launch of the AWS Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region… AWS partners are adding value to customers across a wide range of industries, from banking and finance, to the public sector, and increasingly, the South East Asian start-up sector.”

Both the banking & finance and start-up sectors have been areas of keen interest for Accenture in Asia, brought together by the firm’s FinTech Innovation Lab accelerator programme, which, with applications opening earlier this month, brings together early-stage financial technology companies and leading financial institutions – having now raised nearly $865 million across its four regional editions, with a third of that global total coming from Asia from just the 33 local alumni.