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ALM Intelligence Identifies Best Business Strategy & Planning Consultants

2018 Vanguard Buyer Ratings Guide Rates Global Providers and Specialists

New York, NY – July 10, 2018 – ALM Intelligence – Consulting division, previously known as Kennedy Consulting, has released its 2018 ratings of Business Strategy & Planning consulting providers. Six firms were identified as leaders in the consulting industry: Bain & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, goetzpartners, McKinsey & Company, and PwC.

“The shift to outcomes-based consulting is belatedly infiltrating strategy, while at the same time the increasing convergence of company business models around more fluid assets like data and customer experience is altering the nature of competitive advantage,” said Nathan Simon, Senior Director of Research at ALM Intelligence. “The old way combined these trends in a significant way, recasting of both the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of business strategy and planning consulting service delivery.”

Providers that attained challenger status include: A.T. Kearney, EY, KPMG, Marakon, and PA Consulting. Other firms that were rated include: Accenture, AlixPartners, BearingPoint, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capgemini, IBM, L.E.K. Consulting, North Highland, Oliver Wyman, PointB, Prophet, and Roland Berger.

ALM’s Vanguard research series assesses firms in terms of their relative ability to create impact for their clients. In addition to its overall rating assessments of consulting providers’ depth and breadth of capabilities and best-in-class provider designations, this series includes detailed capability evaluations for each covered provider as well as a qualitative analysis of their consulting organization, approach, and service delivery model.

For more information or to obtain the full version of The ALM Vanguard: Best Business Strategy & Planning Consultants, visit the ALM Intelligence website: www.alm.com/intelligence/consulting-industry

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