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ALM Intelligence Identifies Best Corporate Services Consultants

2018 Vanguard Buyer Ratings Guide Rates Global Providers and Specialists

New York, NY – November 28, 2018 – ALM Intelligence – Consulting division, previously known as Kennedy Consulting, has released its 2018 ratings of Corporate Services consulting providers. Seven firms were identified as leaders in the consulting industry: Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, EY, KPMG, McKinsey & Company, North Highland, and PwC. ALM Intelligence defines corporate services consulting as professional services focused on improving the organization’s back-office operations.

“Business leaders are beginning to notice signs that an economic downturn is brewing and are stepping up their investments in back office improvements to stay ahead of the curve on cost transformation,” said Liz DeVito, Associate Director at ALM Intelligence. “At the same time, there is a growing perspective that these functions are sources of value capable of driving the strategic growth agenda. Consultants are responding in new ways to help clients build customer-centric operations and digitized process flows across front, middle, and back offices to better meet the expectations of internal and external customers.”

Providers that attained challenger status include: A.T. Kearney, Accenture, Deloitte, PA Consulting, Roland Berger, and ScottMadden. Other firms that were rated include: AlixPartners, BearingPoint, BDO, EFESO Consulting, The Hackett Group, The Highland Group, IBM, Kaiser Associates, L.E.K. Consulting, Oliver Wyman, Redding Consultants, Symphony Ventures, and Technology & Business Integrators.

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: Corporate Services Consulting, visit the ALM Intelligence website:

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