The Big Four (PwC, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG), Accenture and IBM are 'leaders' in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Asia) market for business consulting services. This follows from a market investigation of the independent analysts’ office IDC. 'Major players' are McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, BearingPoint and CSC. The largest business consultant in the region when turnover is considered is Deloitte Consulting.
In the study, IDC assesses the capability of business consulting firms using quantitative and qualitative analysis. Sources include data research, company services and performance interviews with consultants, the perception of buyers of consulting services and input from an expert board.
The Y-axis, Capabilities, reflects the current capabilities of advisory firms and how well aligned it is to customer needs. The capabilities category focuses on the capabilities of the company and services today, here, and now. Under this category, IDC looks at how well a provider is building/delivering capabilities that enable it to execute its chosen strategy in the market.
The Strategies axis indicates how well the strategy of a consulting firm aligns with what customers will require in three to five years. The strategies category focuses on high-level strategic decisions and underlying assumptions about offerings, customer segments, business, and go-to-market plans for the future.
The size of the bubble provides the market share of a consulting firm in the European business consulting market. A (+), (-), or () icon indicates whether or not the consulting firm is growing faster, slower, or even with overall market growth.