SOURCE: Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory

Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory

November 23, 2009 10:32 ET

Dynamics Within the Asia Pacific Consulting Marketplace Put Client Organizations and Consultants in a Quandary

Kennedy's Newest Research Offers Actionable Insight Into a Situation That Can't Be Helped by Robust Growth

PETERBOROUGH, NH--(Marketwire - November 23, 2009) - The Asia Pacific consulting marketplace is projected to grow just over $10.5 billion between 2008 and 2012. Though vital compared to the global consulting marketplace overall, the Asia Pacific region is characterized by a distinct set of dynamics challenging both client companies and consultants.

Kennedy's newest research, "Asia Pacific Consulting Marketplace," investigates the difficulty consultancies presently face in striking a balance between local expertise and a global approach. Kennedy analysts portend that if consultancies are to succeed in the richly diverse Asia Pacific consulting market, they must first find their niche and be agile enough to quickly find another, should circumstances dictate.

Clients face a different plight, though it stems directly from that of consultants. Clients are tasked with finding a firm that offers the right niche capabilities for their specific consulting needs. "In the Asia Pacific consulting market, it is impossible for a consulting practice to cover everything well," says Karen Nickel Anhalt, Senior Research Analyst, Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory. "The consulting marketplace in the Asia Pacific region is different from other major regions. In North America and EMEA, 'multi-service' is hot. For consultants in APAC, it's all about finding a sweet spot. Subsequently, it's increasingly critical for clients to study up on consulting practices, and their competition, as part of the sourcing process, especially as more key players enter the market."

"Asia Pacific Consulting Marketplace" shows that five of the largest practices in the Asia Pacific regions are IT consulting and implementation (ITC & I) firms -- four with roots in Asia. The rest are large multinational practices with multi-service capabilities in Management and IT consulting, and in many cases Business Advisory Services (BAS). The research offers a Top-20 ranking of firms serving the Asia Pacific consulting market. It also provides separate rankings by: Management consulting revenue, ITC & I revenue and BAS revenue.

Additionally, the research profiles 15 select practices serving the Asia Pacific consulting market. Each exclusive profile provides a capability valuation of the practice's relative position in each of the geographic markets comprising the Asia Pacific region; details on fiscal-year consulting revenues, including a geographic breakdown; analysis of services emphasis; and key insights and strategy. Profiled practices include: ABeam, The Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Fujitsu Consulting, Hill & Associates, IBM Global Services, KPMG, LG CNS, McKinsey & Co., Mercer, NEC Consulting, NTT Data, Otsuka Shokai, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Since 1970, Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory, a division of Kennedy Information, has been the world's leading source of market analysis on the management consulting and IT consulting industries, serving the most highly regarded professional services firms and Fortune 500 companies across the globe.

Kennedy provides accurate and reliable market sizing and forecasts for consulting services world-wide; needs analysis and vendor profiling for buyers of consulting services; timely and insightful intelligence on the top consulting firms in their respective markets; and operational benchmarks that measure consulting performance. Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory's research spans multiple service areas, client vertical industries, and geographies. Kennedy's stand-alone consulting advisory unit, Kennedy Information Advisors, provides results-oriented strategic guidance to buyers and sellers of consulting services.

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