Studies on the major consulting and accounting firms

For executives, it is becoming more and more important – but also more and more difficult – to form an opinion about the areas in which the specific strengths and weaknesses of individual consulting and auditing firms are located. Who are the best advisors when it comes to developing strategies, reducing costs or optimizing processes? Who offers the best audit, tax and advisory services? And it is also becoming increasingly important and difficult for consultants and auditors themselves to determine their own place in the future of the industry. With our studies, we want to help increase the transparency of the market. In the following we have compiled an excerpt of our most important studies of recent years.

Please note: all our studies are published in German.

Germany’s best auditors
2019

Who are the best auditors in Germany? In this study, we looked at the 25 leading companies in the industry and the best auditors for SMEs – in the following disciplines: (1) accounting and annual audit, (2) voluntary audits and certificates, (3) tax planning consulting, (4) personnel-related tax consulting, (5) management consulting, (6) IT consulting, (7) transaction consulting, (8) reorganization and restructuring consulting, (9) legal consulting and (10) digital transformation.

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Management Consulting –
Reputation and competencies in management consulting
Market focus: Switzerland
2019

McKinsey, BCG and Bain are the best consultants in Switzerland. This is the judgement of 437 executives from Swiss companies who we asked about their experiences with the leading consultancies. They gave us information on the performance and competencies of Accenture, AlixPartners, A.T. Kearney, Bain & Company, BearingPoint, Boston Consulting Group, Capgemini, Deloitte, EY, Helbling, Horváth & Partners, Implement Consulting Group, KPMG, McKinsey, Oliver Wyman, PwC, Q-Perior, Roland Berger, Simon Kucher & Partners, Skyadvisory and Strategy&.

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Management Consulting –
Reputation and competencies in management consulting
2018

The consulting market is running better than it has for a long time. And this is already the fourth year in a row. But what consultants really have something to offer? Since 1998, our studies have helped to increase the transparency of the consulting market – practice-oriented, research-based and independent. This year we again asked decision-makers in the German business community about their experiences with leading consultants – board members, managing directors, budget managers and project managers.

In addition to the eight most important classical management consultants – McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Oliver Wyman, Roland Berger, A.T. Kearney, Strategy& and, for the first time, AlixPartners – we focus on the consulting divisions of the four major accounting firms PwC, EY, KPMG and Deloitte, as well as the two most important technologically-oriented consulting firms, Accenture and Capgemini, which also have significant business in management consulting.

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Germany’s best auditors
2018

Who are the best accounting firms in Germany? In this study, we looked at the 20 accountants with the highest turnover – in the following disciplines: (1) accounting and annual audit, (2) voluntary audits and certificates, (3) tax planning consulting, (4) personnel-related tax consulting, (5) management consulting, (6) IT consulting, (7) transaction consulting, (8) restructuring consulting, (9) legal consulting and (10) digital transformation.

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Consulting Impact Study
2016

The question about the effectiveness of consulting projects has always been controversially discussed in business and in the media. In this study we transferred a psychometric model to the consulting market. What, this is the central question of the model, can consultants actually achieve with their clients? Who can show their clients new perspectives that would not have been recognized without the consultant? Who can motivate their clients to take new paths that would not have been taken without the consultant? Who can empower their clients to do something they would not have been able to do without the consultant? When does consulting leave its mark – when does it have the greatest impact?

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Management Consulting –
Reputation and competencies in management consulting
2015

Evaluated consulting firms: McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Bain & Company, A.T. Kearney, Strategy&, Oliver Wyman, Accenture, IBM Global Business Services, Capgemini Consulting, BearingPoint, Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, Ernst & Young.

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Management Consulting –
Reputation and competencies in management consulting
Market focus: Switzerland
2015

Evaluated consulting firms: McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Bain & Company, Strategy&, A.T. Kearney, Oliver Wyman, AlixPartners, Abegglen Management Consultants, Helbling, Accenture, Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, EY.

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Management Consulting –
Reputation and competencies in management consulting
2013

Evaluated consulting firms: McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Bain & Company, Booz & Company, A.T. Kearney, Arthur D. Little, Management Engineers, Oliver Wyman, Accenture, Capgemini Consulting, Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, EY.

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Management Consulting –
Reputation and competencies in management consulting
Market focus: Switzerland
2012

Evaluated consulting firms: A.T. Kearney, Bain & Company, Booz & Company, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company, Helbling Gruppe, Oliver Wyman, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Deloitte Consulting, Ernst & Young Advisory Services, KPMG Advisory, PwC Wirtschaftsberatung.

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Management Consulting –
Reputation and competencies in management consulting
2011

Evaluated consulting firms: A.T. Kearney, Arthur D. Little, Bain & Company, Booz & Co., Boston Consulting Group, Management Engineers, McKinsey & Company, Oliver Wyman, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Simon – Kucher & Partners, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PwC.

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Accounting Firms –
Trends and competencies in audit, tax, advisory
2010

Evaluated accounting firms: BDO Deutsche Warentreuhand, Deloitte, Ebner Stolz Mönning Bachem, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Mazars Hemmelrath, PKF Fasselt Schlage, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rödl & Partner, RölfsPartner, Susat & Partner, Warth & Klein.

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Management Consulting –
Reputation and competencies in management consulting
Market focus: Switzerland
2009

Evaluated consulting firms: A.T. Kearney, Arthur D. Little, Bain & Company, Booz & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte Consulting, Ernst & Young Advisory Services, Helbling Gruppe, KPMG Advisory, McKinsey & Company, Monitor Group, Oliver Wyman, PwC Wirtschaftsberatung, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

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Management Consulting –
Reputation and competencies in management consulting
2009

Evaluated consulting firms: A.T. Kearney, Arthur D. Little, Bain & Company, Booz & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Droege & Comp., Management Engineers, McKinsey & Company, Oliver Wyman, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

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IT Consulting
2008

Evaluated consulting firms: Accenture, Atos Origin, Capgemini, Cirquent, CSC, IBM Business Consulting, IDS Scheer, itelligence, msg systems, SAP Consulting, T-Systems .

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