Top Ranked

Best Consulting Firms in Each Practice Area

Consultants across the nation rate the top firms in their practice areas.

  • Survey Methodology

    Vault asked consultants to rank the best firms in several areas of business focus. Consultants were allowed to vote for up to three firms as the best in each area, but could NOT vote for their own firm.

    The practice areas are:

    • Defense Consulting*
    • Economic Consulting
    • Energy Consulting
    • Financial Consulting
    • Health Care Consulting
    • IT Operations Consulting*
    • IT Strategy Consulting*
    • Human Resources Consulting
    • Management Consulting
    • Operations Consulting
    • Public Sector Consulting
    • Retail Consulting*
    • Strategy Consulting

    *Denotes a new category for 2013-14

  • Ranking History

2014 Best Consulting Firms for IT Strategy Consulting

1
% OF VOTES
54.69

Accenture

Accenture is a success story by any measure. The company's history has been more than 60 years in the making-from the earliest days as a pioneer in the...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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2
% OF VOTES
45.98

IBM Global Services

IBM Global Services works hard to make clients' businesses work better.  The group includes IBM's consulting, systems integration and applications...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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3
% OF VOTES
27.68

Deloitte Consulting LLP

With more than 68,000 professionals, Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries work in four key business areas-audit, risk and financial advisory, tax, and...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
N/A
4
% OF VOTES
14.59

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a privately owned management consulting firm. Roundly considered to be the most prestigious company of its kind, it has...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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5
% OF VOTES
10.59

Capgemini

With more than 125,000 employees spread across 44 countries, Capgemini is a leading global provider of technology, consulting and outsourcing services....

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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5
% OF VOTES
10.59

Oracle Consulting

Along with Microsoft and IBM, Oracle is one of the three largest software companies in the world. It specializes in database and middleware software, as...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
N/A
6
% OF VOTES
8.32

Cisco Systems, Inc. (IT Consulting)

Cisco Systems designs, makes and sells internet protocol-based networking products, as well as other products used in the communications and IT...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
N/A
7
% OF VOTES
7.71

Gartner, Inc.

One of the more recognizable names in the consulting world, Gartner is a firm whose reputation is built on its capabilities in technology research and...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
N/A
8
% OF VOTES
7.54

Booz Allen Hamilton

With roots that can be traced back almost a century, Booz Allen Hamilton has carved its own place in the consulting industry as an indispensible advisor...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
N/A
9
% OF VOTES
7.38

SAP Services (IT Consulting)

SAP is the world's third-largest independent software manufacturer, based on market capitalization-a stat that makes the firm one of the world leaders in...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
N/A
10
% OF VOTES
7.27

The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.

The name may sound local, but The Boston Consulting Group's reach-and expertise-is anything but. With over 10,000 employees in 82 offices in 46...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
N/A
11
% OF VOTES
5.55

Infosys Consulting Inc.

Parent and child Created in 2004, Infosys Consulting is an off-shoot of Indian tech outsourcing and business consulting giant...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
N/A
12
% OF VOTES
4.71

Bain & Company

Founded in 1973, Bain is one of the world's most prestigious consulting firms. Today Bain & Company is one of the world's most respected companies....

TRENDING

2013 Rank
N/A
13
% OF VOTES
3.94

Strategy&, part of the PwC network

Strategy& is the global strategy consulting business of Big 4 professional services firm PwC. Formerly Booz & Company, the firm was acquired by...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
N/A
14
% OF VOTES
3.66

HP Services

**NOTE: In March 2015, HP announced that it would be splitting into 2 separate companies, effective November 2015: HP Inc., which will house the printer...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
N/A
15
% OF VOTES
3.55

Tata Consultancy Services

A new world wonder Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is a leading provider of IT services, business solutions and outsourcing.  Through its global...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
N/A
16
% OF VOTES
3.33

CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation)

1, 2, 3, it's as easy as CSC With a lineage that goes back to 1959, CSC is one of the granddaddies of the IT services industry-and it's still...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
N/A
17
% OF VOTES
3.11

Cognizant

Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
N/A
18
% OF VOTES
2.94

KPMG LLP (Consulting Practice)

Professional services giant KPMG International operates as an international network of independent member firms, which includes KPMG LLP, the U.S. member...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
N/A
19
% OF VOTES
2.83

Slalom Consulting

Founded in Seattle in 2001, Slalom Consulting is a management and strategy IT implementation firm that places a strong emphasis on work-life balance;...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
N/A
20
% OF VOTES
2.66

Lockheed Martin Corporation (IT Consulting)

Lockheed Martin is a global security company focused on domestic and foreign defense and civil markets, with the U.S. Department of Defense and other...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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