KPMG and Microsoft announced their association to offer data and analytics services, cloud compliance and transformation, and business solutions.
KPMG will benefit by providing technology including advanced big data and analytic solutions built on Power BI and SQL Server, hybrid cloud technology from Windows Server and Microsoft Azure, and business solutions powered by Microsoft Dynamics.
Microsoft will gain from KPMG’s reach and knowledge as an advisor to the C-suite.
Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of the Cloud and Enterprise at Microsoft, said: “KPMG’s experience in business transformation combined with Microsoft Azure, SQL Server, Power BI and Dynamics will help our mutual customers compete in today’s mobile first, cloud first world.”
KPMG has already guided over 100 enterprise customers using Microsoft’s Business Intelligence (BI), Analytics and Microsoft Dynamics products to transform their business operations.
The strategic partnership — based on Microsoft’s Azure, Dynamics and data platforms — will allow Microsoft and KPMG member firms to develop and deploy solutions and services that will help address their main challenges.
Enterprises can achieve the business potential of one global, scalable platform which can deliver cloud-based solutions for Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Data and Analytics for transforming the business, while maintaining regulatory and compliance requirements.
Enterprise clients can benefit from increased performance and productivity with a new, integrated data and analytics platform and Microsoft’s data solutions within the cloud.
Clients will also benefit from new cloud compliance and cloud transformation offerings. Microsoft will provide hybrid cloud technologies. KPMG will work with enterprise clients to ensure compliance requirements, supply expert know-how and change management expertise.
KPMG will use Microsoft’s Dynamics Enterprise Resource Planning and CRM Solutions to further its technology-enabled transformation and customer and growth engines.
Mark Goodburn, global head of Advisory at KPMG, said: “The CEOs I talk to are increasingly looking for KPMG to combine our business expertise with the power of new technology to better help them transform their business.”
Earlier, KPMG International announced that it has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape Worldwide Digital Enterprise Strategy Consulting Services 2015 Vendor Assessment.
The IDC report evaluated the capabilities and business strategies of leading firms in the digital enterprise strategy consulting services marketplace and highlighted KPMG’s ability to capture and leverage data to improve customer service.