New offerings to be highlighted at Envision expand KPMG’s strategic alliance with Microsoft, combine innovative thinking and leading-edge technology
KPMG LLP and KPMG International today announced new Microsoft offerings in data and analytics (D&A), cloud transformation and compliance (CTC), and customer relationship management (CRM) to help clients transform their businesses and accelerate growth in a trusted cloud environment.
Announced at Microsoft Envision, the offerings expand KPMG’s strategic alliance with Microsoft and combine Microsoft leading-edge technology, industry insight and innovative thinking with KPMG’s proven excellence in managing complex global projects.
“The strength of our respective brands combined with KPMG member firms’ suite of capabilities and methodologies and Microsoft’s industry-leading platforms for enterprise transformation will help ensure clients feel confident as they make the journey to the cloud,” said Jens Rassloff, global lead partner for the Microsoft alliance, KPMG in Germany. “Currently, more than 40 KPMG member firms have dedicated teams working with Microsoft.”
“Over the past 12 months, we’ve made great progress in our expanded collaboration with KPMG. Around the globe, we’re successfully bringing together KPMG’s business transformation expertise with Microsoft’s industry-leading cloud technologies and business solutions to give companies the combined business and technological strengths they need to be successful,” said Ulrich Homann, Distinguished Architect, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft Corp.
KPMG is launching new D&A strategy and platform capabilities that address key client issues in financial analysis and operational performance. The solutions are based on the KPMG D&A Core Platform, run on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, and powered by the Cortana Intelligence Suite.
The application of machine learning, custom visuals and process mining provide key benefits, such as enabling automation, optimization and increased efficiency in tax, financial supply chain and workforce management. The solutions’ robust analytics capabilities for complex data streams deliver tangible, trustworthy insights to help clients address risk, cost and growth.
KPMG is showcasing the KPMG-Microsoft CTC offering, which combines KPMG’s risk management and business transformation experience with the cloud-based technologies of Microsoft. KPMG member firms are trusted advisers when Microsoft needs to assess and validate Azure compliance to global regulations. Cloud transformation delivers industry-focused, innovative architectures and cloud-management capabilities configured for and integrated with Azure and the legacy environment. The offering helps clients efficiently and securely move to the cloud, while improving their ability to adopt disruptive technologies and meet changing customer demands.
To support a customer-focused business transformation, KPMG is developing a CRM Services offering based on the Microsoft Dynamics platform. The offering rethinks traditional paradigms in CRM and reimagines the space based on experiences across the customer lifecycle, supported by leading-edge technologies. The offering utilizes KPMG’s Microsoft-certified Dynamics professionals, who understand the complexities of transformation and its impact on the marketing, sales and service organizations.
At this year’s Microsoft Envision, April 4 – 6 in New Orleans, KPMG professionals will provide their perspectives on how companies can transform their business using the innovative solutions of Microsoft. During the event, KPMG professionals will lead the following information-sharing sessions:
|Thomas Erwin, KPMG in Germany
Cory Hrncirik, Microsoft
|Running a Data Driven Company||Monday, April 4
2:45 pm -3:30 pm CT
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm CT
|Michael Herman, KPMG in the US
Hayden Stafford, Microsoft
|Leading Transformation in the Digital Age: Are You a Disruptor?||Tuesday, April 5
10:45 am -11:30 am CT
|Matteo Colombo, KPMG in the US||Improve Your Financial Processes, Controls and Cost Effectiveness Using the Cortana Intelligence Suite with KPMG||Tuesday, April 5
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT
|Kesavan Sampanthar, KPMG in the US
Jeanne Johnson, KPMG in the US
|Taming Disruption through Data & Analytics with KPMG||Tuesday, April 5
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CT
Along with these presentations, attendees of Microsoft Envision can learn more about KPMG’s insights and view demonstrations of these new offerings by visiting Booth #609. KPMG is a Gold-level sponsor of Microsoft Envision.
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