KPMG was named a “Leader” in the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Business Consulting Services 2013 Vendor Analysis (doc #239484, February 2013), which evaluated 10 firms.
Clients give KPMG the highest ratings for regulatory compliance and integrating risk awareness and solutions into other consulting engagements, according to the global analysis, which also praised the consulting practices of the member firms of KPMG International for their independence in technology and outsourcing advisory.
IDC said KPMG is seen by clients as among the most capable at helping manage risk and improve operational efficiency, maximizing the value of a project on which they are consulting.
“Our success as a firm depends on our ability to create value for our clients. That is, and always will be, our number one priority,” said Mark A. Goodburn, global head of Advisory, KPMG International. “The IDC MarketScape report is a testament to the talent of our people, the breadth and depth of our technical expertise, and our deep industry insights. Consequently, we continue to grow and expand our capabilities worldwide so that we may be of even greater value not only today, but also in the future.”
Overall, buyers were positive about working alongside KPMG member firms stating they are professional, efficient, innovative, reliable and focused on delivering quality service.
“KPMG’s business consulting practices have a long and successful history of addressing the complex issues facing our clients. This recognition from IDC reinforces our strength in the marketplace,” said Lynne M. Doughtie, vice chair of Advisory, KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm.
The IDC analysis assessed the capability and business strategy of the firms based on what IDC describes as “a comprehensive framework and set of parameters expected to be most conducive to success in providing business consulting services during both the short term and the long term.”
As part of the analysis, IDC interviewed hundreds of buyers of business consulting services to determine their perception of both the key characteristics and the capabilities of these consulting providers.
About IDC Marketscape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors
About KPMG International:
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 156 countries and have more than 152,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.
About KPMG LLP
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s member firms have 152,000 professionals, including more than 8,600 partners, in 156 countries.