Firm’s singular focus on digital transformation cited in new report
Audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG is the only one of the Big Four professional services firms to be named a leader in the new IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Digital Transformation Consulting and Systems Integration Services 2017 Vendor Assessment (doc #US41523517, June 2017). The distinction underscores the extent to which executives at the world’s leading organizations are calling on KPMG to guide them through the complex and challenging process of adapting and transforming their enterprises in a time of unprecedented business disruption.
“KPMG has not created a digital practice but, rather, a global digital community of resources with a broad set of capabilities,” said Ali Zaidi, research lead for worldwide and U.S. IT Consulting & Systems Integration Services at IDC. “Digital plays a role in almost every project KPMG delivers and all its resources have digital skills with different areas of focus. Consider KPMG when you want a firm where the single largest focus it has is on digital transformation. KPMG is a highly credible partner when you need to have a board-level conversation about how not to get left behind by the forces of digital disruption in your industry.”
“Every day, we’re seeing a significant mismatch between executives’ aspirations to ‘go digital’ and their capability to do this in the most strategic and coherent way,” said Rick Wright, Advisory principal, Experience Design & Engineering, and KPMG U.S. Digital Transformation leader. “Clearly, the pace of business disruption is not slowing down any time soon. Disruption is creating new customers and new opportunities for organizations across industries to add value, but only if they understand how far and how fast they need to transform. At KPMG, given that we enable organizations to achieve business-wide digital transformation, it’s extremely rewarding to have our expertise in this area highlighted in the IDC MarketScape report.”
The report also noted that buyers rate KPMG highly for the structure and capability of its sales and distribution model, the pace and productivity of its R&D and innovation and for employee management. IDC rated KPMG highly in terms of its employee strategy, its ability to offer customers a wide range of pricing options and the breadth and scope of its digital transformation offering.
“In our recent Global CEO Outlook Survey, more than half of respondents told us they see technological disruption as more of an opportunity than a threat,” said Lisa Heneghan, global head of Technology, Management Consulting at KPMG. “However, taking full advantage of those opportunities, when your competitors are trying to do the same, doesn’t happen by itself. It’s about taking on enterprise-wide change to evolve an organization’s business and associated operating model, as well as the way its people work. We have built a world-class practice around doing just that enabled by technology and we are delighted to have those capabilities recognized, not only by our clients, but by the IDC MarketScape.”
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), is the independent U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s independent member firms have 189,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 152 countries.
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) 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 IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.