KPMG receives top scores on IAOP’s 2015 world's best outsourcing advisors list

KPMG - IAOP’S best outsourcing advisors list

Awarded Full-Star “Highest Rated” for Delivery Excellence and Size/Growth, and Half Star “Distinguished” Status for Programs for Innovation

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KPMG International has received top performer ratings for its shared services and outsourcing advisory capabilities on the International Association of Outsourcing Professional’s (IAOP) 2015 World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors list. Using a rigorous methodology that scored applicants on size and growth, delivery excellence, and programs for innovation, the independent judging panel – which includes IAOP buyer members – granted KPMG the highest possible rating for delivery excellence and size/growth, and a distinguished rating for its cross-client innovation programs.

The judges acknowledged KPMG’s delivery excellence per its examples of three long-term client engagements that collectively address the entire sourcing advisory lifecycle – strategy, design and implementation of business processes in HR, finance and accounting, IT transformation, and Managed Governance Services (MGS).

A key component of the application focused on programs for innovation area, which IAOP describes as “demonstrated through specific programs and resulting outcomes that produce new forms of value for customers.” KPMG’s response highlighted the following examples:

  • Its pioneering Pharmaceutical GBS Benchmark Group. The consortium’s objective is to extend knowledge of global business services (GBS) through open, peer-based discussions on key management and operational issues. Current members include most of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies, and membership is open to all pharmaceutical and medical device organizations globally.
  • Its Managed Governance Services (MGS), a full-service approach to managing third party spend that balances operational effectiveness, compliance, and risk management. It combines governance experience, specialized resources, data, and a proprietary technology platform, Governance Workplace® to enable clients to enhance the value of their services portfolios and gain greater value from their provider relationships.
  • KPMG Lighthouse for Advanced Data and Analytics, a centralized solution center that supports KPMG globally. Its mission is to deliver targeted data and analytics solutions to clients in concert with the different functions and service lines across the member firms within the global KPMG network.

“Through our establishment of Centers of Excellence, acquisition of highly seasoned team members, and investments in innovative technology solutions, we continue to position ourselves as the clear choice for clients who want to achieve large-scale sustainable change,” said David J. Brown, Global Lead, Shared Services and Outsourcing Advisory, KPMG International and Principal, Advisory, KPMG in the US.. “The client references we obtained for use in our World’s Best Outsourcing Advisor application, and the scores we received from the IAOP judges, underscore the transformational value we deliver to our clients.”


KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s member firms have 162,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 155 countries.

About IAOP

IAOP is the go-to association leading the way to improve outsourcing outcomes by bringing together customers, providers and advisors in a collaborative, knowledge-based environment that promotes professional development, recognition, certification and excellence. With over 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP is not only on top of the latest trends but in front of them. Through its expansive global chapter network, premier training and certification programs, knowledge center, member community and more, IAOP helps members learn, grow and succeed. For more information and how you can become involved, visit

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Brenda Paul

Head, Marketing & Communications

Management Consulting

KPMG International

+1 416 777 3963

KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries and have 174,000 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.

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