Leading professional services firm KPMG announces a five-year agreement with Microsoft

KPMG is a leading professional services firm that offers Audit, Tax and Advisory services around the world. Today, KPMG announced a 5-year agreement with Microsoft to accelerate digital transformation for KPMG member firms and mutual clients. KPMG will deploy Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 suite as its collaboration and productivity tool for its 207,000 employees across 153 countries. KPMG also announced that Microsoft Azure and Azure AI will be its preferred cloud platform and AI service for new common, global cloud-based platform. Read about other highlights of this partnership below.

  • The strong portfolio of KPMG and Microsoft alliance offerings can help address these challenges more quickly by building applications on demand, automating manual processes, and continuously analyzing information to minimize the risk of errors and increase the ability to make smart decisions.

  • Through a jointly funded incubator, KPMG and Microsoft are co-developing a robust portfolio of solutions and managed services in the areas of cloud business transformation, intelligent business applications and smart workplace solutions.

  •  Based on Microsoft Azure, KPMG Clara is an automated, agile, intelligent and scalable platform that allows KPMG professionals to work smarter, bringing powerful data and analytics capabilities into one interface, while allowing clients to interact on a real-time basis with the audit process.
  • KPMG Clara will integrate with Microsoft Teams, providing a platform for audit professionals to centrally manage and securely share audit files, track audit-related activities, and communicate using chat, voice and video meetings. This helps simplify the auditors’ workflow, enabling them to stay in sync throughout the entire process and drive continuous communication with the client.

  • Through its common, global cloud platform, KPMG will create a set of cloud-based capabilities ranging from hosting infrastructure based on Microsoft Azure to more than 50 advanced solutions, such as AI, cyber and robotic process automation (RPA).

Source: Microsoft