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KPMG sets sights on learning technology transformation with Microsoft integration

KPMG sets sights on learning technology transformation

KPMG has further strengthened its relationship with Microsoft with a focus on closely integrating Microsoft technology.

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KPMG has further strengthened its relationship with Microsoft with a focus on closely integrating Microsoft technology – including Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 – with the KPMG Learning Platform (KLP). This commitment forms part of KPMG’s wider investment of up to US$5 billion in technology, people and innovation globally to accelerate the digital transformation of its member firms and clients.

The benefit of this approach is maximised by Microsoft 365 and the power of Azure Cognitive Services, part of Microsoft’s Azure AI platform, and will form the foundation of the vision that both firms are working towards and the core of KPMG’s next generation in learning technology solutions.

Mark Williamson, Head of People Consulting at KPMG in the UK, said:

“This global collaboration enables us to bring considerable benefits to our clients in Learning, in particular through our KPMG Learning Platform. Working closely with Microsoft, we have been able to innovatively integrate their key products and functionality into the learning platform to enhance the way we deliver learning and value to our clients. In the coming months this work will intensify, seeing KPMG and Microsoft engineers and learning specialists co-developing the platform, including further integration with Microsoft Teams to bring more personalised, business outcome-oriented learning to our clients.”

Takuya Hirano, Microsoft Vice President of Global Alliances, said:

“At Microsoft, we believe that culture and learning play a key role in the digital transformation of organisations of all sizes, from large enterprises to small businesses. In that context, today’s announcement extends the existing broader KPMG and Microsoft collaboration and strengthens our common belief in providing employees with the latest innovation and best technology to enable learning in the flow of work, as exemplified by the integration of the KPMG Learning Platform with Microsoft Teams and Azure to help accelerate this transformation and drive productivity gains.”

This shows the value and the power of the collaboration to drive product enablement and allow both organisations to deliver stronger value-add services and solutions to their clients, whilst embracing a commitment to build a culture of learning for themselves and their clients.

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