KPMG among top-ranked providers, measured on the ability to “leverage the Dynamics platform to bring about digital transformation…”
KPMG “is the rare Big Four consultancy to dive headfirst into building scale…”
For Release – 1 February 2018
KPMG International today announced that Forrester Research has named it a leader in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services for Q4 2017.
“KPMG is the rare Big Four consultancy to dive headfirst in building scale, first by acquiring KPMG Microsoft Business Solutions (formerly Crimsonwing) in 2014 and Hands-On Systems in 2015, and then consolidating country-level and regional practices into a proposition that works for global transformational requirements,” wrote the report’s authors in The Forrester Wave Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services, Q4 2017. According to Forrester’s classifications, the top providers were measured on their “ability to leverage the Dynamics platform to bring about digital transformation; their alignment with Microsoft’s recently articulated strategic direction and the ability to fulfill the long-unchanged core demands of the Microsoft services market.”
Said Jens Rassloff, KPMG Global Head of Alliances and a partner with KPMG in Germany: “Designing and delivering digital transformation projects is the primary focus of our alliance with Microsoft. KPMG’s member firms serve more than 400 clients around the world with smart, scalable solutions using Microsoft Dynamics 365. Our work with member firm clients is not just about implementing technology, it’s about trusted relationships and sustainable business transformation outcomes.”
The report focuses on Dynamics partners with global, cross-industry experience and advanced technology competencies that address the critical areas of digital transformation. The 13 vendors in the assessment were evaluated on criteria grouped by current offering, strategy and market presence.
In KPMG’s assessment, Forrester in particular noted KPMG’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) practice.
“KPMG’s ERP practice is second only to Avanade’s. KPMG offers the dual benefits of large offshore delivery (from Malta, India and the Philippines) with consulting capability for both industries and functions such as supply chain management, finance and regulatory compliance. Evaluate KPMG when business process reengineering will be a significant part of the project and when the footprint is global,” the report said.
Said Hayden Stafford, Microsoft Vice President, Microsoft Business Applications: “We have built a strategic global alliance with KPMG that bring together their industry knowledge and business transformation expertise with Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft’s Customer Engagement and Operations solutions, to help clients address their most challenging business issues.”
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More than 2,500 professionals make up KPMG’s global Microsoft network, supporting a range of capabilities and solutions from cloud transformation and compliance to blockchain. Among that team are more than 1,350 experts are focused on Microsoft Dynamics 365 delivering smart, scalable solutions for CRM and ERP.
In mid-2017, KPMG and Microsoft announced two strategic initiatives that expanded the scope of their global alliance: providing clients with a portfolio of digital solutions (the Digital Solution Hub) and enabling KPMG‘s smart audit platform, KPMG Clara, both built on KPMG business expertise and the Microsoft intelligent cloud.
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 154 countries and territories and have 197,263 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.