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KPMG Australia announces formal alliance with SAP
Thu, 28th Mar 2024

KPMG Australia has announced its formal alliance with SAP via the SAPPartnerEdge programme, paving the way for the delivery of industry-specific, technology-driven solutions designed to accelerate the digital transformation journeys of their clients and enable them to become future-ready businesses.

The SAP PartnerEdge programme provides the means to leverage the breadth of the SAP ecosystem. It also grants access to a comprehensive array of enablement tools and support, which allow for quick and cost-effective creation of high-quality, disruptive applications targeted at specific business requirements.

Pauline Doherty, National SAP Practice Lead at KPMG Australia, shared that the formal collaboration underlines the steady growth in their team and ongoing investment in SAP following the acquisition of Think180 in 2023. "We are excited to be formalising our relationship with SAP via the SAP PartnerEdge programme. KPMG firms are experiencing unprecedented demand for our business-led approach to SAP implementations and SAP advisory work. We look forward to working closely with SAP to meet this demand."

Angela Colantuono, President and Managing Director, SAP ANZ, expressed satisfaction in continuing to deepen the relationship with KPMG Australia and welcoming them to the SAP PartnerEdge program officially. "Joining the programme marks an essential step in our relationship and underscores our joint desire to deliver success for our customers."

Across the globe, with over 6,000 SAP-specialised consultants within the KPMG network of member firms, KPMG works with clients to increase capabilities, encourage sustainable growth, and unlock broader opportunities enabled by the cloud.

The KPMG digital transformation suite, named 'Connected. Powered. Trusted.', offers KPMG Powered Enterprise, a result-oriented, functional transformation solution which seeks to facilitate speedy transformation and efficient time-to-value for clients. It's supported by extensive knowledge of the SAP technology landscape, as well as experience managing S/4HANA implementations for clients. Emphasising a holistic approach, Powered Enterprise aims to enhance organisational flexibility, resilience, and competitiveness.

By integrating KPMG's business-first approach with sustainability-tracking tools operating on SAP software, KPMG specialists assist clients in incorporating sustainability data into their primary business processes. This empowers actions based on insight into ESG data, improving forecasting, planning, and data management and facilitating efficient ESG reporting and balanced decision-making.

KPMG is also playing a crucial role in building AI into clients' core business processes, encompassing finance, supply chain, procurement, sales, marketing, human resources, and IT. This is achieved by synergising the knowledge gained from numerous functional transformations and AI initiatives with an in-depth understanding and experience of SAP technologies.