The expanded alliance brings complementary skill sets to strengthen client outcomes
October 24, 2023
New York and ARMONK, NY, October 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and KPMG LLP today announced they are expanding their alliance to enable business transformation for customers implementing SAP S/4HANA.® on the energy and utility industry. Cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects run the risk of potential failure without the right technology and the right business practices to fully integrate it. Together, IBM Consulting and KPMG bring extensive consulting, operations, tax, risk and financial expertise to the ERP implementation process to help energy and utility companies automate and manage key business processes for optimal performance.
IBM Consulting is a global leader in SAP transformations, providing integrated collaboration solutions based on deep industry expertise, artificial intelligence and hybrid multi-cloud deployments. IBM has deep-rooted technology and deep expertise in a broad partner ecosystem, including a 50-year partnership history with SAP. KPMG brings business-driven, SAP-based functional transformation expertise to over 25 countries, while leveraging deep energy and utility industry knowledge to deliver business value.
“As companies across industries accelerate their move to the cloud and consider moving to SAP S/4HANA, they will need the support of trusted experts to succeed in any transformation project,” he said. Bill Piotrowski, Americas SAP Leader for IBM Consulting. “We are pleased to partner with KPMG to provide Energy and Utilities clients with access to industry insights that will help them benefit from SAP investments, backed by experience supporting multiple SAP S/4HANA transformations worldwide.”
KPMG and IBM Consulting bring complementary skill sets in SAP technology implementation, cross-sector business processes, regulatory, risk, financial and tax considerations, and operational issues. A combination of the firms’ skills and experience can drive outcomes for the benefit of customers and fuel a successful enterprise resource planning transformation in the energy and utilities sector.
“Identifying the potential value of financial considerations upfront in ERP implementation planning can significantly increase the likelihood of success,” he said. Brad Stansbury, Energy & Chemical Industry Advisory Leader at KPMG. “Working with IBM Consulting and the business and technical expertise they bring will expand our ability to help our joint clients accelerate productivity and unlock growth opportunities.”
Together, KPMG and IBM have already delivered a comprehensive business transformation program at Liberty Utilities, a leading provider of local utility management, service and support. United States and Canada. The four-year program builds on Liberty’s “Customer First” project to revolutionize the company’s Customer, Finance, Asset Management, Field Services and Supply Chain Operations.
“IBM Consulting has been a trusted partner and we continue to collaborate to accelerate our remarkable transformation journey,” he said. Jody Allison, Vice President of Transformation at Liberty Utilities. “IBM’s unique relationship with KPMG brings valuable financial and consulting expertise that helps us extend our Customer First platform into every area of our organization, enabling us to deliver on our clients’ expectations, serve our employees, and support growth. to be able to easily integrate acquired businesses and assets in the future.”
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About KPMG LLP
KPMG LLP is the US firm of the KPMG global organization of independent professional services firms providing audit, tax and advisory services. KPMG is a global organization with operations in 144 countries and territories and more than 236,000 people working in member firms worldwide. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and its affiliated entities do not provide services to clients.
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Deputy Director, Corporate Communications, KPMG USA