KPMG in Canada wins 2019 Microsoft Canada Impact Award

31 July 2019 2 min. read
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KPMG in Canada has won a 2019 Microsoft Canada Impact Award for Business Innovation in Government.

The Impact awards – which recognize Microsoft partners who have excelled in sales, marketing, innovation, and implementation of customer solutions through Microsoft technology – were handed out at the Microsoft Inspire conference in Las Vegas on July 14.

"We're delighted to be recognized for our focus on helping governments deliver better programs and services for citizens," Amanda Perran, national lead partner of KPMG in Canada's Microsoft Practice, said. "At KPMG, we take pride in our ability to deliver innovative digital solutions that reflect leading practices and insights related to business adoption and enablement."

The Big Four accounting and consulting firm was recognized for its use of the full stack of Microsoft software to build a smart solution with scalability across federal, provincial, and municipal governments.

KPMG in Canada wins 2019 Microsoft Canada Impact Award

With Canada, and especially Ontario, continuing to see rapid urbanization, governments are being presented with growing fiscal and operational challenges. "Instead of focusing on cutting budgets across the board to manage costs and risk, the focus should be on 'smart spending' or spending wisely by investing in systems and processes that can drive efficiencies, streamline service delivery, and increase revenue streams to improve sustainability," Stephen Beatty, partner & head of cities center of excellence at KPMG in Canada, said.

"We are honoured to recognize KPMG in Canada for the Business Innovation in Government at this year's IMPACT awards," Suzanne Gagliese, vice president, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Canada, commented. "KPMG has distinguished itself as an exemplary partner, and we congratulate them on this amazing achievement and their continued dedication to bringing innovative solutions to market to help businesses across Canada achieve more."

KPMG, which has 7,000 employees in 38 locations across Canada, was also a finalist for the 2019 Microsoft CityNext Partner of the Year Award. The global network of KPMG is one of only four Microsoft Global Systems Integrators.

KPMG in Canada’s Microsoft consulting services were greatly enhanced last year through the acquisition of Microsoft specialist Adoxio.