By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
In the fourth quarter 2012 Forrester Wave™ Business Intelligence Service Providers report, KPMG was cited as a business leader. Steve Lis, a KPMG partner and leader of the U.S. firm’s Management Consulting Group, said the member firms of KPMG International have a strategic focus on helping clients improve their ability to manage and leverage their data.
The report pointed to KPMG as having “a strong technology advisory practice,” and went on to say that KPMG is “a global leader” in advisory and consulting services related to BI and analytics, with “significant focus on analytics and decision support, performance and risk, and information management.”
“We are working to help companies focus first on their desired business outcomes, and aim for precision and relevance in the data so that it becomes actionable intelligence,” said Lis. “Business intelligence and data and analytics capabilities have quickly changed from a standalone technology solution to standard operating procedure for forward-thinking executives.”
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. They operate in 152 countries and have 145,000 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.