Digital Attack: ‘Marketplace’ Platform Lets You Hire KPMG Specialists within 48 hoursby Fintechnews Switzerland October 11, 2016
KPMG has launched a new platform that allows users to hire KPMG specialists to cover their short-term needs for up to 20 days, effectively, and online. The new service aims at addressing the increasingly fast-paced, dynamic and digital working world.
As digitalization forces Swiss companies to innovate and take a critical look at their business models, KPMG is looking to lead the trend as the auditing and consulting firm has announced the launch of a new digital platform for the temporary staffing of its professionals.
Qualified as “the latest innovation in digital platforms,” KPMG’s Marketplace lets businesses hire KPMG specialists rapidly through an entirely digital process. The temporary staffing agreement is concluded within 48 hours and marks the beginning of deployment.
Explaining the new platform, Anne van Heerden, head of advisory and member of the executive committee at KPMG Switzerland, said:
“Marketplace is something completely new in the advisory business. Regardless of the reason, whether seasonal peaks, complex analyses requiring extra work or emergencies that pop up at short notice, at KPMG’s online platform, enterprises can find just the right specialists in a flash to efficiently cover their temporary requirements for any timeframe of up to 20 days.”
KPMG’s specialists provide a wide range of capabilities through Marketplace including financial modelling, analytics, business and process analysis and project administration and reporting.
According to Stefan Pfister, CEO of KPMG Switzerland, the platform intends to help companies with their digital transformation processes. He said that the new service will open up a wide range of opportunities and possibilities for the firm to incorporate into its auditing and advisory services.
“Marketplace is just the latest example of our broad-based digital attack,” Pfister said. “For years now, we have been offering our clients a unique range of support services in areas such as cognitive data analytics where we work together with Microsoft, IBM Watson and McLaren, along with many others.”
As the consulting world undergoes a shift, KPMG has been deploying a number of initiatives to disrupt itself and remain competitive in the face of growing demand for greater digitalization.
With a team based in Singapore, KPMG Digital Village acts as an online platform connecting firms with startups. The idea is to boost collaboration between corporates and the startup community to help the firm’s clients in their digitalization journey.
KPMG Digital Village focuses on three particular areas: fintech, healthtech and logtech.
During the past few years, consulting firms s have made some strategic acquisitions of design firms, moves that highlighted the industry’s shift towards digitalization.
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