Danny McCance 10 Apr 2018 10:41am

KPMG acquires specialist cloud business

KPMG Canada has acquired global technology firm Adoxio, a specialist in cloud customer relationship management

The Big Four firm hopes the deal, which is supposed to be completed by April 2018, will strengthen its customer engagement offering by providing customer relationship tools, analytics and analytics.

"[Adoxio] have a deep understanding on how to use Microsoft Dynamics 365 to derive the insights and strategies to help organisations better understand and serve their clients,” said Georgina Black, partner and national leader of management consulting at KPMG.

CEO of Adoxio Grant McLarnon stated that the company’s specialisation fits in with KPMG’s “larger Microsoft strategy”.

KPMG has been in a strategic alliance with software giant Microsoft since 2015.

Adoxio is on the Microsoft Public Sector Partner Advisory Council and is a Microsoft CityNext partner.

Also in 2015, KPMG announced a £40m investment in its enterprise scheme, which included the development of cloud-based software with the intention of fending off competition from tech firms like Google.

At the beginning of this year, KPMG launched its new digital degree apprenticeship KPMG360° Digital to prepare a new generation of tech experts.