Mar 4, 2019
KPMG and GRC SaaS solutions

Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) has become a top executive priority, but many organizations are strug­gling to manage and control risk effectively today. The growing interest in GRC solutions stems mainly from outside forces. Several high-profile data breaches, as well as regulations such as the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), have put pressure on businesses to increase their security measures not only for their own data but also for that of their customers.

Feb 25, 2019
Why KPMG is creating Software as a Service solutions

KPMG Advisory recently introduced various cloud services (Smart Tech Solutions, Sofy) onto the market which are based on the Software as a Service (SaaS) model. IT solutions developed and maintained by KPMG, in collaboration with alliance partners, are offered to clients as subscription-based cloud services. As a professional services firm, KPMG’s entry into the marketplace for off-the-shelf software products by delivering them in a SaaS model is a new concept for us. What’s the rationale behind the introduction of this new business model?

Feb 18, 2019
Actualities in the SaaS world

SaaS (Software as a Service) has rapidly evolved from a new additional concept for different businesses into the gold standard for technology. For example, statistics show that 73% of companies have indicated that nearly all of their apps will be running on SaaS by 2020. The main reason is that SaaS provides financial savings for many businesses, with small and large businesses benefitting the most.

Feb 7, 2019
The five most common chatbot & virtual assistant use cases for business

A professional assistant that gives insight and answers your questions at any time -and always the right time- on sales figures, trends, analyses and/or information on competitor activities may seem too good (or too expensive) to be true. If this were actually reality, it would mean you have all the relevant information to hand at all times. It would put an end to endless searches in network files or SharePoint for the right data, which you have to transform into something meaningful before you can work on it. And if this assistant could also send messages for you, give updates to colleagues and manage your schedule, you'd be guaranteed to work more efficiently.

Dec 21, 2018
How virtual assistants and chatbots are taking over the world and will change your business

The expectations for chatbots and virtual assistants (VA) in combination with Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are extremely high for the coming years. With investments in this industry already topping $24 billion, analysts, trend watchers and other experts are labelling these developments as the 'next best thing'. But what are they exactly? And how can they create value for your organisation? In this blog I explain the basics of chatbots and the different business applications you can use them for.

Mar 6, 2018
Why any Tax Manager should be focusing on data

Have you ever stopped to think what your role as a Tax Manager will look like five years from now? And if you've already formed a picture, does that picture please you? In my case, it does. For the tax industry is becoming more versatile, interesting and more important to any organisation. As a consequence, you will have to become an expert on the opportunities of data and technology.

Feb 7, 2018
Does the modern CFO have a split personality?

Omni-channel, superconvenient and lightning-speed service; the needs of today's customer are clear. Efficiency, productivity and cost-savings; management of organisations more often than not know how to put their agendas into words as well. The modern CFO is charged with the task of meeting all of these requirements. Steady progress in backoffice process automation must be ensured while facilitating innovation at the organisation's front, all at the same time. Is the modern CFO required to have a split personality in order to facilitate this process?