Alliance will focus on speeding up the move to cloud for SAS clients..
KPMG and SAS plan to establish Cloud Acceleration Centres with specific focuses in Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe. This will help the organisations move SAS clients quickly to the Cloud.
The centres will be collaborative, tech-enabled environments that bring together multidisciplinary teams, that will look to support clients who have their own cloud environment; as well as those who are employing other cloud-based managed services.
KPMG and SAS’ goal for these centres will be to help companies navigate their journey to the Cloud – from design and architecture to implementation – more cost-effectively and with increased speed.
The deployment of a Cloud-based SAS infrastructure will enable clients to benefit from several readily available solutions and managed services for accounting change, anti-money laundering, continuous monitoring for procurement integrity and SAS Model Manager on SAS Viya.
These solutions can help clients derive better insights from their data to help combat fraud and mitigate risk, while also building, managing, deploying and governing analytics and AI to ensure that models are well understood and can be put into production more quickly, said Oliver Schabenberger chief technology officer and chief operating officer at SAS.
“An accelerated move to the Cloud has become a necessity for many organisations; optimising and adapting business processes is a great opportunity to maximise the power of the Cloud,” he said.
Globally, KPMG has a network of about 400 practitioners across the globe to support SAS clients with cloud transformation, underscoring a commitment to helping customers on their respective cloud journeys.