This follows our announcement earlier this year about Xero forming a strategic alliance with their UK branch.
It’s great that we have been able to grow our global relationship with KPMG, one of the world’s Big 4 accounting firms, and bring this relationship back to Xero’s home market, through group platinum partner status.
As a platinum partner, we move from working with individual KPMG offices across New Zealand to provide a more holistic approach. A national strategy will combine their knowledge and skills with our cloud accounting platform – to allow them to work more closely with small businesses. This will include delivering training, education and marketing strategy to help KPMG provide a consistent offering of services back to the market.
Our relationship with KPMG is going from strength to strength. They are also an early adopter partner of our farming solution, Farming in the Cloud, and we have many similarities when it comes to empowering kiwi small businesses – we both recognise that they are the lifeblood of the New Zealand economy.
One thing that really stands out is their work to help small business and in particular KPMG Private Enterprise clients. This work firmly aligns with our vision to make it easier for small businesses to meet their compliance requirements and ultimately run things more smoothly. And there is no doubt that Xero is the effective platform for KPMG to access small business data and reduce compliance costs.
Through our partnership, KPMG has active plans to migrate more clients to Xero cashbook.
This relationship will enable KPMG to offer value add services to their small business clients through the KPMG Private Enterprise group, reinforcing its position as a market leader in the private business space.
Having KPMG on board as a national platinum partner is really significant, and we look forward to working with them on this mutually beneficial partnership.