Canton, Mass. (PRWEB) August 07, 2014
The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP), the world’s leading professional association dedicated to the practice of alliance management, has recognized KPMG LLP (KPMG), the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm, for its commitment to quality by honoring the firm with the prestigious Alliance Excellence Award for Excellence in an Alliance Program.
“Partnerships are essential to virtually every company these days, but excellence in partnership is never easy to achieve. When a firm like KPMG sets such a high bar for alliance excellence—and reaches it—that’s something to celebrate,” said Michael Leonetti, President and CEO of ASAP. “KPMG and other leading alliance management practitioners turn to ASAP for the learning, community, and tools they need to achieve their most critical strategic goals. We are proud to play an important role in helping KPMG achieve the excellence it seeks in every one of its strategic partnerships.”
KPMG was recognized for its “Go-to-Market People and Change Project,” which was built in-house with a focus on three groups that play critical roles in the alliance program: business leaders, alliance partners, and client teams. Through the project, KPMG developed a comprehensive process to identify, create, launch and scale an alliance with committed business sponsorship clearly assigned with the organization’s growth strategy.
“Strategic alliances are crucial components to KPMG’s overall business strategy, and we are honored that ASAP has recognized our program as a market leader,” said S. Singh Mecker, Principal, Global Alliance Leader at KPMG. “Our alliance model extends our deep business and technology experience, and our membership in ASAP strengthens our partnering capabilities by providing opportunities to develop relationships with our peers and learn from the experiences and practices of alliance executives across many industries.”
A long-time corporate member of ASAP, KPMG recently upgraded its engagement with ASAP to Global Member. This deeper level of engagement will further build KPMG’s alliance management capability and reinforce its partnering strategy, which focuses on combining forces with the world’s leading services and technology providers to deliver comprehensive solutions and help clients address business challenges and achieve breakthrough results.
KPMG utilizes its ASAP membership in a number of ways. KPMG alliance managers obtain and maintain certification in current alliance management practices and methodologies. KPMG sends its professionals to global ASAP events such as the annual ASAP Global Alliance Summit. In addition, as an ASAP Global Member, KPMG has access to benefits, including:
- ASAP’s library of alliance management case studies, white papers, research, practice guides and webinars
- Additional training from top alliance management instructors
- Leading events in alliance management, such as the ASAP Global Alliance Summit, ASAP BioPharma Conference, and regional chapter events
- ASAP Media properties, such as Strategic Alliance Magazine, the ASAP eNews monthly newsletter, ASAP’s blog, and the ASAP Netcast webinar series (ASAP eNews and ASAP Netcast webinars are complimentary benefits of ASAP membership)
- Complimentary job postings at the ASAP Career Center
The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) is the only professional association dedicated to elevating and promoting the profession of alliance management and partnerships. Founded in 1998, the organization provides professional development, networking and resources for cultivating the skills and toolsets needed to manage successful business partnerships. ASAP’s professional certifications include the Certificate of Achievement-Alliance Management (CA-AM) and Certified Strategic Alliance Professional (CSAP). Active global members include AbbVie, Astellas, AstraZeneca, CA Technologies, Capgemini, Cisco, Citrix, Covance, Dell, Eli Lilly and Company, IBM, the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, KPMG, Microsoft, Mission Pharmacal, NetApp, Novartis, Sanofi, SAS, Schneider Electric, Takeda, Verizon, VMware, The Warren Company, and Xerox. A complete list of global members is available at http://www.strategic-alliances.org.
About KPMG LLP
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (http://www.kpmg.com/us), is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s member firms have 155,000 professionals, including more than 8,600 partners, in 155 countries.
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