KPMG Acquires Microsoft Dynamics Partner Hands-On Systems

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KPMG Acquires Microsoft Dynamics Partner Hands-On Systems – 

KPMG Australia has acquired Microsoft partner, Hands-on Systems, a firm that provides Dynamics AX, NAV, and CRM services.

As an implementation services partner of Microsoft Australia, KPMG said Hands-on Systems will boost its end-to-end technology services offering to clients. Hands-On’s 80 employees will move over to the newly-created KPMG Hands-On Systems division, within KPMG’s Technology Enablement business, according to reports.

Since 1985, Hands-On Systems has successfully implemented business management systems worldwide, enabling over 1,100 companies to make more informed decisions, drive down costs and grow with new technology, according to company officials. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Through this acquisition, together using our business and IT expertise, we will be able to provide clients with enhanced technology enablement capabilities using Microsoft’s Dynamics enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management software,” the company said in a statement.

In February, KPMG announced it had acquired Crimsonwing, a global IT company focusing on Microsoft Dynamics and e-commerce business solutions. The deal was valued at approximately $30 million.

At the time, KPMG said the acquisition would allow the company to help its clients transform their businesses and ensure they get the full benefit from their investments in new technology and information systems. The business, dubbed KPMG Crimsonwing, is jointly owned by KPMG’s firms in the UK, Netherlands and Malta.

Then in March, KPMG and Microsoft announced that they were expanding their strategic relationship. The deal was expected to broaden KPMG’s use of a range of Microsoft technology for delivering data and analytics, cloud compliance and transformation, and business solutions.

About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in Massachusetts. She has written about information technology for 10 years. She has been a journalist since the late 1980s. She wrote for numerous community newspapers in the Boston area, where she covered politics and was a high-profile investigative reporter. She has freelanced for the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. She is the published author of four true crime books “Murder at Morses Pond,” “An Act of Murder,” “Ripper”, and “Bone Crusher” for Kensington Publishing Corp. (Pinnacle imprint). She has just started her fifth true crime book for Kensington.