KPMG Named a Leader in IDC MarketScapes for Both Federal and State/Local Business Consulting Practices

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KPMG LLP, U.S. the audit, tax and advisory firm, said today it has been named a leader for both its federal and state and local business consulting practices in two IDC MarketScape reports.

"This leadership positioning helps validate that our investment in talent over the past few years is paying big dividends for KPMG and for the federal, state and local government clients we serve," said Nancy Valley, who heads KPMG's government practice.

In its look at the federal sector ("IDC MarketScape: US Business Consulting Services to Federal Government 2013 Vendor Analysis", doc # 242561, August 2013), IDC evaluated 10 firms in such categories as the relevance of their portfolio of offerings, marketing strategy, ability to deliver innovation to clients and ability to integrate with the client team and to meet deadlines. IDC found that KPMG "believes governments and public service organizations need fresh ideas and new perspectives to help improve service delivery efficiencies and revenue while enhancing the quality of public services."

For its look at state and local government capabilities ("IDC MarketScape: US Business Consulting Services to State and Local Government 2013 Vendor Analysis" doc # 242546, August 2013), IDC evaluated nine vendors on the same set of criteria they used for federal. The IDC study concluded that KPMG "is seen as among the most capable at directly improving clients' overall commercial performance and at providing the necessary spectrum of business consulting services."

About IDC MarketScape:

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.


KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG International's member firms have 152,000 professionals, including more than 8,600 partners, in 156 countries.

CONTACT: Jim McGann, KPMG LLP 202-533-5783Source:KPMG LLP