Intapp + KPMG Form ‘Strategic Alliance’

Publicly listed legal tech company Intapp has formed a strategic alliance with Big Four firm KPMG, in another example of consultants getting closer to legal tech providers. This collaboration builds on KPMG’s global alliance with Microsoft and furthers Intapp’s own global strategic partnership with Microsoft as well, they said.

 The pair set out the key benefits of the deal for clients like this:

  1. ‘Trusted cloud transformation — This alliance fosters holistic cloud migration by combining Intapp industry-specific cloud solutions, and KPMG’s technology, process, risk, regulatory, and security expertise. This alliance ensures that digital transformation encompasses all business operations and workflows, from the most critical to the often overlooked.
  2. Intelligent solutions for modern professionals — Through this alliance, partner-led firms and corporate legal departments will attain the modern workplace, centered on the professional, with tools that enhance the quality and effectiveness of day-to-day work. Technology and guidance will account for unique operating models, workflows, and regulatory requirements while fostering secure, seamless communication and collaboration across locations and platforms.
  3. Continuous innovation — Intapp, KPMG and Microsoft will work closely together to continually advance both the technology and the business solutions and services required by partner-led firms and practitioners. While the journey to becoming a connected firm is often complex, this alliance will feature the ongoing innovation needed to break down silos and deliver connected experiences that ensure professionals have easy access to the information they need most.’

John Hall, CEO of Intapp, said: ‘Working jointly with KPMG — a proven leader in cloud and digital transformation — Intapp can further serve the accelerating demand for cloud adoption within the professional and financial services industry. Together we’ll provide our expanding client base with a rich ecosystem of industry-specific experts and purpose-built cloud solutions to further support holistic digital transformation at scale.’

Jens Rassloff, Global Head of Alliances and Strategic Relations & Investments at KPMG International, concluded: ‘Together with Microsoft and Intapp, we cater to these specific requirements with tailored solutions and services that help boost performance, empower professionals, and deliver lasting client value.’

As noted, the key theme here is the ongoing link-ups between consultancy groups and legal tech companies – which makes sense given that software providers are often short on staff to help implement their products, nor really want to have to do that as part of their business model.