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New Zealand agreement signed for PwC and Microsoft Global Alliance
Fri, 26th Mar 2021
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PwC New Zealand has signed a local agreement with Microsoft to bring the PwC Microsoft Global Alliance to New Zealand organisations.

The Global Alliance allows PwC firms around the world to support clients pursuing large scale digital and business transformation, enabled by Microsoft technology.

Under this agreement, PwC will expand its New Zealand technology team and expertise across the Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Apps portfolio and scale up its capability across Intelligent Automation, data and analytics and cybersecurity. This will provide New Zealand clients with access to over 3,400 of PwCs Microsoft certified professionals through PwCs global acceleration centres.

PwC markets and alliances partner Tracy Taylor says that the alliance would enhance PwCs ability to develop innovative industry-specific solutions alongside Microsoft to tackle some of Aotearoa's biggest challenges in health, wellbeing, education and the primary sector.

"We've worked closely with Microsoft on how to bring the best of our Global Alliance to Aotearoa," Taylor says.

"Our clients know that transforming and reimagining how they do business in the wake of the pandemic is now essential, and our initial focus will be on working with clients to rebuild stronger out of the pandemic."

Vanessa Sorenson, managing director, Microsoft New Zealand, adds, "PwC is globally recognised for its gold-standard advice that makes businesses stronger, more successful and more resilient, and the way businesses leverage technology is key to achieving this in the modern world.

"We are pleased to see PwC's tech capabilities expand to meet this need here in New Zealand," she says.

"For Microsoft, this alliance represents everything we've been working towards as an organisation, helping New Zealand businesses realise the huge benefits of automation, AI, data and cloud technologies and solve some of the big challenges we face as a nation."

Tracy says that the local collaboration agreement was an important milestone, paving the way to better help clients harness the potential of digital transformation to deliver great business value and impact.

"The collaboration allows us to get started now as well as prepare for the changes coming with Microsofts game-changing investment in a New Zealand hyperscale data center region in the near future."

About the PwC Microsoft Global Alliance

Collectively, global PwC teams have launched and supported more than 1700 Microsoft Global Alliance projects globally since 2015.

Access to PwC's global skills

PwC's certified resources are concentrated in six territories: US, India, UK, Germany, Japan, and ASEAN, with four Acceleration Centres in India, Poland, South Africa and China

PwC has achieved 15 Microsoft Gold / 3 Silver competencies across the Global Microsoft Practice.

PwC New Zealand employs more than 1600 people and has offices in the Auckland, Waikato, Hawke's Bay, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago regions.