BDO announces at their Global Leadership Summit that Microsoft will be their strategic partner to secure and transform their business. The collaboration will benefit Microsoft and BDO clients in the mid and enterprise markets, as well as continuing the digital transformation of BDO’s own business.
BDO’s 2023 Techtonic States study highlights that 84% of mid-market business leaders see the successful implementation of security and AI as mission critical. To meet these emerging needs, the collaboration will combine the best of BDO’s trusted services and Microsoft’s Cloud, Security and AI solutions. For BDO this collaboration is set to drive a US$1B growth opportunity globally.
With a global workforce of 111,000 across 164 countries, BDO is one of the largest professional services firms and a leader in serving the needs of mid-market clients, the powerhouse of most economies. This announcement builds on a strong existing BDO and Microsoft partnership with thousands of shared clients worldwide.
BDO delivers client value via our strategic partnership through collaboration with our advisory, tax and assurance business lines. Growth of our strategic digital practice throughout the US, Canada, UK, Netherlands, and Australia will provide clients with security solutions such as the Perpetual Defense suite and Azure OpenAI Service, helping them keep pace with the evolving AI landscape in a way that is responsible, trustworthy, safe, and sustainable.
“In today’s world, technology is critical to every business and to every one of our clients. Together, BDO and Microsoft will be at the side of our clients, supporting their growth and contributing to their security and sustainability by driving business outcomes through new applications that utilise powerful AI tools to maximise the value of data and manage cyber risk. With our Strategic Digital approach, our partnership with Microsoft will support our clients’ transformation and growth.”
Pat Kramer, CEO BDO Global
“BDO’s business expertise and trusted relationships with mid-size enterprises presents a powerful combination with Microsoft’s portfolio of solutions. Together, we have a real opportunity to apply this next generation of AI and security innovation alongside BDO’s advisory, tax, assurance and digital expertise to empower, secure and transform our joint clients in a sustainable way.”
Kevin Peesker, President Worldwide SMC & Digital at Microsoft
Over the next 3 years,
- BDO teams will further extend the operation of BDO’s Microsoft Advisory Services to provide clients with deeper access to more than 10,000 experienced BDO technology Consulting professionals to meet changing demands.
- Microsoft will work with BDO to train more than 5,000 BDO professionals on Microsoft technologies to accelerate the development of key solutions over the next five years.