PwC India and Microsoft India form strategic alliance to empower India’s digital transformation

Oct 07, 2016

New Delhi, 6 October, 2016 – PwC India and Microsoft India have formed a strategic alliance that will help industry harness some of the core competencies of both firms. This strategic partnership between Microsoft and PwC will empower the digital transformation of large and mid-sized organizations in India by leveraging Microsoft’s technology expertise and PwC’s strategy capabilities across sectors and competencies, including taxation, smart cities and digital India programs.

PwC has also joined Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program which will enable them to provide their advisory and other solutions at scale, securely to all their customers.

Speaking about the association, Deepak Kapoor, Chairman, PwC India network of entities, said,Our alliance of going to the market together is a step towards helping corporates in their technology enabled strategic transformation. For this, PwC will bring in its global expertise across industries and its strategy through execution capabilities to complement Microsoft's technological capabilities.”

Talking about the association, Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India, said, “We are excited to partner with PwC. They will be the first Advisory company who will be part of the Microsoft Cloud Services Program in India. Organisations and communities in India recognise the transformative power of technology and see it as an enabler to amplify the change that we all seek. The combination of Microsoft’s cloud offerings and PwC’s reach across India, will accelerate cloud adoption in India and enable the digital transformation of businesses.”

To begin with, Microsoft’s productivity, personal computing solutions and intelligent cloud computing platforms would be complemented by PwC’s expertise across Strategy & Management Consulting, Digital Transformation, Technology Consulting, Big Data & Analytics, Cyber Security, Tax solutions and Compliance.

Sudhir Singh Dungarpur, Advisory TICE Leader, PwC India said, “PwC and Microsoft have been working together for several years in various sectors and technology areas. This agreement is natural extension of this partnership, where we join hands to help the industry realise their Digital vision.”

PwC will extend Microsoft’s outreach to organisations of all sizes and across many industries - Financial Services (Banking & Insurance), Government & Public Sector, Manufacturing, Consumer Goods & Durables, Retail / eCommerce, Healthcare and Pharma-  to help start their cloud and digital journey. 

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 7,000 employees engaged in sales and marketing, research and development, and customer services and support across ten cities - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. 

About PwC
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com.

In India, PwC has offices in these cities: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. For more information about PwC India's service offerings, visit www.pwc.com/in

PwC refers to the PwC International network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate, independent and distinct legal entity in separate lines of service. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details.

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