BEIJING, April 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Gridsum Holding Inc. ("Gridsum" or the "Company") (GSUM), a leading provider of cloud-based big-data analytics and artificial intelligence ("AI") solutions in China, today announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with ShineWing, the largest domestic accounting and consulting firm in China, to intelligentize professional services.
Gridsum and ShineWing will work together to promote the application of big data and AI within professional services and marks a significant milestone for both parties. Under the terms of agreement, Gridsum will leverage its deep experience in developing emerging AI, and big data analytic technologies and apply them to ShineWing's professional services practice in auditing, assurance, management consulting, construction consulting, and taxation and accounting. Gridsum and ShineWing's experience in strategic development planning and project implementation will help companies digitally transform themselves in addition to further developing IIOT and intelligent manufacturing in China.
In addition, Gridsum and ShineWing will jointly develop an innovative Platform as a Service, which will provide a one-stop platform for high-end intelligentized professional services to companies across a variety of industries. Both parties will also strengthen cooperation between leading international think tanks and universities to intelligentize the formation of China's public policy.
Mr. Ke Zhang, Chairman of ShineWing, commented, "The digital economy has been widely recognized as the new driving force behind today's society. Informationization is having a significant impact on economic development, which affects organizations across all industries. With Gridsum as our partner, ShineWing will have the necessary resources to dive deep into a variety of businesses, solve root problems, and better serve our customers while promoting their digital transformation."
Mr. Guosheng Qi, Chief Executive Officer of Gridsum, commented, "We are entering the era of digital transformation and informationization. Applying AI and big data can solve a number of problems that affect many industries and will facilitate corporate transformation and data governance. I strongly believe that our cooperation with ShineWing will boost the transformation from a labor-intensive model to a refined and intelligentized system across all industries, which will greatly benefit China's digital revolution."
ShineWing expands its professional services into four areas, including Audit & Assurance, Management Consulting, Tax & Accounting, and Construction Consulting with over 8,000 employees (including more than 400 partners) across 14 different countries and regions with 80 offices worldwide. After more than 30 years of progress and development, ShineWing has achieved a fully integrated management system while being fully committed to its plans for global expansion. ShineWing has now become China's most renowned and comprehensive professional service organization with international coverage.
Gridsum Holding Inc. (GSUM) is a leading provider of cloud-based big-data analytics and AI solutions for multinational and domestic enterprises and government agencies in China. Gridsum's core technology, the Gridsum Big Data Platform and the Gridsum Prophet: Enterprise AI Engine, is built on a distributed computing framework and performs real-time multi-dimensional correlation analysis of both structured and unstructured data. This enables Gridsum's customers to identify complex relationships within their data and gain new insights that help them make better business decisions. The Company is named "Gridsum" to symbolize the combination of distributed computing (Grid) and analytics (sum). As a digital intelligence pioneer, the Company's mission is to help enterprises and government organizations in China use data in new and powerful ways to make better informed decisions and be more productive.
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