KPMG Consulting partnered with WebMethods, a maker of software that helps companies tie together disparate applications. The two companies intend to work together to provide joint customers with software and consulting services to help them quickly integrate different applications and computer systems. KPMG has also named WebMethods a preferred partner and plans to offer its software to clients as part of KPMG's full range of consulting services. KPMG and WebMethods intend to jointly market the packaged offering targeting certain markets including financial services, process and manufacturing companies. Both companies are creating an online course to train KPMG consultants on installing WebMethods' software.