IBM Sterling Intelligent Promising
Improve profitability through contextual, transparent and accurate delivery estimates
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Enhance shopper experiences from discovery to delivery

Preserve brand trust by providing shoppers with greater certainty, choice and transparency across their buying journey. IBM Sterling® Intelligent Promising empowers retailers to improve digital conversions, real-time global inventory visibility and in-store sales while increasing omnichannel profitability.

2023 IHL Retail Executive Advisory Program research study

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increase in online sales with estimated arrival date across product list pages (PLP) and product detail pages (PDP).1


reduction in overall inventory costs by avoiding costs associated with excess inventory and by reducing investment in inventory working capital.1


reduction in online order fulfillment shipping costs by optimizing sourcing decisions and reducing split shipments.1

Benefits Strengthen shopper loyalty

Confidently deliver choice and transparency to every shopper throughout the buying journey.

Manage accurate promises

Increase digital conversions by presenting precise promise dates on the PLP and PDP and during checkout.

Maximize inventory productivity

Reduce order cancellations and optimize inventory by dynamically providing shoppers with enterprise-wide inventory views.

Employ fulfillment optimization

Balance predefined business rules with real cost drivers to make the best fulfillment decisions for business outcomes, optimizing across thousands of permutations in milliseconds.

Harness artificial intelligence

Use AI-powered sales and demand data to recommend sourcing decisions based on customer choice or cost efficiencies.

Increase omnichannel profitability

Drive higher conversions and in-store sales with accurate promise dates, choice in delivery or pickup, upsell of related products and intelligently reduce markdowns and stockouts with machine learning.

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Case studies Eileen Fisher

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Peer recognition 

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One product for all your supply chain needs

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Seamless experience for the end-user

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Complete order management in one spot

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Resources The 2023 IHL Retail Executive Advisory Program Research Study

This IHL report shares the key trends and drivers that make IBM Sterling Order Management a leader in the order management system (OMS) market.

Modernizing B2B Order Management for the Commerce of Tomorrow

This IDC report explores the benefits of using a dedicated OMS for manufacturers and distributors and shows how IBM brings modern OMS capabilities to B2B organizations.

Transforming B2C and B2B Customer Experiences with Omnichannel Order Fulfillment

This IDC report explains why it’s vital for retailers to understand what inventory is available to promise and why it’s important to meet customer demand by being able to deliver on that promise.

IBM Sterling Intelligent Promising technical essentials training

This self-paced course introduces the features and capabilities of IBM Sterling Intelligent Promising.

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1 Performance Data and Benchmarking Program, IBM Institute for Business Value, 2023