CFOs need to leverage digital capabilities to drive enterprise agility, increase revenues and profits, generate value through business insight, and mitigate risks. IBM Finance Services combines industry-specific functional and process advice with advanced solutions like cognitive and blockchain to help you transform enterprise finance and back-office operations. IBM helps you shift from analog to digital, unlock new sources of value and optimize the operating model.

The benefits

Reduce the cost of finance operations by up to 40 percent.¹

¹ IBM Institute of Business Value, C-Suite Studies

Improve operational flexibility with a focus on business insights.

Build the next generation digital back-office to generate new revenue.

Finance services

Digital finance strategy and transformation

Determine your cognitive readiness with a digital finance health check and roadmap. IBM helps you create a digital finance target operating model for shared services and a center of excellence. You can improve finance operations by automation manual processes and using blockchain technology for a more complete view of goods and payments.

Financial reporting and analytics

Make the most of IBM financial performance management solutions. Initiate cognitive financial reporting and analytics when you deploy financial and operational performance management (FOPM) that includes a cognitive dashboard.

Finance risk management, fraud and regulatory compliance

Modernize your business by automating your regulatory reporting processes and implementing fraud detection and reporting. Identify and mitigate financial fraud with advanced fraud detection technology.

Finance Business Process Services / as-a-Service

Accounts payable; travel and entertainment (T&E); order-to-cash; record-to-report; financial planning and analytics (FP&A); operational analytics based on the IBM proprietary EPIC framework; finance blockchain-as-a-service; advisory services including process maturity assessment, transition support, shared services maturity assessment and robotics process automation (RPA).

IBM Watson Financial Services

Cognitive systems can deliver unprecedented personalized support to financial services customers in a way that fundamentally changes the experience of the brand - and can also improve enterprise-wide visibility into regulatory and internal compliance controls.

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Case study

AbbVie rolls out global business service delivery across 100+ countries

AbbVie selected IBM to help roll out enterprise-wide standardized SAP-enabled process, aligning supply chain, finance and procurement solutions designed to support the new, independent company.

Educational resources


Insights from the 2017 CFO Study


How IBM is bringing innovation and cognitive solutions to finance

White paper

How to digitally reinvent your operating model


CFO as the Revenue Enchancer


Finance digital reinvention for the cognitive era


New CFO horizons: The dawn of the cognitive performance analytics advantage

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Meet our experts

Devesh Nayel

Global Practice Leader, Finance Operations

Martin Harmer

VP & Partner, Finance Transformation

Gene Byrne

VP, Client Services

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