From strategic sourcing through payables, IBM Procurement Services delivers a highly personalized, enriched user experience that can learn over time by accessing refined, real-time data. This allows for quicker, more informed decision-making and maximizing preferred suppliers. IBM global spend leverage and category expertise can optimize spend savings.

  • Transform from analog to digital for more seamless, responsive procurement.
  • Enrich data for analytics and cognitive insights to make more informed decisions.
  • Elevate talent capabilities and intelligence by automating low-value activities.

The benefits

Fuel business growth by tapping new sources of procurement value.

Drive top performance by leveraging under-used procurement intelligence.

Realize ROI in as few as three months with low startup costs.¹

1 Based on IBM customer data

Procurement and strategic sourcing services

Procurement Strategy and Consulting

IBM experts advise on future state and provide a roadmap to help you get there, leveraging Design Thinking, automation and cognitive solutions.

Sourcing Services

Gain data-driven insights with cognitive analytics and sourcing capabilities. These tools help you enhance supplier selection and optimize contracting with continuous improvement for optimal sourcing.

Purchasing and Payables

Help meet the challenges of complex global enterprises with an optimized user experience, responsive buying operations, increased compliance, and a cognitive help desk.

Third-Party Risk Management

Help reduce risk with real-time vendor risk management and risk mitigation using VRM best practices, cognitive risk-monitoring technologies and alerts.

Meet the IBM Procurement Services Team

Case study

IBM is leveraging the power of RPA to speed up its procure to pay process


The IBM Global Procurement team wanted a solution to automation high-volume, repeatable tasks related to invoice processing. By implementing RPA for the blocked invoices process, existing process experts were shifted to focus on value-add activities and the robot-managed process has been virtually error-free.

Educational resources

White paper

IBM and SAP Ariba: The road to intelligent procurement —  enabling the journey to value

Executive brief

Marketing Procurement: Say “yes” to automation

White paper

What are the success factors in cognitive and analytics strategies and adoption?


Man and machine — Redefining procurement’s role in the cognitive age


SAP Ariba and IBM join forces to transform procurement with SAP Leonardo and IBM Watson

White paper

Using AI to optimize the value of robotic process automation

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Meet our experts

Amit Sharma

Vice President, IBM Procurement Services

Donn Vanderploeg

Vice President, IBM Procurement Services

Moray Reid

Global Offerings Leader, Source to Pay

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