Intelligent workflows for strategic sourcing and procurement

From strategic sourcing through payables, IBM Procurement Services can help transform your business into a cognitive enterprise. By accessing refined, real-time data we deliver a highly personalized user experience that can learn over time. This allows for quicker, more informed decision making and maximizes preferred suppliers. IBM global spend category expertise can optimize spend savings for your business through intelligent workflows.

  • 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.

Strategic sourcing benefits

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Fuel business growth by tapping new sources of procurement value.

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Drive top performance by leveraging under-used procurement intelligence.

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

Strategic sourcing and procurement services

Procurement advisory and transformation

Let IBM experts advise you on how to shift to a fully integrated and highly automated future, leveraging Design Thinking and cognitive solutions.

Strategic sourcing services

Reduce your business costs through effective data-driven sourcing operations. Manage your supplier selection and improve their performance by enhancing agreed service levels and committing to continuous improvement.

Procure to pay

Meet the challenges of complex global enterprises with integrated P2P operations focused on improving the user experience, increasing compliance and enhancing the help desk with cognitive solutions.

Third-party risk management

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

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 automate 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

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Automated Insight Generation in Procurement: The AI enabler and speed to value

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

Executive brief

Marketing Procurement: Say “yes” to automation



The Big Procurement Debate: Why procurement struggles to deliver value beyond cost-reduction

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The changing face of sourcing freight in a cognitive computing world



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

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Meet the experts

Amit Sharma

Global Leader, IBM Procurement Services

“We are helping shape the future of procurement.”

Moray Reid

Marketing & Alliances - IBM Procurement Services

“To ensure success, I will understand your business and objectives and translate that to value and outcomes.”

Graham Wright

Procurement, Finance & Operations - IBM Procurement Services

“There’s phenomenal change happening in procurement. It never stands still.”

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