From consultation through implementation of SAP Ariba solutions and IBM Watson®, we are your partner for digitally reinventing your procurement operations. The proprietary Cognitive Procurement Readiness Assessment from IBM helps you articulate and lay out your own personalized roadmap and business case for leveraging SAP Ariba solutions powered by Watson.  And once you’re up and running with these solutions, you can enjoy benefits like more effective sourcing events, reduced rogue spend, a more manageable contracting process, and a modernized and efficient procurement operation.

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Intelligent procurement solutions

Your company’s procurement operations represent one of your best opportunities to drive new innovation and business value. In fact, one report found that 65 percent of the total value of a company’s products and services comes directly from its suppliers, which for many organizations represents millions or even billions of dollars.¹ Take advantage of this potential savings by reinventing your approach to procurement using advanced technologies like cognitive computing.


¹Vollmer, Dr. Marcell and Murphy, Bob, "The Road to Intelligent Procurement: Enabling the journey to value", October, 2017.

Why IBM?

IBM understands that your procurement processes are of vital strategic importance to your overall operations. Modernization can’t be undertaken without careful planning and matchless execution. Here are ways IBM can help get your Digital Reinvention™ underway:

  • Take the proprietary Cognitive Procurement Readiness Assessment to help understand and articulate your roadmap for using cognitive technologies like Watson to drive improvement. 
  • Access our initial set of cognitive use cases powered by Watson that are embedded directly in SAP Ariba solutions.
  • Explore our suite of analytics and robotic solutions to introduce automation and machine learning into your procurement processes.
  • Reap significant benefits, like the USD 1.5 billion that a global consumer goods company cut from its spend by partnering with IBM and using SAP Ariba solutions.

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The road to intelligent procurement

The global SAP Ariba and IBM partnership changes the procurement landscape to deliver next-generation procurement solutions using cognitive technologies like IBM Watson.


Cognitive gives procurement the respect it deserves

Watson™ helps procurement professionals find the insights they need without having to spend hours searching for them manually.

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Tom Cassell

Global SAP Ariba Leader at IBM

Michael Cheatham

Associate Partner, NA Source-to-Pay Practice