CFOs need to expand digital capabilities for a variety of reasons: to drive enterprise agility; to increase revenues and profits; to generate value through business insight; and to mitigate risks. IBM Finance Services combines industry-specific functional and process expertise with advanced solutions like artificial intelligence, automation and blockchain. This powerful combination can help you transform both enterprise finance and back-office operations. IBM enables you to shift from analog to digital, unlock new sources of value and optimize your operating model.

The benefits

Reduce the cost of finance operations by up to 40%.

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

Optimize working capital with fewer days sales outstanding (DSO).

Optimize working capital with fewer days sales outstanding (DSO).

Improve operational agility with next generation digital finance tools.

Improve operational agility with next generation digital finance tools.

Finance services

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 automating manual processes and using blockchain technology for a more complete view of goods and payments.

Financial Planning and Analysis

Make the most of IBM financial performance management (FPM) solutions. Initiate cognitive financial planning, reporting and analytics when you deploy financial performance management capabilities that include a cognitive dashboard.

Order To Cash Services

These services from IBM combine industry-specific process expertise with advanced analytics, automation and blockchain to optimize collection activities and improve customer experience. These services also help reduce customer risk and bad debt exposure.

Blockchain Accounts Payable Services

Blockchain for accounts payable can dramatically cut costs associated with invoice processing. Our solution reduces procurement buyer and supplier reliance on accounts payable as the intermediary to resolve invoice exceptions. Blockchain for accounts payable is delivered as a business process as a service (BPaaS) through a simple per-transaction fee model.

Record To Report Services

IBM can help you streamline the process to promote compliance using our unique Enterprise Process Innovation Continuum (EPIC) methodology to assess process maturity and implement best practice solutions. Increased efficiency driven by automation gives you results sooner so you have more time to make better business decisions.

Risk, Compliance and Fraud Management Consulting Services

Risk, compliance and fraud services from IBM help you navigate organizational constructs, operational governance and technology so you can better detect, manage and respond to risks.

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Case study

A global education company automates its finance operation at scale

Using Robotic Process Automation (RPA), IBM automated 500 or more highly complex intercompany reconciliation processes improving speed by 5X and increasing productivity 30%.

Educational resources


Elevate your enterprise: The Chief Financial Officer perspective


How to improve dispute resolution with blockchain

White paper

How to digitally reinvent your operating model


See how IBM Automation can accelerate your month-end financials


New CFO horizons: The dawn of cognitive performance analytics advantage

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Meet our experts

Devesh Nayel

Global Practice Leader, Finance Operations

Scott Mall

VP, North America, Finance Practice

Thomas Fisher

Managing Partner, Finance Transformation

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¹ IBM Institute for Business Value, C-Suite Studies