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

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

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.

Source to pay

Reduce business costs and meet the challenges of complex global enterprises through effective data-driven source-to-pay operations. Improve user experience, increase compliance and gain insights with cognitive solutions.

Procurement analytics as a service

This cognitive capability combines data enrichment with analytics to surface opportunities such as tail spend, catalog and payment terms optimization. IBM experts recommend actions and savings potential.

Case study

IBM takes on procurement transformation

With operations in over 170 countries and over 13,000 suppliers, procurement has always been the life blood of IBM. However, long-entrenched processes and siloed data across this heavily matrixed organization were leading to frustrations with the procurement process. IBM needed an updated approach to their procurement capabilities.

Educational resources

White paper

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

White paper

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

White paper

The changing face of sourcing freight in a cognitive computing world


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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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