Digitally transform your procurement operations

From consultation through implementation of SAP Ariba solutions and IBM Watson®, we are your partner for digitally reinventing your procurement operations and contract management process.

IBM helps clients emerge stronger in procurement with the established platform of SAP Ariba and IBM’s own innovative solutions in the areas of AI, blockchain and RPA. Learn how to implement SAP Ariba solutions quickly and economically with our IMPACT for SAP Ariba accelerator and increase functionality with our Cognitive Procurement Platform.

Benefits

Improve source-to-pay

Our procurement solutions are integrated with IBM Watson, including robotic process automation for source-to-pay activities to handle purchase orders, send invoices, and receive payments.

Supplier management

The SAP Ariba Network provides a single point of integration to thousands of suppliers for more effective and efficient supplier management.

Intelligent procurement

Deep procurement expertise from IBM Services® includes extensive category and sourcing intelligence across all industries.

SAP Ariba solutions

IBM supports procurement digitization with launch of SmartBuy: A program using SAP Ariba solutions

SmartBuy, designed and implemented by IBM, can help drive business value and provide a fast, intuitive experience for global technology company ABB's employees and suppliers.

Resources

Seizing the procurement opportunity with AI

Understand more about IBM’s next-generation cognitive procurement offerings including AI, blockchain and IoT, and how they can transform your procurement processes.

IBM and SAP announce new offerings to help companies' journey to the intelligent enterprise

The Evolution Partnership initiative intends to deliver new intelligent industry solutions to enable end-to-end processes that help companies accelerate the modernization of systems and workflows.

The new frontier: Industries navigate supply chain challenges quicker with demand sensing

Demand-sensing technology helps businesses understand disruption and economic risks in order to forecast demand and solve for specific supply chain problems. The technology provides clients with real-time insights into buying behavior.

Related solutions

Procurement Consulting and Managed Services

Reimagine your procurement operations from source to pay with data and emerging technologies to empower your teams.

IBM Watson

Watson is AI for business. IBM’s portfolio of enterprise-ready pre-built applications, tools and runtimes are designed to reduce the costs and hurdles of AI adoption while maximizing outcomes and responsible use of AI. 

Services for SAP Solutions

The strategic pairing of IBM and SAP experts helps worldwide organizations, of all sizes and across all industries, with custom plans that lower costs, increase agility and improve results.

SAP S/4HANA Services

End-to-end consulting helps implement SAP S/4HANA to transform mission-critical business systems.

Supply Chain Solutions

Act with speed and confidence to mitigate disruptions and build resilient supply chain solutions.

Co-create with IBM Garage

Ideate, build, measure, iterate and scale solutions seamlessly with our end-to-end framework of design thinking, agile and DevOps practices. Achieve speed-to-value and adopt breakthrough technologies through the partnership created with your team and a diverse set of IBM experts in business, design and technology.