Spend Matters 50/50: IBM – A Provider to Know in 2015

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A number of years ago, IBM acquired Emptoris, a sourcing and supplier management solution, and Big Blue continues to serve the market with this “upstream procurement” suite. IBM addresses the procure-to-pay (P2P) area through a partnership with Coupa today. But more interesting than these areas from an innovation perspective are some of the opportunities that IBM has to bring with the Watson predictive and artificial intelligence engine to the procurement world ... The potential for Watson is significant indeed ...

You can read more on our US site here. As a truly global business, IBM is strong in Europe of course as well as in the US, and serves multi-national clients as a matter of course. This feels like an important year for the firm in terms of their procurement solutions business, with the integration of Emptoris having perhaps occupied internal attention and reduced their wider market activity in recent times, so watch out for more to come in 2016 from the firm.

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