Outsourcing’s next act
Unique partnerships dedicated to business outcomes
The outsourcing market has been traditionally defined in terms of cost and efficiency. And those are still important expectations of any sourcing engagement. But a confluence of technology trends – including cloud, mobile, social and big data — is opening up new potential for these sourcing relationships to go beyond simple cost-cutting. When done right, these partnerships foster innovation, drive growth and enable transformation in companies large and small. And business leaders across the C-suite are now looking for partners that can add significant strategic value.
69 percent of CEOs are partnering for innovation.
92 percent of CMOs are increasing external partnerships for customer and data analytics.
65 percent of CIOs are partnering extensively to change their mix of skills, expertise and capabilities.
The power of partnership
At IBM, we believe that partnership implies a sharing of business goals and complete transparency between two organizations. That is how we approach all of our client relationships. And in so doing, we offer our partners the full depth and breadth of our capabilities, including:
True understanding of the client’s business
Thousands of sourcing engagements around the world inform every project
More than 100 years of experience working with clients in every industry on six continents
Flexibility and responsiveness
50 global delivery centers and 65,000 service delivery personnel means continuous availability to our expertise
Support for all delivery models
From traditional IT to managed services to cloud, we tailor the delivery method to meet your needs
Horizontal expertise, vertical integration
1,100 software products backed by a century of systems integration expertise
Deep market and industry knowledge
8,000 business analytics consultants in 18 different industries
$6 billion a year on research spending, 3,000 active researchers, and 5 Nobel Laureates
425,000 IBMers in 170 different countries that speak 165 different languages
The full spectrum of sourcing
IBM delivers the entire stack of sourcing needs, from infrastructure to applications to business processes. And we deliver these services through a spectrum of implementation approaches – including managed services and cloud — selected, tailored, and integrated to meet your needs.
It all starts with a conversation
Working in partnership with IBM begins with a conversation about how your business needs can be served by our capabilities. Don’t hesitate to contact an IBM representative today to explore the possibilities.
Partnering for profitability
Companies that source for innovation see twice the revenue growth and five times the gross profit growth of their peers. See how they're doing it.
5 key behaviors of highly successful partnerships (US)
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The sourcing market is changing
The future of sourcing
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The true meaning of a business partner
See how IBM collaborates with clients, working together to solve business problems and achieve collective goals.