Finance and Risk

Address your most pressing finance management issues with IBM's broad industry experience, insightful thought leadership and subject matter expertise.

Top five practices contributing to best-in-class order-to-cash performance

A recent study shows that the adoption of five leading practices improves median order-to-cash performance by as much as 83 percent in efficiency through FTE count reductions and associated higher transaction volumes processed per FTE, as well as up to 60 percent in key cycle time improvements. A statistical analysis of data from over 280 European benchmarking study participants quantifies the link between adoption of several leading practices and improved performance in key order-to-cash (revenue cycle) metrics. Benchmarking data shows that organizations that excel in revenue cycle efficiency and quality are more likely to have adopted leading practices which influence different parts of the cycle.


Featured Thought Leadership

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems drive cost reduction and efficiency in Finance and Accounting Operations

An analysis of data from 1,200 benchmarking study participants quantifies the benefits an organization can gain through the use of enterprise resource planning systems (ERPs). Benchmarking data shows that Finance organizations that have adopted ERPs experienced as much as 300 percent material improvements in efficiency, and as much as 65 percent reduction in costs associated with performing Finance and Accounting operations.

Value add finance

IBM’s most recent Global CFO Study1 — based on input from more than 1,900 CFOs and senior Finance leaders worldwide — confirmed that CFOs are emerging with far more influence at the enterprise level. CEOs and boards are counting on their CFOs to be fact-based voices of reason and insight.

Reputational risk and IT in the banking industry

More than 400 respondents in 23 industries across the globe agree: managing reputational risk is crucial to their business, and managing IT risk is a major part of their efforts.Learn what your industry is doing and build a case for reputational risk investment in 2013.

Get started with the Finance and Risk Business Value Accelerators

Transforming finance and risk management to be a Value Integrator

Finance and Risk Solutions

Finance Operations Improvement

Improve the efficiency of the Finance and Accounting function, through the analysis and design of key process areas, including Account/Record-to-Report (R2R), Consolidation & Accelerated Financial Close, Procure-to-Pay (P2P), Order-to-Cash (O2C), Revenue Assurance & Collections and Treasury Management

Business Risk Management

Integrate risk and compliance management into your overall business strategy, covering all areas of business governance, risk and compliance.

Enterprise Performance Management

Benefit from an integrated framework for decision making, by which you can translate strategy into value by optimising decisions, investments and actions

Finance Transformation and Shared Services

Assess their finance function and develop a vision, strategy and blueprint to support changing business needs.

Rebuilding Good Conduct

Managing enterprise conduct is about transformation, about rebuilding the good bank and in so doing rebuilding customer trust.

Case Studies

London and Continental Railways delivers high-speed rail link supported by financial expertise from IBM