Improve core finance functions, including transaction processing, control/risk and decision support/performance management activities

Overview

Today's CFO's are balancing innovation, growth, risk management and cost reduction to prioritize and optimize their finance transformations and improvement efforts. The role of the CFO requires the ability to operate at the strategic level while simultaneously managing multiple, detailed levels of performance across the whole organization. It demands a 360-degree view—backwards to report, alert to current conditions, and the ability to plan for the future.

Finance transformation services are at the core of the IBM financial management consulting services. Using diagnostic and strategic tools for profit improvement and modeling, IBM can help your enterprise assess its organizational design, integrate financial functions, improve forecasting and reporting, develop predictive capabilities, reduce risk, and optimize the strategic functions of the finance organization.

The following IBM finance transformation services enable organizations to improve their core finance functions, including transaction processing, control and risk and decision support/performance management activities:

Business challenges

Business leaders are addressing many challenges and opportunities in today's growingly complex finance and operational environments, including:

Why IBM

With thousands of financial management resources located across the globe, IBM has a strong record of serving as a trusted advisor to CFOs and finance leaders. We offer deep finance function expertise coupled with effective technology implementation and integration capability. We bring experienced IBM finance executives to meet with clients, including former CFOs, controllers and CIOs. Our consultants have worked with 75% of the global Fortune 50 and 80% of the FT 50.

Our financial management consultants help clients achieve new and sustainable business value by formulating finance management strategies, managing change and setting direction for new transformations and business models. Working collaboratively with clients, we provide solutions to many of the most difficult finance and risk challenges your organization is confronted with. We provide expert analysis, business planning, vision development, project planning, business case creation, and ultimately link strategy to execution in ways that build continuous improvement and success.

The IBM financial management practice is part of IBM Global Business Services®, one of the world's leading management consulting practices. Working across all major sectors, IBM has inherent business expertise across more than a dozen industries. Our consultants have demonstrated experience creating value for clients, and together with our proven assets, methodology, partnerships, and research capabilities, we act as trusted business advisors to our clients worldwide.


Meet the expert

  • Martin Harmer

    Martin Harmer

    Partner & VP, Finance & Risk Leader, IBM Global Business Services


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