IBM EMPTORIS – Strategic
Supply Management Solutions

IBM Emptoris Solutions help companies increase savings,
improve supplier performance and mitigate risk

Business challenges

Global companies face an exceptionally complex economic and operational environment that presents significant challenges, from managing global growth to sustainably reducing costs, from enforcing compliance to mitigating increasing volatility and risk.

Procurement organizations play a critical role in managing these challenges—and in achieving critical corporate objectives. Yet, procurement organizations are challenged themselves with managing an increasingly global supply base, optimizing complex processes and making sense of data scattered across disparate systems.

IBM® Emptoris® Strategic Supply Management helps companies meet these challenges with a suite of solutions that connect disparate systems and teams to provide greater visibility into and control over spend, contracts, service providers and supplier intelligence and processes. Lack of visibility and opportunistic insights about facilities to better decision making and planning

Optimize financial performance

Manage risk and compliance

Optimize operational performance

IBM Solution

IBM Emptoris Strategic Supply Management is a flexible suite of solutions that provide organizations greater visibility and control over global spending, contracts and suppliers, as well as related intelligence and processes.

The suite includes solutions for master data governance using virtual supplier master, program management, sourcing, contract management; spend analysis, supplier lifecycle management, services procurement and telecom expense management, that can be deployed individually or as a single cohesive platform.

IBM Emptoris solutions help companies drive improved performance, capture sustainable cost savings, mitigate varied risks, improve compliance and directly impact the bottom-line.



Recognized by leading industry analysts as the best-in-class solution, IBM Emptoris provides the industry’s most extensive functionality in a fully integrated upstream source-to-pay solution.

IBM Global Business Services for Emptoris delivers exceptional service and proven best practices that have helped companies to:

Services we offer

Our services are focused on maximizing your e-Procurement or Emptoris investment. Typical challenges that enterprises face with e-procurement initiatives include, lack of adoption, misaligned processes, lack of proper executive support, established procurement policies and processes, and un-enabled content. We tailor every engagement and solution implementation to your success and value roadmap.

These Procurement Transformation services include;

We also focus on leveraging the depth and breadth of IBM Procurement Services experience through direct Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions including;

We bring the power of The Cloud to your solution through direct Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) support including;

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Additional resources

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    Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing, 2013

    Learn why IBM is ranked a "Leader" for the second consecutive Strategic Sourcing Suites Magic Quadrant report.

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    Transforming Big Blue's Procurement Operations

    Download this new case study to learn how the IBM procurement organization transformed their people, processes and technologies to realize over $7 billion in sustainable savings.

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    IBM IBV Chief Procurement Officer Study

    IBM surveyed 1,128 Procurement Executives from around the globe and across all industries to produce the largest, most comprehensive procurement study ever. Download your copy now.

Client Reference

L’Oreal USA gains purchasing power with IBM Services and cloud analytics.