Strategic initiatives

We need to have the right information, have it on time and invest the right amount of effort in interpreting it.

As new technologies create new areas of possibility, you may feel your resources being pulled from all sides. Leading organizations are working to instill a culture of driving higher yields, stronger business outcomes and enhanced customer experiences — but this often requires difficult resource prioritization or strategic trade-offs.

CEOs at infrastructure companies overwhelmingly agree that technology will transform their businesses over the next five years.1 Fueled by the ability to put data into context, financial decision makers are now uniquely able to inject fresh, forward-looking perspectives into their organizations by understanding the value of external funding sources and how to use them effectively to meet their business’ topline growth.

New technologies allow for faster, better and more precise decision making that drive better business outcomes. Our financing solutions help provide a clear path forward, so you can invest in the initiatives that are right for your company.

CFOs recognize that keeping up with the latest technology is a necessity

We finance your initiatives

IBM Global Financing helps you acquire the technology and services you need to make informed decisions about which markets to pursue, how to optimize your product portfolios and how to gain operational efficiency. We offer the kind of financial flexibility that helps you maximize the return on your IT investment and improves your ability to manage your cash.

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Case study: Systems

A gourmet food manufacturer responds to recalls with speed and pinpoint accuracy

Love and Quiches used complicated software and manual spreadsheets to track their manufacturing process. We financed the acquisition of a fully integrated tracking system to monitor every aspect of production. Now in the event that an ingredient is recalled, they can quickly pinpoint the source and recall only what they need to. They can also minimize waste and reduce costs by tracking expiration dates and prioritizing the use of raw materials.

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Case study: Analytics

IT consulting firm uses financing to offer their customers a contract exit option

Athena’s customer wanted a cloud-based analytics solution with the option to leave the contract within 12 months, but the upfront costs were unsustainable. IBM Global Financing offered a payment plan to match the cash flow between Athena and the customer for 12 months.

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Case study: Technology services

An IT consulting company offers financing solutions to customers to speed negotiations

A large family-run car company sought to purchase a total IT solution from IT consulting firm Celerity, but financing proved a barrier. With IBM Global Financing, Celerity was able to offer the car company a deferred payment solution at 0% interest, which made the project more affordable, taking into account the challenging conditions within the automotive retailing market where controlling costs and achieving value for money is critical.

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