Financing Social Business

Social business extends the value of human connections through authentic engagement with those who drive your success.

But to make each interaction count, you’ll need new technologies, solutions, and services. Discover how the IBM Social Business solution portfolio and affordable financing options can help you unlock the full value of social business.

Deepen the value of your social connections.

Maintaining marketplace leadership in today’s social business environment requires investing in innovative technologies to deepen relationships across, within, and beyond your organization.

Indeed, more than 75% of the business-to-business (B2B) buyers studied and 84% of C-level/vice president executives use social media to support purchase decisions.1 But many many IT budgets are allocated to maintaining current technologies, creating frustrating limits on opportunities to acquire new social solutions.

But more flexible financing options eliminates those budget obstacles. Now you can maximize purchasing power, turn upfront capital expenses into one predictable monthly payment, and better align costs to deployment milestones.

IBM Global Financing can help.

Our IT financing specialists can show you how to take advantage of more opportunities to acquire social business technology that you can integrate into core business functions. Discover how you can unlock more value both within your organization and from your customers while reducing financial risk and conserving cash to meet other strategic needs.

Invest affordably in social business to maintain your competitive edge.

IBM Global Financing can help you quickly capitalize on all of your social business opportunities. Now you can acquire the solutions you need, accelerate project break even points by six months or more2, quickly adapt to changing needs, and lower your total cost of ownership.

Turn to IBM Global Financing for the expertise you need to take full advantage of these opportunities – more affordably through a complete range of funding options that help reduce your financial risk.

A complete range of affordable financing options that can maximize your purchasing power include:


  • Rates as low as 0 percent for software licenses, subscriptions and support3
  • Funding for IBM consulting engagements and multi-period services projects
  • Predictable scheduled payments to match targeted deployment milestones
  • Conserves cash with access to an alternative source of funds
  • An affordable way to acquire the technology you need now

IBM Project Financing™

  • One dedicated funding source for IBM solutions and services avoiding project delays for large-scale projects
  • Integrates financing for IBM Global Services engagements and IBM and non-IBM hardware and software

Fair market value leases

  • For mobile devices or software security appliances with payments that can be deferred for up to 90 days
  • Lowers total cost of ownership for your infrastructure
  • More flexibility to add capacity as your needs change
  • Shifts obsolescence and disposal risk to IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Asset Recovery Solutions

  • Sell your existing equipment at market value
  • Assure safe and proper disposal in compliance with local regulations

The IBM® Social Business® solution portfolio transforms how business gets done, amplifying the value of human connections. Now you can extend social interactions, enhance communication, and share information more widely to maintain leadership in your market.

Get a competitive edge with social business

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See how we can help you fund your vision