IBM Treasury Transformation

Centralizes operations to improve analytics and increase control and efficiency

Published on 5 Oct 2010

Customer
IBM Corporation

Industry
Computer Services

Deployment country
United States

Partner
Wallstreet Systems

Overview

IBM’s business model is built to support two principal goals: helping its clients succeed in delivering business value by becoming more efficient and competitive through the use of business insight and information technology solutions; and providing long-term value to its shareholders. IBM has nearly 400,000 employees worldwide and had 2009 revenue of US$95.8 billion.

Business need
Global treasury operations resided on several platforms in several locations, which prevented the company from accessing a common set of data, performing ad hoc data inquiries or producing standardized reports. Tasks such as performing cash forecasting, understanding counterparty limits and exposures, and performing global treasury position analysis were complex and time-consuming.

Solution
IBM created Blue Insight, a worldwide, centralized business intelligence (BI) service that integrates a suite of third-party financial applications. Global treasury operations are now centralized on a single platform, which serves as a unified gateway for all banking communication via SWIFT. The platform includes a treasury data warehouse and facilitates global visibility into and reporting on global treasury operations.

Benefits
Enables standardized reporting for global data analysis, gives managers time to focus on exceptions, and provides visibility to cash and cash forecasting, counterparty limits and exposures, and global treasury position analysis; Establishes a single gateway for all banking communication via SWIFT treasury data warehouse; Centralizes global treasury operations on a single platform

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software
Linux, WebSphere Application Server

Hardware
System z: Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL), System z: System z running Linux, System z: System z10 Enterprise Class (z10 EC)

Services
GBS BAO: Advanced Analytics and Optimization, Software Services for ECM, Training: ECM

Solution
Cloud Computing, Empowering People, SaaS, Server Consolidation, Smarter Planet

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