IBM Scalable Architecture for Financial Reporting

The goal

Improved transparency and better decisions

What if you could base your business reporting on your operational data? Reporting directly from event– or transaction-level operational data can produce timely, consistent, and transparent outputs. This solution can be highly responsive to changing business needs, and it can be implemented rapidly. Furthermore, enabling this single view of the data can help reduce the amount of siloed data in the enterprise and lessen the pain of complex infrastructure and accounting practices. IBM® Scalable Architecture for Financial Reporting™ (SAFR) from IBM Global Business Services offers just such a new approach to Business Intelligence.

The advantage

Why IBM?

Global reach. Thought leadership. Hard-hitting solutions. At IBM Global Business Services, our teams of consultants apply innovative thinking, practical tools and services, and high-powered technology to unearth business value, define a plan of action, and solve your business issues.

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) enables enterprises to start Business Intelligence programs at the beginning, by understanding the information environment and building a comprehensive strategy. We understand that Business Intelligence is not just about data, but about the business processes and decisions it enables.

The benefits

High-performance techniques applied to high-volume problems

The SAFR solution can help support key corporate strategic decision-making. It has a proven track record and has been used to address real business problems, such as high-performance account activity analysis, product pricing, fraud detection, and multi-dimensional sales revenue analysis. SAFR can also enhance existing investments and extend the capabilities of large, packaged enterprise applications. It accomplishes this by executing highly tuned batch reporting workloads on IBM z/OS™ and System z™.

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Infrastructure matters. Businesses turn to the IBM mainframe for unmatched security, operational efficiency, speed, seamless scale, and lower cost per transaction. The IBM z Systems, the world’s premier data and transaction engine, is enabled for mobile, integrates transactions and analytics, and delivers efficient and trusted clouds.

Operating Systems

IBM z Systems servers are supported by a multitude of operating systems, such as z/OS, z/VSE, z/TPF, Linux on z Systems and the z/VM hypervisor.


IBM z Systems combine leading-edge innovation and unparalleled capabilities to power cloud, business analytics, mobile applications, and the most important workloads.

IBM Scalable Architecture for Financial Reporting

Harnessing Economies of Scale for Enterprise Intelligence