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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IBM provides world-class IBM mainframe technology to help today's enterprises respond quickly to evolving business conditions and with extreme flexibility. From automation to advanced virtualization technologies and open industry standards, IBM mainframes help deliver competitive advantages for enterprises contributing and succeeding on a smarter planet.

Operating Systems

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


IBM's technology, solutions and industry expertise can help you find the competitive edge with a sharper understanding of your customers. Our System z solutions combine the foundation of IBM hardware, software and middleware with flexible financing and packaging options to help your business meet and overcome the challenges of doing business in the on demand world. IBM can help you develop a customer-centric view—and assist you in delivering the right solution and the right products.

IBM Scalable Architecture for Financial Reporting

Harnessing Economies of Scale for Enterprise Intelligence