IBM’s open ecosystem model is essential to bringing greater value to our clients, allowing us to deliver integrated solutions with speed and scale for true enterprise transformation. This is why the Global EY-IBM Alliance has expanded its focus to address our clients’ biggest challenge for talent: the urgency to attract, retain and upskill their workforce amid evolving employee expectations and a requirement for more engagement and consumer-grade experiences.

The EY-IBM Talent Alliance is not just another two-vendor model. EY and IBM have developed joint offerings and established a new Center of Excellence to address clients’ most pressing HR transformation needs. By combining EY and IBM’s consult-to-operate process and technology expertise, we create a truly unparalleled level of end-to-end services. Let me give you some concrete examples:

For Human Capital Management (HCM) platforms like Workday and Oracle, EY and IBM amplify the value of clients’ HR Cloud Transformation by starting with a digital-first and human-centered design, accelerating implementation by 3x with ready-to-deploy assets, and leveraging data-driven AI to transform employee experience.
For clients struggling with complex regulatory requirements and multi-vendor payroll systems with disparate data input and reporting methods, IBM and EY can provide advisory services and single-sourced payroll operations across 160 countries, all while reducing risk and saving time by leveraging Virtual Agents, pre-built payroll automated digital workers, and a suite of proprietary payroll technology.
For clients looking to reduce operational costs and drive organizational resiliency, EY and IBM offer a holistic consult-to-operate solution for Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Mobility, and HR Outsourcing.
And finally, underpinning the entire portfolio is our unique ability to create differentiated talent-focused technology offerings by combining EY’s assets around mobility and people experience with IBM’s talent AI microservices and deep expertise in platform strategy and hybrid, multi-cloud architecture.

Together we are better equipped to help our clients overcome the urgent need to attract, retain and upskill their workforce while transforming their HR function. The alliance offers an array of solutions including outsourcing to create space and free resources to focus on what matters most, laying the foundation for success with a strong HR Cloud Transformation program or applying AI and Automation technology to transform employee experiences.

And we are not just helping our clients transform; we apply these same principles ourselves. For decades, EY and IBM have partnered to help each other in talent-related challenges, including EY and IBM’s previous collaboration to introduce AI in Recruitment and reimagine employee assistance with the award-winning HR virtual assistant used in-house at both organizations.

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