IBM Global Financing: helping to save lives, with IBM Watson

Serving Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Panama, PLM is a healthcare publishing company that provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive health information for doctors and healthcare providers.

Since their journey began in 1942, the world and industries in which they operate has evolved almost beyond comprehension, including the digital landscape, which has added a completely new dimension to translating information into action.

But PLM’s vision is one that’s also evolved, and rather than remain a mere publisher confined to a pre-digital world, they wanted to bring what they do into the modern era with a dose of data analytics, science and cognitive computing – to improve healthcare access and treatment quality in Mexico and Latin America.

With IBM Global Financing, PLM’s vision became a reality. The funding has not only helped save PLM as a company, but their revolutionary new approach to prescribing medication and informing providers is helping to save lives.

PLM saw that IBM Global Financing had experience in cognitive technology, and that it understood every part of PLM’s plan, including its length as well as its risks and returns. The value of partnering with IGF was evident to PLM CEO Antonio Carrasco: It was easy – “It’s very easy to play with them, very easy to do business…go show the project, have the money, start investing, and get into our goals in our business”.

Read the full PLM story.


IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates and availability are based on a client’s credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment and product type and options, and may vary by country. Non-hardware items must be one-time, non-recurring charges and are financed by means of loans. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension or withdrawal without notice and may not be available in all countries.

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