Gartner Expert

Micky Keck

Director Analyst

Micky Keck is a part of the team that researches and advises companies on their long-term sourcing and procurement applications strategies. This includes how these technologies intersect with other other applications such as ERP, supply chain, finance and treasury. Mr. Keck also researches the implications of emerging technology, like AI, RPA, blockchain, advanced analytics and virtual assistants on the enterprise applications space. Detailed solutions and markets covered include:E-Sourcing, Spend Analytics, Contract Lifecycle Management, Buy-side Catalog Management, e-Procurement, Supply Base Management (Including Supplier Information Management (SIM) and Supplier Risk Management), e-Invoicing, AP Invoice Automation (APIA), Payments, Procure-to-Pay Suites, Source-to-Pay Suites, Cost Savings Management, and Supplier Portals.

He can also provide guidance on planning for, sourcing, and contract negotiation for these solutions, implementation best practices, and on-going support considerations.

Previous experience

While at Aquiire, Mr. Keck held many jobs including Director of Implementation and support where he directly worked with customers to implement the Aquiire E-Procurement software suite, consulted with customers on how to solve specific procurement problems, oversaw and implemented our E-Invoicing software, worked closely with suppliers onboarding them to the Aquiire platform via OCI, cXML, XML, EDI, and supported sales inquiries. He moved to the product side where he developed the product roadmap and wrote product specifications. His focus was on supplier functionality and enablement. Finally, he researched and internally consulted on new technologies such as Blockchain and B2B social networks.

At Lexmark, he primary worked heavily on streamlining and automating procurement functions. As part of this, he lead the global SAP rollout as the Procure to Pay lead. This included implementing ECC MM, SRM 7.0, SNC 5.1, CLM 2.0 and SAP eSourcing Modules. During that time he also oversaw Lexmark's Spend Analysis program and Cost Management system.

Professional background

Aquiire

Director Product Management

Lexmark

SBM Practices and Systems Manager

Areas of coverage

Applications and Software Engineering Leaders

Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management Leaders

Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Applications

Indirect Spend and Supplier Management (retired)

Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact on Products and Services

Education

MBA Supply Chain, Michigan State University

BA Finance, Michigan State University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Evaluating and selecting strategic sourcing and procurement solutions

2AP Invoice Automation and E-Invoicing strategy and vendor selection

3How to leverage technology to digitally transform procurement

4What to consider when creating a long-term source-to-pay (S2P) technology roadmap

5Creating budget estimates and business cases for sourcing and procurement technology