Gartner Expert

Micky Keck

Director Analyst

Micky Keck is part of the team that advises application leaders on procurement and strategic sourcing applications. This includes helping define and identify technologies across the source-to-pay landscape and creating procurement technology strategy. Mr. Keck helps clients understand the market landscape, prioritize investments, evaluate vendors and determine best-fit, negotiate contracts, and deploy best practices across a variety of market segments including Source-to-Contract (S2C) (spend analysis, supplier management, e-sourcing, and contract life cycle management) and Procure-to-Pay technologies. He also assesses and advises clients on the use of emerging technologies, such as AI, RPA, and advanced analytics, across sourcing and procurement. Additionally, Mr. Keck has a special focus on AP Invoice Automation and Supplier Information Management.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Keck has 18 years of experience in the procurement industry. At Aquiire he 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


Director Product Management


SBM Practices and Systems Manager

Areas of coverage

Applications and Software Engineering Leaders

Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Applications


MBA Supply Chain, Michigan State University

BA Finance, Michigan State University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Comparing the various P2P suites and choosing a best-fit solution

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

3How to leverage technology to digitally transform procurement

4Assessing whether a full suite or ecosystem approach is needed

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