Practice

Digital Transformation

Helping procurement organizations adopt innovative technologies that bolster their competitive advantage and drive growth

Procurement organization are evolving, and a significant part of that evolution is the use of technology

Procurement organizations are evolving, and a significant part of that evolution is the use of technology

The vast technology landscape can present a challenge to procurement decision-makers and their IT colleagues. This is where Velocity can add value and help to align cross-functional goals and initiatives. Velocity provides comprehensive consulting services to support our clients’ distinct implementation needs, including project management, requirements gathering, system and process optimization, best practices advisory, system configuration, CX optimization, user training and change management.

Our Digital Transformation Practice helps organizations to view the technology strategy, including the solution design and implementation, as an impact on more than just IT and Procurement, but also to areas like sales, corporate culture, and recruiting. Likewise, our experts introduce a culture of innovation and agility to help clients redefine customer experience, explore new operating models, create enhanced digital channels, and thaw the relationship between IT and the user community.

How We Guide
The Procurement Journey

We put the right people, processes, and systems in place to manage large and complex projects and programs in their entirety. This includes services and capabilities related to:

Digital Transformation Procurement

Technology Assessment
Effective model for conducting formal needs analysis, fit/gap assessment and business case leading to an efficient solution acquisition.

Implementation & Integration
Proven methodology for systems configuration, implementation, integration and user adoption.

CX Journey Mapping
Understand who the customer really is and map each customer’s journey through the procurement process and use of technology tools.

Project Management
Balancing resources, governance and oversight to ensure value proposition is met.

Change Management
Lead, manage and enable the organization through the change journey.

Organizational Readiness
Effectively assessing the level to which the organization is ready for technology or process changes.

Benefits of Working with our Digital Transformation Team

There are innovative technologies that allow procurement organizations to improve the use of best practices and realize greater efficiency with their daily operations. With our decades of procurement experience, including technology implementations, Velocity’s procurement technology services can help you reduce the time it takes to achieve your business objectives. We provide clients the speed they need to quickly and effectively implement your procurement technology tools.

We are technology agnostic with experience and expertise in all leading Procurement technologies…
Remaining agnostic allows us to be objective, which ensures that our clients implement the best technology to support their unique needs.

We engage in a collaborative effort, using deep subject-matter and product experts…

To align best practices in procurement automation to clients’ business requirements, maximized by team-based software testing, user and supplier enablement and ERP integration activities.

We follow a customized blueprint for influencing change by communicating the value proposition…

(including, what’s in it for me) and deploying effective change management techniques that leverage targeted communications, training and support to ensure maximum technology adoption.

Meet Velocity’s Digital Transformation Leaders

Mike Jasper

Practice Leader
Digital Solutions

Mike Jasper

Practice Leader
Digital Solutions

Mike Jasper

Michael has spent the past 22 years working with organizations to enable and implement enterprise technology in the ERP, accounts payable / receivable, and global compliancy verticals. He has helped companies of all sizes and industries improve their practices and achieve best in class status. In addition to his day job, Michael brings these skills to his position on the Leadership Committee of the Business Payments Coalition (BPC), a volunteer group supported by the US Federal Reserve who work to make B2B electronic payments more efficient across the end-to-end process.

Professionally, Michael enjoys bridging the gap between business and technical worlds and holds a unique ability to effectively convey technical information and creative thoughts in the same conversation. He has been fortunate enough to have worked within Supply Chain and Finance technologies his whole career, allowing him to watch the market transform and mature. This on the job education gives Mike some unique perspectives on where the industry and technology can go, and what can be achieved.

Mike is a California native, who has been living in New England for the past 11 years. When asked what would make him leave San Diego, the typical answer is “the weather…. 70 and sunny gets old after a while!” Living on the East coast has opened Mike’s eyes to new adventures such as snow blowing and rooting for winning sports teams (Sorry San Diego!). These teams also include the middle and high school Lacrosse and Football teams where his two sons play.

Michael joined Velocity Procurement in 2019 because he believed that the organization’s people, vision, and methodologies were uniquely suited to address the glaring gaps that can be found in so many organizations Source to Pay processes. As luck would have it, it turns out that one of the managing partners was born in the same hospital where Mike’s wife manages the Medical Staff.

Tim Weeks

Practice Leader
Digital Transformation

Tim Weeks

Practice Leader
Digital Transformation

Tim Weeks

Tim spent the past three decades working to better understand people’s needs as it pertains to technology. It started out with upgrading the family computer and changed into helping businesses solve problems through the adaptation of precise technologies, while working as part owner of an IT company. Now, as a leader at Velocity Procurement, Tim wears many hats, but his mission is to make sure that client’s needs and expectations are met.

Tim’s work ethic emerged from spending summers with his aunt and uncle in Vermont. There he would help his cousins heard the milk farmers’ cows to a pasture on top of the mountain behind their house. Hungry cows don’t care if it’s raining, you’re tired or you forgot to set your alarm all together. So, working in IT and Customer Service roles were a natural fit for Tim – to say the least. With over 15 years of experience in management and customer service Tim is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit that is self-motivated and process oriented. When he isn’t plugged into a project he is unplugged in nature, woodworking at home, camping and hiking with his wife. Tim also enjoys golfing and working on cars, more to make them faster than actually fixing anything. He shares these interests with both of the Co-Founders of Velocity Procurement.

In addition to dabbling into his variety of at-home DIY projects from IT to landscaping or spending time outside building campfires, he loves to be indoors watching sci-fi movies. When you get the opportunity to visit him in his office in Philadelphia, you’ll soon learn just how much sci-fi he likes. It goes beyond more than just Star Wars mugs and NASA tee-shirts. All of these life experiences and enjoyments make him a man of many hats and interests.

Favorite Quote:

“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently” – Bill Watterson

Achieving Value

Our skills are a blend of technical expertise and business process -oriented subject matter expertise to enrich and accelerate the technology implementation process resulting in significant value to our clients.

Successful technology
solution implementations

54
Through a comprehensive implementation methodology

On-time and within approved budget every time

100%
Leveraging comprehensive program and project management

Contract change orders or request for additional funding

ZERO
As a foundational pillar of our company philosophy, we issued
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
― Johann wolfgang von Goethe
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