Welcome to a breakfast seminar on 23rd March to hear about strategic procurement. 

The journey towards truly strategic procurement requires organization around procurement – depending on your current situation, this can mean centralizing operations or, for example, defining procurement categories. Regardless of your starting point, the focus of procurement development is on automating routine manual processes with modern solutions seamlessly integrated into ERP and financial systems to ensure that procurement processes are controlled, traceable and automated on a single platform. Process costs in the procurement area can be significant and reducing them allows resources to be redirected to procurement development activities.

Join our breakfast seminar to receive concrete steps to manage procurement events centrally with a user-friendly, scalable and transparent solution that addresses the challenges of procurement, now and in the future.


Places for this event are limited so register soon!


08.30 – 09.00 Breakfast
09.00 – 09.15 Opening
09.15 – 10.00 Procurement strategic priorities – ensure smooth journey from sourcing events to contract management  
This session will provide you concrete steps where to begin and how to proceed towards a truly modern source to contract process.
10.00 – 10.15 Break
10.15 – 11.15 Unleash the Value Hidden in your Contracts
Contract intelligence is a must-have in today’s economy, driving strategic outcomes enterprises need to stay out front: increased revenue, reduced costs, improved compliance, and less risk. Transform your business agreements into structured, connected, and on-demand data to automate processes, maximize contract value, and reduce risk. Discover the power of intelligent contract creation, automation, and insights to realize the full intent and maximize the value of every contract, clause, and obligation across the enterprise.
11.15 – 11.30 Closing



Mervi Saarikorpi (TkT) is a procurement management expert who has worked at SAP on procurement solutions since 2019. Before SAP, Mervi worked for a long time in procurement research, training and teaching at Aalto University. Mervi is particularly interested in procurement management transformation, maturity models and performance measurement, category management and the development of digital solutions.

Ian Smith has a PhD in Industrial Psychology and has been supporting the transformations of organisations for over 15 years. His unique background allows him to blend science and technology helping organisations to realize immense value and accelerate change. Ian is responsible for the Financial Services and Insurance practice at Icertis, the leader in Contract Lifecycle Management.

Jenni Lonka

CBO Intelligent Spend Management, Isletter


+358 40 567 5037





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