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Joël Collin-Demers

Consulting Principal at Pure Procurement

Montreal, Canada

After 7.5 years of helping organization get better with procurement function transformation projects, I still get as excited today as I did when I started. Having a background in elite level short track speed skating, there’s nothing I love more than methodically chasing down objectives. For me, it’s always been about getting better.

Over the course of my career, I’ve contributed to over 12 procurement transformation and system implementation projects with 10 clients in 6 industries. These projects have spanned the entire end-to-end procurement life cycle.

Procurement Department Org. Design & Policy Development
Spend Analysis
Sourcing
Contract Management
Operational Procurement
Catalog Management
Requisitioning
Purchasing Approvals
Purchase Order / Scheduling Agreement Processing
Goods Receiving
Inventory Management
Accounts Payable
Special Purchasing
Consignment
Subcontracting
Third-Party Orders
Business Networks & Supplier On-boarding
Supplier Relationship Management
IT Management of Procurement Applications

This gives me a unique position to generate value for you as I can optimize discreet processes but will also identify and mitigate the dependencies and potential impacts of changes on the rest of the procurement function.

If you have challenges in your procurement department and are looking for someone who will help you ‘deliver the goods’, do get in touch and connect.

You can also get exposed to my thoughts and philosophy at pureprocurement.ca

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Speaking
Travels From: Montreal, Quebec
Speaking Topics: Source to Pay, Procurement, IT System Implementation

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Author37
Influencer8
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Entrepreneur20
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Company Information

Company Type: Company

Areas of Expertise

Business Strategy 30.14
Cloud 31.65
Digital Transformation 31.32
ERP 35.96
Management 30.43
Procurement 34.97
Supply Chain 32.00
Leadership 30.06
Marketing 30.10
AI 30.04

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Automotive
Consumer Products
Federal & Public Sector
Forest Products & Paper
Higher Education & Research
Manufacturing
Oil & Gas
Professional Services
Telecommunications
Travel & Transportation

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Publications

25 Article/Blogs
How to Buy the Right Procurement Systems
PureProcurement.ca
October 19, 2020
With the proliferation of enterprise procurement systems available today, buyers are confronted to an anxiety inducing paradox of choice. There are well over 100 procurement software companies worldwide today, each focusing on different parts of the Procurement value chain. Certain larger providers even argue they can be your “one-stop shop” for the entire Procurement value chain. This plethora of options reflects the increased focus on Procurement organizations as value drivers for the business. Generally speaking, this is great news for supply chain professionals. However, it makes buying Procurement systems and the associated Procurement system architecture decisions more complex.

To make things simpler, it is important to understand that there are 3 main categories of Procurement software solutions. These three categories are: ERP systems, Source-to-Pay (S2P) suites & other “best of breed” solutions.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, ERP, Procurement

Rules for Your Procurement Digital Transformation
PureProcurement.ca
April 02, 2020
In Deloitte’s 2019 Global CPO Survey, 53% of the 481 top procurement leaders surveyed reported that they are not satisfied with the results of digital technology implementations within their organizations. Why is it still so hard to get a Procurement digital transformation right?

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Supply Chain, Procurement

The Top 10 Critical Success Factors for Source to Pay Implementations with Thierry Jaffry
PureProcurement.ca
October 13, 2019
Transcript of Pure Procurement Podcast episode #2 where Thierry Jaffry and Joël Collin-Demers discuss the top 10 critical success factors to consider before starting your S2P software implementation.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

Source to Pay Content Goals are Critical to Benefits
PureProcurement.ca
September 19, 2019
Source to Pay content goals for your implementation can make or break your benefits realization. Read this post to identify the data items to focus on.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

Solve Business Problems, Don’t Implement Software
PureProcurement.ca
July 10, 2019
When brainstorming the simplest solution to a business problem, don't forget to explore an option that excludes software.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, ERP, Management

SAP Intelligent Spend Management: Interview with Dr. Marcell Vollmer
PureProcurement.ca
July 03, 2019
Transcript of Pure Procurement Podcast episode #1: Interview with Marcell Vollmer, Chief Digital Officer at SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass, on the SAP Intelligent Spend Management strategy.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Supply Chain, Procurement

Don’t Let Procurement Be the Bottleneck
PureProcurement.ca
May 27, 2019
Are you still waiting for that purchase order or contract? Implement parallel processes to remove the possibility of a process bottleneck in Procurement.

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Tags: Management, Procurement, Supply Chain

SAP Intelligent Spend Management : What to Expect
PureProcurement.ca
May 05, 2019
SAP launched their Intelligent Spend Management vision in early 2019. There are changes to expect in SAP Ariba, Fieldglass and Concur going forward.

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Tags: Cloud, Supply Chain, Procurement

Stop Negotiating the Best Contract Terms
PureProcurement.ca
April 25, 2019
By negotiating the best contract terms you might be costing your company more money. Start doing these two things to ensure you really get the best price.

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Tags: ERP, Procurement, Supply Chain

Buying a Source to Pay System is Like Buying an Old House (S2P System M&A)
PureProcurement.ca
April 15, 2019
When buying a Source to Pay system, you should consider merger and acquisition data in your RFP. Here's a list of questions to ask your vendors.

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Tags: Cloud, ERP, Procurement

SAP Ariba Live 2019 Conference Summary, Day 2
PureProcurement.ca
April 10, 2019
On Ariba Live day 2, Ariba discussed an enhanced Ariba Network value proposition, the Celonis standard adapter and much more. Read this summary for details.

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Tags: Cloud, ERP, Procurement

SAP Ariba Live 2019 Conference Summary, Day 1
PureProcurement.ca
April 03, 2019
On Ariba Live day 1, Ariba discussed the keys to procurement transformation, Fieldglass merger details and much more. Read this summary for details.

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Tags: Cloud, ERP, Procurement

The Best Practices Trap. Don’t Fall in!
PureProcurement.ca
March 05, 2019
What does best practices actually mean? Are these practices serving you or working against you? How can you tell? Read to find out!

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Tags: ERP, Procurement, Management

The Power of Guiding Principles in ERP Implementations
PureProcurement.ca
February 17, 2019
Guiding principles are a set of heuristics guiding organizational decision making in a common direction. Set your project up for success by using them.

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Tags: Cloud, ERP, Management

Top 20 SAP Ariba 2019 Q1 Release Features
PureProcurement.ca
February 08, 2019
When releases are jam packed with new functionality, it's hard to keep up. Here's my top 20 of the SAP Ariba 2019 Q1 Release to make it easier for you.

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Tags: ERP, Supply Chain, Procurement

What’s the Difference Between Purchasing and Procurement? Why Does It Matter?
PureProcurement.ca
January 30, 2019
Procurement is a function. Purchasing is a process. Why does it matter? Knowing the difference will help you achieve your supply objectives.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Management

How to Scale Your Proof of Concept
PureProcurement.ca
January 23, 2019
How can you get your initiative from proof of concept to full blown project? Here are few questions you should answer before socializing your project.

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Tags: AI, Cloud, Leadership

Mastering Maintenance Catalogs with SAP Ariba Catalogs
PureProcurement.ca
January 19, 2019
The typical Source to Pay indirect purchasing scenario doesn't work for maintenance buying. Maintenance catalogs are the answer.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

What Does It Mean to “Champion” a Client?
PureProcurement.ca
January 02, 2019
Championing a client starts with building trust. Trust starts with Empathy. Empathy starts with knowledge and research. Here's how to go about it.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Marketing

SAP Ariba Tax Management Scenarios
PureProcurement.ca
December 19, 2018
How should you manage tax in SAP Ariba Buying & Invoicing solutions? You essentially have 3 options which are discussed at length in this post.

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Tags: Cloud, ERP

Support of Cloud Solutions After Implementation
PureProcurement.ca
October 25, 2018
How should you support your new system after it is deployed? How will end users find quick answers to their questions?

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Tags: Cloud, ERP

SAP Ariba Live 2018 Conference Summary
PureProcurement.ca
March 11, 2018
Key highlights of the 2018 SAP Ariba Live conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ariba revealed their plans for solution innovation in 2018.

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Tags: ERP, Supply Chain, Procurement

Procurement Function Overview
PureProcurement.ca
November 20, 2017
How does the procurement function create value for the business? What are the main activities executed by procurement?

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Tags: ERP, Supply Chain, Procurement

How to Onboard Vendors to a B2B Business Network
PureProcurement.ca
October 19, 2017
What is the best way to onboard vendors to a Business Network? (ie. Ariba Network, Coupa Supplier Network, Basware Supplier Portal, etc)?

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Tags: ERP, Supply Chain, Procurement

A Perspective on ERP/Procurement System Commodity Codes
PureProcurement.ca
June 13, 2017
Here are my main takeaways from multiple implementations on how to configure material/system commodity codes in ERP/Procurement systems.

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Tags: ERP, Supply Chain, Procurement

1 Founder
Pure Procurement
PureProcurement.ca
April 01, 2019
Procurement transformation & Source-to-Pay (S2P) implementation consulting practice.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

2 Media Interviews
Episode 18: ERP vs P2P vs Niche Masterclass
World of Procurement Podcast
July 22, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, ERP, Procurement

Source-to-Contract Tech 101
The ProcureTech Podcast
May 13, 2020
Before you can go out there and run a tender and select a provider for all of your digital transformation and procuretech requirements, you need to have an overview of what’s out there, and what differentiates the different providers and types of software, right?

So, that’s why I invited Joël Collin-Demers on the show to give us a Source-to-Contract 101 lesson so as you can get a broad knowledge of what type of solutions are on offer.

Joël is a Source-to-Pay (S2P) expert and consultant from Montréal, Canada and has extensive knowledge gained in this field from his time in large organisations.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, ERP, Procurement

4 Podcasts
Accounts Payable Automation : Where to Start with Danny Schaarmann (#5)
PureProcurement.ca
September 23, 2020
Today we discuss where to start when attempting Accounts Payable automation. This is last piece of the Source-to-Pay process. It is often neglected by Procurement departments as it usually falls outside the department’s scope of responsibility. However, including Accounts Payable in your digital transformation is a key to maximizing benefits.

To help me discuss the subject, I am joined by Danny Scharmann, President and CEO of xSuite, an Accounts Payable automation solution provider based in Boston. xSuite has been implementing AP solutions for 25 years and which has 1,200 implementations in 60 countries under their belt, I could think of no better person to discuss this subject with. It definitely also helps that he’s a business-minded technologist and, like me, has an elite sport background which made for some fun exchanges.

During our chat, we covered a variety of topics such as:

Defining Accounts Payable
The value drivers of AP processes
The value of AP automation tools
How to think about selection and architecture of AP automation tools
Considerations for implementation of such tools
And much more
I enjoyed my chat with Danny and know you will learn a lot from it as well. Later in the interview, we often refer to SAP as an example of an ERP but the points are just as valid for any other ERP system.

As always, if you have questions or comments after listening don’t hesitate to reach out via any of the Pure Procurement channels (e.g. LinkedIn)

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Tags: Digital Transformation, ERP, Procurement

Vendor Data – The Achille’s Heel of Source to Pay Benefits Realization with Stephany Lapierrre (#3)
Pure Procurement
November 25, 2019
On the last episode, we explored the critical success factors for your Source to Pay system implementation. One of the factors that came up and got a strong reaction was vendor master data quality. Everyone agrees this is an important topic. However, when it comes down to the specific actions that should be taken to tangibly set yourself up for success, there aren’t many experts on the topic.

Today, I am fortunate enough to be joined by one of these rare gems. In fact, my guest today has built a company around the fact that being the master of your vendor information is the backbone of success in Source to Pay.

Stephany Lapierre is the Chief Executive Officer at Tealbook, a Canadian vendor network software provider based in Toronto, Ontario. Stephany and her team have been working since 2014 on putting together a platform that leaves your ERP vendor master in the dust. By doing away with limited and static vendor information and developing tools and processes to delivery up-to-date, granular and contextually specific information to buyers and sellers, Tealbook is making a name for itself.

While on this journey, let’s just say she’s gotten very intimate with the good, bad and the ugly of the vendor master. That’s why I’ve asked her onto the show – to discuss how companies can effectively cleanse vendor master data, how to measure progress and how to keep consistent vendor data quality levels.

We dive into the problems with traditional thinking about vendor data quality management and walk though the process and tools that can be used to really see progress on this front in your company.

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Tags: Cloud, Supply Chain, Procurement

The Top 10 Critical Success Factors for Source to Pay Implementations with Thierry Jaffry (#2)
Pure Procurement
October 07, 2019
On this second episode of the Pure Procurement Podcast, I am joined by Thierry Jaffry to discuss the top 10 critical success factors to consider before starting your S2P software implementation.

Thierry is Vice-President for the North-American market and Global Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Fluxym, a global leader in Source to Pay consulting services. Thierry has been working in the procurement space for over 10 years, working in various roles with both software providers and consulting firms.

Can you guess which factors came out as the most important?

System selection
Choice of partner
Clear project objectives
Team selection
Deployment plan
Supplier Enablement (SE)
Data quality
System customization
Change management
Governance

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Tags: ERP, Supply Chain, Procurement

SAP Intelligent Spend Management: Interview with Dr. Marcell Vollmer (#1)
Pure Procurement
July 03, 2019
I recently posted a review of the SAP Intelligent Spend Management strategy on my blog. The goal was to think through what this new concept might concretely mean for SAP customers. Subsequently, I was lucky enough to sit down with Dr. Marcell Vollmer, Chief Digital Officer at SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass, to get more clarity around the strategy.

We discussed:

What it will mean for product development and for organizational changes at SAP.
How this will impact new and existing customers
How this change helps organizations set up for the future of procurement.

Enjoy this very first episode of the Pure Procurement podcast!

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Business Strategy

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Source to Pay Digital Transformation Consulting

Location: Montreal, Quebec    Date Available: February 01st, 2020    Fees: 1

Submission Date: February 09th, 2020    Service Type: Service Offered

My goal is to help you execute on the entire Source to Pay transformation life cycle:
- Current Maturity Assessment (As-Is)
- Future State Design & Transformation Roadmap (To-Be)
- RFI, RFP activities to find service provider and/or technology provider
- Delivery (design, build, test and deploy) of organizational change or technology implementation projects across the entire Source to Pay process scope:
? Procurement Department Org. Design & Policy Development
? Spend Analysis
? Sourcing
? Contract Management
? Operational Procurement
? Catalog Management
? Requisitioning
? Purchasing Approvals
? Purchase Order / Scheduling Agreement Processing
? Goods Receiving
? Inventory Management
? Accounts Payable
? Special Purchasing
? Consignment
? Subcontracting
? Third-Party Orders
? Business Networks & Supplier On-boarding
? Supplier Relationship Management
? IT Management of Procurement Applications

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