Procurement Master Class -Proximus ARIBA Implementation Panel Discussion

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Procurement – ARIBA Master Class

After hosting the incredibly successful Proximus Implementation Journey by Peter Hannaert, many questions were raised.  With this in mind, SAPience under the Procurement Master Class are bringing to you a Panel of Experts to further deep-dive into issues and questions that will assist many as they embark on there ARIBA Implementations.

The follow-up session will be based on the Proximus ARIBA Implementation presented virtually in May 2020,  for ease of reference and to prepare further click here

WHO are our Panel Experts?

  • Peter Hannaert – ARIBA Project Manager – Proximus
  • Johan Verbeeck – Procurement Manager – Proximus
  • Tommy Gevaert – ARIBA Evangelist – Proximus
  • Nancy de Smet – Manager Business Analysts Corporate – Elia
  • Gaurav Tripathi – Solutions Architect, Network and Spend Management – SAP
  • Vicky Van Buijten – Solution Advisor, Network and Spend Management – SAP


Don’t miss this opportunity where the team will further deep-dive into  ARIBA  as an SAP Procurement Solution.

Below, in summary, is a preview of the upcoming event.

The implementation of ARIBA at Proximus started in 2018. The main focus of this business transformation journey was P2P (Procure to Pay).

Further in March 2019, they launched ARIBA successfully with 2500 users, 1800 suppliers receiving PO’s via the Ariba Network (AN), and 80k PO’s sent via AN.

Proximus shared their Procurement IT landscape before and after the ARIBA setup, and the lessons learned during the implementation phase.

1-Year post-go-live, Peter spoke about the issues that popped up and in the framework of continuous improvement for ARIBA, the necessary actions taken. These actions will allow a better, more efficient, and more satisfactory use of ARIBA by their users (requesters, approvers) as well as by their suppliers (e-PO and e-invoicing).

The presentation included a short insight into their upcoming projects related to the ARIBA Implementation.

Ensuring the team is able to address efficiently, the questions, you wish to have addressed, please email your inputs, in order to allow the Panel of Experts to prepare ahead of the session.

*Noting we have included SAP ARIBA Experts, this is an information-sharing session and in keeping with the core pillars of SAPience – “No Sales Pitch” answers.

Event Information

When:   22 June 2020

Tick Tock:  16h00 – 17h00

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Expert Panel Procurement ARIBA Discussion

Session following onto the Proximus  Presentation that was hosted earlier in the year.  Taking Questions asked & with a Panel of Experts on-hand to further assist, answering, ensuring you have a better understanding of ARIBA & wherever you may be in your current journey.

By Peter Hannaert, Proximus

Get to know your speakers

Peter Hannaert
ARIBA Project Manager - Proximus

Peter comes with many years of experience and headed up the ARIBA Project.

Johan Verbeeck
Procurement Manager - Proximus

Responsible for procurement of all logistical and postal services.

Tommy Gevaert
ARIBA Evangelist - Proximus

Panel Expert

Nancy de Smet
Manager Business Analysts Corporate - Elia

After gaining experience in process design and implementation in a Transport company and a ‘Flatt Glass Producer’, I starting working in the SAP domain when I moved to SAP Belgium.
I gained experience in MM and SRM implementations in Purchasing departments of companies in Telecom, Utilities, Pharma and Chemical sector. After my 8 years career at SAP, I moved on to the Procurement department to implement SAP projects. Now, at Elia, I’m the contact person between business and IT concerning corporate processes and am responsible for the Operations in Purchasing. I lead a team of 19 people.

I’m passionate about simplification and matching processes into existing tools.

I organize as a volunteer the Sourcing and Procurement Focus Group of the SAP User Group (Sapience) where I’m also the Treasury manager.

Gaurav Tripathi
Solutions Architect, Network and Spend Management - SAP

Experienced P2P Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the Healthcare, Technology, Banking industry. Skilled in SAP Ariba OnPremise & OnDemand Upstream/Downstream, Architecture design, Application Administration, S/4 HANA Integration, Performance Tuning, Requirements Analysis, SAP HANA Database, and Change Control. Strong program and project management professional with a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) focused in Electrical Engineering from G.B. Pant Engineering College.

Vicky Van Buijten
Solution Advisor, Network and Spend Management - SAP

Customer-focused professional with more than 10 years of experience as a business consultant. Specialized in project management and deployments for SAP sourcing, contract and supplier management solutions in different industries like Chemical industry, Life Science, Steel, Banking, Public Sector,….Currently a domain expert and trusted advisor for SAP procurement solutions. Holds a Master of Applied Economic Sciences from KU Leuven.