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Coupa is a company of talkers, passionate about sharing tips, tricks and advice for improving finance and procurement and saving companies of all sizes time and money. But we’re not the only people with opinions and ideas. We’d love to hear from you so join the conversation!

 

Looking for your next big idea? Focus on execution instead

How can you incubate your big idea on the job? Forget about the size of the idea and focus on execution. An idea is nothing without execution. There are a lot of big ideas that sound great on paper but never go anywhere. And, a lot of “small” ideas, when…Read blog post

New training programs needed to energize millennial workforce

Talent management remains one of the top 3 major area of focus for virtually all procurement organizations, at least according to The Hackett Group's Procurement Key Issues Study Organizations are targeting three specific areas for development: improving leadership skills, honing business acumen, and building specialist procurement skills. The two…Read blog post

4 out-of-date purchasing models to kill with SaaS technology, Part 2

Cloud technology is helping us break new ground in purchasing and procurement. However, we face a new challenge in using that technology to the fullest advantage: Breaking through some of the mental models that have grown up around the function over the few decades. What I mean by mental…Read blog post

4 out-of-date purchasing models to kill with SaaS technology, Part 1

New technology is helping us break new ground in purchasing and procurement. To make the most of it, we face a new challenge: Breaking through some of the mental models around the function that have formed over the last 20-30 years. What I mean by mental models is people…Read blog post

Why it makes sense to take spend management to the cloud

The rush to the cloud is on. Every CIO probably has in their in box, right now, dozens of requests to spend on cloud and SaaS from every department in the organization, more than they have resources for. Which projects are worthy of investment? Spend management is a low…Read blog post

Meet the Bloggers

  • Jake Adger

  • Donna Wilczek

  • Tony Darugar

  • Sanket Naik

  • Amit Duvedi

  • J.R. Robertson

  • Gabe Perez

  • Alex Kleiner

  • Kevin Turner

  • Rob Bernshteyn

  • Kira Bernshteyn

  • Nick Chaplin

  • Andy Chiang

  • Jon Goss

 
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