Coupa Blog

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!


Why mass adoption is the best goal for corporate travel management

  • April 28, 2016
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  • Ethan Laub
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  • Expenses
What’s the best way to make your corporate travel management program successful? For global companies, the answer used to be selecting a single global travel management company (TMC), and a single online booking tool to consolidate data and streamline program management. However, these global solutions rarely perform equally well…Read blog post

The best leadership skill I ever learned: Emotional intelligence

What is the number one thing that can elevate procurement professionals to the strategic leadership roles they desire? It’s not writing better RFPs, or doing better sourcing or bidding. It’s developing and using emotional intelligence. I’m the poster child for this. When I started in procurement 30 years ago,…Read blog post

CIOs, CPOs and CFOs: We need to talk

  • April 21, 2016
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  • Kendra Von Esh
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  • Coupa
Earlier today, Coupa announced the formation of an Executive Advisory Board. The initial board, which I’m leading, is made up of 12 Coupa customers--four CPOs. four CFOs, and four CIOs; two procurement consultants, and Donna Wilczek, vice president of strategy and product marketing at Coupa. Why did we form this…Read blog post


  • April 14, 2016
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  • Coupa
Rethink the possible. Or should it be, rethink the impossible? If you had said that, in four short years, Coupa Inspire would become the spend management industry’s second largest event and fastest growing, a lot of people would have said that’s impossible. If you had said that Sir Richard…Read blog post

Supplier enablement: An idea whose time has come, and gone

What’s the next big idea in procurement? Getting rid of the need for supplier enablement and moving to real time supplier activation instead. It may sound tactical, but really it’s the key to success with all the other big strategic ideas we’ve been talking about for a long time:…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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