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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!


How SaaS is changing the way software is sold—and bought

The cloud has changed the way software is delivered, but it’s taken a while for the way it’s bought to catch up. In the on premise world, software was bought based on a long list of features and functions in an RFP—the more, the better—or at least it was perceived…Read blog post

My key takeaways from Oracle Open World

I’ve been an Oracle customer for the last 18 years and over the course of my career, I’ve been to Oracle Open World at least half a dozen times. This was my first time back to San Francisco for the conference after a six-year hiatus. A few things have changed,…Read blog post

Dodging the pitfalls of pre-trip approval

  • October 20, 2016
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  • Ethan Laub
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  • Expenses
For many companies, travel and entertainment expenses typically account for 10-12% of their annual budget, making it a critical spend category to control. So, it’s no wonder that companies institute pre-trip approval processes to control travel spending.  However, these processes can have significant pitfalls that come back to bite companies…Read blog post

5 Tips for procurement to bring value to the C-suite

How can procurement bring value to the C-suite? Sometimes we get so focused on the finance agenda that we lose sight of the fact that there’s a lot of value we can bring to other business leaders as well. Through our procurement and sourcing activities, we see a lot…Read blog post

5 new metrics to help procurement become more strategic

Engagement. Influence. Trusted advisor status. Procurement has long sought after these things, but historically struggled to reach the level of strategic business partner and obtain a seat at the leadership table. How can they get there? They can start by setting KPIs that measure progress in that direction, suggests…Read blog post

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