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!

 

5 benefits that will help suppliers learn to love e-sourcing

For buyers, the benefits of e-sourcing are clear, but suppliers aren’t always fans of reverse auctions, which are a core component of e-sourcing.   However, when done right, e-sourcing can be valuable to suppliers as well. It may take some convincing to get them to participate, but once they do…Read blog post

Artificial intelligence comes to spend management

Back in January, Coupa acquired Spend360, a leader in artificial intelligence for spend management founded by Paddy Lawton, the author of today’s blog post. What happens when a mathematician falls down a rabbit hole into the world of sourcing and procurement? Artificial intelligence (AI) comes to spend management, that’s…Read blog post

Why indirect procurement is a perfect career for women

At a recent event on ‘Women in Procurement’, I got thinking about why indirect procurement is a great function for women. My path to leadership in procurement happened by accident. In the late 90s, when indirect procurement was emerging as a strategic sourcing function, I joined the corporate sourcing…Read blog post

Benchmarks and beyond: Creating a roadmap to lift your organization

In my previous post, I talked about why procurement groups should be looking beyond the traditional metrics of cost savings and process efficiency. They should be measuring themselves using a four-part balanced scorecard that also includes metrics around customer service and organizational development. In this post, I’d like to…Read blog post

Benchmarks and Beyond: A super simple way to score customer service

In my previous post, I talked about why procurement groups should be looking beyond the traditional metrics of cost savings and process efficiency. They should be measuring themselves using a four-part balanced scorecard that also includes metrics around customer service and organizational development. Today, I’d like to share a simple…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