• The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed how businesses view and manage their priorities. More than ever before, organizations realize the importance...
    Rajiv Ramachandran
    Rajiv Ramachandran
    Vice President, Product Strategy & Management, Coupa Pay, Coupa Software

    Rajiv Ramachandran is the product executive responsible for the overall strategy, management and engineering of Coupa’s B2B payment platform — Coupa Pay. With over 20+ years of experience in the enterprise software industry, Rajiv has deep knowledge and experience on SaaS solutions, Cloud, and On-Premise based integrations of financial platforms and streamlining B2B payment experiences and processes across the enterprise. Over the last 4 years Rajiv has led the launch, the growth, and the adoption of Coupa Pay for all Coupa customers in one of Coupa’s most successful product launches. With an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Business, Rajiv is also a constant innovator, looking to disrupt the B2B payments space, with multiple patent pending innovations against his name.

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    How Back-Office Modernization is Driving Better Business Sustainability
  • Organizations learned many lessons in 2020. The most important one was something that we, procurement leaders, already knew in our gut...
    Michael van Keulen
    Michael van Keulen
    Chief Procurement Officer, Coupa

    Michael van Keulen (aka “MVK”), Coupa's Chief Procurement Officer, has been in finance and procurement for 20+ years at high growth global companies where he managed procurement transformations and digitized the procurement process, driving significant stakeholder value.  Michael is a procurement fanatic, passionate about elevating the role of procurement by applying best in class practices and enabling business spend management through the power of digitization.

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    Procurement Needs A New Operating Model Part 1: Process
  • For many years now, the role of procurement within organizations has been viewed as a necessary but static business layer. Focusing...
    Annie McMillan
    Annie McMillan
    Managing Director, Procurement and Business Services, KPMG US

    Over twenty years of diversified experience in supply chain, management consulting, and corporate retail. Annie has held a series of leadership roles focused on Procurement Transformation, Organization Assessment and Design, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier & Contracts Management, Supply Chain Strategy, Procurement Technology Design, Implementation, and Training/Change Management. Areas of expertise span across multiple industries primarily in the consumer products, wireless telecommunications, healthcare, and life sciences industries.

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    Embracing the New Reality of Procurement
  • American Express and Coupa have a partnership and joint solution which provides clients with integrated virtual card payments in Coupa Pay...
    J.R. Robertson
    J.R. Robertson
    Vice President, Coupa Pay, Coupa Software

    J.R. Robertson is Vice President, Coupa Pay, and an entrepreneurial enthusiast and culture builder at Coupa. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Marketing Management from California State University, Chico, and currently resides in the smoky state of California.

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Check Usage Slows as the Pandemic Increases Interest in E-Payment Solutions
  • Inefficiency, lack of spend optimization, and out-of-policy spend and compliance negatively impact payment processes. With these challenges, how do you get...
    Gene Cook
    Gene Cook
    Senior Director, Coupa Pay Alliance Partners

    Gene has been an integral part to the success of the Coupa Pay alliances built and developed while at Coupa for the past year and a half. Developing the go-to-market strategy and success of these partnerships, all while delivering unsurpassed client value, is what Gene thinks about every single day. Prior to that, Gene ran the major bank alliances at SAP Concur for several years. Gene and his family reside in beautiful Upstate New York.

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    5 Payment Pain Points and How to Solve Them
  • Today’s blog post is by guest author, David Sentongo, Director of Commercial Product Management at Kofax. David leads the direction of...
    David Sentongo
    David Sentongo
    Director of Commercial Product Management, Kofax

    As Director of Commercial Product Management at Kofax, David leads the direction of the Finance & Accounting portfolio, driving innovation and providing customers with solutions — allowing them to digitally transform their finance and accounting organizations. Kofax, a CoupaLink technology partner, enables organizations to digitally transform document-intensive workflows.

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    Smarter AP Automation Together: 5 Ways Kofax ReadSoft Online for Coupa Further Transforms Invoice Automation
  • Today's supply chains are more complex and connected than ever before. Throughout my career, I have witnessed time and again how...
    Michael van Keulen
    Michael van Keulen
    Chief Procurement Officer, Coupa

    Michael van Keulen (aka “MVK”), Coupa's Chief Procurement Officer, has been in finance and procurement for 20+ years at high growth global companies where he managed procurement transformations and digitized the procurement process, driving significant stakeholder value.  Michael is a procurement fanatic, passionate about elevating the role of procurement by applying best in class practices and enabling business spend management through the power of digitization.

    Read time: 7 mins
    Why CPOs must make risk a P&L conversation
  • How do you improve the practice of procurement and deliver better business outcomes using strategic sourcing? Prominent industry thought leader Walter...
    Paul Martyn
    Paul Martyn
    Director, Coupa Advanced Sourcing

    Paul Martyn is Director, Coupa Advanced Sourcing at Coupa Software. He holds degrees in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and currently resides in the greater Chicago area. Paul is a regular commentator on the supply chain industry and has appeared on Fox News, CNBC and MSNBC as an expert panelist and has been quoted on supply management topics in WSJ, Reuters, USA Today, FoxNews, CNN, and others.

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    How to Change the Game with Strategic Sourcing Digital Transformation
  • Digital transformation has moved from an operational outlier to a mission-critical mandate for organizations and the events of this year have...
    Sally Stephens
    Sally Stephens
    VP, Alliance Programs, Coupa Software

    With more than 25 years of global channel experience, Sally Stephens leads the strategy and implementation of Coupa’s overall partner programs, including the program development, the go-to market strategy, and channel operations.

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    CoupaLink: Bringing Best of Breed Applications to You
  • Third-party risks are a part of doing business. Capturing these risks and being able to rapidly adjust the supply chain is...
    Samuel Mele
    Samuel Mele
    Coupa Global Vice President of Risk Management Solutions

    Samuel Mele's 30 year career includes a unique blend of supply chain, procurement, strategic sourcing, risk, performance, and compliance management expertise across a wide range of industries spanning manufacturing to financial services. As the Global Vice President of Risk Management Solutions for Coupa, Sam supports a team of third-party risk, compliance, performance management and sourcing subject matter experts. Before joining Coupa, Sam was the Vice President of Sales for Hiperos and was responsible for business development and client relations across North America.

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    Five Third-Party Risks and Benefits of Continuous Risk Management
  • At a time when businesses face growing uncertainty with spend controls and supply chain risk on the rise, there’s an increased...
    Michael van Keulen
    Michael van Keulen
    Chief Procurement Officer, Coupa

    Michael van Keulen (aka “MVK”), Coupa's Chief Procurement Officer, has been in finance and procurement for 20+ years at high growth global companies where he managed procurement transformations and digitized the procurement process, driving significant stakeholder value.  Michael is a procurement fanatic, passionate about elevating the role of procurement by applying best in class practices and enabling business spend management through the power of digitization.

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    CPO View: Why Fostering Collaboration Between IT and Procurement is Critical
  • The business world has faced unprecedented challenges due to the disruptions of 2020. At many companies, teams that were once down...
    Emily Burnette & Max Goraknick
    Emily Burnette & Max Goraknick

    Emily Burnette is a manager in Deloitte Consulting’s Supply Chain and Network Operations practice, and she focuses on global procurement transformations enabled by cloud technologies.  She has managed multiple global transformations and her work spans strategy, technology, and change management & communications teams.

    Max Goralnick is a managing director in Deloitte Consulting’s Supply Chain and Network Operations practice, focusing on Digital Procurement. He specializes in strategic sourcing, procurement transformation, performance improvement, cost reduction, supply chain strategy, and procurement strategy.

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    Deploying Your Business Spend Management Platform Virtually
  • The oil and gas industry has experienced more uncertainty in 2020 than ever before, this is largely due to the pandemic...
    Armando Urias
    Armando Urias
    VP Coupa - Southwest

    Armando Urias, VP Coupa - Southwest, is a seasoned software sales executive with a passion for driving real results. He has spent the majority of his career working with various Oil & Gas companies to enable business transformation, and currently resides in Houston, TX.

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    Oil and Gas: Lessons Learned in 2020 and How to Prepare for the Future
  • Cybercrime has become an existential threat to companies, forcing them to implement security strategies to underpin their operations. The Netzsch Group...
    Anja Biehler
    Anja Biehler

    Anja has a PhD in German Philology and trained in a business communications agency before gaining valuable creative and marketing experience in a number of advertising agencies. For five years, she was in charge of the communications department of a renowned, private financial service provider. Her last position before joining BELLIN’s Global Marketing & Communications team in November 2014 was with Freiburg University where Anja was responsible for the marketing efforts of the EXIST business start-up program.

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    The cloud is more secure - Image
  • At Coupa, our vision has always been a comprehensive Business Spend Management platform that helps organizations maximize the value of every...
    Michael Schanker
    Michael Schanker
    VP, Strategic Marketing, Coupa Software

    Michael Schanker is the VP, Strategic Marketing at Coupa, supporting Coupa's go-to-market strategy, product marketing, segment marketing, and customer marketing teams. He has spent more than 20 years in enterprise software across Marketing, Sales, and Services roles after starting his career in Finance. He has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis. 

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    Coupa Acquires LLamasoft to Connect AI-Powered Supply Chain with Spend Management