• Inflation at its highest levels in 40 years has brought new urgency to procurement. Rigorous cost containment is no longer a...
    Prashanth Ravishankar
    Prashanth Ravishankar
    Vice President, Coupa Advantage, Coupa Software

    Prashanth Ravishankar is currently Vice President, Coupa Advantage. He leads the transformation, growth, and expansion of the program. Prashanth is a leader in procurement and product development, with over a decade of experience serving clients across a diverse set of industries at McKinsey & Company. He holds a MBA and MEM in Operations and Finance from Northwestern University and a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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    Using Coupa Advantage for Cost Reduction Opportunities to Combat High Inflation
  • At Coupa, collaboration comes first. While we're proud of the Business Spend Management (BSM) solutions we've created and are excited to...
    Alice Cho
    Alice Cho
    Director of Channel Marketing at Coupa

    Alice leads channel marketing for Coupa’s technology partners. With over 10 years of marketing experience, Alice is focused on bringing her knowledge, curiosity, and passion in helping customers enhance their experience and realize more value.

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    CPOstrategy Recap: The Coupa Open Ecosystem
  • Imagine you’ve finally figured out the right balance of inventory: just enough to meet customer demand, but not so much you’re...
    Stephanie Buck
    Stephanie Buck
    Content Marketing & Storytelling Manager, Coupa

    Stephanie is passionate about storytelling and helping leaders, businesses, and organizations transform the way they connect with their customers, prospects, and others. At Coupa, she leads storytelling and content production efforts for supply chain. She brings over a decade of experience supporting marketing and communications with impact-oriented enterprises and mission-driven organizations. She earned her Master's degree from the London School of Economics and her Bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University. She grew up in the Chicago area, but currently calls Washington, D.C. home.

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    Designing for Supply Chain Resilience with Nestlé
  • How the macroenvironment is affecting working capital efficiency today Does your company’s working capital work as hard as it could? We’re...
    Vanessa Cisz
    Vanessa Cisz
    Content Development Manager, Coupa

    Vanessa Cisz is a B2B storytelling professional with more than 15 years of experience in helping organizations convey the real value of their technology solutions. She holds degrees in creative writing as well as English and German literature.

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    How the Macroenvironment Is Affecting Working Capital Efficiency Today
  • “When the storm hit back,” recalls Jeremy Hamon, Head of Group Finance at Primetals Technologies and CFO of the financial entities...
    Vanessa Cisz
    Vanessa Cisz
    Content Development Manager, Coupa

    Vanessa Cisz is a B2B storytelling professional with more than 15 years of experience in helping organizations convey the real value of their technology solutions. She holds degrees in creative writing as well as English and German literature.

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    What Do CFOs Need to Know About Business Spend Management, Anyway?
  • He’s making a list. He’s checking it twice. He’s running it through a series of stress tests, contingency plans, and scenarios...
    Stephanie Buck
    Stephanie Buck
    Content Marketing & Storytelling Manager, Coupa

    Stephanie is passionate about storytelling and helping leaders, businesses, and organizations transform the way they connect with their customers, prospects, and others. At Coupa, she leads storytelling and content production efforts for supply chain. She brings over a decade of experience supporting marketing and communications with impact-oriented enterprises and mission-driven organizations. She earned her Master's degree from the London School of Economics and her Bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University. She grew up in the Chicago area, but currently calls Washington, D.C. home.

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    5 Things Santa Needs for a Stress-Free Holiday Supply Chain
  • Today, Forrester has named Coupa as a leader in The Forrester WaveTM: Collaborative Supply Networks, Q4 2022. This report is aimed...
    Stephanie Buck
    Stephanie Buck
    Content Marketing & Storytelling Manager, Coupa

    Stephanie is passionate about storytelling and helping leaders, businesses, and organizations transform the way they connect with their customers, prospects, and others. At Coupa, she leads storytelling and content production efforts for supply chain. She brings over a decade of experience supporting marketing and communications with impact-oriented enterprises and mission-driven organizations. She earned her Master's degree from the London School of Economics and her Bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University. She grew up in the Chicago area, but currently calls Washington, D.C. home.

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    Coupa Named a Leader in Forrester’s Wave for Collaborative Supply Networks
  • Supply chain resiliency and sustainability are top priorities for CEOs today. But to achieve these goals, corporate leadership must spur a...
    Nari Viswanathan
    Nari Viswanathan
    Sr. Director, Product Segment Marketing, Coupa

    Nari is currently Sr. Director of Product Segment Marketing at Coupa, where he helps bring products to markets in the areas of Supply Chain Design and Planning. Over the past 20 years, Nari has held VP and Director of Product Management, Research and Marketing roles at Aberdeen Group, River Logic, Steelwedge and E2open. He has significant experience building products from the ground up and managing the P&L for a product suite. He is a proven B2B marketer with expertise in content marketing, competitive intelligence, and positioning. He has published numerous thought leadership articles, whitepapers, blogs and delivered dozens of webinars during his career. Nari Viswanathan is a five times SDCExec Supply Chain Pro to Know award winner. Nari holds a master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.

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    3 Essential Strategies for Gaining Business Value Through Collaborative Supply Networks
  • It would be an understatement to say that the global economy is facing significant challenges today. One particular challenge receiving a...
    Nari Viswanathan
    Nari Viswanathan
    Sr. Director, Product Segment Marketing, Coupa

    Nari is currently Sr. Director of Product Segment Marketing at Coupa, where he helps bring products to markets in the areas of Supply Chain Design and Planning. Over the past 20 years, Nari has held VP and Director of Product Management, Research and Marketing roles at Aberdeen Group, River Logic, Steelwedge and E2open. He has significant experience building products from the ground up and managing the P&L for a product suite. He is a proven B2B marketer with expertise in content marketing, competitive intelligence, and positioning. He has published numerous thought leadership articles, whitepapers, blogs and delivered dozens of webinars during his career. Nari Viswanathan is a five times SDCExec Supply Chain Pro to Know award winner. Nari holds a master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.

    Read time: 4 mins
    5 Ways Your Supply Chains Can Thrive in an Inflationary World
  • OAuth2 Case Studies based on HackerOne Public Disclosure Reports Even though OAuth2 has been the industry-standard authorization framework since it replaced...
    Daniel Yang
    Daniel Yang
    Sr. Software Engineer, Application Security, Coupa

    By developing a streamlined SSDLC, Daniel Yang collaborates with development teams to secure applications and their data. Daniel's experience with application security spans pen testing, security researching and building some security automation tools. He has found some vulnerabilities in a number of the most well-known web applications, including Joomla, PHPBB, Moodle and others.

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    How to Identify OAuth2 Vulnerabilities and Mitigate Risks
  • When I found out Coupa was going to receive a Customers’ Choice distinction for supply chain planning, the first thing that...
    Andrew McCarley
    Andrew McCarley
    VP Global Customer Value Management, Coupa Software

    Andrew McCarley is the Vice President of Customer Value Management at Coupa Software, where his team of Value Directors are tasked with helping Coupa customers achieve increased realization of value through their existing entitlements. Prior to Coupa Software, Andrew held various positions in the Software, CPG, and Retail industries, including LLamasoft, Opex Analytics, S.C. Johnson, Starbucks, and Unilever. Over the past 17 years, Andrew has helped organizations deliver incremental value through supply chain and digital transformations, S&OP implementations, COE development, and software implementations. In 2022, Andrew was an SDCExec's Supply Chain Pro to Know award winner. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Logistics from the University of Tennessee and a Masters in Analytics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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    Coupa Receives Gartner® Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choice Distinction for Supply Chain Planning
  • Effective search functionality is critical to enhancing Business Spend Management (BSM), especially during economic downturns when supply chain issues or travel...
    Mark Reed
    Mark Reed
    Director of Technology, Coupa

    Mark Reed is a Director of Technology at Coupa. He is passionate about search, machine learning, and technology that helps people find what they need more effectively. He has previously worked in several startups and has been with Coupa for four years. Mark holds a Computer Engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University and currently resides in the Cincinnati area in the United States.

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    3 Ways Coupa’s Development Team Designs Effective Search Functionality
  • Today's post is written by guest author Tom Roberts, Chief Marketing Officer at TradeCentric. Tom leads TradeCentric’s marketing and partnership strategy...
    Tom Roberts
    Tom Roberts
    Chief Marketing Officer at TradeCentric

    Tom Roberts leads TradeCentric’s marketing and partnership strategy and execution. Tom has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience with leading SaaS companies across all aspects of go-to-market motions.

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    Streamlining Supplier Connections with TradeCentric and Coupa
  • One of the biggest lessons from the pandemic is the importance of building strong relationships. Connections across procurement, supply chain, and...
    Helen Trim
    Helen Trim
    Senior Vice President of Marketing for EMEA and Asia Pacific, Coupa Software

    Helen is Senior Vice President of Marketing for EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. She leads the development of the go-to-market strategies and customer acquisition programs required to meet pipeline generation, acceleration and revenue targets for these culturally diverse regions.

    Over her 25-yr career, Helen has developed strong entrepreneurial roots from co-founding a number of digital and social media agencies. More recently she has held intrapreneurial leadership roles in disruptive, US SaaS technology businesses. She is a strong believer in balancing the talents of both creative thinkers and data scientists to achieve successful business outcomes.

    Helen is a Coupa LevelUp Mentor and an active member of two important Coupa diversity and inclusion initiatives: Illuminate, an LGBTQ+ program and Empower, a women in procurement community that supports breaking down barriers to women’s success in the industry.

    Helen is also an advisor at Collider, an accelerator driving the future of marketing and sales technology for startups, corporates and investors.

    Read time: 8 mins
    Coupa Executive Summit in London Event Photo_header image
  • Today's post is written by guest author David McClintock. At EcoVadis, David leads content, communications, and data thought leadership to inspire...
    David McClintock
    David McClintock
    Marketing Director at EcoVadis

    At EcoVadis, David leads content, communications and data thought leadership to inspire and galvanize sustainable business action and impact worldwide. His career has focused on developing and scaling technology/SaaS businesses from startup through scale-up. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

    Read time: 6 mins
    EcoVadis and Coupa: Streamlining Supplier Sustainability in Supply Chain Management