• Today's post is written by guest author Kristin Schwabenbauer, Global Partner Leader at Vertex. Kristin manages Vertex’s relationships with procurement-focused organizations...
    Kristin Schwabenbauer
    Kristin Schwabenbauer
    Global Partner Leader at Vertex

    Kristin Schwabenbauer has been helping Vertex clients turn their goals into reality for over 20 years. In her current role as the Global Partner Leader, she manages Vertex’s relationships with procurement-focused organizations. With these efforts, she looks to build the most robust integrations that meet our clients’ needs and expectations. The evolving dynamics of these industry-wide efforts is creating great opportunity for Vertex clients.

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    Making Tax Less Taxing with Vertex & Coupa
  • Global health crises. Labor strikes. War. Famine. 1,000-year floods. Snarled ports and roadways. These headlines beg the question: is it the...
    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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    The 4 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your Supply Chain
  • When market conditions become difficult and unpredictable, companies understandably look at cost reduction as a way to maintain profitability and business...
    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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    10 Ways Businesses Can Contain Costs in Uncertain Times
  • Procurement’s strategic priorities encompass many areas of focus including cost reduction, process efficiency, risk mitigation, and the development of strategic partnerships...
    CrossCountry Consulting, Coupa Partner
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    Optimize Supplier Onboarding with Coupa Supplier and Risk Management
  • Many discharged U.S. veterans have valuable technical skills and knowledge, but may be underprepared when it comes to creating targeted resumes...
    Tom Voshell
    Tom Voshell
    Vice President, Federal Project Management Office at Coupa Software

    Tom is an innovative leader that leverages a deep knowledge of collaborative sales methodologies to deliver high quality customer experiences. His experience includes design & development of automated process control systems, and definition & development of software solutions within enterprise and government environments.

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    Coupa Veteran Jobs Onboarding Program x FedRAMP
  • In every company, third-party risk from suppliers and other business partners lurks constantly. It can materialize from financial missteps, unresolved litigation...
    Jake Adger
    Jake Adger
    Director of Product Marketing, Coupa Software

    Jake is a Product Marketing leader with extensive software experience including product strategy, customer needs, requirements, positioning, collateral, technical marketing, pricing, and field enablement.

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    Coupa Recognized as a Leader for Third Party Risk Management in IDC MarketScape Report
  • 2022 is shaping up to be quite the stress test for corporate treasurers — lingering effects of the pandemic, forecasting challenges...
    Tamir Shafer
    Tamir Shafer
    Vice President of Coupa Contingent Workforce (CCW)

    Tamir Shafer is responsible for strategically growing this segment of Coupa’s business. Tamir holds a BSc in Finance from the University at Albany, SUNY, and resides in Boca Raton, Florida.

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    Coupa Named a Leading Contender in the Aite Matrix Evaluation: Treasury Management Systems, EMEA, 2022
  • The BELLIN “I 💙 Treasury” spirit and 1TC energy were alive and well at this year’s Coupa Inspire EMEA, our global...
    Maria Elisa
    Maria Elisa
    Senior Product Marketing Manager at Coupa Treasury

    Over the last 12 years, Maria has gained experience in fintech sales followed by product marketing in fintech, scientific publishing, and most recently, P2P software. Maria is responsible for the go-to-market strategy for Coupa Treasury.

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    Corporate Treasurers' Top Topics at Coupa Inspire EMEA 2022
  • IT organizations can be vulnerable, and the more they participate in shared infrastructures, the more important the roles of IT security...
    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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    SWIFT CSP Compliance and IT security
  • Originally Published May 26, 2015 – Updated August 24, 2022. In today’s turbulent market, most mid-market companies are focusing on ways...
    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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    10 Important KPIs for Accounts Payable Automation
  • How often do you revisit and update your supply chain designs? Once a year? Once every two years? If you’re like...
    Ahmad Jiwani
    Ahmad Jiwani
    Director of Product & Segment Marketing, Coupa Software

    Ahmad Jiwani is Director of Product & Segment Marketing at Coupa Software, where he’s responsible for go-to-market activities related to Coupa Supply Chain Design & Planning. Prior to Coupa, Ahmad held positions at Workday, SAP, Microsoft, and other leading tech companies. Ahmad completed his undergraduate studies in Economics at the University of Waterloo.

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    Why Supply Chain Design Is Not a “One-and-Done” Exercise
  • At Coupa, we are striving to solve new, challenging problems for our customers through the power of business spend management (BSM)...
    Vincent Toesca
    Vincent Toesca
    Vice President, Product Management, Coupa Software

    Vincent Tosca is a product executive and technology enthusiast with entrepreneurial experience at startups and SaaS companies. His interests include the cloud, DevOps, IoT, and fintech. His specialties include product management & strategy, product marketing, agile, SaaS, cloud, DevOps, and analytics.

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    Coupa Named a Best Workplace for Innovators by Fast Company
  • As boardrooms become more diverse, as senior management roles are landed by people from a greater variety of backgrounds, business edges...
    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.

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    How Leaders Can Do Better in Gender Diversity and Equality, Right Now
  • Originally Published June 5, 2020 – Updated August 4, 2022. With economic shocks growing more frequent and severe, businesses around the...
    John Callan
    John Callan
    Sr. Director, EMEA Product & Segment Marketing, Coupa

    John Callan is responsible for product marketing and go-to-market strategies for the Coupa Spend Management platform. John earned his Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a dual degree in Engineering and Mathematics from University of Dublin, Trinity College.

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    Why Cost Control is More Important than Ever
  • Today's post is written by guest author Paul Recchia, Head of Product at Relish. Prior to Relish, he spent nearly two...
    Paul Recchia
    Paul Recchia
    Product Manager, Relish

    Paul Recchia is the head of product at Relish. Prior to Relish, he spent nearly two decades in e-Procurement research, design, development, and deployment.

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    AI-Powered Automated Invoicing from Relish