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!


A better way to monitor supplier risk

Let’s say someone has stolen my personal information—an increasingly common problem in today’s world. Now who knows how many people out there have my data, and what they might be doing with it? To protect myself, I would probably sign up for an identity theft monitoring service. This type…Read blog post

It's Complicated: 3 CIOs speak about their changing roles

IT and procurement have a long-standing relationship, since IT is one of the biggest categories that procurement is managing in most organizations. And, as finance becomes more strategic and the CFO’s tech portfolio grows, the IT-finance relationship has increased in importance, and the IT-procurement relationship has changed. Implementing business spend…Read blog post

Digital transformation and the big new role of the CFO

Digital transformation has risen to the top of the corporate agenda, and companies are increasingly looking to CFOs to take the lead in setting strategies for data and technology. So what can CFOs do to advance digital transformation? Coupa CFO Todd Ford recently shared his thoughts on that topic with…Read blog post

Why pre-approved spend is the ultimate benchmark

In a perfect business spend management scenario, employees submit a requisition and get an approved purchase order for everything they spend money on, outside of monthly recurring items such as utilities and leases. When spending is pre-approved, it means employees are buying from contracted vendors, getting negotiated savings and complying…Read blog post

For a successful technology initiative, never skip these steps

Although IT leaders take great pride in maintaining existing systems, enhancing critical applications and responding to the requests of their end users, their greatest sense of personal satisfaction comes from technology-enabled initiatives that deliver strategic business value. Every IT leader is a technologist at heart who fundamentally believes that their…Read blog post