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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

Building a risk-intelligent culture

Every company faces certain risks to their business, and every company has a culture around how they address them. While official responsibility for managing risk rests with executive leadership, and in large companies, a dedicated risk management function, the company’s risk culture often forms unintentionally, based on how these people…Read blog post