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!

 

Why Successful Procurement Departments Leverage GPOs

  • October 12, 2017
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  • Don Darby and Samantha Peterson
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  • Procurement
If you work in procurement, you’ve likely heard of Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) – a name that quite accurately reflects how these organizations work. GPOs have been around for over 100 years, dating as far back as 1910, when hospitals in New York City pooled their spending to negotiate larger…Read blog post

Strategic sourcing: How will you award your business?

The size, scope and complexity of sourcing projects today means it can be difficult to know where to start the process. However, as is often the case in all planning, it’s best to begin with the end in mind. For buyers, this means “How will I award my business?” should…Read blog post

Why Spend Management Requires an ‘Accelerated’ Approach

  • October 05, 2017
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  • Rob Bernshteyn
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  • Coupa
The ‘A’ in C-O-U-P-A stands for Accelerated. At Coupa, we are pursuing a vision of delivering a comprehensive spend management platform, with a foundation of openness and unparalleled user-centricity. We’ve been building toward leveraging big data and our technology to deliver prescriptiverecommendations to help our customers create a competitive advantage for themselves…Read blog post

The surprising truth about humans and artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence is not new, but suddenly everyone seems to be talking about it. As I explained in my last article, we have hit an inflection point with computing power and data that is finally allowing for commercial applications of this technology, and that’s what all the excitement is…Read blog post

Why Spend Management Requires a Prescriptive Approach

  • September 20, 2017
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  • Rob Bernshteyn
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  • Coupa
In the C-O-U-P-A alphabet, “P” is for prescriptive, as in prescriptive recommendations. Over the long term, this is the biggest opportunity for Coupa to differentiate ourselves from our competitors, and for our customers to do the same with theirs. As the world goes digital, many of us find…Read blog post