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Just over two years ago, we announced that Coupa had acquired LLamasoft: a day I remember like it happened yesterday. Throughout...
Dr. Madhav Durbha
Dr. Madhav Durbha
VP of Supply Chain Strategy, Coupa Software

Dr. Madhav Durbha is the Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy Coupa Software, where his team helps customers and prospects solve various supply chain challenges. Prior to Coupa, Dr. Durbha held positions at LLamasoft, Kinaxis, JDA Software and i2 Technologies, Inc. With more than 20 years in the supply chain industry, Dr. Durbha has broad experience in strategy & process consulting, supply chain software, program management, software application development & deployment, machine learning and data science. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Florida and his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras.

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The Road Ahead: Two Years After LLamasoft’s Acquisition
Getting paid is a priority for any of your suppliers, but cumbersome and complex accounts payable (AP) processes often produce a...
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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Streamline Virtual Cards Integration With Coupa Pay and Billtrust
“I remember when the lockdown came in the country and thinking, ‘Well, we’re not going to be impacted too much because...
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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A Tale of Treasury Management, Spend, and a Shut-Down Blast Furnace
The biggest lesson procurement leaders took out of the 2020 pandemic is that change is vital to survival. This year, the...
Eric Tan
Eric Tan
Vice President of Business Services & IT, Coupa Software

Eric Tan oversees Coupa’s global business technology with responsibility for the internal deployment of Coupa's Business Spend Management products. Prior to Coupa, Mr. Tan served in leadership roles at PwC and EY.

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Top 4 Insights to Know for Finance and Procurement Leaders in 2023
Many things returned to normal this year — or at least back to a new normal. But 2022 has also presented...
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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Coupa Named a 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant™ Leader in Procure-to-Pay Suites for the Seventh Time in a Row
As enterprise software products and companies grow, the need for more tools to scale the product, expedite the process, and improve...
Lokesh Gulechha
Lokesh Gulechha
Lead Performance Engineer, Coupa Software

Lokesh Gulechha, a Lead Performance Engineer based out of Pune, India, has worked at Coupa since 2020. He consistently develops and implements innovative ideas which transform business operations, enable dramatic quality improvement, increase productivity and reduce operational costs. He believes in using disruptive innovation and transformation in the technology space to enhance enterprise business. Lokesh is the author of several publications and frequently speaks at conferences and training sessions to aid others in using tech to transform business operations.

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Coupa Engineers Believe Hard Work Must Be Replaced With Smart Work
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.

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5 Ways Your Supply Chains Can Thrive in an Inflationary World