"What is procurement?" is a question I am frequently asked. The short answer is that procurement helps a company make purchasing...
Michael van Keulen
Michael van Keulen
Chief Procurement Officer, Coupa

Michael van Keulen (aka “MVK”), Coupa's Chief Procurement Officer, has been in finance and procurement for 20+ years at high growth global companies where he managed procurement transformations and digitized the procurement process, driving significant stakeholder value.  Michael is a procurement fanatic, passionate about elevating the role of procurement by applying best in class practices and enabling business spend management through the power of digitization.

Read time: 8 mins
Procurement Needs a New Operating Model, Part 2: Talent
The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed how businesses view and manage their priorities. More than ever before, organizations realize the importance...
Rajiv Ramachandran
Rajiv Ramachandran
Vice President, Product Strategy & Management, Coupa Pay, Coupa Software

Rajiv Ramachandran is the product executive responsible for the overall strategy, management and engineering of Coupa’s B2B payment platform — Coupa Pay. With over 20+ years of experience in the enterprise software industry, Rajiv has deep knowledge and experience on SaaS solutions, Cloud, and On-Premise based integrations of financial platforms and streamlining B2B payment experiences and processes across the enterprise. Over the last 4 years Rajiv has led the launch, the growth, and the adoption of Coupa Pay for all Coupa customers in one of Coupa’s most successful product launches. With an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Business, Rajiv is also a constant innovator, looking to disrupt the B2B payments space, with multiple patent pending innovations against his name.

Read time: 5 mins
How Back-Office Modernization is Driving Better Business Sustainability
Organizations learned many lessons in 2020. The most important one was something that we, procurement leaders, already knew in our gut...
Michael van Keulen
Michael van Keulen
Chief Procurement Officer, Coupa

Michael van Keulen (aka “MVK”), Coupa's Chief Procurement Officer, has been in finance and procurement for 20+ years at high growth global companies where he managed procurement transformations and digitized the procurement process, driving significant stakeholder value.  Michael is a procurement fanatic, passionate about elevating the role of procurement by applying best in class practices and enabling business spend management through the power of digitization.

Read time: 7 mins
Procurement Needs a New Operating Model, Part 1: Process
For many years now, the role of procurement within organizations has been viewed as a necessary but static business layer. Focusing...
Annie McMillan
Annie McMillan
Managing Director, Procurement and Business Services, KPMG US

Over twenty years of diversified experience in supply chain, management consulting, and corporate retail. Annie has held a series of leadership roles focused on Procurement Transformation, Organization Assessment and Design, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier & Contracts Management, Supply Chain Strategy, Procurement Technology Design, Implementation, and Training/Change Management. Areas of expertise span across multiple industries primarily in the consumer products, wireless telecommunications, healthcare, and life sciences industries.

Read time: 6 mins
Embracing the New Reality of Procurement
Today’s blog post is by guest author, David Sentongo, Director of Commercial Product Management at Kofax. David leads the direction of...
David Sentongo
David Sentongo
Director of Commercial Product Management, Kofax

As Director of Commercial Product Management at Kofax, David leads the direction of the Finance & Accounting portfolio, driving innovation and providing customers with solutions — allowing them to digitally transform their finance and accounting organizations. Kofax, a CoupaLink technology partner, enables organizations to digitally transform document-intensive workflows.

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Smarter AP Automation Together: 5 Ways Kofax ReadSoft Online for Coupa Further Transforms Invoice Automation
How do you improve the practice of procurement and deliver better business outcomes using strategic sourcing? Prominent industry thought leader Walter...
Paul Martyn
Paul Martyn
Director, Coupa Advanced Sourcing

Paul Martyn is Director, Coupa Advanced Sourcing at Coupa Software. He holds degrees in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and currently resides in the greater Chicago area. Paul is a regular commentator on the supply chain industry and has appeared on Fox News, CNBC and MSNBC as an expert panelist and has been quoted on supply management topics in WSJ, Reuters, USA Today, FoxNews, CNN, and others.

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How to Change the Game with Strategic Sourcing Digital Transformation
Third-party risks are a part of doing business. Capturing these risks and being able to rapidly adjust the supply chain is...
Samuel Mele
Samuel Mele
Coupa Global Vice President of Risk Management Solutions

Samuel Mele's 30 year career includes a unique blend of supply chain, procurement, strategic sourcing, risk, performance, and compliance management expertise across a wide range of industries spanning manufacturing to financial services. As the Global Vice President of Risk Management Solutions for Coupa, Sam supports a team of third-party risk, compliance, performance management and sourcing subject matter experts. Before joining Coupa, Sam was the Vice President of Sales for Hiperos and was responsible for business development and client relations across North America.

Read time: 6 mins
Five Third-Party Risks and Benefits of Continuous Risk Management
How Mid-Sized Companies Using NetSuite ERP Manage Growth and Scale Massively with Coupa It’s that time of year when we’re making...
Kelly Casey
Kelly Casey
Field & Account Based Marketing Marketing Manager, Coupa

Kelly Casey holds a B.A. from Arizona State University and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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In part one of this blog post, Not Just Any Crowdsourcing, we discussed how to take the best of consumer crowdsourcing...
Charlene Wang
Charlene Wang
Director, Product & Segment Marketing for Coupa’s Community Intelligence and Coupa Pay

Charlene Wang holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Read time: 8 mins
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The Hackett Group, CrossCountry Consulting, and Acquis Consulting Group are seasoned experts at helping businesses implement e-procurement and digital procure-to-pay (P2P)...
Suhas Sreedhar
Suhas Sreedhar
Senior Content Marketing Manager, Coupa Software

Suhas Sreedhar is a writer, journalist, and content marketer who loves telling stories about complex ideas to make them digestible. He also really enjoy storytelling through different media like articles, infographics, podcasts, videos, and interactive apps.

Read time: 10 mins
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A company was charged for an unauthorized $30,000 squirrel hunting trip. You read that right – squirrel hunting. A logistics company...
Kimberly Dimicco
Read time: 9 mins
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As organizations move to adopt leading technologies such as artificial intelligence and virtual and augmented reality, the question arises as to...
Sean Park
Sean Park
Group Practice Lead, Procurement and Strategic Sourcing, Acquis Consulting Group, an accredited Coupa implementation partner

Sean Park's mission is to provide clients with strategy, organization design, process and implementation support.

Read time: 12 mins
A Light Bulb Inside a Cloud
A couple of years ago, I went to a conference on accounts payable automation, and I saw something I hadn’t seen...
Donna Wilczek
Donna Wilczek
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, Coupa Software

She is an executive sponsor of the Coupa Executive Advisory Board and an inventor with multiple software patents.

Read time: 11 mins
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eProcurement platforms drive a process and are the foundation for digital procurement, but a technology platform alone does not a digital...
Tom Fahey
Tom Fahey
Business and Technology Innovation Principal Director, Accenture

Tom is responsible for developing and driving the technology enablement vision for the Procurement BPS business. He leads a global team responsible for strategy development, innovation, technology delivery, and IT service management.

Read time: 14 mins
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Bots are gaining adoption for front end business process such as customer service. Finance organizations are also looking at bots as...
Kristin Reuhle
Kristin Reuhle
Managing Director, Procurement Business Process Services, Accenture

Kristin Reuhle focuses on the efficiencies gained by digitizing procurement processes and harnessing the power of cloud-based solutions.

Read time: 14 mins
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