Growing companies reach a point where ERPs alone no longer cut it. They fall short in effectively helping businesses reduce their...
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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3 Ways Finance Organizations Extend the Value of Their NetSuite ERP with Coupa
"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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Embracing the New Reality of Procurement
Inefficiency, lack of spend optimization, and out-of-policy spend and compliance negatively impact payment processes. With these challenges, how do you get...
Gene Cook
Gene Cook
Senior Director, Coupa Pay Alliance Partners

Gene has been an integral part to the success of the Coupa Pay alliances built and developed while at Coupa for the past year and a half. Developing the go-to-market strategy and success of these partnerships, all while delivering unsurpassed client value, is what Gene thinks about every single day. Prior to that, Gene ran the major bank alliances at SAP Concur for several years. Gene and his family reside in beautiful Upstate New York.

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5 Payment Pain Points and How to Solve Them
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
Digital transformation has moved from an operational outlier to a mission-critical mandate for organizations and the events of this year have...
Sally Stephens
Sally Stephens
VP, Alliance Programs, Coupa Software

With more than 25 years of global channel experience, Sally Stephens leads the strategy and implementation of Coupa’s overall partner programs, including the program development, the go-to market strategy, and channel operations.

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CoupaLink: Bringing Best of Breed Applications to You
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.

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Five Third-Party Risks and Benefits of Continuous Risk Management
Today’s blog post is by a guest author, Frank Treanor, founder and CEO of ProProcure. Frank leads a business with a...
Frank Treanor
Frank Treanor
Founder and CEO of ProProcure
Frank Treanor is the founder and CEO of ProProcure. Frank leads a business with a sharp focus on extending automation to the purchasing of services and other complex categories. ProProcure, a CoupaLink technology partner, is a SaaS leader helping enterprises extend the capabilities of their eProcurement investments by increasing supplier engagement and collaboration.
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Smarter Together: Using G-Quotes to Drive Services Spend to Preferred Suppliers
With Treasury rates at record lows, many treasury departments are looking for short-term, risk-free investments for excess cash. Early payment discounts...
Amit Baid & J.R. Robertson
Amit Baid & J.R. Robertson

Amit Baid is the Vice President and General Manager, Coupa Pay, and is responsible for managing all aspects of Coupa’s Working Capital Optimization Solutions Business. Prior to Coupa, Amit founded, TradeFin, which was India's first working capital marketplace. TradeFin was acquired by Coupa. He is passionate about building and scaling software products and businesses. He has an MBA from The Wharton School, an Electronics Engineering Degree from NIT in India, and resides in New Jersey.

J.R. Robertson, Vice President, Coupa Pay, is an entrepreneurial enthusiast and culture builder at Coupa. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Marketing Management from California State University, Chico, and currently resides in the smoky state of California.

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How to Succeed with Early Payment Discount Programs
Cutting costs and mitigating risk is top of mind for many CFOs, especially in times of business uncertainty. One area that...
J.R. Robertson
J.R. Robertson
Vice President, Coupa Pay, Coupa Software

J.R. Robertson is Vice President, Coupa Pay, and an entrepreneurial enthusiast and culture builder at Coupa. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Marketing Management from California State University, Chico, and currently resides in the smoky state of California.

Read time: 12 mins
How Virtual Cards for B2B Payments Improve Cash Flow, Capture Efficiencies, and Reduce Fraud
The focus: How procurement leaders can best manage their digitization journey to effectively deliver value across the organization. The event: At...
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Digital transformation is significantly altering our world, moving the physical aspects of doing many things to the digital pipe. For example...
Mickey North Rizza
Mickey North Rizza
IDC

Mickey North Rizza is program vice president for IDC’s Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce research practice. She leads a team of analysts responsible for IDC’s coverage of the next generation of enterprise applications including ERP, financial applications, procurement, supply chain automation project and portfolio management, enterprise asset management, services resource planning (SRP) and related project-based solutions software and the digital commerce business network.

Read time: 11 mins
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