"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
I’m thrilled to see Coupa named as a Leader in six IDC MarketScape reports, published this week, including Procurement1, Spend Analysis2...
Michael Schanker
Michael Schanker
VP, Strategic Marketing, Coupa Software

Michael Schanker is the VP, Strategic Marketing at Coupa, supporting Coupa's go-to-market strategy, product marketing, segment marketing, and customer marketing teams. He has spent more than 20 years in enterprise software across Marketing, Sales, and Services roles after starting his career in Finance. He has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis. 

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Breaking Down the Silos of Spend
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
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
What’s the second largest spend category in your company? If your company is like most companies, the answer will be “Statements...
Maria DeJong
Maria DeJong
Director, Coupa Contingent Workforce (CCW), Coupa Software

Maria DeJong is a Coupa Contingent Workforce (CCW) Director, responsible for highlighting the differentiation and capabilities of CCW. Maria has enjoyed over 10 years in the contingent workforce management space and resides in Denver, CO.

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Making a Statement of Work: Why SOW Management Isn’t Working
I asked, "How can we be better customers?" - Doug Kortfelt, Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, CNA Insurance. Being...
Coupa
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Spendsetters Banner
We recently unveiled our new series, Spendsetters: The Road to Resilience. The series explores the heroic efforts of the Business Spend...
Coupa
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Spendsetters: Road to Resilience
Companies make enormous investments in CRM and enterprise systems. So, it’s only natural that they would look to stretch their investment...
Mat Calabro
Mat Calabro
Product Marketing Manager, Coupa Software

Mat Calabro specializes in Coupa's CLM and S2C solutions. He lives in the Greater Boston area with his wife and son.

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People Shaking Hands and Talking
Understanding Contract Lifecycle Management Every business has contracts. They form the foundation of any enterprise, influencing revenues, expenses, workflows and virtually...
Mat Calabro
Mat Calabro
Product Marketing Manager, Coupa Software

Mat Calabro specializes in Coupa's CLM and S2C solutions. He lives in the Greater Boston area with his wife and son.

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What is Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM)? | Coupa
Earlier this month, we made a really exciting announcement: The acquisition of the leader in Contract Lifecycle Management, Exari. We warmly...
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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Two People Shaking Hands
Today, together with IBM, we're announcing a new joint solution that seamlessly combines IBM Strategic Supply Management with our Coupa Procure-to-Pay...
Coupa
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IBM & Coupa merger.