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
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
American Express and Coupa have a partnership and joint solution which provides clients with integrated virtual card payments in Coupa Pay...
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.

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Check Usage Slows as the Pandemic Increases Interest in E-Payment Solutions
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
Today's supply chains are more complex and connected than ever before. Throughout my career, I have witnessed time and again how...
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
Why CPOs must make risk a P&L conversation
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
The oil and gas industry has experienced more uncertainty in 2020 than ever before, this is largely due to the pandemic...
Armando Urias
Armando Urias
VP Coupa - Southwest

Armando Urias, VP Coupa - Southwest, is a seasoned software sales executive with a passion for driving real results. He has spent the majority of his career working with various Oil & Gas companies to enable business transformation, and currently resides in Houston, TX.

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Oil and Gas: Lessons Learned in 2020 and How to Prepare for the Future
At Coupa, our vision has always been a comprehensive Business Spend Management platform that helps organizations maximize the value of every...
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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Coupa Acquires LLamasoft to Connect AI-Powered Supply Chain with Spend Management
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
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
Third-party risk management has been a complex challenge for companies of all sizes within many industries for years. The COVID-19 pandemic...
Brian Shaw
Brian Shaw
Third-Party Risk Management and Compliance, Coupa Software

Brian Shaw oversees Coupa’s Third-Party Risk Management and Compliance practice, ensuring customer success, focusing on results and striving for excellence through value as a service. He was formerly Director, Financial Services Sales for Opus Global (Hiperos and Alacra), which Coupa acquired in 2018.

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3 Key Elements to Effective Third-Party Risk Management