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The Coupa Fast 5: Filling the digital leadership void

Who should lead organizations into the digital future? How involved should procurement be with payments? Can you automate and centralize procurement without centralizing AP? Leaders at Coupa customers Juniper Networks, TD Bank and Molina Healthcare contribute their thoughts on these matters, and we also look at two new supply chain and procurement studies. 

 

Keep up with the changing finance and procurement landscape by reading the latest and greatest articles about the cloud, strategic procurement and finance and supplier innovation, all in one place.

 

Coupa 1CIOs should step into the digital leadership void

In many instances, a company’s most promising digital leader is the CIO, says Bask Iyer, CIO of Juniper Networks. "Good CIOs have experience leading the organization through transformation. They have the real world experience of delivering change over and over again.”

 

Coupa 2Focusing on payment terms delivers value

Payment comes at the end of the procurement process, so not your job, right? TD Bank's Carolyne Booth argues that recognising the value of payment terms and activities in the procurement process is actually core to good procurement and deserves more attention than it sometimes receives.

 

Coupa 3Cloud AP completes healthcare procurement transformation

Accounts payable and the cloud may hold the secret to providing quality healthcare. At least that's what Molina Healthcare discovered when it created an in-house centralized procurement operation, a move that kept administrative costs down while it expanded staff and membership.

 

Coupa 4Better technology use will help emerging market supply chains

An Accenture Strategy study found only 48% of 1,014 companies using technology “extensively” in their emerging market supply chain. Such tools are vital for making decisions in uncertain market conditions. Organizations with a strong commitment to technology were more likely to enjoy rapid growth than those without.

 

Coupa 5Leading procurement teams generate 7x ROI says study

A recent UK study found that top procurement teams generate almost a million pounds in financial benefits per employee per year. However, very few organizations have the ability to measure, and therefore manage, procurement value.