Coupa Blog

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Robotic Process Automation: Less than meets the eye

A couple of years ago, I went to a conference on accounts payable automation, and I saw something I hadn’t seen before: A lot of booths touting robots, robots, robots. I thought, wow, how cool is this? Will my next new colleague in AP be C3PO in a green eyeshade?…Read blog post

The biggest problem in B2B payments isn’t money. It’s data

Late business payments are slowing the global economy. Payment time now averages 66 days globally, a ten percent increase since 2008. Individual companies may feel the pain most, but delayed payments have a far-reaching negative economic impact. At a time when consumers have more and faster ways to pay than…Read blog post

Italy B2B mandate: A tipping point for e-invoicing

In March of this year, Italy made waves in the world of e-invoicing by announcingthat as of January 1, 2019, e-invoicing will be required for all business to business transactions conducted there. This mandate is the first of its kind in Europe, and it caught many industry watchers, including myself,…Read blog post

Coupa Inspire CFO Panel

What’s on CFOs’ minds? Plenty, according to “The Strategic CFO in a Rapidly Changing World,” a study by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) sponsored by Coupa. There’s the deluge of data, which is driving an increased focus on automation and cross functional collaboration as organizations seek to prepare to use…Read blog post

Digital transformation and the big new role of the CFO

Digital transformation has risen to the top of the corporate agenda, and companies are increasingly looking to CFOs to take the lead in setting strategies for data and technology. So what can CFOs do to advance digital transformation? Coupa CFO Todd Ford recently shared his thoughts on that topic with…Read blog post