Coupa Blog

Coupa is a company of talkers, passionate about sharing tips, tricks and advice for improving finance and procurement and saving companies of all sizes time and money. But we’re not the only people with opinions and ideas. We’d love to hear from you so join the conversation!

What do you do when the world shuts down during a pandemic, but you have to keep going, because the world depends on your products? That’s the reality that Procter & Gamble (P&G) faced this year as the manufacturer of essential products from its brands like Charmin, Pampers, Always, Gillette,…Read blog post
Businesses of all sizes have scaled their contingent workforce over the past decade. A new report by research firm Ardent Partners finds that usage of these non-employee workers in enterprises has more than doubled from 20 percent to 43 percent in the last decade.  In today’s rapidly-changing and unstable…Read blog post
This week on our Spendsetters: The Road to Resilience series, we hear from Andrew Cieslak, Chief Procurement Officer, and Pamela Schott, VP of Third Party Risk Management at Bank of Montreal (BMO). BMO is one of the historic, Big Five banks in Canada. Employee and customer safety have been paramount for…Read blog post
“What should companies do to prepare for a recession?” This prescient question was posed a year ago in a Harvard Business Review article authored by McKinsey Partner Mihir Mysore. In the article, Mysore shared an analysis of businesses that managed to not only survive during the last downturn but to…Read blog post
After years of steady economic growth, businesses around the globe are confronted with uncertainty. The challenge for finance leaders today is to make the right decisions and changes that will enable their companies to become more resilient and thrive as we adjust to the new normal. When the COVID-19…Read blog post