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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!


For post-modern ERP, there’s only one road map that matters: Yours

Today's guest post is from Oscar Nafarrate, Director of IT and Business Processes for Grupo Herdez. Oscar and Grupo Herdez CPO Javier Carnevali will speak on implementing SaaS at their organization in a Spanish-language webinar, The Digitalization of Procurement and Finance, presented in partnership with IDC on Tuesday, September 20th at…Read blog post

How automation is bringing T&E policies to life

  • September 01, 2016
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  • Ethan Laub
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  • Expenses
You know that 50-page Travel & Expense Policy that you used as a doorstop back in the '90s?  Almost nobody read it, and yet whole forests were cleared so that everyone in corporate America could pretend to. During the onboarding process, employees would be given these lengthy policies. Then, they would…Read blog post

Is your company ready to deliver value as a service?

  • August 29, 2016
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  • Rob Bernshteyn
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  • CEO
It is already common knowledge that many traditional product companies are converting the delivery of their offerings to the as-a-service model. We are now approaching the final frontier of that model: Value as a Service (VaaS). As we shift to VaaS, customers will focus less on the delivery model and…Read blog post

One non-profit’s path to the cloud

The Global Fund, created from within the UN’s World Health Organization, was formed in 2002 to fight the three major diseases of poverty that are affecting the developing world — AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.   As a public-private partnership, it raises and invests $4 billion annually in 474 programs operating in…Read blog post

A Brief History of Spend Management, in 4 Acts

There’s never been a better time to be in corporate procurement. Over the last three decades, the profession has moved from the back office to the executive suite as our focus has evolved from transactional buying to strategic sourcing and proactive spend management.  While the low-hanging fruit is gone in…Read blog post