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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!

 

Why Procurement Should Embrace the Conversational Century

The social media revolution has allowed for traditional institutions to create personal digital conversations with their audience. We are in the era of ‘The Conversational Century,’ and that holds new opportunities for procurement. When he was born in July 2013, Prince George of Cambridge became the first royal baby…Read blog post

Execs say selling is key to successful procure-to-pay transformation

A successful procure-to-pay transformation takes selling—and more selling. That was one of the key takeaways from the C-level panel led by Coupa’s Executive Strategic Advisor Kendra Von Esh at Coupa Inspire last month. Mike Jacobs (CPO of Staples), Ron Pachura (VP for Finance Transformation of Fiserv), Bob Worrall (Senior Vice…Read blog post

From Measuring Savings to Delivering Undeniable Value

  • June 28, 2016
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  • Rob Bernshteyn
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Our “ability to execute” and our “completeness of vision” have once again positioned us in the “Leaders” quadrant in one of the industry’s most influential reports, the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites for Indirect Procurement 2016. We’re very happy about that of course, and at the same…Read blog post

How to have the courage to integrate spend management

Integrating procurement and accounts payable under one leader accountable for all of an organization’s spending is an idea whose time has come. There are three main challenges: Technology, governance and people. The first two are now much easier to address than they were even a few years ago. Today’s technology can unify…Read blog post

Why requisitioning must be part of the ERP conversation

Having either implemented or worked with some of the major ERP systems on the market, I think I’m on safe ground when I say, nobody chooses to do requisitioning through their ERP system. They settle for it. ERP systems are largely built for finance and the controllership. End users…Read blog post