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  • April 14, 2016
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Rethink the possible. Or should it be, rethink the impossible? If you had said that, in four short years, Coupa Inspire would become the spend management industry’s second largest event and fastest growing, a lot of people would have said that’s impossible. If you had said that Sir Richard…Read blog post

Supplier enablement: An idea whose time has come, and gone

What’s the next big idea in procurement? Getting rid of the need for supplier enablement and moving to real time supplier activation instead. It may sound tactical, but really it’s the key to success with all the other big strategic ideas we’ve been talking about for a long time:…Read blog post

Wanted: Courageous leader to unify procurement and accounts payable

Integrating procurement and accounts payable is not a new idea. It’s been discussed for as long as I can remember, both in the industry in general and in companies at which I worked. About 20 years ago, there was a big push in this direction, and there were a few…Read blog post

Unifying spend management: A leadership challenge for the CPO

Imagine you were just elected mayor of your city, with a mandate from the voters based on an ambitious agenda that includes cutting costs. You’ve promised to streamline programs, increase transparency and work to a set of measurable success criteria which you laid out in your campaign. You know there…Read blog post

The 3 things every CIO wants in a software implementation

The way that businesses buy and use software is changing, and the role of the IT department is changing along with it. The rise of Software as a Service (SaaS) has empowered business users to find, choose and sometimes even implement software without IT’s involvement. However, IT is…Read blog post