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!

  • December 06, 2018
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In a company where fewer than 50 customers account for billions of dollars in revenue each year, relationships are everything. Just ask Cooper Standard CEO Jeffrey Edwards. He has been leading the global auto parts manufacturer since 2012, during which the company’s stock price has doubled. Edwards credits success to…Read blog post
Supplier payment terms are extending to historic lengths—an average of 66 days globally—wreaking havoc on supply chains as even well-established businesses close up shop due to cash flow problems. Tighter credit since the Great Recession and the increasing globalization of supply chains are driving demand for better supply chain…Read blog post
  • November 15, 2018
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Last week, we hosted our biggest EMEA Inspire yet! Thank you to everyone who attended for an inspiring, educational, and enjoyable experience! With almost 1,000 guests and twice as many customer speakers as last year, the Intercontinental O2 in London was positively abuzz with Coupa excitement. To kick off…Read blog post
  • November 13, 2018
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  • Adam Alphin and Rajiv Ramachandran
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  • Finance & AP
In the consumer world, paying for a purchase is simple. You select what you want to buy, hand over the money to the seller, get a receipt for your records (or these days maybe not) and you’re done. In business though, payment is at the tail end of a…Read blog post
The global economy has a big problem with late business payments. 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…Read blog post