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!

Why using OCR for electronic invoice processing is like hitching a buggy to your horse

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technologyis a hardware/software tool that takes a paper document, usually an invoice, scans and “reads” it and turns it into metadata that can be used to populate fields in a database. From there the invoice can be brought into an electronic workflow for processing. Sounds…Read blog post

Rethinking your ERP implementation? You're not alone

As Coupa’s CFO, I talk to a lot of my peers at industry events, and at customer and prospect companies. I’ve had a number of conversations lately with people about their ERP implementations and plans to upgrade, re-implement, or replace their existing system. If that’s you, you are in good…Read blog post

For procurement management success, partnership trumps mandates

During my long career in procurement management, I worked with many folks striving to get recognition, senior-level engagement and ultimately move to a higher level of the organization. I often saw the aspirations of these talented individuals frustrated because they weren’t operating in a way that was going to…Read blog post

Bernshteyn says “No” to supplier network fees

Earlier this month, Procurement Leaders ran a guest post from Forrester Research’s Duncan Jones titled Are eCommerce Network Fees For Suppliers a Barrier Too Far?in which he takes on the perennial controversy of whether network fees are a fair charge for value received, or a barrier to adoption.…Read blog post

Purchase-to-pay processes to get a lot smarter says Coupa CEO

Earlier this month, we held a live “State of Coupa” webcast at our headquarters in San Mateo featuring CEO Rob Bernshteyn. We went over our most recent resultsand highlights from 2013 and then we turned it over to the audience to have Rob take a crack at their most…Read blog post