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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!

Reading supplychain.com recently, I came across this ten point procurement fraud prevention checklist by Paul Guile, a CIPS global procurement fraud advisor from across the pond. Paul outlines some basic best practices that your organization should put in place if you haven’t already. I want to recap and…Read blog post
  • January 13, 2014
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  • Tony Darugar
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Earlier this month, we hosted a webinar on managed travel with Charles Bacharach of Orbitz for Business and our own Tony Darugar, Product Manager for Coupa Expenses. Back in April of 2013 Coupa bought a travel and expense management company called Xpenser which Tony founded. We thought we’d…Read blog post
  • January 07, 2014
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  • Tony Darugar
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  • Expenses
Travel accounts for over sixty percent of employee-submitted expenses, so getting a handle on travel spend can have a big impact on the bottom line. Corporate travel booking platforms allow travel managers to define and enforce travel policies, and to take advantage of the best possible negotiated pricing.  …Read blog post
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It’s naive to think a few individuals in the procurement department can single-handedly negotiate contracts that will always ensure the business gets the best price. With a few exceptions, business and information moves too fast for that to be realistic. The better strategy is to rely on the wisdom of the…Read blog post