• Organizations learned many lessons in 2020. The most important one was something that we, procurement leaders, already knew in our gut...
    Michael van Keulen
    Michael van Keulen
    Chief Procurement Officer, Coupa

    Michael van Keulen (aka “MVK”), Coupa's Chief Procurement Officer, has been in finance and procurement for 20+ years at high growth global companies where he managed procurement transformations and digitized the procurement process, driving significant stakeholder value.  Michael is a procurement fanatic, passionate about elevating the role of procurement by applying best in class practices and enabling business spend management through the power of digitization.

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    Procurement Needs A New Operating Model Part 1: Process
  • For many years now, the role of procurement within organizations has been viewed as a necessary but static business layer. Focusing...
    Annie McMillan
    Annie McMillan
    Managing Director, Procurement and Business Services, KPMG US

    Over twenty years of diversified experience in supply chain, management consulting, and corporate retail. Annie has held a series of leadership roles focused on Procurement Transformation, Organization Assessment and Design, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier & Contracts Management, Supply Chain Strategy, Procurement Technology Design, Implementation, and Training/Change Management. Areas of expertise span across multiple industries primarily in the consumer products, wireless telecommunications, healthcare, and life sciences industries.

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    Embracing the New Reality of Procurement
  • Today's supply chains are more complex and connected than ever before. Throughout my career, I have witnessed time and again how...
    Michael van Keulen
    Michael van Keulen
    Chief Procurement Officer, Coupa

    Michael van Keulen (aka “MVK”), Coupa's Chief Procurement Officer, has been in finance and procurement for 20+ years at high growth global companies where he managed procurement transformations and digitized the procurement process, driving significant stakeholder value.  Michael is a procurement fanatic, passionate about elevating the role of procurement by applying best in class practices and enabling business spend management through the power of digitization.

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    Why CPOs must make risk a P&L conversation
  • How do you improve the practice of procurement and deliver better business outcomes using strategic sourcing? Prominent industry thought leader Walter...
    Paul Martyn
    Paul Martyn
    Director, Coupa Advanced Sourcing

    Paul Martyn is Director, Coupa Advanced Sourcing at Coupa Software. He holds degrees in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and currently resides in the greater Chicago area. Paul is a regular commentator on the supply chain industry and has appeared on Fox News, CNBC and MSNBC as an expert panelist and has been quoted on supply management topics in WSJ, Reuters, USA Today, FoxNews, CNN, and others.

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    How to Change the Game with Strategic Sourcing Digital Transformation
  • Third-party risks are a part of doing business. Capturing these risks and being able to rapidly adjust the supply chain is...
    Samuel Mele
    Samuel Mele
    Coupa Global Vice President of Risk Management Solutions

    Samuel Mele's 30 year career includes a unique blend of supply chain, procurement, strategic sourcing, risk, performance, and compliance management expertise across a wide range of industries spanning manufacturing to financial services. As the Global Vice President of Risk Management Solutions for Coupa, Sam supports a team of third-party risk, compliance, performance management and sourcing subject matter experts. Before joining Coupa, Sam was the Vice President of Sales for Hiperos and was responsible for business development and client relations across North America.

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    Five Third-Party Risks and Benefits of Continuous Risk Management
  • At a time when businesses face growing uncertainty with spend controls and supply chain risk on the rise, there’s an increased...
    Michael van Keulen
    Michael van Keulen
    Chief Procurement Officer, Coupa

    Michael van Keulen (aka “MVK”), Coupa's Chief Procurement Officer, has been in finance and procurement for 20+ years at high growth global companies where he managed procurement transformations and digitized the procurement process, driving significant stakeholder value.  Michael is a procurement fanatic, passionate about elevating the role of procurement by applying best in class practices and enabling business spend management through the power of digitization.

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    CPO View: Why Fostering Collaboration Between IT and Procurement is Critical
  • Today’s blog post is by a guest author, Frank Treanor, founder and CEO of ProProcure. Frank leads a business with a...
    Frank Treanor
    Frank Treanor
    Founder and CEO of ProProcure
    Frank Treanor is the founder and CEO of ProProcure. Frank leads a business with a sharp focus on extending automation to the purchasing of services and other complex categories. ProProcure, a CoupaLink technology partner, is a SaaS leader helping enterprises extend the capabilities of their eProcurement investments by increasing supplier engagement and collaboration.
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    Smarter Together: Using G-Quotes to Drive Services Spend to Preferred Suppliers
  • What’s the second largest spend category in your company? If your company is like most companies, the answer will be “Statements...
    Maria DeJong
    Maria DeJong
    Director, Coupa Contingent Workforce (CCW), Coupa Software

    Maria DeJong is a Coupa Contingent Workforce (CCW) Director, responsible for highlighting the differentiation and capabilities of CCW. Maria has enjoyed over 10 years in the contingent workforce management space and resides in Denver, CO.

    Read time: 5 mins
    Making a Statement of Work: Why SOW Management Isn’t Working
  • Third-party risk management has been a complex challenge for companies of all sizes within many industries for years. The COVID-19 pandemic...
    Brian Shaw
    Brian Shaw
    Third-Party Risk Management and Compliance, Coupa Software

    Brian Shaw oversees Coupa’s Third-Party Risk Management and Compliance practice, ensuring customer success, focusing on results and striving for excellence through value as a service. He was formerly Director, Financial Services Sales for Opus Global (Hiperos and Alacra), which Coupa acquired in 2018.

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    3 Key Elements to Effective Third-Party Risk Management
  • Over the past few years, a rise in regulatory activity related to third-party and supplier risk management was already making it...
    Brian Shaw
    Brian Shaw
    Third-Party Risk Management and Compliance, Coupa Software

    Brian Shaw oversees Coupa’s Third-Party Risk Management and Compliance practice, ensuring customer success, focusing on results and striving for excellence through value as a service. He was formerly Director, Financial Services Sales for Opus Global (Hiperos and Alacra), which Coupa acquired in 2018.

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    EERM Survey: Businesses Unprepared to Manage Third-Party Risk During COVID-19
  • The focus: How procurement leaders can best manage their digitization journey to effectively deliver value across the organization. The event: At...
    Coupa
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  • “From a procurement process perspective, there's definitely a need – especially in times like these – to come together across boundaries...
    Coupa
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  • We recently unveiled our new series, Spendsetters: The Road to Resilience. The series explores the heroic efforts of the Business Spend...
    Coupa
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    Spendsetters: Road to Resilience
  • Every industry faces unique challenges in these uncertain times. For online retailers, ensuring customer orders are fulfilled while keeping the business...
    Coupa
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    Zalando Purse, a Scarf and a Watch
  • From: The Chairpersons of many Boards of Directors To: Procurement Everywhere – Please Step Up and Lead... It's been a long...
    Rob Bernshteyn
    Rob Bernshteyn
    CEO & Chairman, Coupa Software

    Rob Bernshteyn previously served as part of the executive management team at SuccessFactors (now part of SAP), running product marketing & management for this leader in HCM SaaS software. He also worked in product management at Siebel Systems, management consulting at McKinsey, and SAP systems integration consulting at Accenture. Bernshteyn holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems from the University of New York at Albany.

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