• According to Accenture, back in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘Leaders’ in enterprise technology adoption were growing 2x faster than tech...
    Jake Adger
    Jake Adger
    Director of Product Marketing, Coupa Software

    Jake is a Product Marketing leader with extensive software experience including product strategy, customer needs, requirements, positioning, collateral, technical marketing, pricing, and field enablement.

    Read time: 4 mins
    A New Procurement Agenda for the Smarter Together Era
  • Learn how leaders are setting measurable goals and using benchmarks from industry-wide community data to deliver more value to their businesses...
    Coupa
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    The Time is Now for Business Spend Management Transformation
  • I’ve often said that procurement leaders need to come out of their shells. The onus is on us as professionals to...
    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.

    Read time: 4 mins
    Be Accountable: How Benchmarks Enable Smarter Procurement
  • Supplier diversity is a priority for enterprises who want to implement strategic sourcing best practices. Recent survey data found that 74%...
    Coupa
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    Taking the Lead: The Impetus and Infrastructure of Supplier Diversity
  • Some say that the key to success is to start working toward your goal even before you feel ready. This could...
    Coupa
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    Proactive Procurement: The CPO’s Five Keys to Success
  • IT teams have been sorely tested over the past 12 months, and recognition of their importance is, quite rightly, higher than...
    Peter Truman
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    How IT Can Drive Transformational Change (and Save Money)
  • At a recent ProcureCon Indirect Connect virtual conference, Michael van Keulen, Chief Procurement Officer at Coupa, and Ryan Flynn, Principal and...
    Michael van Keulen & Ryan Flynn
    Michael van Keulen & Ryan Flynn

    Michael van Keulen is the Chief Procurement Officer at Coupa Software, responsible for driving best-in-class procurement practices across the company to support business development. Michael is passionate about acting as a resource for peers looking to digitally transform procurement.

    Ryan Flynn is a Principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Supply Management & Digital Procurement practice. He has 17+ years of experience guiding global retail and consumer products companies through technology-enabled procurement transformations to deliver bottom-line cost savings. He leads Deloitte’s Global CPO Survey, as well as the firm’s Third Party Management practice.

    Read time: 3 mins
    3 Concerns Keeping Procurement Leaders Awake at Night
  • This is the final part of the 3-part series about how companies must evolve their Procurement Operating Model to the next...
    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.

    Read time: 8 mins
    Procurement Needs a New Operating Model, Part 3: Technology
  • Private equity has undergone significant shifts thanks to ongoing pandemic pressures — and the change isn't over. As noted by research...
    Kristen Rigby
    Kristen Rigby
    Senior Director, Coupa Alliances

    Kristen Rigby leads Coupa’s Private Growth Alliance Community with responsibility for valued added alliances programs with the Mid Market, Private Equity, and Venture Capital spaces. With over 20 years of technology experience, Kristen is a passionate advocate for customer success and long-term, value-based client relationships.

    Read time: 8 mins
    Layer by Layer: Building Community and Coopetition in Private Equity through BSM Data and Collective Intelligence
  • "What is procurement?" is a question I am frequently asked. The short answer is that procurement helps a company make purchasing...
    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.

    Read time: 8 mins
    Procurement Needs a New Operating Model, Part 2: Talent
  • Many CPOs have a new boss — the Board of Directors (BOD). While the pandemic accelerated this transition last year, the...
    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.

    Read time: 6 mins
    Strategic Sourcing: From the Backroom to the Boardroom
  • 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.

    Read time: 8 mins
    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.

    Read time: 6 mins
    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.

    Read time: 8 mins
    Strategic Sourcing Best Practices
  • 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.

    Read time: 3 mins
    How to Change the Game with Strategic Sourcing Digital Transformation