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How IT can support the breakthrough of procurement

IT professionals are under increasing pressure to leverage the cloud to modernize business processes. Their internal customers consistently demand the same kind of fast, easy experience with technology that they have in their lives as consumers. Nowhere is that more true than procurement. Nearly everyone now has consumer experience…Read blog post

Talking with Woz On Innovation, Change and Branding

At Coupa Inspire in May, I had the opportunity to see Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on stage in conversation with Coupa CEO Rob Bernshteyn, and to interview Woz afterwards for the Art of Procurementpodcast. Now that I’ve had some time to reflect, a few points from our conversation on…Read blog post

The 21st century executive’s guide to getting infinite value from P2P

I’d be willing to bet that most senior executives today believe they know all they need to about procure-to-pay systems. For the past few decades, the purpose of these systems has been to automate the transactional workflow of business buying, from purchase order to invoice approval. When we spoke of…Read blog post

Collaboration needed to unlock the power of the gig economy

The gig economy refers to the growing number of people who work on a contingent basis. These people are not on a company’s payroll; they provide services on a consulting, freelance or temporary basis, either full-time or part-tine. The number of people taking this route has risen dramatically in…Read blog post

Smart sourcing tips for double-digit hotel savings

Business travel is up, and so are hotel mergers. That means hoteliers have more negotiating power, and room rates are rising too. According to research by BCD and Carlson Wagonlit published late last year, US customers were seeing an average rise of between one and two percent in their negotiated…Read blog post