• IT teams have been sorely tested over the past 12 months, and recognition of their importance is, quite rightly, higher than...
    Peter Truman
    Read time: 5 mins
    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
  • Learn how an agile supply chain can solve the challenges procurement organizations are facing today by attending our webinar — Expect...
    Read time: 3 mins
    Expect the Unexpected: How to Rethink Your Supply Chain
  • 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
    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.

    Read time: 3 mins
    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.

    Read time: 6 mins
    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.

    Read time: 6 mins
    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.
    Read time: 4 mins
    Smarter Together: Using G-Quotes to Drive Services Spend to Preferred Suppliers
  • Top procurement and supply-chain professionals know that it’s no longer enough to follow the same tired checklists of corporate procurement and...
    Daryl Hammett
    Read time: 3 mins
    What Supplier Diversity Means… and What it Doesn’t Mean