• When you're a small company, in the hierarchy of risks, vendor risk is near the bottom. As a mid-market company, there’s...
    Ahmad Sadeddin
    Ahmad Sadeddin
    Director of Product Management, Coupa Software

    Director of Product Management, Coupa Software Ahmad has launched new products, scaled existing products, and helped turned around struggling ones. In addition, he has worked on a couple of acquisition technology integrations.

    Read time: 11 mins
    Dice and Glasses on Top of a Graph Print Out
  • Ten years ago, the VAT gap—the difference between the value added tax governments should collect based on business transactions going on...
    Markus Hornburg
    Markus Hornburg
    VP, Global Product Compliance, Coupa

    Markus Hornburg has more than 20 years' experience in Business Process Design, Change Management, Product Management and Business Consulting. Prior to Coupa, he held positions in compliance at Tungsten Corporation and SAP.

    Read time: 12 mins
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  • 2018 looks to be banner year for sourcing and procure to pay. The field has been on a decade-long trajectory of...
    Sean Park
    Sean Park
    Group Practice Lead, Procurement and Strategic Sourcing, Acquis Consulting Group, an accredited Coupa implementation partner

    Sean Park's mission is to provide clients with strategy, organization design, process and implementation support.

    Read time: 16 mins
    Experts share 9 surprising ways P2P will advance this year
  • So you’ve decided you need to up your procurement and sourcing game in order to improve the bottom line at your...
    Sean Park
    Sean Park
    Group Practice Lead, Procurement and Strategic Sourcing, Acquis Consulting Group, an accredited Coupa implementation partner

    Sean Park's mission is to provide clients with strategy, organization design, process and implementation support.

    Read time: 11 mins
    Building your procurement and sourcing function for scale
  • What is the best model and resourcing plan for your procurement and sourcing organization? This question is particularly challenging for mid-market...
    Sean Park
    Sean Park
    Group Practice Lead, Procurement and Strategic Sourcing, Acquis Consulting Group, an accredited Coupa implementation partner

    Sean Park's mission is to provide clients with strategy, organization design, process and implementation support.

    Read time: 9 mins
    Chalkboard with question marks and who, what, where, when, why and how.
  • You’re hired! After the jubilation of accepting a job wears off and you’re successfully on-boarded to your new company, you learn...
    Greg Tennyson
    Greg Tennyson
    Chief Procurement Officer, VSP Global

    VSP Global is the largest provider of vision insurance in the United States. Tennyson is also an Advisory Board member at Palambridge. Prior to his role at VSP, Greg was the Chief Procurement Officer at Salesforce and Oracle. Greg is also the founding member of the Bay Area Procurement Council.

    Read time: 9 mins
    The battle-tested CPO guide to a successful P2P transformation
  • If you work in procurement, you’ve likely heard of Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) – a name that quite accurately reflects how...
    Don Darby
    Don Darby
    General Manager, Coupa Advantage

    Don Darby oversees the program that provides Coupa customers with pre-negotiated savings from trusted suppliers. He has also held Chief Operating Officer positions at high growth technology companies and spent eight years in various roles at Ariba.

    Read time: 8 mins
    Goldfish in Shape of a Shark Facing a Shark
  • The size, scope and complexity of sourcing projects today means it can be difficult to know where to start the process...
    Garry Mansell
    Garry Mansell
    General Manager, Coupa Sourcing Optimization

    Prior to his role at Coupa, Garry Mansell was CEO of Trade Extensions, which was acquired by Coupa in May of 2017.

    Read time: 5 mins
    Checking off the boxes.
  • We have talked in previous posts about best practices for implementing e-invoicing—assessing your organization, designing it as a P2P project, and...
    Markus Hornburg
    Markus Hornburg
    VP, Global Product Compliance, Coupa

    Markus Hornburg has more than 20 years' experience in Business Process Design, Change Management, Product Management and Business Consulting. Prior to Coupa, he held positions in compliance at Tungsten Corporation and SAP.

    Read time: 11 mins
    Jenga Stack of the hurdles of implementing procurement/e-invoicing.
  • IT professionals are under increasing pressure to leverage the cloud to modernize business processes. Their internal customers consistently demand the same...
    Katie Corgiat
    Katie Corgiat
    PR and Events Marketing, Coupa Software

    Katie Corgiat graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with a degree in Communications.

    Read time: 6 mins
    A Globe on One Side and Coins on the Other Side of a Scale
  • At Coupa Inspire in May, I had the opportunity to see Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on stage in conversation with Coupa...
    Philip Ideson
    Philip Ideson
    Co-founder and Managing Director, Art of Procurement

    Ideson oversees, Art of Procurement, a company that aims to change the way in which procurement leaders access the supply market insights and know-how they need to expand their value proposition. Ideson also created and hosts a popular weekly procurement podcast, Art of Procurement. Prior to Art of Procurement and Palambridge, Ideson enjoyed a career that spanned the procurement value chain, working across three continents for organizations such as Accenture, Ally Financial, Pfizer and Ford Motor Company.

    Read time: 11 mins
    Steve Wozniak and Rob Bernshteyn conversing.
  • In this series of posts on four strategies for winning the war for top spend management talent, I’ve discussed the importance...
    David Hearn
    David Hearn
    CEO & Founder, CPO Advisement Services, LCC

    Hearn deployed Coupa at Juniper Networks and has been a Coupa evangelist ever since. He has led indirect procurement at three companies (Sun Microsystems, Kaiser Permanente, Juniper Networks) and now helps procurement teams transform the way they add value to the business.

    Read time: 8 mins
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  • Strategic sourcing is at the heart of modern spend management. As more organizations automate transactional procurement activities and move in this...
    David Hearn
    David Hearn
    CEO & Founder, CPO Advisement Services, LCC

    Hearn deployed Coupa at Juniper Networks and has been a Coupa evangelist ever since. He has led indirect procurement at three companies (Sun Microsystems, Kaiser Permanente, Juniper Networks) and now helps procurement teams transform the way they add value to the business.

    Read time: 13 mins
    Three People with Telescopes Looking Around
  • As I laid out in my Executive Guide to P2P, strategic sourcing is the future of spend management. As more companies...
    David Hearn
    David Hearn
    CEO & Founder, CPO Advisement Services, LCC

    Hearn deployed Coupa at Juniper Networks and has been a Coupa evangelist ever since. He has led indirect procurement at three companies (Sun Microsystems, Kaiser Permanente, Juniper Networks) and now helps procurement teams transform the way they add value to the business.

    Read time: 9 mins
    Four Chairs with Three Saying We Are Hiring
  • Over the last five or so years, there has been a dawning realization within companies that spending on indirect goods and...
    David Hearn
    David Hearn
    CEO & Founder, CPO Advisement Services, LCC

    Hearn deployed Coupa at Juniper Networks and has been a Coupa evangelist ever since. He has led indirect procurement at three companies (Sun Microsystems, Kaiser Permanente, Juniper Networks) and now helps procurement teams transform the way they add value to the business.

    Read time: 12 mins
    Key on Top of a Puzzle Piece