• Coupa hit many milestones in 2018, not the least of which was hiring our first Chief Procurement Officer, Dina Ghobrial. Born...
    Coupa
    Read time: 16 mins
    Making Automation Sing – What Coupa CPO Dina Ghobrial Says is the Secret to Success as a Procurement & Transformation Leader
  • Procurement (buyer) is simply the opposite of sales (seller). They are on the opposite side of a transaction. The buyer typically...
    Daryl Hammett
    Read time: 6 mins
    How Procurement Professionals Can Support Sales Success
  • As organizations move to adopt leading technologies such as artificial intelligence and virtual and augmented reality, the question arises as to...
    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: 12 mins
    A Light Bulb Inside a Cloud
  • Amazon looms large over the world’s commerce, drawing a stark contrast to old ways of shopping, and an even starker contrast...
    Andy Malay
    Andy Malay
    Regional Vice President, Public Sector, Coupa Software

    Andy is responsible for the sales and implementation of Coupa Software's Business Spend Management Cloud Solutions to the Federal, State, Local, Higher Education, and Healthcare marketplaces.

    Read time: 15 mins
    Don’t let the “Amazon Effect” cloud 2020 vision for government procurement
  • Category management is a way of driving and delivering value, growth and innovation and yet most companies struggle with the transition...
    Scott Stewart
    Scott Stewart
    Senior Commercial Manager and Management Consultant at The Faculty, one of the Asia-Pacific’s leading procurement advisors

    Scott Stewart helps build high-performing teams that solve complex problems and in the process develop and grow people.

    Read time: 9 mins
    Chalkboard with Triangles, Squares and Circles
  • In March of this year, Italy made waves in the world of e-invoicing by announcing that as of January 1, 2019...
    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
    Miniature Italian flag over a pile of Euros.
  • More than ever, companies need actionable insights from their data to improve performance in every part of the organization. Procurement is...
    Alison Detwiler
    Alison Detwiler
    Global Data Management and Analytics Lead, Accenture

    Alison is an innovative data strategy and analytics consultant with 13+ years of experience in the Business Services outsourcing Industry.

    Read time: 12 mins
    Procurement Management and Data Analytics
  • What do we mean by procurement transformation, and how do you accomplish it in an organization with a multi-million dollar spend...
    Coupa
    Read time: 11 mins
    8 tips for a successful procurement transformation
  • Many procurement organizations face a dilemma: They dream about an emerging future in which analytics, artificial intelligence, bots, and other technologies...
    Tom Fahey
    Tom Fahey
    Business and Technology Innovation Principal Director, Accenture

    Tom is responsible for developing and driving the technology enablement vision for the Procurement BPS business. He leads a global team responsible for strategy development, innovation, technology delivery, and IT service management.

    Read time: 13 mins
    Collect More Data for Effective Procurement
  • Digital technology is changing the face of procurement as we know it. For some, that’s a scary prospect, but I believe...
    Amanda Prochaska
    Amanda Prochaska
    Vice President of Sourcing Program Management, MGM Resorts, a Coupa customer

    Amanda is responsible for designing, implementing, and sustaining new, best-in-class programs and technologies to reduce costs or increase value for the company.

    Read time: 9 mins
    Notes with Now, Next, Later and Tomorrow
  • It’s widely believed that digital transformation will drastically change procurement over the next few years. It’s an overwhelming prospect, but it’s...
    Amanda Prochaska
    Amanda Prochaska
    Vice President of Sourcing Program Management, MGM Resorts, a Coupa customer

    Amanda is responsible for designing, implementing, and sustaining new, best-in-class programs and technologies to reduce costs or increase value for the company.

    Read time: 6 mins
    Group of people thinking through problem.
  • Digitalization will change procurement as we know it, or so we are told. That sounds overwhelming and a little bit scary...
    Amanda Prochaska
    Amanda Prochaska
    Vice President of Sourcing Program Management, MGM Resorts, a Coupa customer

    Amanda is responsible for designing, implementing, and sustaining new, best-in-class programs and technologies to reduce costs or increase value for the company.

    Read time: 9 mins
    Stick Figures Around a Pin Pointed Location
  • At a recent conference I attended, The Hackett Group presented a study saying that 95 percent of respondents believe digitalization will...
    Amanda Prochaska
    Amanda Prochaska
    Vice President of Sourcing Program Management, MGM Resorts, a Coupa customer

    Amanda is responsible for designing, implementing, and sustaining new, best-in-class programs and technologies to reduce costs or increase value for the company.

    Read time: 11 mins
    Arrows Making a Path with a Thumbtacks Marking Spots
  • How can companies improve business spend management? How do such improvements contribute to operational excellence? Those were the topics of discussion...
    Coupa
    Read time: 15 mins
    Average Pre-approved spend
  • In a perfect Business Spend Management scenario, employees submit a requisition and get an approved purchase order for everything they spend...
    Ben Mlynash
    Ben Mlynash
    Senior Director Solutions Architecture, Professional Services, Coupa Software

    Ben leads a team that drives functional process design, architecture, and configuration on customer implementations. Ben has led or supported over 300 implementations. When he's not helping people implement Coupa, Ben enjoys raising his two young daughters, traveling, and following sports.

    Read time: 11 mins
    Why Pre-Approved Spend is the Ultimate Benchmark