• SaaS is not just changing the way software is delivered. It’s changing the way vendors and customers work together. Gone are...
    Ravi Thakur
    Ravi Thakur
    Senior Vice President, Business Acceleration, Coupa Software

    Ravi Thakur has more than 20 years of experience in Enterprise software, holding executive level positions from support, development, professional services, operations, pre-sales, and more.

    Read time: 14 mins
    Operationalizing VaaS starts with ‘why’
  • E-invoicing sounds simple on the surface of it. You take a paper process and make it electronic. However, the benefits extend...
    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: 9 mins
    The missing link for e-invoicing success: The global process owner
  • 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: 8 mins
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  • I’d be willing to bet that most senior executives today believe they know all they need to about procure-to-pay systems. For...
    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
    Gold Nuggets and Stock Exchange Graph
  • The gig economy refers to the growing number of people who work on a contingent basis. These people are not on...
    Elaine Porteous
    Elaine Porteous
    Procurement and Supply Chain Writer

    Elain Porteous is a freelance business writer specializing in supply chain and procurement topics. This article previously appeared on Procurious.com.

    Read time: 7 mins
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  • Suppliers often balk at being asked to participate in e-sourcing and reverse auctions, either due to unfamiliarity with the process or...
    Andy Chiang
    Andy Chiang
    Director, Product Management, Coupa Software

    Andy is the product manager for Coupa Invoicing and Coupa Sourcing. Prior to Coupa, Andy worked in strategic sourcing and supply chain at Gap Inc. When not at work, he enjoys sourcing honey from his home apiary.

    Read time: 7 mins
    Busting 4 common supplier myths about e-sourcing and reverse auctions
  • For buyers, the benefits of e-sourcing are clear, but suppliers aren’t always fans of reverse auctions, which are a core component...
    Andy Chiang
    Andy Chiang
    Director, Product Management, Coupa Software

    Andy is the product manager for Coupa Invoicing and Coupa Sourcing. Prior to Coupa, Andy worked in strategic sourcing and supply chain at Gap Inc. When not at work, he enjoys sourcing honey from his home apiary.

    Read time: 7 mins
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  • At a recent event on ‘Women in Procurement’, I got thinking about why indirect procurement is a great function for women...
    Pauline King
    Pauline King
    CEO, Heykins GmbH, Rapid Results Procurement

    Pauline is focused on working with clients’ existing teams to deliver tangible financial results. She is a recognised expert in indirect procurement with deep operational experience in procurement transformation. Pauline also works closely with The Beyond Group AG where she heads up the Indirect Procurement Practice.

    Read time: 8 mins
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  • In my previous post, I talked about why procurement groups should be looking beyond the traditional metrics of cost savings 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: 10 mins
    Benchmarks and beyond: Creating a roadmap to lift your organization
  • In my previous post, I talked about why procurement groups should be looking beyond the traditional metrics of cost savings 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: 14 mins
    Benchmarks and Beyond: A super simple way to score customer service
  • Early in my career, when I was in the procurement group at Sun Microsystems, I had the privilege to watch our...
    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: 10 mins
    Benchmarks and Beyond: A balanced scorecard helps procurement soar
  • Imagine you go to Starbucks for a decaf latte with whipped cream on top. The barista is very nice and takes...
    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: 16 mins
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  • It’s that time of the year when businesses start planning for the year ahead. This year could be especially challenging due...
    Coupa
    Read time: 12 mins
    Five Top Procurement Leaders Look at What New Year Will Bring
  • The role of CFO is changing. So too is the role of CPO. And, ever since the great recession, the two...
    Coupa
    Read time: 18 mins
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  • Now that the US election has been decided, one major source of economic uncertainty has been eliminated, but many others remain...
    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: 15 mins
    A Five-step Plan for Procurement to Shine During Economic Uncertainty