• Gone are the days of monolithic, on-premises enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions tasked with managing, maintaining, and monitoring all business spend...
    Avijit Mukherji
    Avijit Mukherji
    Head of CoupaLink Solution Consulting, Coupa Software

    Avijit Mukherji is Head of CoupaLink Solution Consulting. He is passionate about Technology, Business Spend Management and making customers and partners successful.

    Read time: 5 mins
    Welcome to the World of BSM Apps!
  • The popular media and some celebrity commentators give the impression that artificial intelligence (AI) is perfect or that the goal is...
    Michael Watson
    Michael Watson
    VP of Artificial Intelligence, Coupa

    Mike Watson heads the AI COE at Coupa, he has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and 20+ years of experience leading global supply chain business teams. Mike co-founded Opex Analytics and grew the company to success in the AI market prior to integrating with LLamasoft and now Coupa.  He is also an adjunct professor at two masters programs at Northwestern University and the co-author of two books (Managerial Analytics and Supply Chain Network Design).

    Read time: 6 mins
    AI for Business: Understanding AI, Precision, and Recall
  • How companies spend money and who they spend it with matters more than ever. Enterprises face increasingly complex and evolving requirements...
    Coupa
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    Unleashing the Power of the BSM Ecosystem
  • Applications of artificial intelligence (AI) at Coupa permeate across the platform. As with everything else in Coupa, AI has been thoughtfully...
    Kiran Ratnapu
    Kiran Ratnapu
    Director, Data Science, Coupa Software

    Kiran Ratnapu, as Director, Data Science leads AI initiatives at Coupa’s AI COE where his team explores and builds AI products using the vast community data. He founded Deep Relevance, a startup that used AI to monitor occupational fraud prior to being acquired by Coupa. Kiran has over 20 years of experience in applying AI in multiple domains including Computational Genomics, Online Advertising, Finance & Business Spend Management. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

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    Finding Duplicate Invoices In-Flight with AI
  • Adventures of 3 CIOs that have built a pure SaaS tech stack The global pandemic has accelerated digital transformation for many...
    Travis Hodge, Peter Truman, & Eric Tan
    Travis Hodge, Peter Truman, & Eric Tan

    Peter Truman — Director, Global Technical Solutions Consulting, Coupa Software; and former CIO, Wilko (a $2B British-owned retail chain store)
    Travis Hodge — CIO, Llamasoft (a Coupa Company)
    Eric Tan — SVP, Technology, Coupa Software

    Read time: 8 mins
    Supplier Risk Management and Vendor Risk Management 100% in the Cloud
  • Since I last wrote about Coupa’s Business Spend Index (BSI) there have been significant changes in the U.S. economy and the...
    Jeff Collins, Ph.D.
    Jeff Collins, Ph.D.
    VP, Business Value Engineering, Coupa Software

    Jeff Collins is a customer-focused value engineering professional with more than 22 years of experience working with companies across industries to discover and realize business performance improvement and competitive advantage through strategic investment. He is a passionate advocate for partnering with customers to uncover high value opportunities to leverage technology and enterprise software, especially Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Mobility, and Cloud.

    Read time: 6 mins
    Re-engineering Coupa's Business Spend Index
  • Non-employees now account for over 40% of the average company’s total workforce. That percentage is even higher in financial services, insurance...
    Steve Knapp
    Steve Knapp
    Vice President, Global Sales | Coupa Contingent Workforce

    Steve Knapp has spent over 16 years in the contingent workforce management industry in roles ranging from professional services to management consulting to sales. He has spoken at dozens of industry conferences, published numerous thought leadership pieces and consulted to hundreds of Global 1000 organizations over the years. At Coupa he leads our Contingent Workforce team which looks to raise the bar of the CW industry and transform how external workforce is managed.

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    Why CIOs Should Care About Your Organization’s Contingent Workforce Program
  • Consider this: Business Spend Management (BSM) sits alongside CRM and HCM as a key business processes that every business needs to...
    John Callan
    John Callan
    Sr. Director, EMEA Product & Segment Marketing, Coupa

    John Callan is responsible for product marketing and go-to-market strategies for the Coupa Spend Management platform. John earned his Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a dual degree in Engineering and Mathematics from University of Dublin, Trinity College.

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    ERP Errors: When It Comes to Integration, Focus on Business Value
  • The artificial intelligence (AI) teams at Coupa often need to apply the latest technology in creative ways to solve problems for...
    Sandip Mandlecha & Hongyang Yu
    Sandip Mandlecha & Hongyang Yu

    Sandip Mandlecha is a Data Scientist with the Coupa InvoiceSmash team. He is responsible for designing and developing AI-based solutions to extract data from invoices. He has a total of 8 years of experience, with two MBAs — one in Analytics from NMIMS University, and another in Engineering in Electronics & Telecommunication from University of Pune.

    Hongyang Yu is a senior data scientist with the Coupa InvoiceSmash team. He is building deep learning as well as traditional ML algorithms to understand and parse information from electronic invoices. He holds a PhD in Automation Science and Engineering, and joined Coupa in 2018. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Queensland University of Technology, working on industrial automation.

    Read time: 7 mins
    TableNet: A Smart and Automated System to Extract Tables From Invoices
  • Donna Wilczek recently posted about a Coupa customer who saved $300M (versus their current spend) on a single sourcing event. This...
    Michael Watson & Arne Andersson
    Michael Watson & Arne Andersson

    Mike Watson heads the AI COE at Coupa, he has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and 20+ years of experience leading global supply chain business teams. Mike co-founded Opex Analytics and grew the company to success in the AI market prior to integrating with LLamasoft and now Coupa.  He is also an adjunct professor at two masters programs at Northwestern University and the co-author of two books (Managerial Analytics and Supply Chain Network Design).

    Arne Andersson (Ph.D. in Computer Science) is VP of engineering at Coupa Software. He was one of the founders of Trade Extensions, now Coupa Sourcing Optimization (CSO). Apart from 20+ years in advanced eSourcing, he has an academic background within algorithms and optimization. He has been Chair Professor and Head of Department of Information Technology at Uppsala University. Arne is a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and he serves in the program committee for Information, Communication & Systems Technologies in the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.

    Read time: 4 mins
    $300 Million and a Nobel Prize
  • Even though it is a common term and has been around for a long time, there is a lot of confusion...
    Michael Watson
    Michael Watson
    VP of Artificial Intelligence, Coupa

    Mike Watson heads the AI COE at Coupa, he has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and 20+ years of experience leading global supply chain business teams. Mike co-founded Opex Analytics and grew the company to success in the AI market prior to integrating with LLamasoft and now Coupa.  He is also an adjunct professor at two masters programs at Northwestern University and the co-author of two books (Managerial Analytics and Supply Chain Network Design).

    Read time: 6 mins
    How Coupa Defines Artificial Intelligence
  • Today’s blog post is by guest author, David Sentongo, Director of Commercial Product Management at Kofax. David leads the direction of...
    David Sentongo
    David Sentongo
    Director of Commercial Product Management, Kofax

    As Director of Commercial Product Management at Kofax, David leads the direction of the Finance & Accounting portfolio, driving innovation and providing customers with solutions — allowing them to digitally transform their finance and accounting organizations. Kofax, a CoupaLink technology partner, enables organizations to digitally transform document-intensive workflows.

    Read time: 4 mins
    Smarter AP Automation Together: 5 Ways Kofax ReadSoft Online for Coupa Further Transforms Invoice Automation
  • Digital transformation has moved from an operational outlier to a mission-critical mandate for organizations and the events of this year have...
    Sally Stephens
    Sally Stephens
    VP, Alliance Programs, Coupa Software

    With more than 25 years of global channel experience, Sally Stephens leads the strategy and implementation of Coupa’s overall partner programs, including the program development, the go-to market strategy, and channel operations.

    Read time: 6 mins
    CoupaLink: Bringing Best of Breed Applications to You
  • The business world has faced unprecedented challenges due to the disruptions of 2020. At many companies, teams that were once down...
    Emily Burnette & Max Goraknick
    Emily Burnette & Max Goraknick

    Emily Burnette is a manager in Deloitte Consulting’s Supply Chain and Network Operations practice, and she focuses on global procurement transformations enabled by cloud technologies.  She has managed multiple global transformations and her work spans strategy, technology, and change management & communications teams.

    Max Goralnick is a managing director in Deloitte Consulting’s Supply Chain and Network Operations practice, focusing on Digital Procurement. He specializes in strategic sourcing, procurement transformation, performance improvement, cost reduction, supply chain strategy, and procurement strategy.

    Read time: 4 mins
    Deploying Your Business Spend Management Platform Virtually
  • Across the globe, we are experiencing an unprecedented supply chain disruption to our standard ways of working. To combat the impact...
    Paul Stuker
    Paul Stuker
    Director, Global Technical Solutions Consulting, Coupa Software

    Paul Stuker supports the software sales process from a technology perspective as a leader and an individual contributor.

    Read time: 2 mins
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