• 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    $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).

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Deploying Your Business Spend Management Platform Virtually
  • Across the globe, we are experiencing an unprecedented disruption to our standard ways of working. To combat the impact of COVID-19...
    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.

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    Graphic to represent the cloud.
  • We know that comparing our spend performance to others in our industry offers substantial value. When we compare our company’s performance...
    Avik Ghosh
    Avik Ghosh
    Managing Director, Strategic Analytics & Operations, Coupa Software

    Avik Ghosh is a member of the Business Value Engineering team and leads Coupa’s Value Excellence Center. In his past professional experience in management consulting and structural engineering, Avik leveraged statistical analysis, probabilistic modeling, and data science to deliver real-world solutions. Avik holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and an M.S. in Structural Engineering & Geomechanics from Stanford University and currently resides in Southern California.

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    Community Data Is Critical To Effective Business Spend Management Benchmarking
  • Companies make enormous investments in CRM and enterprise systems. So, it’s only natural that they would look to stretch their investment...
    Mat Calabro
    Mat Calabro
    Product Marketing Manager, Coupa Software

    Mat Calabro specializes in Coupa's CLM and S2C solutions. He lives in the Greater Boston area with his wife and son.

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    People Shaking Hands and Talking
  • How Mid-Sized Companies Using NetSuite ERP Manage Growth and Scale Massively with Coupa It’s that time of year when we’re making...
    Kelly Casey
    Kelly Casey
    Field & Account Based Marketing Marketing Manager, Coupa

    Kelly Casey holds a B.A. from Arizona State University and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    Bar and Line graph showing significant growth.
  • In part one of this blog post, Not Just Any Crowdsourcing, we discussed how to take the best of consumer crowdsourcing...
    Charlene Wang
    Charlene Wang
    Director, Product & Segment Marketing for Coupa’s Community Intelligence and Coupa Pay

    Charlene Wang holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Read time: 8 mins
    Icons All Connecting Together
  • Popular consumer crowdsourcing apps like Waze and Yelp utilize thousands of mini-reports from a community of users – a mosaic of...
    Charlene Wang
    Charlene Wang
    Director, Product & Segment Marketing for Coupa’s Community Intelligence and Coupa Pay

    Charlene Wang holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Read time: 5 mins
    Community Intelligence