• 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
  • Third-party risks are a part of doing business. Capturing these risks and being able to rapidly adjust the supply chain is...
    Samuel Mele
    Samuel Mele
    Coupa Global Vice President of Risk Management Solutions

    Samuel Mele's 30 year career includes a unique blend of supply chain, procurement, strategic sourcing, risk, performance, and compliance management expertise across a wide range of industries spanning manufacturing to financial services. As the Global Vice President of Risk Management Solutions for Coupa, Sam supports a team of third-party risk, compliance, performance management and sourcing subject matter experts. Before joining Coupa, Sam was the Vice President of Sales for Hiperos and was responsible for business development and client relations across North America.

    Read time: 6 mins
    Five Third-Party Risks and Benefits of Continuous Risk Management
  • At a time when businesses face growing uncertainty with spend controls and supply chain risk on the rise, there’s an increased...
    Michael van Keulen
    Michael van Keulen
    Chief Procurement Officer, Coupa

    Michael van Keulen (aka “MVK”), Coupa's Chief Procurement Officer, has been in finance and procurement for 20+ years at high growth global companies where he managed procurement transformations and digitized the procurement process, driving significant stakeholder value.  Michael is a procurement fanatic, passionate about elevating the role of procurement by applying best in class practices and enabling business spend management through the power of digitization.

    Read time: 6 mins
    CPO View: Why Fostering Collaboration Between IT and Procurement is Critical
  • 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
  • The oil and gas industry has experienced more uncertainty in 2020 than ever before, this is largely due to the pandemic...
    Armando Urias
    Armando Urias
    VP Coupa - Southwest

    Armando Urias, VP Coupa - Southwest, is a seasoned software sales executive with a passion for driving real results. He has spent the majority of his career working with various Oil & Gas companies to enable business transformation, and currently resides in Houston, TX.

    Read time: 6 mins
    Oil and Gas: Lessons Learned in 2020 and How to Prepare for the Future
  • Cybercrime has become an existential threat to companies, forcing them to implement security strategies to underpin their operations. The Netzsch Group...
    Anja Biehler
    Anja Biehler

    Anja has a PhD in German Philology and trained in a business communications agency before gaining valuable creative and marketing experience in a number of advertising agencies. For five years, she was in charge of the communications department of a renowned, private financial service provider. Her last position before joining BELLIN’s Global Marketing & Communications team in November 2014 was with Freiburg University where Anja was responsible for the marketing efforts of the EXIST business start-up program.

    Read time: 5 mins
    The cloud is more secure - Image
  • At Coupa, our vision has always been a comprehensive Business Spend Management platform that helps organizations maximize the value of every...
    Michael Schanker
    Michael Schanker
    VP, Strategic Marketing, Coupa Software

    Michael Schanker is the VP, Strategic Marketing at Coupa, supporting Coupa's go-to-market strategy, product marketing, segment marketing, and customer marketing teams. He has spent more than 20 years in enterprise software across Marketing, Sales, and Services roles after starting his career in Finance. He has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis. 

    Read time: 4 mins
    Coupa Acquires LLamasoft to Connect AI-Powered Supply Chain with Spend Management
  • Today’s blog post is by a guest author, Frank Treanor, founder and CEO of ProProcure. Frank leads a business with a...
    Frank Treanor
    Frank Treanor
    Founder and CEO of ProProcure
    Frank Treanor is the founder and CEO of ProProcure. Frank leads a business with a sharp focus on extending automation to the purchasing of services and other complex categories. ProProcure, a CoupaLink technology partner, is a SaaS leader helping enterprises extend the capabilities of their eProcurement investments by increasing supplier engagement and collaboration.
    Read time: 4 mins
    Smarter Together: Using G-Quotes to Drive Services Spend to Preferred Suppliers
  • 2020 has been a year of promise and peril, and one that has highlighted for me the strength and resilience of...
    Michael Schanker
    Michael Schanker
    VP, Strategic Marketing, Coupa Software

    Michael Schanker is the VP, Strategic Marketing at Coupa, supporting Coupa's go-to-market strategy, product marketing, segment marketing, and customer marketing teams. He has spent more than 20 years in enterprise software across Marketing, Sales, and Services roles after starting his career in Finance. He has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis. 

    Read time: 3 mins
    Coupa Named a P2P Suites Leader for Fifth Consecutive time in Gartner Magic Quadrant
  • With Treasury rates at record lows, many treasury departments are looking for short-term, risk-free investments for excess cash. Early payment discounts...
    Amit Baid & J.R. Robertson
    Amit Baid & J.R. Robertson

    Amit Baid is the Vice President and General Manager, Coupa Pay, and is responsible for managing all aspects of Coupa’s Working Capital Optimization Solutions Business. Prior to Coupa, Amit founded, TradeFin, which was India's first working capital marketplace. TradeFin was acquired by Coupa. He is passionate about building and scaling software products and businesses. He has an MBA from The Wharton School, an Electronics Engineering Degree from NIT in India, and resides in New Jersey.

    J.R. Robertson, Vice President, Coupa Pay, is an entrepreneurial enthusiast and culture builder at Coupa. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Marketing Management from California State University, Chico, and currently resides in the smoky state of California.

    Read time: 10 mins
    How to Succeed with Early Payment Discount Programs
  • At a time when organizations face increasing complexity in a highly-competitive landscape, partnerships can be instrumental in unlocking greater business value...
    Roger Goulart
    Roger Goulart
    SVP, Business Development and Alliances, Coupa Software

    Roger Goulart, SVP of Business Development and Alliances, is responsible for extending Coupa Software’s value through partnerships with technology and distribution partners. He brings more than twenty years of sales, alliance, business development, support and professional services management experience to Coupa.

    Read time: 4 mins
    Coupa Partners: Striving for Excellence and Working Smarter Together
  • We are excited to announce the Coupa Inclusion Initiative—an initiative focused on making it easier for enterprises to increase their spend...
    Adena DeMonte
    Adena DeMonte
    Director of Content Marketing, Coupa Software

    Adena DeMonte is Director of Content Marketing at Coupa. She is dedicated to helping finance and procurement professionals get the most value out of their business spend and increasing supplier diversity.

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    Focus on Supplier Diversity: Announcing the Coupa Inclusion Initiative
  • Cutting costs and mitigating risk is top of mind for many CFOs, especially in times of business uncertainty. One area that...
    J.R. Robertson
    J.R. Robertson
    Vice President, Coupa Pay, Coupa Software

    J.R. Robertson is Vice President, Coupa Pay, and an entrepreneurial enthusiast and culture builder at Coupa. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Marketing Management from California State University, Chico, and currently resides in the smoky state of California.

    Read time: 12 mins
    How Virtual Cards for B2B Payments Improve Cash Flow, Capture Efficiencies, and Reduce Fraud
  • What’s the second largest spend category in your company? If your company is like most companies, the answer will be “Statements...
    Maria DeJong
    Maria DeJong
    Director, Coupa Contingent Workforce (CCW), Coupa Software

    Maria DeJong is a Coupa Contingent Workforce (CCW) Director, responsible for highlighting the differentiation and capabilities of CCW. Maria has enjoyed over 10 years in the contingent workforce management space and resides in Denver, CO.

    Read time: 5 mins
    Making a Statement of Work: Why SOW Management Isn’t Working
  • Placing tighter reigns on Travel and Expense (T&E)—which is second only to payroll as the most controllable expense for most companies—is...
    Tracy Gao
    Tracy Gao
    Senior Product Marketing Manager, Coupa T&E Solutions, Coupa Software

    Tracy Gao oversees product marketing for Coupa's T&E solutions. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and holds a B.A. in International Relations and an M.A. in Communication from Stanford University.

    Read time: 3 mins
    Why Insight Into Corporate Travel & Expense Is More Valuable Now Than Ever Before