• I recently met with Stacy, director of demand planning at a large apparel company. The dinner conversation turned to the role...
    Dr. Madhav Durbha
    Dr. Madhav Durbha
    VP of Supply Chain Strategy, Coupa Software

    Dr. Madhav Durbha is the Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy Coupa Software, where his team helps customers and prospects solve various supply chain challenges. Prior to Coupa, Dr. Durbha held positions at LLamasoft, Kinaxis, JDA Software and i2 Technologies, Inc. With more than 20 years in the supply chain industry, Dr. Durbha has broad experience in strategy & process consulting, supply chain software, program management, software application development & deployment, machine learning and data science. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Florida and his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras.

    Read time: 5 mins
    Next Generation Forecasting on a Digital Platform
  • Private equity has undergone significant shifts thanks to ongoing pandemic pressures — and the change isn't over. As noted by research...
    Kristen Rigby
    Kristen Rigby
    Senior Director, Coupa Alliances

    Kristen Rigby leads Coupa’s Private Growth Alliance Community with responsibility for valued added alliances programs with the Mid Market, Private Equity, and Venture Capital spaces. With over 20 years of technology experience, Kristen is a passionate advocate for customer success and long-term, value-based client relationships.

    Read time: 8 mins
    Layer by Layer: Building Community and Coopetition in Private Equity through BSM Data and Collective Intelligence
  • "What is procurement?" is a question I am frequently asked. The short answer is that procurement helps a company make purchasing...
    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: 8 mins
    Procurement Needs a New Operating Model, Part 2: Talent
  • The holy grail of supply chain design is to have a high-fidelity ‘digital twin’ at your fingertips. From this living model...
    Dan Kogan
    Read time: 4 mins
    Automating the Model Building Process
  • While supply chain planning and execution get talked about quite a bit as the two pillars of supply chain management, the...
    Dr. Madhav Durbha
    Dr. Madhav Durbha
    VP of Supply Chain Strategy, Coupa Software

    Dr. Madhav Durbha is the Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy Coupa Software, where his team helps customers and prospects solve various supply chain challenges. Prior to Coupa, Dr. Durbha held positions at LLamasoft, Kinaxis, JDA Software and i2 Technologies, Inc. With more than 20 years in the supply chain industry, Dr. Durbha has broad experience in strategy & process consulting, supply chain software, program management, software application development & deployment, machine learning and data science. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Florida and his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras.

    Read time: 6 mins
    Supply Chain Agility — When Design Meets Planning
  • I’m thrilled to see Coupa named as a Leader in six IDC MarketScape reports, published this week, including Procurement1, Spend Analysis2...
    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
    Breaking Down the Silos of Spend
  • Learn how an agile supply chain can solve the challenges procurement organizations are facing today by attending our webinar — Expect...
    Coupa
    Read time: 3 mins
    Expect the Unexpected: How to Rethink Your Supply Chain
  • Many corporations have women’s organizations. However, at Coupa, our Empower community takes it to the next level. Beyond the support and...
    Sheryl Chamberlain
    Sheryl Chamberlain
    Director of Alliance, Coupa

    Sheryl joined Coupa in January of 2020 as Director of Alliance. As a global technology executive, she has driven businesses to success, cultivated forward strategies, and aligned business goals. She's a leader who is able to revolutionize practices and change the paradigms of business. A key business asset in numerous major technology moves, strategies, and programs, she has built a reputation as an instrumental business partner and asset.

    Beyond her executive influences and impactful strategies, Sheryl is an advocate for social impact and change. She has lent her insight and voice to numerous board seats and memberships with Aleria Research Council, Forbes Nonprofit Council, New York Academy of Science, How Women Lead, IMPCT Coffee, National Diversity Council, and The Dallas Entrepreneur Center. Additionally, Sheryl has earned numerous industry awards and recognition including Tribute to Women, (TWIN), Women in Technology from Dallas Business Journal, and Global Innovation Partner of the Year from EMC.

    Read time: 3 mins
    Creating a Community of Women Program
  • Many CPOs have a new boss — the Board of Directors (BOD). While the pandemic accelerated this transition last year, the...
    Paul Martyn
    Paul Martyn
    Director, Coupa Advanced Sourcing

    Paul Martyn is Director, Coupa Advanced Sourcing at Coupa Software. He holds degrees in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and currently resides in the greater Chicago area. Paul is a regular commentator on the supply chain industry and has appeared on Fox News, CNBC and MSNBC as an expert panelist and has been quoted on supply management topics in WSJ, Reuters, USA Today, FoxNews, CNN, and others.

    Read time: 6 mins
    Strategic Sourcing: From the Backroom to the Boardroom
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed how businesses view and manage their priorities. More than ever before, organizations realize the importance...
    Rajiv Ramachandran
    Rajiv Ramachandran
    Vice President, Product Strategy & Management, Coupa Pay, Coupa Software

    Rajiv Ramachandran is the product executive responsible for the overall strategy, management and engineering of Coupa’s B2B payment platform — Coupa Pay. With over 20+ years of experience in the enterprise software industry, Rajiv has deep knowledge and experience on SaaS solutions, Cloud, and On-Premise based integrations of financial platforms and streamlining B2B payment experiences and processes across the enterprise. Over the last 4 years Rajiv has led the launch, the growth, and the adoption of Coupa Pay for all Coupa customers in one of Coupa’s most successful product launches. With an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Business, Rajiv is also a constant innovator, looking to disrupt the B2B payments space, with multiple patent pending innovations against his name.

    Read time: 5 mins
    How Back-Office Modernization is Driving Better Business Sustainability
  • Organizations learned many lessons in 2020. The most important one was something that we, procurement leaders, already knew in our gut...
    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: 8 mins
    Procurement Needs a New Operating Model, Part 1: Process
  • For many years now, the role of procurement within organizations has been viewed as a necessary but static business layer. Focusing...
    Annie McMillan
    Annie McMillan
    Managing Director, Procurement and Business Services, KPMG US

    Over twenty years of diversified experience in supply chain, management consulting, and corporate retail. Annie has held a series of leadership roles focused on Procurement Transformation, Organization Assessment and Design, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier & Contracts Management, Supply Chain Strategy, Procurement Technology Design, Implementation, and Training/Change Management. Areas of expertise span across multiple industries primarily in the consumer products, wireless telecommunications, healthcare, and life sciences industries.

    Read time: 6 mins
    Embracing the New Reality of Procurement
  • American Express and Coupa have a partnership and joint solution which provides clients with integrated virtual card payments in Coupa Pay...
    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: 5 mins
    
Check Usage Slows as the Pandemic Increases Interest in E-Payment Solutions
  • Inefficiency, lack of spend optimization, and out-of-policy spend and compliance negatively impact payment processes. With these challenges, how do you get...
    Gene Cook
    Gene Cook
    Senior Director, Coupa Pay Alliance Partners

    Gene has been an integral part to the success of the Coupa Pay alliances built and developed while at Coupa for the past year and a half. Developing the go-to-market strategy and success of these partnerships, all while delivering unsurpassed client value, is what Gene thinks about every single day. Prior to that, Gene ran the major bank alliances at SAP Concur for several years. Gene and his family reside in beautiful Upstate New York.

    Read time: 5 mins
    5 Payment Pain Points and How to Solve Them
  • 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: 3 mins
    Smarter AP Automation Together: 5 Ways Kofax ReadSoft Online for Coupa Further Transforms Invoice Automation