The Forrester Supplier Value Management (SVM) Wave Many businesses know that it’s time for innovation and digital transformation—but there’s a hesitance...
Odemi Pessu
Odemi Pessu
Content & Storytelling Marketing Manager, Coupa Software

Odemi Pessu is a Content & Storytelling Marketing Manager at Coupa. She is also an author, artist, and women’s rights advocate. Odemi earned her Master of Public Affairs at Brown University, where she also earned her bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Political Economy. Her book, Force of Nature, encourages African women to lean into their vulnerability for strength and to honor their divine feminine energy for spiritual liberation.

Lesedauer: 4 mins
Coupa’s Innovative Product Suite Named A Leader in the 2022 Forrester Wave for Supplier Value Management
Sustainability is now critical for companies to succeed across an increasingly diverse marketplace. Businesses must set themselves apart from the competition...
Phil Foti
Phil Foti
Director, Product Strategy & Innovation at Coupa

Phil Foti is Director, Product Strategy & Innovation at Coupa Software, Sustainability Lead, and a Coupa Cares Board Member. He holds Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in the fields of Management Science/Economics and Computer Science/Mathematics from the State University of New York College at Cortland, and currently lives in the San Francisco bay area.

Lesedauer: 4 mins
Embracing Sustainability for Better Business Spend Management
Business Spend Management (BSM) was never just about reducing the bottom line. And just as the purview of today’s procurement function...
David Wolstencroft
David Wolstencroft
SVP, EMEA Alliances, Coupa

David is Senior Vice President for Coupa’s Alliances team. He is responsible for driving our partnerships and alliances across our EMEA region. Since joining Coupa in 2014 he has supported our strategic growth through alliances with some of the world's largest global partners and a host of regional systems integrators. In the past 7 years at Coupa he has played an instrumental role in our expansion across the region and has been a fundamental part of our EMEA leadership team. He has more than 20 years of experience in the enterprise software industry.

Lesedauer: 6 mins
Rethinking Spend Management for Today
Twice a year Coupa hosts its virtual Mid-Market Partner Day to share our latest messaging, priorities, and hear from our inspirational...
John Okunski
John Okunski
Senior Vice President, America's Ecosystem & Alliances at Coupa

As Senior Vice President, America's Ecosystem & Alliances at Coupa, John leads Field Engagement and Ecosystem development for Coupa's largest Alliance network.  For the past 5 years John has led the growth of Coupa's strategic alliance model, which focuses on Coupa's core values of striving for excellence, focusing on resulting and ensuring customer success.

Lesedauer: 5 mins
The Coupa Partner Award Program: Celebrating Passion and Performance
The Coupa App Marketplace offers hundreds of verified, certified apps designed to integrate with customers' existing Coupa deployments. Behind the scenes...
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.

Lesedauer: 4 mins
Top 7 Reasons to Build a CoupaLink Certified Business App
Change can be hard. Moving from a procurement organization that has historically focused on tactical sourcing metrics to one that is...
Coupa
Lesedauer: 4 mins
Why Large Enterprises Are Embracing Strategic Sourcing
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.

Lesedauer: 4 mins
ERP Errors: When It Comes to Integration, Focus on Business Value
Not enough companies are measuring successes (or failures) when it comes to supply chain design and supply chain planning. I consistently...
Mark Armstrong
Lesedauer: 6 mins
Defining Metrics for Success in Supply Chain Design
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.

Lesedauer: 4 mins
$300 Million and a Nobel Prize
Do you ever feel like you’re living in a box at work? Is this box holding you back or limiting your...
Vanessa Cisz
Vanessa Cisz
Content Development Manager, Coupa

Vanessa Cisz is a B2B storytelling professional with more than 15 years of experience in helping organizations convey the real value of their technology solutions. She holds degrees in creative writing as well as English and German literature.

Lesedauer: 3 mins
Empowering a Community of Women to Own Their Voice
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.

Lesedauer: 7 mins
Strategic Sourcing: From the Backroom to the Boardroom
Das Jahr 2020 hat Unternehmen viele neue Erkenntnisse gebracht. Die Wichtigsten waren uns Führungskräften in der Beschaffung bereits bestens bekannt: Schnell...
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.

Lesedauer: 9 mins
Ein neues Betriebsmodell für die Beschaffung, Teil 1: Prozesse
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.

Lesedauer: 8 mins
Procurement Needs a New Operating Model, Part 1: Process
Today's supply chains are more complex and connected than ever before. Throughout my career, I have witnessed time and again how...
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.

Lesedauer: 9 mins
Strategic Sourcing Best Practices
How do you improve the practice of procurement and deliver better business outcomes using strategic sourcing? Prominent industry thought leader Walter...
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.

Lesedauer: 3 mins
How to Change the Game with Strategic Sourcing Digital Transformation