ANKENY, Iowa—Casey's General Stores has selected Coupa Software, a California-based technology platform for business spend management, to help transform its procurement operations amid the chain's continued growth, according to a Coupa news release.
As the nation’s fourth-largest convenience retailer and with 2,200 locations in 16 states, Casey’s plans to modernize its largely manual and paper-based procurement system to create more visibility and control.
"We set out to establish a digital process for the procurement function and make it a self-service capability for everyone at the company," said Jaime Robles, vice president of procurement and sourcing, Casey's. "We knew technology was going to be central to achieving our goals, and after evaluating the market, we selected Coupa to be our business spend management partner."
Manual and paper-based processes were becoming more costly and inefficient, especially as the company grew, and Casey’s has set ambitious goals for reducing costs and strengthening supplier relationships.
Robles expects the software to help Casey’s successfully navigate the COVID-19 landscape with a diversified supplier network. "Like the rest of the world, Casey's was not immune to the supply chain disruptions that have resulted from COVID-19," Robles said. "Coupa's risk management capabilities alone have already been a game changer."
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