Alan Cohen


Alan Cohen

About Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen is VP Payments & Financing Strategy, SAP Ariba. Alan has over 20 years of payments and working capital experience as a practitioner, consultant, and banker. In his current role, he leads the payments and financing strategy for SAP Ariba to help clients achieve improved business outcomes. Previously, at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Alan led the procure-to-pay transformation that encompassed sourcing, procurement, and payables automation, and the company became one of the first to benefit from dynamic discounting. Alan holds a supply chain management degree from Arizona State University. In 2015, he was part of a team that won SAP’s Hasso Plattner Founders Award for an innovative approach to B2B payments. Alan lives in Atlanta with his wife and 2 daughters. He has served on the board of the Weinstein School since 2007 and actively participates in 2nd Helpings, a nonprofit to rescue and deliver surplus food.

The Insider’s Guide To Improving Payments And Cash Flow: Determine Key Requirements

14-Sep-2017 | Alan Cohen

Part 6 of the Payments and Cash Flow Series. Now that the organization has the will, is aligned across different functional areas, and the estimated value and outcomes have been shared with key lea

The Insider’s Guide To Improving Payments And Cash Flow: Understanding Critical Dependencies

31-Aug-2017 | Alan Cohen

Part 5 of the Payments and Cash Flow Series. For a payments or cash flow initiative to succeed, you must consider these components of a comprehensive plan: Organizational will, covered earlier i

The Insider’s Guide To Improving Payments And Cash Flow: Estimating Value

24-Aug-2017 | Alan Cohen

Part 4 of the Payments and Cash Flow Series This quote says it all: “Goals not written down are just wishes.” When implementing or expanding a payments or cash flow initiative, this is so tr

The Insider’s Guide To Improving Payments And Cash Flow: Executive Sponsorship And Project Resources

17-Aug-2017 | Alan Cohen

Part 3 of the Payments and Cash Flow Series Imagine that you’ve developed a fantastic program to improve payments and cash flow, but you’ve neglected one key component: You haven’t gained exe

The Insider’s Guide To Improving Payments And Cash Flow: Set Your Goals

3-Aug-2017 | Alan Cohen

Part 2 of the Payments and Cash Flow Series “Goals that are not written down are just wishes.” -Anonymous In the early stages of a payments or cash flow initiative, you must have clearly de

The Insider’s Guide To Improving Payments And Cash Flow: Commit To Success

20-Jul-2017 | Alan Cohen

Part 1 of the Payments and Cash Flow Series The first topic we will address in this 12-part series is the importance of organizational will and alignment. Whether you are just starting a payment o

Introducing The Insider’s Guide To Improving Payments And Cash Flow

6-Jul-2017 | Alan Cohen

This is the introductory blog in our Payments and Cash Flow Series, explaining why you should act now to improve your payments and cash flow. Lack of defined goals, organizational will, and alignme