Convenience store retailer Casey’s General Stores has selected technology firm Coupa Software to transform its procurement operations.

The move is part of the convenience retailer’s plan to modernise its manual and paper-based procurement system.

By implementing Coupa’s technology, Casey’s will have complete visibility, control and management of procurement spend while saving valuable time.

The retailer plans to run most of its procurement spend through Coupa. Besides, Casey’s employees can purchase goods and services via Coupa.

Casey’s General Stores procurement and sourcing vice-president Jaime Robles said: “After joining Casey’s, we set out to establish a digital process for the procurement function and make it a self-service capability for everyone at the company.

“As part of the procurement overhaul, 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.”

Additionally, Coupa’s technology could help Casey’s form more collaborative relationships with new and existing suppliers.

Robles added: “Like the rest of the world, Casey’s was not immune to the supply chain disruptions that have resulted from Covid-19. Coupa’s risk management capabilities alone have already been a game-changer.”

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Coupa provides companies with the visibility and control required to help them spend smarter and safer.

In 2019, Casey’s General Stores selected Service Management Group (SMG) to measure its in-store experience, as well as expand customer loyalty initiatives by introducing a new CEM programme.