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Coupa: Spend Management Software Leader or Challenger?


Coupa was born more than six years ago out of the need to provide cloud procurement software that was affordable and easy to install and use. Today, Coupa enables organizations to harness every online transaction to optimize spend—providing a true cloud SaaS application that offers rapid deployment and reduced IT burden. Get the details on Coupa in part 1 of a two-part vendor feature from TEC’s own P.J. Jakovljevic.

coupa procurement  Software Leader or Challenger? Coupa was born more than six years ago out of the need to provide cloud procurement software that was affordable and easy to install and use. Today, Coupa enables organizations to harness every online transaction to optimize spend—providing a true cloud SaaS application that offers rapid deployment and reduced IT burden. Get the details on Coupa in part 1 of a two-part vendor feature from TEC’s own P.J. Jakovljevic. Read More

AribaLIVE 2012: What Was Jolly Good (and What Could Improve) - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the positive impressions from my attendance of the AribaLIVE 2012 user event. Still, while it might appear that Ariba is firing on all cylinders, as is typically the case, Ariba is not all things to all people and no company is without issues. Thus this post will discuss some challenges and related rooms for improvement. To date, Ariba has been

coupa procurement  On the other hand, Coupa and Proactis can be limited on scalability and the ability to handle multi-business unit deployments. Spend analysis –  given that Spend Radar , Zycus , BravoSolution , and Rosslyn Analytics tout more ease in data import handling, implementation, and use. To be fair, Ariba is the only solution that offers market and supplier data enrichment as an integral part of the solution along with an assigned country based project manager. The Ariba Spend Visibility provides quality and Read More

Coupa 10 Heralds Sourcing for the Masses


Coupa Software, a provider of cloud-based spend optimization solutions for finance, recently announced the release of Coupa 10. The new release features an entirely new sourcing application designed to bring sourcing to the masses by intelligently guiding users to select the best sourcing opportunities to save money based on real-time analysis of their current spend. It further enhances the

coupa procurement  announced the  release of Coupa 10 . The new release features an entirely new sourcing application designed to bring sourcing to the masses by intelligently guiding users to select the best sourcing opportunities to save money based on real-time analysis of their current spend. It further enhances the capabilities of Coupa’s suite of organic cloud-based procurement applications with record user adoption. The key messages behind Coupa Sourcing include the following: Self-Service Sourcing (Event Read More

Coupa Expands Supplier Network via Alibaba.com


Coupa, a provider finance cloud solutions, announces a strategic partnership with Alibaba.com, the leader in cross-border wholesale trade. Read about the benefits of Coupa's supplier network expansion.

coupa procurement  Alibaba.com At its recent Coupa INSPIRE 2014 conference, Coupa Software announced a strategic partnership with Alibaba.com , a leading platform for cross-border wholesale trade serving millions of buyers and suppliers around the globe. Through Alibaba.com, small businesses can sell their products to companies in other countries and source merchandise from abroad.   On the other hand, Coupa is a bullish provider of user-friendly cloud applications for finance, including sourcing, procurement, expense Read More

IBM Emptoris v10, Smarter Commerce, and Strategic Sourcing


Emptoris has been part of IBM for about 20 months, and we’re coming up on the close of its first full fiscal year under the IBM label. Since the acquisition, IBM has been integrating Emptoris into its three-year-old Smarter Commerce conception (Emptoris was known to have had some 750 employees at the time of acquisition, but IBM will not disclose the number of employees now associated with it).

coupa procurement  sector.) IBM partners with Coupa for spend management with a handful of customers; could Coupa be a future acquisition? How Strategic Sourcing and Smart Commerce are Serving IBM With all of IBM’s focus on marketing and thought leadership, one cannot help but wonder if execution—which means more than being in a constant state of restructuring—is getting lost in the shuffle. IBM itself pointed to execution issues in its latest quarterly call. Among all of the points made by IBM’s Mark Loughridge Read More

Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 1


My previous blog entry about procurement commandments in a down economy also made me think about whether there are different priorities for the chief procurement officer (CPO) during prosperous economic times. Or, how different are (or should be) the CPO’s strategies in good versus bad times? Well, the CPO’s fundamental objectives do not change: procure the physical goods and services needed by

coupa procurement  Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 1 My previous blog entry about procurement commandments in a down economy also made me think about whether there are different priorities for the chief procurement officer (CPO) during prosperous economic times. Or, how different are (or should be) the CPO’s strategies in good versus bad times? Well, the CPO’s fundamental objectives do not change: procure the physical goods and services needed by the company at the best possible mix Read More

Impact of Sales and Procurement on Reverse Logistics


Even as manufacturers and retailers seek to control costs and drive efficiency across the supply chains, controlling the financial impact of unsaleable products remains a constant challenge. A study conducted by Wipro Technologies in collaboration with Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) estimates that the potential cost impact of unsaleables is over $2 billion annually. This study identifies the multitude of challenges involved in unsaleables management and provides a comprehensive operational roadmap for tackling them. It also lays out specific strategies addressing shelf-life management, product rotation execution, product dating variances, consumer confusions, and demand chain management. Find out more. Download this study now.

coupa procurement  of Sales and Procurement on Reverse Logistics Even as manufacturers and retailers seek to control costs and drive efficiency across the supply chains, controlling the financial impact of unsaleable products remains a constant challenge. A study conducted by Wipro Technologies in collaboration with Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) estimates that the potential cost impact of unsaleables is over $2 billion annually. This study identifies the multitude of challen Read More

We Shall Be Giant


Oracle and Citigroup bank on integrating B2B exchange and financial services. Will Bailey Building and Loan Association get into the act?

coupa procurement  Shall Be Giant We Shall Be Giant D. Geller - November 27, 2000 Event Summary Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL) has followed the lead of Ariba and Commerce One in tying its B2B future to a large financial institution. Citigroup (NYSE: C) has agreed to use Oracle''s technology for its internal procurement and to market Oracle''s exchange services worldwide through a co-branded web site. Citibank has the potential to bring the message about the partnership to 100 million customers. The message will surely paint a Read More

Epicor Picks Clarus' Bargain At The Software Flea Market Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


The wealth of product names and a still somewhat unwieldy slew of products, presents sales and marketing confusion for Epicor, both internally and externally across the globe. Therefore, as Epicor has a myriad of products in its portfolio that could benefit from integration with Clarus and/or CRM.NET, it must clearly articulate its plans and the timeline for integration for each of its products.

coupa procurement  Picks Clarus'' Bargain At The Software Flea Market Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges In October Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), signed a definitive agreement with Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLRS), a provider of buy-side e-Business applications to the mid-market, to acquire substantially all of its core products, including procurement, sourcing, settlement and analytics written on Microsoft platforms, in an all-cash transaction for a purchase price of $1 million. The Read More

IT Services E-Procurement


E-procurement is not just for goods and material. The market now offers IT services e-procurement solutions that open access to service sources and seek to optimize the service chain. What are these solutions and how do they work?

coupa procurement  Services E-Procurement Introduction Despite retrenching in the dot.com world, analysts project business to business e-commerce to grow to a multi-trillion dollar market over the next few years. This market has driven the development of many e-procurement solutions. While most of these solutions focus on the optimization of the material supply chain, several solutions focus on the optimization of the service supply chain. Some focus specifically on optimization of the IT service supply chain. What are the Read More

Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series introduced some common supply chain challenges and resulting spend management opportunities for companies of all sizes. The article then went into the philosophical and functional differences (if any) between the “spend management” and “supplier relationship management (SRM)” monikers. Further discussion was about what exact functional parts of this software category

coupa procurement  Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog series  introduced some common supply chain challenges and resulting spend management  opportunities for companies of all sizes. The article then went into the philosophical and functional differences (if any) between the “spend management” and “supplier relationship management (SRM )” monikers. Further discussion was about what exact functional parts of this software category small and medium enterprises Read More

Credit Accounting Firm with E-procurement Initiative


Top accountant and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers creates an E-purchasing marketplace and portal.

coupa procurement  Accounting Firm with E-procurement Initiative Event Summary As a $17 billion company, privately held PricewaterhouseCoopers has tremendous leverage when it goes to the marketplace to make purchases. Now the company is offering to share that leverage by creating a purchasing consortium. Its new e.conomy marketplace will offer members the ability to purchase products, services, travel and software. It will also cover best practices, contract negotiation, and other content areas. The marketplace was lau Read More

How to Reshape Your Supply Chain Network (and Why You Need to Do It Now)


The landscape of the supply chain has changed drastically over the past five years. It went from local to global in manufacturing, procurement, sourcing, logistics, and customers. As such, there are some major challenges in the supply chain network: There are no boundaries within the network. There are no physical or virtual boundaries left within the supply chain. For example, the

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Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement Audio Transcript


This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection engine WebTESS to conduct a live real time evaluation and selection. It then reviewed the critical differentiating messaging criteria, as well as detailed comparisons of competing vendors such as Microsoft, Lotus, and Novell.

coupa procurement  Messaging Evaluation and Procurement Audio Transcript Enterprise Messaging Evaluation and Procurement Audio Transcript P. Hayes - July 7, 2000 Event Summary This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Messaging evaluation and procurement conducted on May 2, 2000. Overview Hello, my name is Patrick Hayes and I head-up the messaging and wireless research areas for TechnologyEvaluation.Com. This morning we are going to discuss a proven, best of breed methodology for evaluating and Read More

AMERICAN EXPRESS Selects TRADEX To Build New Business to Business Commerce Network


TRADEX product will simplify the adoption of Internet procurement solutions for American Express corporate customers and their supplier.

coupa procurement  EXPRESS Selects TRADEX To Build New Business to Business Commerce Network Event Summary TRADEX Technologies, the provider of a digital marketplace platform, and American Express, the largest corporate card provider, announced that they have partnered to create the B2B Commerce Network , a new component-based e-commerce solution powered by TRADEX''s Commerce Center platform. The American Express B2B Commerce Network is an open digital marketplace for purchasing and catalog management that is Read More