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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

coupa sourcing  The key messages behind Coupa Sourcing include the following: Self-Service Sourcing (Event Management) : Until now, sourcing products and services has been the domain of highly trained specialists using complicated solutions to get buy complex categories. Coupa has applied its aforementioned intuitive DNA for user experience into the sourcing world. Now it should be easy for business users to conduct sourcing events for a large selection of items that they need to purchase. If sourcing is no longer just 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

coupa sourcing  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: 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

coupa sourcing  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...
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

coupa sourcing  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 (senior vice president and chief financial officer) in the Read More...
SAP and Ariba Synergy
SAP acquired spend management and business commerce solution provider Ariba in 2012 for strategic reasons, and has since been investing in Ariba with a longer

coupa sourcing  now part of, around. Coupa Software is a close partner with IBM for e-procurement needs, and Coupa’s consumer-like cloud UX is likely behind Ariba’s recent focus on its own UX improvements. SciQuest is also a well-rounded spend management provider based on its slew of recent acquisitions, on top of its strength in sourcing optimization and direct materials.   On the business network side, there will always be some regional and/or industry niche providers that can do more or better than Ariba Read More...
Elusive Profits, Expensive Mistakes: the Pitfalls of Overseas Sourcing
Extending supply lines overseas brings new commercial and operational challenges that are far more complex than ever before. Enterprises are exposed to an

coupa sourcing  Profits, Expensive Mistakes: the Pitfalls of Overseas Sourcing Elusive Profits, Expensive Mistakes: the Pitfalls of Overseas Sourcing If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. The pitfalls of overseas sourcing : recognizing and managing the real-time cost impacts and financial liabilities of complex global supply chains. Source : GT Nexus Resources Related to Elusive Profits, Expensive Mistakes: the Pitfalls of Overseas Read More...
Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part II)
Part I of this blog post analyzed the white paper entitled

coupa sourcing  PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part II) Part I of this blog post analyzed the white paper entitled Manufacturing Outsourcing: Seven Common Pitfalls to Avoid , authored by Symphony Consulting and Arena Solutions . It also established an intrinsic connection with product lifecycle management (PLM) software technology as a global sourcing collaboration enabler. Indeed, several macroeconomic trends seem to be helping the PLM market, starting with the rampant offshoring of facilities 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

coupa sourcing  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...
Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) RFI/RFP Template
Design, Sourcing, Procurement, Fulfillment, Manufacturing, Settlement, Utilities, Infrastructure, Product Technology

coupa sourcing  Relationship Management (SRM) RFI/RFP Template The Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 919 features and functions found in Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) software solutions. This Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Supplier Read More...
What’s With Ariba Selling Its Sourcing Services Team to Accenture?
My recent series about the merger of JDA Software and i2 Technologies raised the issue whether any independent software vendor (ISV) can at the same time be

coupa sourcing  With Ariba Selling Its Sourcing Services Team to Accenture? My recent  series about the merger of JDA Software and i2 Technologies raised the issue whether any independent software vendor (ISV) can at the same time be a successful professional service provider  (even without considering a possible conflict with its service provider partners). Coincidentally or not, in early October Ariba sent a message to the market that its focus going forward will be on becoming a trading partner network Read More...
mySAP Supplier Relationship Management for the Automotive Industry
In the automotive industry, purchasing has become a critical business component. Some experts estimate that a 4 percent reduction in sourcing costs can add as

coupa sourcing  Supplier Relationship Management for the Automotive Industry In the automotive industry, purchasing has become a critical business component. Some experts estimate that a 4 percent reduction in sourcing costs can add as much to profits as a 10 percent increase in sales. With intense global competition putting constant pressure on vehicle prices, many companies see improved sourcing and procurement as key to increasing margins, profits, and competitiveness. Read More...
Emptoris
The combined company''s possibly biggest challenge remains a lack of awareness of the need for sourcing/spend management. While many people have realized the

coupa sourcing  Procures Zeborg''s Spend Management Expertise Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges Emptoris, Inc. , a privately-held provider of e-sourcing solutions that support the strategic sourcing needs of global 5000 companies, early in 2003 announced the completion of financing from new and existing investors totaling $20.5 million. Menlo Ventures led the third funding round, with participation from new investor HarbourVest Partners and all existing investors, including NETinvest , Read More...
Emptoris
Emptoris, an upbeat provider of strategic sourcing software for the global 5000 companies, announced its acquisition of spend management specialist Zeborg

coupa sourcing  Procures Zeborg''s Spend Management Expertise Part one: Event Summary Event Summary The evolving supplier relationship management (SRM) market and its ever-evolving or emerging constituent parts like e-procurement, strategic sourcing, spend analysis and so on have lately shown great opportunities to the pure-play SRM vendors with genuine value prepositions. These have been seen in increased user awareness and adoption, certain venture capital investments in these days of scarce capital outside Read More...
Partner Performance Management
For many retailers, the transition to global sourcing and demand-driven inventory models creates both opportunities and challenges. Supply chains are becoming

coupa sourcing  Performance Management Partner Performance Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Inovis is a leading provider of on-demand Business Community Management solutions that empower companies to transact, collaborate and optimize communications with every facet of their business communities. By standardizing and automating mission-critical business interactions, companies can dramatically reduce the complexity and Read More...
How One Sourcing Vendor''s Offerings Are Bolstered by a Wealth of Services
Eqos is especially proud of its complementary services portfolio, which stems from a decade''s worth of direct experience in providing some of the world''s

coupa sourcing  One Sourcing Vendor''s Offerings Are Bolstered by a Wealth of Services Eqos ( http://www.eqos.com ) is a UK-based provider of sourcing and supplier management solutions that are based on a service-oriented architecture platform. Specifically, the vendor offers two collaborative platform applications: Global Sourcing & PLM (as discussed in The Secret of One Vendor''s Success in the Retail Supply Chain ) and Eqos Supplier Management . For more background on Eqos, please see One Vendor''s Quest to Garner a Read More...

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