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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  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

SciQuest and Transcepta Partner for Invoice Automation


SciQuest and Transcepta have announced a partnership to automate and improve the quality of invoice capture processes. The goal is to reduce cost per invoice processed and speed up time to payment.

coupa  by SAP Ariba , Coupa, TradeShift, Nipendo, and other e-procurement and e-invoicing players. The goal is for SciQuest spend management software customers to achieve significant reductions in cost per invoice processed and faster time to payment, as well as better cash flow management and leveraging early payment discounts. Read More

An Insider’s View of Spend Management Software Vendor Coupa


We recently had the opportunity to extend our coverage of spend management software vendor Coupa with insider information from Coupa’s own top brass. Our questions and Coupa executives’ answers are as follows:TEC: We have already heard about your winning value prop, but what is typically the reason that you lose to your competitors? Coupa: Pricing is the typical reason we lose to

coupa  Spend Management Software Vendor Coupa We recently had the opportunity to extend our coverage of spend management software vendor Coupa with insider information from Coupa’s own top brass. Our questions and Coupa executives’ answers are as follows: TEC: We have already heard about your winning value prop, but what is typically the reason that you lose to your competitors? Coupa: Pricing is the typical reason we lose to competitors. Our pricing might be more than others on the market upfront; however, 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  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 capabilities of Coupa’s suite of organic cloud-based procurement applications with Read More

Selectica Acquires b-pack for Procurement Software Transformation


Selectica has acquired b-pack, a provider of purchase-to-pay (P2P) software and services, further transitioning away from its configure, price, quote (CPQ) software origins toward contract lifecycle management (CLM) software.

coupa  with SAP Ariba, SciQuest, Coupa, and the like than against its former CPQ competitors such as Apttus, Oracle BigMachine, FPX, or PROS Cameleon CPQ. 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-term view—especially with regards to power of the business commerce network (SAP is even an Ariba user itself). We recently looked at the happenings at the recent Ariba Live 2014 user conference, and here we’ll focus on how SAP and Ariba have been meshing together to mutual benefit.

coupa  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

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  optimization. Procurement – since Coupa Software and  PROACTIS might present easier deployments in some cases. 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 Read More

Is Kenandy Turning into a Manufacturing Workday?


In anticipation of the upcoming Dreamforce 2013 mega conference by salesforce.com, we recently had an intro briefing with Kenandy’s top brass. The new company’s chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) is Sandra “Sandy” Kurtzig, an enterprise software industry pioneer who founded former ASK Computer Systems with the veteran enterprise resource planning (ERP) product ManMan in 1972, and helped

coupa  and is similar to Coupa Software . There are no reverse auctions and supplier networks in the module yet, but there are local and punchout catalogs, shopping carts, requisitions, approvals collaboration with suppliers via Chatter, creation of requests for quote (RFQ), and supplier performance dashboards. 2013 marked Kenandy’s turn to the global enterprise—and this turn was validated by sales to firms like Del Monte and Yokohama . The vendor claims to have a strong pipeline as it heads towards 2014, 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  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  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