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May 22, 2017 | CPO Rising

Technology Round-up – May 22 (Coupa Inspire Edition)

Coupa Inspire was held last week May 16-18 in San Franciso. Ardent Partners analysts were in attendance. During the conference, Coupa Software made many announcements. Today’s Technology Round-up is dedicated to several made at the conference.

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May 2, 2017 | Huffpost

The Secret to Business Growth? Value-as-a-Service

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. — Albert Einstein

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March 28, | 2017

The top 20 venture capitalists worldwide

Which 20 venture capitalists — the investors who unearth the tiny start-ups that turn into tomorrow's behemoths — are on the winningest streaks?

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March 28, 2017 | Spend Matters

Afternoon Coffee: Tradeshift Adds AI Layer to Platform, Border Tax Would Deepen Divisions Between Manufacturers and Suppliers

Tradeshift announced Monday the release of a “smart interface for B2B commerce” called Tradeshift Ada. The new AI layer will “learn from user interactions, improve business processes and offer contextual information” across Tradeshift’s procurement platform, CEO Christian Lanng wrote on the company's website.

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March 23, 2017 | Bloomberg

Bloomberg Markets: Coupa CEO Sees Consistent, Stable Growth

Bloomberg Markets with Carol Massar and Cory Johnson.

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March 22, 2017 | Spend Matters

Afternoon Coffee: Sears Holdings in Jeopardy, Low-Cost Manufacturing… in the U.S.?

The U.S. is on the radar for companies looking for lower-cost factories. The Wall Street Journal reported that the exit of U.S. factory jobs is in fact more or less matched by jobs coming in, as supply chain economics shift.

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March 16, 2017 | Medium

The M& Acceleration Effect

The history of M&A is filled with stories of young entrepreneurs with great intelligence — and great timing. These stories always start with an ambitious new player who aligned their strengths and exploited the new gap left in the market by the acquisition to grow and gain competitive advantage.

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March 14, 2017 | Business Travel News

Next-Gen Expense Management

2016 was the year expense management players got more aggressive, strategic and intelligent. While the sector has unarguably consolidated, that hasn’t stopped new players, armed with intuitive technologies and consumer-style interfaces, from launching solutions that could turn into prime acquisition targets for established providers looking to leapfrog competitors.

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March 14, 2017 | The Wall Street Journal

How Technology Is Making Expense Reporting Easier

New tools are removing one of the biggest headaches business travelers endure: the paperwork

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March 14, 2017 | Forbes

This New App Lets Job Seekers Secretly Chat With Employees

When job seekers apply for an opening, it can be hard to get up-to-date interview tips and reliable insights into what it’s really like to work at a firm, especially when reviews on social media or job sites can feature disgruntled former employees or current workers who might only volunteer part of the picture.

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March 13, 2017 | Reuters

BRIEF – Coupa Software sees Q1 non-gaap net loss per share between $0.12-$0.17

Coupa software reports fourth quarter & full year fiscal 2017 financial results

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March 9, 2017 | Spend Matters

Afternoon Coffee: Coca-Cola’s Supply Chain Goes Mobile, Old St Labs Partners With Vodafone

Coca-Cola Co.’s latest tool in improving supply chain efficiency is mobile commerce, the Wall Street Journal reports. The beverage company is encouraging small retailers to use a mobile app in sending order requests to local distributors, who bid on the deal – and then gig workers are enlisted to help with delivery.

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March 9, 2017 | Reuters

BRIEF – Coupa Software says signed a partnership agreement with Solmate Group

Coupa software inc- signed a partnership agreement with solmate group to expand coupa's value-as-a-service offering in benelux region Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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March 8, 2017 | Spend Matters

Tradeshift to Acquire IBX Business Network from Capgemini

Tradeshift announced Wednesday it had acquired IBX Business Network from Capgemini. Spend Matters believes the transaction is, by a significant margin, Tradeshift’s most important acquisition to date. And from the “seller” side of the deal, Capgemini suggests that the transaction represents, from a corporate development perspective, more than just the divestiture of a business unit.

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March 8, 2017 | PYMNTS

Coupa’s Concept Of Value As A Service

Coupa Software provides real-time analytics for pricing, assortment, demand and competitive metrics in the retail sector. The firm has had a big six months — in October the firm launched a successful IPO, which saw its shares more than double on its first day of trading.

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March 2, 2017 | VentureBeat

How Trump is impacting tech exits

We’ve heard a lot of noise about how 2017 will be the year to “save” the IPO market. For now, all eyes (or Spectacles) are on Snap to see how it will perform after its IPO. And other hotly anticipated companies like Spotify will be eager to see results as they wait their turn in line.

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March 2, 2017 | East Bay Times

Snap shares sizzle in first day of trading

With a smash-hit initial public offering Thursday, Snap soared into the record books alongside companies such as Facebook and Twitter and gave investors hope that more massive “unicorn” IPOs are on the way.

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February 27, 2017 | GeekWire

Cloud exists: How the M&A and IPO markets are changing expectations for cloud tech companies

Cloud technology companies have increasingly become acquisition targets rather than IPO candidates, according to a new research report. But investors and analysts say that could start to change in the year ahead.

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February 22, 2017 | Spend Matters

Afternoon Coffee: New Supply Management Awards Announced, BravoSolution Releases 2016 Results

Two organizations have joined forces to bring procurement the first annual CIPS Supply Management Awards Europe. The awards will benchmark excellence within supply chain and procurement and recognize the work of both organisations and individuals.

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February 20, 2017 | Spend Matters

Coupa’s Release 17: Features and Approach

Coupa’s first update of the year, Release 17, offers a new application called “Perfect Fit Insights” for cross-customer B2B insights and more than 50 features across the platform including new collaboration mechanisms to work with suppliers and additional e-invoicing compliance templates.

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February 17, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

Biz Break: Apple said close to finally making iPhones in India

Building Apples in India: For almost a year, or since about the time when Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook went to India to say the company would set up an app-development center in the city of Bengaluru, speculation and anticipation have grown around when Apple might start making actual products in the country.

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February 17, 2017 | Silicon Valley Business Journal

Here's why Snap's lowball IPO pricing may not be a bad thing

If Snap Inc. goes public in the target range it posted this week, its market cap at best would be about 10 percent below the $25 billion that Silicon Valley VCs pegged it at when it last raised funding from them.

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February 15, 2017 | JD Supra Business Advisor

Client Satisfaction is Dead…

Client satisfaction is dead – or you may be, if that is your primary focus as an organization. This seemingly radical statement is but one conclusion you might draw from reading Value As a Service, a fabulous new book by Rob Bernshteyn, President of Coupa, a cloud-based business spend management software and consulting company.

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February 13, 2017 | CPO Rising

How Innovative Supply Management Technologies Create Opportunity for CIOs

As was discussed in a previous article in this series, cloud technologies, solution suites, and self-service applications have created significant value and opportunity for CPOs. But they also have the potential to make the CIO’s job easier and enable them to reallocate precious resources elsewhere.

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February 10, 2017 | Spend Matters

Coupa Release 17 Analysis — And a General “How To” Lesson for Upgrading Products

On Jan. 27, Spend Matters published a quick post on first update of the year, Release 17. It offers a new application called “Perfect Fit Insights” for cross-customer B2B insights and more than 50 features across the platform, including new collaboration mechanisms to work with suppliers (SMS messaging and extended sourcing communication windows), additional e-invoicing compliance templates, and additional system configurations options such as extended customer branding.

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February 9, 2017 | Spend Matters

Rethinking Sourcing Suites and Their Sub Components — Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant

Gartner recently came out with their 2017 Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suite review. You can download free copies of it (see links courtesy of BravoSolution and Jaggaer). There was material movement from this year’s quadrant compared to the previous one that was published two years ago.

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February 9, 2017 | CPO Rising

Technology Round-Up – February 9, 2017

On February 8, GEP, a New Jersey-based provider of procurement software and business process outsourcing (BPO) services, published its annual business and economic outlook and analysis of implications for procurement and sourcing teams, dubbed “GEP Procurement Outlook 2017 – Global Supertrends and Their Implications.”

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February 7, 2017 | Medium

Forbes Cloud 100 list revealed : Find out the leading cloud companies In 2016

Forbes Cloud 100 list recognizes cloud companies for the financial health and growth of their business alongside exceptional qualitative factors such as unprecedented customer adoption and satisfaction. In another first, the Cloud 100 takes the leading candidates from the private sector and puts them in front of their public company peers. (Full article in Forbes)

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February 6, 2017 | Medium

Results of the year: P2B- and SME- lending, online-factoring, crowdfunding and crowdinvesting in 2016

Despite the fact that the main stir among foreign media is caused by online- and p2p-lending for individuals (such as LendingClub and Kreditech), the market for alternative lending for business has grown a lot over the past few years.

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February 6, 2017 | CPO Rising

How CIOs and CPOs Learned to Stopped Worrying and Love Innovation

Major business trends, like agility, innovation, and speed, have facilitated a shift in how leading CIOs, CPOs, and line-of-business constituents approach technology selection and integration. This transition has several facets. For starters, enterprise software, particularly cloud-based solutions, have become easier to deploy and use; and they have become more cost effective.

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February 2, 2017 | Venture Beat

Snap files to raise $3 billion in much-hyped IPO

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January 31, 2017 | Spend Matters

Afternoon Coffee: Steve Wozniak to Speak at Coupa Inspire 2017, The Price of Trump’s Border Tax on the Auto Supply Chain

Coupa Inspire 2017 is hosting a distinguished guest speaker: Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak. As the company details in a press release, Wozniak and Coupa CEO Rob Bernshteyn will engage in a fireside chat on the main stage to discuss a range of topics, including a segment about his business journey with fellow Apple Co-founder and friend Steve Jobs.

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January 31, 2017 | Spend Matters

Afternoon Coffee: Steve Wozniak to Speak at Coupa Inspire 2017, The Price of Trump’s Border Tax on the Auto Supply Chain

Coupa Inspire 2017 is hosting a distinguished guest speaker: Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak. As the company details in a press release, Wozniak and Coupa CEO Rob Bernshteyn will engage in a fireside chat on the main stage to discuss a range of topics, including a segment about his business journey with fellow Apple Co-founder and friend Steve Jobs.

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January 31, 2017 | Trade Financing Matters

B2B Collateral Lenders – Meet the New B2B Information Lenders

HAL, you have an enormous responsibility on this mission, in many ways perhaps the greatest responsibility of any single mission element. You're the brain, and central nervous system of the ship, and your responsibilities include watching over the men in hibernation. Does this ever cause you any lack of confidence?

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January 30, 2017 | Medium

How do SaaS Companies Trade after their IPOs?

SaaS companies can get overvalued in the private markets. Private market investors many times pay 2+ years forward on a revenue multiple-basis to win deals, but when companies go public they can expect to trade ~5–6x NTM (next-twelve-months) revenue.

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January 30, 2017 | Ardent Partners

How Innovative Supply Management Technologies Create Opportunity for CPOs

The age of innovation has arrived at the doorstep of enterprise software and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) are well-poised to take a leadership role. Recent advances in enterprise technology have made the solutions generally more robust, usable, and accessible, and they have also changed the way that leading teams evaluate, deploy, and optimize them. They have also created opportunities for the CIO and the CPO to positively affect change in their organization and drive value across the enterprise. Here is a look at what tech and innovation means for the CPO.

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January 30, 2017 | CPO Rising

How Innovative Supply Management Technologies Create Opportunity for CPOs

The age of innovation has arrived at the doorstep of enterprise software and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) are well-poised to take a leadership role. Recent advances in enterprise technology have made the solutions generally more robust, usable, and accessible, and they have also changed the way that leading teams evaluate, deploy, and optimize them. They have also created opportunities for the CIO and the CPO to positively affect change in their organization and drive value across the enterprise. Here is a look at what tech and innovation means for the CPO.

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January 27, 2016 | Business Travel News

Machine Learning Will Go Mainstream in Expense Management

Few expense management firms employed machine learning before 2016, but booking tools like KDS using that type of artificial intelligence for predictive booking have made it popular in corporate managed travel. And last year, machine learning expanded within the expense management side of the business.

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January 27, 2017 | Spend Matters

Coupa: Solution Review & Analysis

There are many perspectives on Coupa. These range from those who believe that the vendor has single-handedly transformed the world of spend management by atoning for the over-customization, product and user interface sins of those that came before, to those who think that Coupa has expanded too quickly and is doomed to repeat the past mistakes of others.

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January 26, 2017 | CPO Rising

Technology Round-Up – January 26, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, Coupa Software, one of the leading supply management solution providers in our industry, announced that it had acquired Spend360 International Ltd, a London-based analytics solution provider that focuses on spend analysis. Terms of the deal were not announced, but we met with the executive team from the two companies to discuss the deal and you can read our full coverage here – but here’s a quick take.

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January 26, 2017 | Forbes

What Cisco’s $3.7B Splurge For AppDynamics Means For Tech’s Other Unicorns

AppDynamics' coming out party was supposed to be today. After raising price targets and with high demand for its app performance software during its investor roadshow, AppDynamics was expected to list on Nasdaq on Thursday as the first big tech IPO of 2017.

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January 26, 2017 | East Bay Times

Biz Break: Why Apple is advancing plans to make products in India

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January 25, 2017 | Spend Matters

Simeno: Vendor Snapshot (Part 1) – Background & Solution Overview

To create “life” you need a number of ingredients. Scientists will say that these inputs include an atmosphere, water and a source of energy, such as sunlight. In a similar way, the number of focused European procure-to-pay (P2P) enabling providers — including Simeno, Wallmedien, jCatalog (now OpusCapita), IBX/Capgemini — that have quietly emerged with little or no marketing is a result of a confluence of different inputs, giving “life” to a sector that otherwise would not have been created or grown.

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January 24, 2017 | Spend Matters

Afternoon Coffee: BravoSolution to Kick Off 2017 Real World Procurement Series, What’s in Coupa Release 17

Starting one week from today, BravoSolution will be hosting its sixth annual educational series for procurement professionals, the 2017 Real World Procurement Series.

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January 24, 2017 | Spend Matters

Scanmarket: Vendor Snapshot (Part 3) – Commentary and Summary Analysis

Today’s landscape for e-sourcing (RFX, auction, category management, sourcing optimization, etc.) is highly fragmented. There is not a single market-share leader or “dual” leadership in this sector (as is the case with Coupa and Ariba for procure-to-pay).

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January 23, 2017 | Inc.

What Does the Market for Series A Investment Look Like in 2017?

What does the market for Series A investment look like, heading into 2017? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.

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January 23, 2017 | CPO Rising

One Job, Two Legacies: How CIOs and CPOs Historically Evaluated Enterprise Technology

For some time, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and IT departments have been in the driver’s seat when it comes to evaluating and adopting technology solutions.

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January 23, 2017 | TechTarget

SAP Ariba brings predictive insight to procurement with new functions

Coupa announced early Tuesday it had acquired Spend360 International Ltd., a best-in-class spend classification vendor. Coupa “has acquired substantially all of the assets of Spend360 International Ltd. to help companies digitize antiquated processes for data classification,” the company said in the acquisition announcement.

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January 19, 2017 | WWD

Global E-commerce Demand for Fintech Platforms Drives Growth at Tipalti

Fresh off a new round of funding, payments automation platform provider Tipalti is experiencing robust growth as the global demand for “fintech” solutions in the e-commerce market increases.

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January 19, 2017 | Ardent Partners

Last week, Coupa Software, one of the leading supply management solution providers in our industry, announced that it had acquired Spend360 International Ltd. Terms of the deal were not announced. We met with the executive team from the two companies to discuss the deal.

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January 19, 2017 | CPO Rising

Coupa Closes the Loop with Acquisition of Spend360

Coupa Software is a name that should be familiar to our readers and procurement leaders around the world. In the space of a decade, Coupa transformed from industry start-up to industry heavyweight including a recent IPO and an equity market valuation of more than $1 billion.

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January 18, 2017 | Art of Procurement

This Month in Procurement: A Collaboration w/ Mark Perera of Old St Labs

I am co-hosting a new monthly show, imaginatively titled The Month in Procurement, with Mark Perera. Mark is the CEO and Founder of Old St Labs, the Founder of Procurement Leaders, and as I have got to know him, I see how passionate he is about levering innovation and technology to help businesses really harness the power of their supply networks.

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January 18, 2017 | Spend Matters

Coupa: Vendor Snapshot (Part 3) – Commentary and Summary Analysis

At its current rate of expansion, Coupa will cross the 500-customer threshold in the first half of 2017. There are numerous areas to which to credit its continued ascent, including a spend under management growth rate that is nearly mirroring revenue growth — a metric that shows the rapid manner in which customers are implementing and scaling Coupa implementations relative to first generation procure-to-pay (P2P) solutions.

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January 17, 2017 | Spend Matters

Coupa: Vendor Snapshot (Part 2) – Product Strengths and Weaknesses

Coupa is gaining traction among spend management technology suite customers who want a streamlined deployment effort, a simplified user experience and the ability to capture, manage and influence indirect spend as a primary consideration as well as those businesses looking to augment purchasing with additional capabilities (e.g., invoicing) that are easy for end users.

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January 16, 2017 | Spend Matters

Coupa: Vendor Snapshot (Part 1) – Background & Solution Overview

There are many perspectives on Coupa. These range from those who believe that the vendor has single-handedly transformed the world of spend management through building a truly unified suite that is 100% cloud-native, atoning for the over-customization, product and user interface sins of those that came before, to those who think that Coupa has expanded too quickly and is doomed to repeat mistakes others have made in the past.

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January 13, 2017 | Art of Procurement

This Week in Procurement: The “Massive Problem” at the Heart of Procurement

It isn’t often in the procurement space that we publicly debate key issues, and that is the key reason behind why I selected this week’s “must read” as a must read.

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January 11, 2017 | Fortune

Term Sheet — Wednesday, January 11

Everything besides this news and Donald Trump’s scheduled press conference seems beside the point this morning, so here’s some venture data and private equity macro predictions to distract you.

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January 11, 2017 | Spend Matters

Coupa and Spend360: Spend Analysis Background and Product Analysis

Coupa’s acquisition of Spend360 brings an immediate set of capabilities to Coupa customers — and the basis of a broader, disruptive and embedded offering integrally linked to Coupa’s cloud solution.

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January 11, 2017 | PAYMNTS

Coupa Makes First Takeover As Public Firm

The company announced Tuesday (Jan. 10) that it reached a deal to acquire Spend360, a U.K. firm that provides digital data management solutions, including data analytics, using machine learning and artificial intelligence, for corporate finance and procurement teams.

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January 10, 2017 | Spend Matters

Coupa Acquires Spend360, Adds Best-in-Class Spend Classification Capability to its Suite

Coupa announced early Tuesday it had acquired Spend360 International Ltd., a best-in-class spend classification vendor. Coupa “has acquired substantially all of the assets of Spend360 International Ltd. to help companies digitize antiquated processes for data classification,” the company said in the acquisition announcement.

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January 10, 2017 | Business Travel News

Coupa Strengthens Data Analytics with Spend360 Acquisition

Spend management provider Coupa has bolstered its data analytics capability with the acquisition of Spend360, a U.K. data management and analytics tool that uses machine learning. The deal closed at the end of December.

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January 10, 2017 | Reuters

BRIEF – Coupa acquires Spend360 to modernize processes for data analysis

Coupa Software Inc - Acquisition not expected to have a material impact on Coupa's results of operations or financial condition for Q4 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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January 4, 2017 | TechTarget

For CFOs, the time to deploy procure-to-pay software is now

Procurement management software cuts costs, improves transparency

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January 2, 2017 | Business Insider

11 things we think will happen in business technology in 2017

In 2016, the enterprise technology market had a wild ride: From explosive IPOs to mega-mergers to surprise acquisitions, it was rarely boring.

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January 1, 2017 | VentureBeat

31 tech companies that could be public in 2017

All the companies on this list have recently been highlighted as IPO contenders by private company research startup CB Insights, IPO exchange traded funds (ETF) manager Renaissance Capital, or both firms.

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December 7, 2016 | City A.M.

These are 2016's top 100 influential leaders in fintech (part 4 of 4)

City A.M. is publishing Hot Topics' top 100 fintech influential leaders list for 2016, supported by 360Leaders.

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December 1, 2016 | Finextra

DBS selects Coupa Cloud Platform for business spend

The Coupa platform will replace DBS’s current procurement systems and will be rolled out globally to more than 22,000 employees in more than 280 branches across 18 markets. The implementation will be led by KPMG in Singapore and will initially be deployed to users across Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, and India.

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