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Leading Enterprises Increase the Business Value and Impact of Their SAP and Oracle Deployments With Coupa e-Procurement

Go Lives With Michaels, Diagnostic Health Corporation and PGi Showcase Coupa’s Flexibility and Strength in Helping Global Enterprises Expand and Improve the Capabilities of Their ERP Systems

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Stream Energy Achieves Spend Visibility with Coupa


Stream Energy, an energy company serving customers in Texas and Georgia, is committed to being the industry leader in customer loyalty, built upon excellent customer service, competitive utility rates and innovative products.

 

Stream Energy is excited about Coupa’s dashboards and budget capabilities to give managers much greater visibility into company’s spend data.

 

They implemented Coupa e-Procurement with just 16.5 hours of Coupa Professional Services hours.

UCSB Davidson Library Simplifies Purchasing with Coupa

 

The UC Santa Barbara Library serves the students, faculty, and staff of the University of California, Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara community. As a member of the Association of Research Libraries and of the University of California System, the Library strives to provide top-quality scholarly collections, research assistance, and other essential services to support the mission of the University.

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Diagnostic Health Fortifies Spend Management With Coupa!

Diagnostic Health Corporation (DHC) is a stand-alone provider of diagnostic imaging services across the country with over 1,000 employees.  Their facilities offer a combination of outpatient diagnostic imaging services, including MRI, Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasound, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, PET, X-Ray, Flouroscopy, Bone Density, and EMG services. DHC’s focus is to provide outstanding services to their referring physicians, patients, and payors.

Integrating Coupa to core ERP systems gives DHC a complete procure-to-pay solution for controlling company spending. Integrating Coupa’s intuitive and easy-to-use cloud application to complex, on-premise legacy ERP systems is another example of how Coupa is innovating to change enterprise software.

Customer Quote:

“Coupa gives us the ability to make our PeopleSoft ERP system more powerful by allowing us to integrate rich e-procurement and management data into these processes and improve our ability to better manage our business and financial operations,” said Pam Estes, Director of Administration at Diagnostic Health. “With its ability to quickly extend and make more valuable our existing systems and its powerful, easy-to use framework for managing procurement, Coupa is the most flexible e-procurement solution on the market today.”

Key Implementation Metrics:

Hours required: 99

Premier Global Adopts Coupa eProcurement

From conferencing solutions to document delivery, PGi enables the world to connect meaningfully. PGi provides technologies designed with people in mind.  That means PGi helps people collaborate quickly and intuitively, because PGi knows that simplicity makes for better business. Here in the digital age, as face-to-face interaction becomes more uncommon, people want to connect meaningfully more than ever. That’s what PGi does the best.

 

PGi leveraged Coupa to overcome the following challenges in its Req-to-PO processes -

  • Form based requisitions with no punch-out capabilities
  • Lack of usability of its ERP system’s eProcurement module
  • POs could be created in the ERP by only a limited group of employees
  • Enhance returns on its investments in the ERP

Key Implementation Metrics:

Hours required: 120

Graham Packages Coupa With ERP For eProcurement !

Graham Packaging™ is a worldwide leader in the design, sale, and manufacture of value-added, custom blow-molded plastic containers for branded consumer products.  Graham uses technology and innovation to deliver solutions that meet customers’ needs for new designs, product performance requirements, cost management and sustainability. Graham’s strong design capabilities have been especially important to customers, who generally use packaging to differentiate and add value to their brands.

 

Graham implemented Coupa as a strategic extension to their ERP and will be rolling out Coupa to its locations worldwide.  It is leveraging Coupa’s unique capabilities including:

  • Simple, user friendly interface for employees, managers and administrators
  • Ease of configuration – offloads IT burden
  • Support for distributed location

Key Implementation Metrics:

Hours required: 57.25

Coupa Launches First Insights From Cloud Spend Management Network

Data Release Sets Industry Standard in Bringing an Unmatched Level of Visibility Into Corporate Spending Trends and Establishes Benchmarks for Core Spending Processes


SAN MATEO, Calif. – Coupa Software, the leading provider of disruptive and innovative cloud spend management (CSM) solutions, today released the first insights from its Cloud Spend Management Network. This is the first of an ongoing series of Coupa data releases to highlight corporate spending trends, analysis and benchmarking across a number of categories based on anonymous data aggregated from the community of Coupa customers. The ultimate vision for the Cloud Spend Management Network is to become an index of corporate spending across all categories.

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In the Cloud, Upgrades are Automatic

 

Coupa Software Launches Lesson 2 of Schooling SpendGuy Campaign to Raise Awareness for Cloud Spend Management Innovations

In a true David and Goliath tale of enterprise spend management software providers, upstart Coupa Software launched a marketing campaign in February to raise awareness for the business benefits of cloud-based e-procurement solutions, differentiate itself from the competition, and invite companies to take advantage of limited-time offers designed to help companies spend smarter and save more.

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How To: Run Your Business in the Cloud

About a year ago, when the frenzy around “Cloud Computing” reached mainstream media, my colleague Noah Eisner (Founder, VP of Product) wrote a post on the many ways we here at Coupa are living in the Cloud on a daily basis. Fast forward a year and the topic is still just as relevant, we still operate nearly exclusively in the Cloud, and our entire infrastructure remains 99.9% Cloud-based.

 

Add to the above the 30+ blog posts I saw in recent weeks debating the best Cloud and SaaS apps available, and you’ve got my inspiration for this blog post. I figured it might be time to share the list of Cloud applications we use each day to get our jobs done. (No box software on-premise installations here!). My hope is that it might inspire other businesses to run their business in the Cloud.

 

How We’re Wired in the Cloud:

  1. Coupa Cloud Spend Mangement:  We (of course) use our own Cloud Spend Mangement platform in-house to manage our purchasing and expense reporting needs.  Coupa’s CSM platform features a single user interface, a single workflow model for approving purchases and reimbursable expenses, a consistent chart of accounts, and one set of budget entries against which to credit purchases and expenses.
  2. Amazon Web Services to host our website and develop our application on RoR.
  3. Google Apps for business productivity, email, wiki, calendar, etc.
  4. Evernote for collecting and managing notes and to-dos via mobile device.
  5. We manage our customer relationships with Salesforce.com (This is a given. Salesforce is also one of our happy customers.)
  6. Pardot: Marketing automation and demand generation.
  7. DropBox for large cloud-based file sharing.
  8. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud.
  9. BeanStalk for Source Control: Beanstalk is used by software teams, developers, and web designers who don’t want the hassle of setting up and managing their own Subversion or Git server.
  10. Zendesk: Customer help desk & bug tracking. A customer favorite!
  11. New Relic (RPM): on-demand tool more than 3,000 companies use to monitor and troubleshoot Java and Ruby apps. 
  12. PBX (phone system) FirstVoice™ VPS-PBX is our hosted Voice over IP PBX virtual phone system solution for businesses that wish to enjoy the features and functionality of IP telephony without the costs for proprietary hardware, per-user licensing, IT personnel, and ongoing maintenance.
  13. PayCycle by Intuit: Provides Payroll to SMBs via its SaaS architecture.
  14. Hoptoad: Applications errors tracking which acts as an intermediary between your Rails application exceptions and your email inbox.

Now, this isn’t an exhaustive list, we have more Cloud-based apps in our daily Coupa lives, but these are the biggies. Our local software is few and far between but there are some copies of Omnigraffle and Photoshop laying around, as well as Quickbooks.   (Quickbooks Online was not up to snuff for our needs, but we’ll move over as soon as it is Mac-ready and online bill pay-enabled.)

 

I hope this is helpful. Let us know what you and your company use in SaaS/Cloud apps by leaving a comment. We want to know what the favorites are.

Cal Academy Inspires with Sustainability Programs and Green Procurement

We are proud to work with some of the most innovative organizations around the globe. One our customers that never fails to push the envelope is California Academy of the Arts. Today, Aaron Pope, Manager of Sustainability Programs at California Academy of Sciences talks to me about the organization’s latest sustainability programs and operations.

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