For testing to be useful, it needs to be repeatable. Curious, here’s some notes I took when investigating what happens when you run ‘rake spec’. This also would apply similarly for cucumber.
Yesterday, in Part I, I challenged the procurement profession to seize the day and act upon the opportunities presented by the recent recession to claim their “seat at the table” and prove to top management the unique, strategic value that procurement can bring to the organization. Today I want to help you make that happen!
Now that procurement has been given a seat at the table during the recessionary period – are you ready to seize the day and put your stake in the ground?
Just last month the Aberdeen Group published a new research benchmark, The State of T&E Expense Management, based on survey data collected from more than 175 enterprises. The 23-page report utilizes dozens of data points, nine figures and six different tables to show that top-performing organizations are:
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Katy Murray, Chief Financial Officer of Taleo recently to ask her about Taleo’s experience with Coupa e-Procurement. She was full of insight and actual experiences to share, including why Taleo chose Coupa, what Taleo’s procurement process was prior to Coupa, and which Coupa features were most useful for Taleo’s Spend Management.
Once again, we’re expanding our development team at Coupa. Even if we want to hire lots of people, we find best success when we bring on 1 or 2 developers at a time. More hands-on attention which benefits everyone in the long-term.
With the Feb ‘10 release of the Coupa’s new Expense Management solution, I thought it might be enlightening to do a little field research on what the general public felt about Expense Reports. So I took to the streets of the SOMA neighborhood in San Francisco, armed with a video camera and a simple question, “How do you feel about expense reports?” The result is this highlight video.
Greg Tennyson, CPO at Salesforce.com, gives a quick breakdown of how to calculate the savings from automating procure-to-pay transaction costs.
I recently had the opportunity sit down with Greg Tennyson, the CPO at Salesforce.com, and ask him how he would quantify Coupa’s value. A self-described tech buff, Tennyson has the impressive ability to put the most erudite aspects of Procurement (and other) tech processes in layman’s terms. He can make the complex seem deceptively simple, and was able to give me a back-of-the-envelope style estimation of the savings Coupa e-Procurement can help companies achieve.
With the introduction of Coupa Smarter Expense Management, we moved into a whole new territory.
Last Week’s ProcureCon Indirect 2010 in Charolotte, NC had quite a few highlights. One major highlight–although unrelated to Procurement–was that it snowed in a part of the States known for its mild weather. That was big news and confounding to many local stores that closed down due the elements.