Colombia announced a deal on Wednesday with a US company to help streamline government finances and allegedly save $1 billion in spending.
US procurement company Coupa, a leading provider of cloud solutions for finance, signed a contract with the government on Wednesday and will be working to purchase fuel, vehicle insurance, hardware (computers, printers, scanners), security services for buildings and
U.S. cloud solutions vendor Coupa Software has sealed a deal with the Colombian government to extend the service of its ‘procure-to-pay’ platform, which the Andean country will use to save $1 billion in government procurement spending by the third quarter of 2014.
The newly formed government agency, Colombia Compra Eficiente (CCE), will take charge of rolling out the application across
Those of you who are long-time Spend Matters readers know that we’re not the types to promote conferences for the sake of promoting conferences – we only feature the events we actually think are worth your while. Jason Busch will be giving a keynote at Coupa INSPIRE this April, and Coupa’s prepared a special offer just for Spend Matters readers.
Jason won’t commit to me (or Coupa) what his keynote will be about yet. He’s keeping it close to the chest, but promises
Earlier this week, I argued that purchase-to-pay (P2P) systems should stand apart, suggesting that “the problem with P2P is not the fact that there is a business case to link eProcurement and e-invoicing (really indirect transactional procurement and accounts payable together) … but the fundamental challenge is that there is not a one-to-one map between the areas in terms of spend type or function.”
There are of course numerous other issues as well that I explored in the essay, some of which really get even more at the heart of the matter. But in an ideal world, we could overcome these with
When Gavin Johnston took over as head of finance for NEC in EMEA in late 2011 one major area of the ¥84 trillion ($1bn) operation’s activities stood out for him as in need of desperate repair — procurement.
Brought in as part of a team tasked with turning around the Japanese technology giant’s fortunes in
In my last article, I shared what I learned on Sand Hill Road raising my first round of venture capital for Coupa in 2009. In 2011, a year and a half later, it was time to raise money again. Raising the second round was an entirely different experience.
For one thing, it took place agains a much nicer backdrop. The economy was
In 2009, about a month after becoming CEO of Coupa, I had to raise money. I had never done this before, unless you count the $2,000 I raised from my mom to expand my baseball card dealership when I was 14. Fundraising on a larger scale was an experience I sought
Excel4apps, a provider of Excel-based financial inquiry and reporting software for users of SAP and Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Financial software, has announced a collaborative alliance with Coupa Software, a provider of cloud-based finance solutions, including
WILD and unauthorised employee spending is costing businesses tens of thousands of dollars a year, research shows.
More than 60 per cent of employees estimate that "maverick spending" is costing employers as much as $25,000 a year, a study by cloud-based finance solutions Coupa Software discovered. Many employees say it's much more, with 15 per cent
Today's National Public Radio Morning Edition featured a piece on healthsherpa, Silicon Valley's ecommerce take on healthcare.gov. The audio clip includes commentary and advice from Silicon Valley CEOs, including our Coupa's Rob Bernshteyn. The story wraps up with comments about the flaws in Washington's procurement process.