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April 17th, 2014 | Jason Busch & Pierre Mitchell | Spend Matters

Coupa Gets Closer to SAP with NetWeaver Certification – SAP Does Not Get Closer to Coupa

Yesterday at INSPIRE, Coupa announced that its latest release, Coupa 11, has achievedSAP NetWeaver certification. According to the press release that went out, Coupa “has achieved SAP certification as powered by the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform … The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) has certified that the Coupa 11 application suite is powered by SAP NetWeaver.”

 

The press release went on to say that

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April 17th, 2014 | Predrag Jakovijevic | TEC

Coupa Expands Supplier Network via 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

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April 17th, 2014 | Tom Kaneshige | CIO

CIOs and Procurement Pros Partner on Cloud Services

That was the not-so-subtle pitch CEO Rob Bernshteyn at Coupa Software made to 800 attendees at the Coupa Inspire 2014 event this week in San Francisco. Coupa, a cloud services provider, offers a host of tools for analytics, reporting, inventory, budget, cloud contracts and supplier visibility aimed at procurement professionals.

 

"This is our platform," Bernshteyn shouted repeatedly, not some add-on of an on-premises legacy ERP system installed in a bygone era when CIOs in a fiefdom would dictate what software tools business people used.

 

Ironically, Bernshteyn's keynote was followed by a panel of four CIOs

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April 16th, 2014 | Igor Rjciak | Evigo

Coupa announces partnerships with Alibaba.com

 

Coupa Software announced a strategic partnership with Alibaba.com, the leader in cross-border wholesale trade. In addition to over 1,000,000 suppliers currently using Coupa, the agreement provides Coupa customers with an easy way to find and source from suppliers on Alibaba.com.

 

Coupa customers will have immediate, easy access to millions of additional global suppliers from Alibaba.com while

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April 16th, 2014 | Jon Hansen | Procurement Insights

Coupa Inspire ’14 Kicks Off With a Bang

 

As someone who has from the very beginning loved all things social media whether it be Internet radio and television, chat rooms and webinars or social networking forums, when I received the e-mail inviting me to tune into the Live Ustream broadcast of Coupa Inspire ’14 I was immediately interested.

 

Let’s face it, while face-to-face interaction will never go out of style, we live in a world in which connecting virtually is an essential means by which information and insights on industry trends can be readily 

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April 15th, 2014 | Pierre Mitchell | Spend Matters

Don’t Fall for the Myth of Integrated ERP Procurements

 

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been on calls with procurement organizations who are frustrated with their IT departments that mandate the selection and use of an ERP vendor.

 

Actually, I can. Literally hundreds.

 

Back in 1999, when I started doing inquiry calls with procurement and IT departments while at AMR Research (now Gartner), these discussions were fairly

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March 20th, 2014 | Thomas Case | Spend Matters

Breaking News: Coupa Closes on $40 Million in Additional Funds

Announced this morning, Coupa has added $40 million to their war chest via a Series F investment round lead by Meritech Capital Partners – with other new investors (Icon Ventures and Northgate Ventures) as well as their original investors (Crosslink Capital, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Battery Ventures, El Dorado Ventures, and Blue Run Ventures) also participating.

 

The press release from Coupa highlights many impressive growth and customer retention statistics. The following, concerning Coupa platform transaction growth in 2013, are perhaps the most impressive:

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March 20th, 2014 | Patrick Hoge | San Francisco Business Times

Cost control software maker Coupa takes $40 million

Coupa Software, the San Mateo maker of cloud-based tools for managing corporate finances, has raised a $40 million Series F round of funding led by Meritech Capital.

 

The new infusion brings the total committed to Coupa to $87.5 million so far. Also participating in the latest round were 

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March 20th, 2014 | Cromwell Schubarth | Silicon Valley Business Journal

Coupa Software raises $40M to help customers control spending

Coupa Software raised $40 million in Series F funding to help it compete with SAP and others with cloud-based B2B financial tools.

 

The San Mateo company headed by CEO Rob Bernshteyn said the round was led by Meritech Capital, with participation from

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March 20th, 2014 | Andrew Nusca | Fortune

Coupa raises $40 million

FORTUNE -- Coupa, which makes cloud-based software to help companies track spending on expenses, announced this morning that it raised another $40 million, bringing its total financing to $87 million.

 

Meritech Capital Partners led the round. Other investors included Icon Ventures, Northgate Ventures and all of its existing investors:

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