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September 4th, 2014 | Proquest LLC | Insurance News Net

Molina Healthcare's Bryce Berg Gets Coupa Innovation Leaders Award

Coupa Software reported that Bryce Berg, Molina Healthcare's Vice President of Corporate Administration, has won Coupa's Innovation Leaders Award in Healthcare.

 

The company said that the award recognizes Berg's successful transformation of Molina's procurement sourcing and invoicing processes, an initiative that has facilitated Molina's growth.

 

According to a release from the company, the Coupa Innovation Leaders Award recognizes individuals or teams who have transformed their organizations through new approaches to business and technology that create measurable value. Berg is the first recipient of the Coupa Innovation Leaders Award for Healthcare.

 

"We had enough volume that we could fund the entire central organization just with the savings we would generate from centralizing these processes and by negotiating better contracts," said Berg. "This project was a key element of Molina's ongoing effort to manage our administrative costs."

 

The company deployed Coupa in 2012 and used the cloud-based platform to automate its procure-to-pay processes while giving employees a web-based system that took the pain out of the purchasing process.

 

As Berg expected, the project also uncovered hidden risks in the previous processes - unfavorable contract terms, inconsistent legal review and others - and helped the company address them.

 

"Molina is one of our most forward-thinking customers," said Rob Bernshteyn, CEO of Coupa Software. "Bryce has championed a spend management program that has transformed Molina, showcased the value of the Coupa platform and now serves as a playbook for our clients in the healthcare industry and beyond."

 

Molina Healthcare provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces.

 

Coupa Software is a provider of cloud-based financial applications.

 

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September 2nd, 2014 | Stuart Lauchlan | Diginomica

Coupa’s Irish eyes are smiling as global customer support moves to Europe

California-based spend management firm Coupa is shifting its global customer support operation to Dublin, Ireland as it looks to be perceived as an international player

 

One thing the Irish government has done well is prove to be an attractive destination for US tech companies – and increasingly cloud companies in particular – to set up their European headquarters. Last week, for example, Derek highlighted Birst as being the latest to join the likes of Google and Amazon in the Emerald Isle.

 

But none of those firms has done what spend management firm Coupa has just done which is to route its entire global customer support operation through Dublin.

 

In addition, Kieran Brady of Coupa Dublin has been

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June 25th, 2014 | Jason Busch | Spend Matters

Coupa Inventory: Expanding the P2P Value Proposition and Surrounding Core Financials

 

Earlier this spring, Coupa provided a briefing and demonstrated a version of its latest inventory module to Spend Matters. Coupa sells its inventory module as an add-on to core procurement but separately from accounts payable, contracts management, and other suite components. But the question remains: in its initial release, does it provide enough value to justify the added cost and modular expansion for companies using other Coupa suite components?

 

After seeing it, Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell and Managing Director Jason Busch argue in this Spend Matters PRO research brief that Coupa’s new inventory management capabilities are likely to bring the company closer to marginalizing the

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May 27th, 2014 | Paul Demery | InternetRetailer.com

An online procurement system slashes costs for a health care company

 

With a new online procurement system for stocking its 55 health care facilities with supplies ranging from medical equipment to cleaning supplies, Avalon Health Care is saving money while also slashing the time it takes to receive supplies.

 

With 330 people buying supplies across its 55 health care facilities in several 

 

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May 27th, 2014 | Gurjit Degun | SupplyManagement.com

Coupa, Basware and Ariba 'lead the e-procurement pack'

 

E-procurement providers Coupa, Basware and Ariba have been recognised as leaders in the field by Forrester Research.

 

The Forrester Wave e-procurement Q2 2014 noted that Coupa is “the most customer-centric organisation with the most flexible product”.

 

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April 22nd, 2014 | TMCnet

Coupa Software Rolls Out New Inventory Application and Release 11

Coupa Software, a provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance, announced a new additional application to its product suite: Coupa Inventory.

According to a release, the company also announced a new release of its SaaS solution, Coupa 11. With the expansion of its solutions portfolio, Coupa offers customers the most comprehensive suite of organic, cloud-based financial applications in the

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April 18th, 2014 | James Haight | Blue Hill Research

Procure-to-Pay Analytics: Some Caution for Embedded BI

In reading Scott’s blog I couldn’t help but reflect on how we need to be careful not to drink too much of the Kool-Aid (hype) surrounding dedicated BI solutions. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the evangelical charge towards a dedicated organization wide BI platform, especially in light of all the exciting advances the technology has made recently. But as with just about anything

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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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