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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 16th, 2014 | Jason Busch | Spend Matters

Coupa and Alibaba.com – Partnership Analysis, Implications, and User Recommendations

Earlier today, Coupa announced it was partnering with Alibaba.com, a company that was once really just a directory service for global suppliers. It has since become as diverse in its holdings (if not more so) than eBay. The purpose of the partnership seems straightforward, but Spend Matters has found that Alibaba

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April 16th, 2014 | Jason Busch | Spend Matters

Coupa Links P2P and Supplier Search with Alibaba.com Partnership

In a PRO research brief published earlier, I analyzed the implications of Coupa’s recently announced partnership with Alibaba.com, including what it could signal for Coupa’s strategy of working with potential other supplier directory and listing partners. While the marketing value of these relationships is usually strong, there’s actually quite a bit of work behind the scenes (e.g., mapping part numbers and taxonomies) to make them work in practice.

 

Here are the basics of the deal, according to Coupa’s press release

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April 16th, 2014 | Jason Busch | Spend Matters

Coupa Inspire Dispatch – Building Ecosystems the Old-Fashioned Way

 

I flew to San Francisco yesterday for Coupa Inspire (I’ll be presenting tomorrow). I first spent a couple hours wandering around the city with my family and taking the famous cable cars – now $6 one way! – but now I’m settled into the conference. And I’m not entirely surprised to find the entire event has been dialed up a notch from last year.

 

The event is sold out and it does feel packed (by comparison, though, it’s still only half the size of the Ariba Live conference in the U.S.). But more on the exact numbers later.

 

Still, more impressive than the size is the feel of the event

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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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April 15th, 2014 | Jason Busch | Spend Matters

Previewing Coupa Inspire: Procurement Game Changers and the New Supplier Engagement (Part 2)

 

I’ve been busy readying and practicing the main stage presentation that I’ll be delivering at Coupa Inspire this week. While I tend to speak at least every other week on a webinar or at some event or other, I must admit to being a bit nervous about this week, given the importance of the event. Aside from Ariba LIVE, it’s without question the biggest procurement technology event in the market. It’s also the fastest growing one, aside from niche conferences such as ProcureCon Marketing.

 

The topic of my 45-minute talk is this: Procurement Game Changers. During the core of my presentation, I’ll be covering the following game changers

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