CIO — Adidas Latin America decided to implement cloud-based procurement software to improve internal compliance and consolidate spending management. The company is a regional subsidiary of the Adidas Group sporting goods empire, which includes brands such as Adidas, Reebok and Rockport.
Procurement at $1.4 billion Adidas Latin America was complex--involving different currencies and languages--and disjointed. Some countries had developed homegrown procurement solutions; others had paper-based processes.
When last we sat down with Rob Bernshteyn, CEO of spend management start-up Coupa, the firm had talked about its intentions to expand into Europe. Things are moving on rapidly...
People buy software for one of two reasons: to make money or to save money. If it doesn't do one of the two, they won't spend the money.
When cloud technology entered the scene, companies saved money because of faster deployments (faster time-to-value), and ultimately increased return-on-investment (ROI).
As we move into 2013, we'll see even more people embracing the cloud within their own companies as the technology continues to become more mainstream.
Adopting the cloud - or more specifically, a 100 percent true cloud solution - as part of a company's tech strategy can serve as a serious game-changer.
In the UK, they’ve become the preferred partner for procurement-to-pay for Bourne Leisure. Whilst you may not have heard of them, one of their three main brands is a UK household name – Butlins! Ah, happy memories of that holiday in Butlins Ayr many, many years ago…. The other brands are Warner Leisure Hotels and Haven, and overall they’re a substantial privately owned business, with over 12,000 staff.
In a further example of the rapid expansion of Coupa Software into Europe, the organisation today announced that Bourne Leisure, (owners of Haven Holidays, Butlins sites and Warner leisure hotels),NNIT A/S, a leading IT consultancy in Denmark, and the digital music site Spotify, have selected Coupa as their spend optimisation solution.
Amerinet members to receive special discounting on the spend optimization solution offered throughCCP.
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
Amerinet, Inc., a leading national healthcare solutions organization, today announced that it has selected Coupa, the fastest-growing provider of spend optimization software, via certified Coupareseller, CCP Global, to help its members purchase healthcare products at discounted prices and aid in keeping their spend under control.
With Coupa, Amerinet members have access to intuitive, easy-to-use software at preferred pricing for purchasing supplies in addition to Amerinet’s negotiated discounts for those supplies.
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We can't stop building products for you!
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If you are wise you'll try it tout-de-suite
What do you get when you're UI obsessed?
Teams of coders who are distressed
Until they reduce the clicks to one or two
That's what the 'loompas will do for you.
Coupa is still trying to make the easiest end-to-end e-Procurement platform on the market, and still innovating new releases on a quarterly cycle.
“Realizing the true benefits from cloud requires a determination of the organization’s readiness and a sound corporate strategy and buy-in from the business.”
With the ever-increasing number of cloud infrastructure providers, businesses are now able to choose from a variety of options to align their cloud strategy with their specific business needs. The cloud drives business innovation by being infinitely scalable, completely secure and able to turn on a dime to innovate without any interruption of service or extra cost to customers.
A market study of over 600 companies conducted by cloud management provider RightScale reveals how businesses are approaching cloud computing and what priorities they set for implementing their cloud strategies.
The ladies and gentlemen of Coupa (spend management software) were in London Town recently on their global “ELEVEN Crank the Savings World Tour”. (Yes, they are from California, how did you guess)? And if you’re wondering why they called it that, see the video clip at the end of this post… And just to confuse things numerically, their new software release is “Coupa 8”.