Coupa Achieves FedRAMP Authorization to Support the Public Sector

Phil Cox
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Coupa has achieved FedRAMP authorization

We are pleased to announce that Coupa has achieved Moderate Authorization from the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). Now listed with this authorization on the FedRAMP Marketplace, Coupa was evaluated against 365+ Moderate controls in the NIST 800-53 standard. This is the standard for all Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations used by the U.S. Federal Government and the Department of Defense. The foundational changes that Coupa has made to obtain FedRAMP Moderate Authorization improves security and compliance for all Coupa customers, embedding into Coupa the FedRAMP required security controls. 

For background, FedRAMP1 provides a standardized approach to security authorizations for CSPs, empowering U.S. federal agencies to use modern cloud technologies with an emphasis on security and protection of federal information. Coupa's Federal government authorizing agencies may be found on the FedRAMP Marketplace2.

Spend management for the public sector

Coupa currently supports all levels of the public sector including federal government agencies, state and local governments, and public higher education institutes. Coupa helps agencies optimize their spend with solutions providing the visibility and control agencies need to spend smarter and safer.

Coupa’s unified BSM platform for government agencies

Coupa’s unified Business Spend Management (BSM) platform has been designed to support the unique needs of public sector agencies. Coupa offers open public sourcing events, expense reporting and management, and supplier classification for millions of suppliers to identify minority, veteran, or women-owned businesses.

For example, the more than 500,000 employee-strong United States Postal Service (USPS) uses Coupa to consolidate its spend across all 50 states. With a large, distributed, and mobile workforce, the USPS addressed the need for managing its spend better by increasing user adoption of spend processes (made possible by Coupa’s simple, intuitive, and consistent user interface) and utilizing Coupa’s visibility into spend combined with real-time analytics.

According to Andy Malay, Vice President, Public Sector at Coupa, “Coupa empowers government employees with a modern, innovative, user-centric spend platform to purchase goods and services and has been named the top Procure to Pay (P2P) provider by industry analysts seven consecutive times. Coupa has created exclusive functionality for government-funded organizations such as open-sourcing events, security, compliance, and supplier diversity designations.”

Value-as-a-service with a relentless focus on public sector partnerships
Coupa’s easy-to-use platform empowers government agencies to digitize procurement processes, which frees up resources to better support each agency’s mission. For example, South Metro Fire in Colorado uses Coupa’s web and mobile apps to order goods and file per-diems, so they can spend more time supporting the local community.

Trusted by thousands of organizations around the globe and named a leader in dozens of analyst reports, Coupa delivers FedRAMP authorized spend management services and value-as-a-service with a relentless focus on public sector customer partnerships that help agencies drive measurable results and achieve their missions.


1 FedRAM Program Basics, FedRAMP.

2 U.S. Federal Reserve System Board of Governors, Federal Reserve Board.