Introducing the Coupa App Marketplace
Establishing effective Business Spend Management (BSM) processes has proven critical for enterprise adaptability. Coupa’s BSM platform has evolved to become a single source of truth for managing spend and a foundational component of many enterprises’ tech stacks. To adapt to the unique needs of each customer, Coupa’s BSM platform is open and built for extension. While developing custom platform extensions yourself is possible, such an approach is often inefficient.
We at Coupa believe in the power of partner ecosystems offering pre-built platform extensions to best serve the needs of customers, delivering efficient adaptability. Coupa is investing in its ecosystem to make it easier for customers to harness the innovation of our partners and adapt to changing needs with the launch of the Coupa App Marketplace.
The next stage in BSM’s evolution
In other established categories, such as CRM and mobile applications, app marketplaces have unlocked significant value. The success of Salesforce’s AppExchange and Apple’s App Store are just two of many headline examples. With BSM as a category maturing — and the richness of the BSM ecosystem growing — the time is ripe for the Coupa App Marketplace.
The Coupa App Marketplace launched on August 16, making it easy for Coupa customers to tap into the vibrant BSM ecosystem by connecting customers to a variety of certified, pre-built solutions. By fostering this connection, the Coupa App Marketplace will help Coupa customers and the BSM ecosystem to grow, thrive, adapt, and innovate.
Pre-built and certified BSM solutions for today’s challenges
The Coupa App Marketplace offers apps across a wide variety of use cases. Overall, these can be grouped into two broad categories: enterprise application integrations and specialized BSM extension applications.
Enterprise app integrations
Enterprise app integrations connect Coupa’s BSM platform to other core
enterprise technology systems, automating data and workflows between systems.
|ERP Systems||Digital Signatures||Collaboration|
|Human Capital||IT Management||Identity Management|
BSM extension apps
BSM extension apps are specialized applications
that add enhanced BSM capabilities to Coupa’s platform.
|Supplier Risk Analysis||Tax Engines||Procurement BI|
|Inventory Management||Contingent Workforce||Invoicing Solutions|
Apps integrate with the Coupa platform in one of two ways
Coupa App Marketplace solutions integrate with the Coupa platform
as App Connectors or Embedded Apps:
Exploring the Coupa App Marketplace
The App Marketplace’s home page shows featured applications — every month there will be new apps to showcase, and specific apps we believe most customers should be aware of. For those looking for the answer to a specific challenge, it provides a powerful freeform search, and you can also start looking for the solution you need by browsing the marketplace’s app categories.
Getting started with a Marketplace app
Application profiles within the App Marketplace provide you with explanatory videos and demos, app features, case studies, white papers, and other relevant, helpful resources.
When you find an app you’re interested in, getting started is simple: Just click the "Get Started" button, fill out a 10-second form, and you’ll be connected with next steps.
Smarter together: None of us is as smart as all of us
By introducing an expanding portfolio of certified partner applications to Coupa's industry-leading BSM platform, Coupa is enabling enterprises to harness the innovation of the Coupa ecosystem to adapt and meet their ever-changing needs without compromising on the comprehensiveness, power, or speed-of-delivery of their solutions. The Coupa App Marketplace enables Coupa customers to easily integrate new applications into their BSM platforms, delivering the capabilities to quickly adapt and meet new requirements — better deploying limited IT resources by leveraging pre-built, certified solutions.