Coupa vs Tipalti

There’s a reason Coupa ranks as a leader and customers’ choice among third-party analyst reports in several categories including e-payables, procure-to-pay, travel and expense, and supply chain. It’s because, unlike Tiptali, we don’t just help with one area of your business. We help with every area across your spending cycle. Here’s what sets us apart as the leading spend management platform for businesses of all sizes.

Myth: My company is too small for Coupa. 

Fact: Half of all Coupa customers are small or midsize businesses.

Our user-friendly platform makes purchasing, invoicing, payments, and expenses easier and quicker. We offer online, guided experiences with widely-used suppliers like Apple and Amazon, accessible in our search bar. You can also compare prices and items from multiple suppliers, so you know you’re getting the best deal every time. And with one-time vCards for POs and invoices in partnership with 12 banks, you can be sure your transactions and information are always protected. Tiptali can’t do that. 

Scale your Accounts Payable process with multi-level automated invoice validation, dynamic approval workflows, and mobile access. Most Coupa customers achieve a 90+% automatic, first-time, invoice-to-purchase-order match rate, saving valuable time for teams. Tiptali doesn’t publicly disclose what their customers achieve.

Myth: My company only needs a few specific spend solutions right now.

Fact: Fast-growth companies rapidly outgrow point solutions.

Instead of piecing together different point solutions to solve your needs, use one platform that grows with your company and extends the value of your ERP. The benefits of a one-stop-shop platform like Coupa include the ability to address your immediate, urgent needs such as AP automation, expenses, or payments now, and add additional features as your business scales. 

As a seven-timed ranked leader for procure-to-pay suites in Gartner’s analyst report, we: 

  • Automate invoicing processes before and after the invoice is received
  • Provide one-time vCards on POs and invoices 
  • Automatically reconcile back to the general ledger for AP, treasury, payroll, and tax payments 

Tipalti doesn’t do any of that. 

No matter what comes next for your company — be it IPO readiness or complex sourcing needs — there’s no need to integrate different point solutions at different times. You can be ready and do it all with Coupa.


Coupa really has been a big help [in] providing control of all of our business spending in one place, so we can see and manage it all.
Lee Olsen, Vice President of Finance, Southcentral Foundation


Can I integrate my ERP with Coupa?

Yes. Our open architecture enables easy integration with SAP, Oracle, NetSuite, or any other ERP. The average deployment time is between one and six months — with some of our customers even going live within 24 hours. We only require and pull the most critical data so you can get up and running quickly.

Can Coupa help me prepare for an IPO?

Yes. We’ve helped over 35 fast-growth companies in different industries — like Uber, Spotify, and One Medical — successfully go public. With Coupa, you can start in the areas that are the most important to your business today and grow and expand on the platform as your needs change. Unlike different point solutions, which make forecasting and reporting complex and prone to errors, Coupa's reporting and auditing are more manageable because your processes and people are working from a single solution.

Is Coupa secure?

Yes. We far exceed the minimum requirements for privacy (such as HIPAA, SSAE 18 SOC 1, and SOC 2 Type II Controls, among others) and cyber security measures. We publicly disclose our compliance reports because building trust starts with transparency. Plus, with an average uptime of 99.9%, you can be sure our software is reliable. Coupa is trusted by over 3,000 companies worldwide, from large corporations to small business owners, to safely and securely run their operations.

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