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Coupa debuts on G-Cloud 6 as part of UK’s eProcurement drive

Coupa’s spend management software now available to UK public sector

London, UK – February 16, 2015 – Coupa Software, the leader in cloud-based spend management, today announced its availability through the Digital Marketplace via G-Cloud 6.

The G-Cloud 6 Framework Agreement allows Coupa to supply its cloud-based spend management suite of products across the whole of the UK public sector, including central government, local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and not-for-profit organisations.

Coupa spend management solutions now available on G-Cloud 6 include:

  • Coupa Procure-to-Order for UK Public Sector
  • Coupa Procure-to-Pay for UK Public Sector
  • Coupa Sourcing for UK Public Sector
  • Coupa Expense Management for UK Public Sector

The UK Government G-Cloud is an initiative designed to speed the adoption of new technologies to transform public services and improve efficiencies. The program offers best-of-breed solutions like Coupa’s on a pre-qualified, price-negotiated basis. It enables public sector organisations to move quickly to implement Coupa’s platform to secure discounts and manage their spending, saving them millions.

“Large and small organisations alike typically see up to 10 per cent savings in their purchasing costs,” says Rob Bernshteyn, CEO of Coupa. “Across the public sector, that equates to billions of much-needed savings opportunity for the UK.”

“The UK government is displaying real leadership in providing cost-effective cloud computing services to the whole of its public sector entities, and we are proud that Coupa’s spend management solutions are now available to this important customer segment in the UK,” says Alex Kleiner, general manager of Coupa EMEA. “Coupa’s suite of products can help these organisations drive real cost savings in the procurement of goods and services as well as the management of employee expenses on-the-go.”

The UK’s digital transformation agenda includes a big push towards eprocurement. By October 2018, electronic submission of offers will become mandatory for all Public Sector contracting authorities across the EU.

The UK government also recognises the important role of SMEs in delivering UK economic growth and prosperity. In March 2011, the government set a new target to award 25 percent of spend with third-party suppliers to SMEs by March 2015.

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