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Coupa Kickstarts 1st-Ever “Crank the Savings World Tour” in San Francisco, Atlanta and Chicago

Coupa Executives, Customers, Industry Experts To Provide Proven Strategies in Spend Optimization and Cultivating a Culture of Responsible Spending

SAN MATEO, Calif. – April 17, 2012 – Coupa, the leader in cloud spend optimization software, today announced it will host the company’s inaugural “Crank the Savings World Tour.” The tri-city road show will visit San Francisco, Atlanta and Chicago, and provide attendees with cutting-edge strategies to drive savings, amplify spending and redefine procurement within enterprises of all sizes.

Tour Dates:

April 25, 2012 – San Francisco

May 1, 2012 – Atlanta

May 3, 2012 – Chicago

Key Speakers:

All sessions: Ravi Thakur, Vice President, Coupa

San Francisco: Steve Cakebread, CFO, Pandora

Atlanta: Mike Wilding, Chief Procurement Officer, Rent-A-Center

Chicago: Jason Busch, Managing Director, Spend Matters

and Kerry Clare-Piantek, McDonald’s


Free (space is limited)

The half-day Crank the Savings World Tour events are tailored for C-suite executives, chief procurement officers, e-procurement users, purchasing professionals, industry analysts, thought leaders and suppliers. The road show will feature customer and partner sessions to drive collective thought leadership and shared knowledge. Coupa partners Accenture, Deloitte and IBM and industry analyst firm SpendMatters are among those who will be in attendance.

Ravi Thakur, Coupa vice president, will kick off each event with a session called “Amplifying Procurement’s Strategic Role, Lessons from the Front.” Thakur’s talk will cover the top strategies you can implement to transform your procurement organization into a strategic force that impacts your company’s success and bottom-line growth.

It is recommended that attendees register early as space is limited for these free events. Each event will feature a drawing in which all registered attendees will be eligible to win a new iPad.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., San Francisco, California  

Case Study – Steve Cakebread, CFO, Pandora

Hear the senior finance leader of one of the fastest growing companies in the world share his strategies and experience for creating and implementing world-class finance operations to support Pandora’s explosive growth.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Atlanta, Georgia

Case Study – Mike Wilding, Chief Procurement Officer, Rent-A-Center

With over 3,000 stores across 50 states, learn how Rent-A-Center combined best-of-breed applications and processes to improve the visibility and management of its indirect spend for bottom-line improvement.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Chicago, Illinois

Session A: “Ask The Analyst” – Jason Busch, Spend Matters

In this interactive session, an industry analyst will share key insights on how to drive user adoption to increase spend under management. Plus he’ll answer the questions you have on the topic.

Session B: Case Study – Kerry Clare-Piantek, McDonald’s

More than 80 percent of McDonald’s restaurants are independently owned. Hear how the company successfully created an opt-in program that saved McDonald’s franchisees millions in indirect spend.

About Coupa Software

Founded in 2006, Coupa Software is the fastest-growing provider of cloud-based spend optimization software. More than 200 customers in 40 countries use Coupa purchasing and procurement software to amplify their spend power and reduce spending costs up to 11 percent. Only Coupa provides a true cloud procurement application that enables customers to launch the solution rapidly and quickly realize significant savings. Learn more at: or call 650.931.3200. Read more on the Coupa Blog, or follow @Coupa on Twitter.

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