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Prominent Procurement and Supply Chain Management Writer and Speaker Launches Five-Part Blog Series on Coupa Cabana

Coupa Software Hosts Jon Hansen to Provide Compelling Perspective on Past, Current and Future State of Spend Management Technology

SAN MATEO, Calif., September 8, 2011

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Coupa's blog today launched a series from Jon Hansen, procurement, supply chain management, and logistics and sourcing expert, founder of Procurement Insights and host of PI Window on Business. The series will examine the current state of spend management technology and the origins and evolution of a paradigm shift in this industry.

Hansen touches on the changing landscape of the spend management technology market in his introductory post. This changing landscape has been fueled by true SaaS vendors causing an inevitable evolution to a more efficient and effective reality. Hansen comments on why the industry is where it is today in relation to the transition from the ERP-centric traditional licensing models to the present SaaS-driven, on-demand models:

“There’s no denying some business and technical issues persist, but there is mainstream recognition that traditional big-budget licensing and consulting models are no longer a viable option (not that they ever were)… In short, the change is happening. The only questions that remain are: How did we get here and what does it mean to me as a purchasing professional (particularly if I am a CPO)?

In line with Coupa Cabana’s mission to provide procurement and spend management professionals with commentary that explores relevant and compelling industry issues, Procurement Insights similarly seeks to engage, inform and empower its readership. As such, the blog series from Hansen will focus on topics such as:

  • The origins of the ERP application history and why it was doomed to fail;
  • The emergence of a new paradigm, i.e., on-demand accessibility and results through Software-as-a-Service technological innovation;
  • Breaking down the barriers and boundaries of functional “responsibilities” for procurement professionals; and
  • The future of SaaS-based technology as a result of disruptive innovation.
  • Additional topic ideas or questions for Hansen can be shared by commenting on Hansen’s introductory post on Coupa Cabana.

The five-part blog series is hosted on the popular e-procurement and spend management industry blog powered by Coupa Software, the leading provider of disruptive and innovative cloud spend management solutions. Additional posts from Hansen will appear each Thursday for the following four weeks.

About Coupa Software
Coupa is the leading on-demand provider of solutions that control and streamline purchasing and expense management for organizations large and small. Coupa Cloud Spend Management delivers an easy to use, fast to deploy and affordable solution for requisitions, expense reporting, approval management, purchase orders, RFQs, contract compliance, inventory and invoicing, with no hardware to buy or software to license. With deep domain knowledge in e-procurement, a best-in-class cloud platform, and a fast-growing community of customers doing business with over 100,000 suppliers, Coupa enables smarter spending practices that empower companies to save money quickly. Learn more at: or call 650.931.3200. Read more on the Coupa Blog, follow @Coupa on Twitter, or follow Coupa on LinkedIn at

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