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U.S. Communities and Coupa Software Deliver Efficient, Cost-Effective Procurement for Public Agencies

Public agencies will have the ability to purchase against U.S. Communities contracts through the Coupa e-Procurement platform

San Mateo, Calif. - October 7, 2009 - Coupa Software, the leading provider of on-demand purchasing software to control business spending and costs, announced today its marketing partnership with  U.S. CommunitiesTM Government Purchasing Alliance (U.S. Communities), a nonprofit instrumentality of government that assists local and state government agencies, school districts, higher education and nonprofit organizations pool their purchasing power nationwide.

Through this partnership, public agencies will have the ability to purchase against U.S. Communities contracts through the Coupa e-Procurement platform, and connect with those participating in the Coupa Supplier Network - a rapidly growing community of technology, retail, and service suppliers - to take advantage of competitive pricing and integrated processes.

"We are committed to providing public agencies and nonprofit organizations with competitive contracts that leverage the purchasing power of our participants," said Chris Mellis, Director at U.S. Communities. "Now with Coupa e-Procurement, agencies have the ability to easily take advantage of U.S. Communities contracts and automate the end-to-end procurement process through Coupa's intuitive, SaaS solution."

U.S. Communities has more than 37,000 participating public agencies that spend more than $1.4. billion each year on goods and services purchased through its contracts with world-class suppliers.  The Coupa partnership will benefit both buyers and suppliers by enabling them to save through contract pricing, reduce overhead costs through more efficient requisition and invoice processing and build long term satisfaction through improved relationships.

"In these tough economic times, where public agencies are seeing their funding diminish, it is becoming increasingly important to effectively control spend," said Rob Bernshteyn, CEO at Coupa Software.  "With several nonprofit and higher education agencies already achieving success with Coupa e-Procurement, we wanted to extend this ability to all public agencies.  By partnering with U.S. Communities, public agencies will have the opportunity to easily connect and work with suppliers through a fully integrated, single solution."

About U.S. Communities

U.S. CommunitiesTM Government Purchasing Alliance is a nonprofit that assists local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education, and nonprofits in reducing the cost of purchased goods through pooling the purchasing power of public agencies nationwide. Today more than 37,000 public agencies utilize U.S. Communities contracts and suppliers to procure more that 1.4 billion dollars in products and services annually.  For more information please visit, or call 866.472.7467.

About Coupa Software

Coupa is the leading on-demand provider of solutions that control and streamline purchasing for organizations beyond the Fortune 500. Coupa e-Procurement delivers a simple, quick and affordable solution for requisitioning, purchase orders, RFQs, inventory and invoicing, with no hardware to buy or software to license. With deep domain knowledge in e-procurement, a best-in-class software-as-a-service platform, a network of more than 2,300 suppliers, and a fast-growing community of customers, Coupa enables smarter spending practices that allow companies to save money quickly.  For more information please visit, or call 650.931.3200

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