Category Management Solutions Boost business outcomes with comprehensive category planning

Category Management Solutions

Why businesses choose Coupa for Category Planner

Achieve business objectives by aligning isolated spend management activities. Analyze categories, strategize on opportunities, and execute plans from one place to maximize the value of your procurement efforts.
  • Gain 100% insight into spending activities

    Evaluate spending by purchase, entity, contracts, or suppliers to see the full scope of spending patterns and opportunities across the company.

  • Make smarter strategic decisions

    Evaluate your company’s current performance across key KPIs, then bring in relevant stakeholders to define category goals that bolster business objectives.

  • Easily track and manage goals

    Add goals to your workspace with pre-configured templates and assign team roles and responsibilities to track progress automatically.

  • Gain 100% insight into spending activities
  • Make smarter strategic decisions
  • Easily track and manage goals
Benchmark your company's performance with 20 community-powered KPIs

Explore Category Planner features

Create a successful business framework

Visualize company spending in one place to define and scope your overall category strategy. See quarter-to-quarter changes, how much savings are coming from each category, and where you can improve further. Make decisions based on real-time data — not assumptions — with AI-driven community intelligence.

Simplify category analysis and management

Gain complete control over the planning and execution of each category with single-category overview planning pages. Uncover category-specific trends and opportunities with integrated analytics, then bring in relevant stakeholders to collaborate on objectives, success metrics, and roles and responsibilities.

Track progress and monitor outcomes

With configurable category plan templates, you can manage requirements and project timelines faster and more efficiently. Assign tasks to stakeholders and use alerts to keep everyone in sync. Keep track of progress with real-time performance metrics and refine your approach to achieve the results you want.

Maximize your impact with AI

Get instant insights into pricing, ways to consolidate suppliers, and improve spending classification with Coupa AI. We combine $5 trillion in anonymized spending data from the Coupa community, your company’s data, and AI to deliver personalized recommendations.