Coupa Inspire 2015 – Provider Makes Momentum Shift Toward ERP-Level Status [PRO]

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Since the company’s inception, Coupa has steadily bet on its high usability that has driven adoption (and getting spend into a system, aka under management), and doggedly focused on what creates success for its clients. The Coupa success factor comes from easy-to-use software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology to quickly empower the purchasing function, instead of the long journey of getting the complicated procurement modules in an ERP system to perform. This looked like a sound bet to us – and it has been very successful. The industry as a whole has changed and today, usability is the word most often used in sales pitches for every P2P system. Coupa has not only bet on usability but has also put its money and future into a vision of how businesses need to evolve in order to reach simpler and smarter processes to achieve operational efficiencies (purchases), while retaining (and even increasing) the agility to change course when necessary. The idea of having thousands of features and functions (from the start) is something that Coupa has never been in agreement with. This Spend Matters PRO article takes an in-depth look at the provider following its conference.

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