Coupa Inspire EMEA — Announcements and Customer Comments

- October 21, 2014 7:31 AM | Categories:

In part two of our review (see part 1 here) of last week’s Coupa Inspire event, we look at the important messages … In true Coupa style, they made the most of the opportunity to coincide their first EMEA user conference with some big announcements, sending the press releases out that morning. Firstly: Coupa EMEA posts record growth as global enterprises and partners embrace the Coupa Cloud Suite. EMEA is Coupa’s fastest-growing region with 250% YOY revenue growth, 9 new partners in one quarter, a worldwide customer support centre in Dublin to support EMEA operations and regional expansion in Paris […]

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SciQuest 14.2 Update Part 2: Total Supplier Management – Sophisticated Supplier Lifecycle Management Solution Renewed [PRO]

- October 21, 2014 6:24 AM | Categories:

In Part 1, we looked at the new TSM (Total Supplier Manager) 14.2 release by SciQuest. Details included a Base TSM with extendible functionality on a core Java framework shared with the rest of SciQuest’s suite offering, which concludes the migration of AECsoft IP from the older .NET architecture to SciQuest’s core platform. Read on to hear more insights in Part 2.

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ProcureCon Europe – Just Two Weeks Until Procurement Big-Hitters Gather in Berlin

Peter Smith - October 21, 2014 4:31 AM
Just two weeks now to one of the big procurement events of the season, the ProcureCon Europe event at the Hotel Palace, Berlin from Monday, November 3rd through to Wednesday the 5t... more ▸

BravoSolution BravoCymru event – Risk, Emotion and New Developments

Peter Smith - October 21, 2014 12:19 AM
While our Editor, Nancy Clinton, was living it up in London last Thursday, I was in the beautiful surroundings of Cardiff Bay at the BravoSolution “BravoCymru” event. The firm ... more ▸

Buying Professional Services – In Praise of Relationships

Peter Smith - October 20, 2014 7:31 AM
Earlier this month, we had a comment from “RJ” on one of our “Buying Complex Services” articles (this month’s Spend Matters “hop topic.” ) He said this in terms of th... more ▸

10 Reasons Why 2015 Will be the Year Invoice Discounting Growth Hits an Inflection Point (Part 1) pro

Jason Busch - October 20, 2014 6:28 AM
There. We’ve put a date on it. 2015 will be the year invoice discounting growth hits a true inflection point with many procurement and A/P organizations finally moving away from ... more ▸

Coupa Inspire EMEA and 3 Announcements: Record Growth, Version 12 and a New Partner

Nancy Clinton - October 20, 2014 4:39 AM
Now, I would normally tweet live from an event, but at Coupa Inspire on Thursday last week there was so much to take in, visuals, music (loved the music, especially Alex Kleiner gi... more ▸

Procurement Skills and Capabilities – What Do the Survey Results Mean?

Peter Smith - October 20, 2014 4:38 AM
Last week, we gave you the results of the survey we ran around the recent BravoSolution Real World Sourcing event titled Skills and Careers – the next ten years. Today, we’ll p... more ▸

Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Oct. 13 Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - October 17, 2014 10:18 AM
Enjoy this week's "best of" roundup from the Spend Matters Network. Here we share the most noteworthy or popular articles our websites posted throughout the week.... more ▸

SciQuest 14.2 Update: Total Supplier Management – Sophisticated Supplier Lifecycle Management Solution Renewed pro

Thomas Kase - October 17, 2014 2:28 AM
SciQuest has released version 14.2 of its Total Supplier Management (TSM) solution. The bulk of the high-end SLM (supplier lifecycle management) and SIM (supplier information manag... more ▸

Ask the Expert Webinar Tomorrow! Grab Your Shades: The Future of Spend Analytics is Bright Plus

Sheena Smith - October 16, 2014 8:11 AM
In this week's Ask The Expert webcast on Friday, October 17 from 10-10:30am Central, Spend Matters Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell will give the 50-cent tour of our "50 Shad... more ▸

Get the Most Out of Invoice Discounting Programs, Supplier Uptake and Savings pro

Jason Busch - October 16, 2014 2:39 AM
Last week we considered a number of the findings from Taulia’s recent survey of 3,800 suppliers using its network. The findings we previewed contain a number of key (highly posit... more ▸