Redefining Procurement: How Coupa has bridged the Gap Between what is known and what is possible

Posted on June 23, 2009


White Paper Excerpt:

It is not often that I encounter something truly remarkable within a world of that which is commonly “known.”  What is even more amazing is that it is often the seemingly obvious that delivers the greatest surprise.

For many years and with funding from the Government of Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program, I oversaw the development of what at the time was referred to as the next “next generation” technology.  Based upon a platform that extended beyond what we have come to know as Web 2.0 today, and even the semantic-based Web 3.0 from the near horizon, my work and some would even say passion centered on the possibility of creating a platform that combined the power of the various elements of a “best value” purchasing decision on a real-time, real-world basis.

What Coupa has achieved with their latest release is the creation of a dashboard that parallels the interactive capabilities of what I have described above within the framework of their already effective Software as a Service “SaaS” platform.

The purpose of this white paper (which is scheduled for release on June 30th) is to provide you with the insight and understanding of why Coupa has successfully “bridged the gap between what is known and what is possible,” and in the process redefined the modern, globalized procurement practice.

To learn more about this exciting breakthrough use the following link to access the Coupa “Summer Release landing page” (and enjoy the movie).

Use the following link to learn more about Coupa’s CEO Rob Bernshteyn’s upcoming guest appearance on Emerging Giants: The New Titans of the SaaS World on PI Window on Business.