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What IBM was to mainframes and Coupa was to SaaS, Nipendo is to the P2P cloud by Jon Hansen

April 23, 2014


In talking about the Internet of Things and more specifically the Internet of Things and Humans, Eran Livneh wrote the following in his recent Nipendo blog post What is the Internet of Things and what does it mean to the P2P world;  “For Procure-to-Pay applications to keep pace with where “Things” are heading, we need […]

Coupa Inspire ’14 Kicks Off With a Bang by Jon Hansen

April 16, 2014


As someone who has from the very beginning loved all things social media whether it be Internet radio and television, chat rooms and webinars or social networking forums, when I received the e-mail inviting me to tune into the Live Ustream broadcast of Coupa Inspire ’14 I was immediately interested. Let’s face it, while face-to-face […]

The Bandwagon Effect or why Spend Matters coverage of Coupa speaks to the growing creditability gap of “traditional” industry pundits by Jon Hansen

October 3, 2013


Back on September 18th, 2008 in a post titled “Moving Procurement Practice Beyond Adjunct Complexity” I gave a review of the Coupa solution.  I outlined in detail why I believed that the company would become a major player in the then not too distant future.  Sharing the news of my belief in the company’s inevitable […]

Assimilating Innovation (Part 1 of 3): Why Coupa’s new alliance with KPMG may be the worst (or best) of times by Jon Hansen

April 10, 2013


Editors NOTE: It wasn’t that long ago that Coupa used to applaud my articles for the veracity of my research and the perspectives that I delivered regarding their growing presence in the market.  In fact I wrote a series of guest posts for the Coupa Cabana blog in which they informed me that the readership […]

The Origins and Evolution of a Paradigm Shift in Spend Management Technology – Jon Hansen on the Coupa Cabana

September 12, 2011


In addition to this week’s series on bridging the disconnect between finance and purchasing – which started today with the post Don’t sweat the small stuff? Why industry experts point to Indirect Material Spend as an important reservoir of untapped savings!, I also have a second series running over on the Coupa Cabana Blog regarding the […]

Coupa’s VP Service Delivery, Ravi Thakur throws his hat into the opinion ring regarding security in the cloud

June 11, 2011


This week’s series on cloud computing has been one of the most interesting and one of the, if not the most popular series of posts since the Procurement Insights blog was launched in May 2007. Besides your tremendous interest faithful readers, the feedback from industry experts as well as those from the vendor community has […]

Pitching a Joe Namath-type guarantee, COUPA has both the moxie and track record to pull it off

June 2, 2011


Okay, maybe COUPA’s Jason Hekl wasn’t sitting poolside besieged by a cacophony of reporters clamoring for a big story. Maybe Jason wasn’t getting ready to go before a packed Orange Bowl crowd and millions of television viewers. However, and with the same moxie and a track record of successes a mile long, Hekl delivered a […]

While there is no doubt that COUPA is ready to take the market, is the market ready for COUPA?

May 18, 2011


Today’s press releases by Coupa, Coupa Guarantees 1% Reduction in OpEx within 6 Months and, Coupa Sets New Standard for Ease of Use in Business Software, provide further evidence as to just how far the vendor has come from the heady days of being an outsider innovator trying to crack the then seemingly impenetrable wall […]

Money and brains is a dangerous combination . . . for COUPA’s competitors

February 15, 2011


“Adoption of the Coupa Cloud Spend Management Platform exploded in 2010 with monthly recurring revenue growing 156% year-over-year, placing Coupa among the fastest-growing software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies.” Terms such as developer of category-disrupting cloud spend management (CSM) solutions, delivering a level of visibility and control over spending that never existed before through innovations such as consolidated […]

Coupa’s Latest “Cloud” Innovations Brings Back Memories of the Late 90s

September 16, 2010


I can remember the first time we attempted to use the geographic polling capability of what at the time was referred to as the Interactive Parts Ordering System or “IPOS” in a production environment. The concept was fairly simple although advanced for the time whereby a buyer would plug in the MRO part number that […]