Browsing All posts tagged under »COUPA«

The History of Coupa: A Tale of Two Industry Titans – Part 2

December 13, 2022

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How do privately-owned eProcurement service providers deliver greater transformation success than publicly-owned providers?

The History of Coupa: Moving Procurement Practice Beyond Adjunct Complexity – Part 1 (Original Post Date: September 8th, 2008)

December 12, 2022

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"COUPA SOFTWARE ENTERS INTO DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO BE ACQUIRED BY THOMA BRAVO FOR $8 BILLION."

Does Procurement Pundit Advice Have A “Shelf Life?” Unravelling the Supplier Relationship Mystery

November 14, 2022

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When someone offers you advice, what makes it good?

Why You Should Read This New White Paper On Supply Chain Resilience And Agility

May 5, 2022

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If you only read one paper on supply chain resilience and agility, this is the one to read - I promise.

Forrester SVM Wave, a holistic take on Source to Pay: Specialist vendors break out from the ERP pack

March 25, 2022

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(Forrester’s SVM (Supplier Value Management) essentially corroborates to “Source to Pay”, which is the more commonly used terminology amongst procurement practitioners). From an analysts’ research point of view, the Source to Pay segment has had a huge strategic coverage void. While most analyst firms produced reports on specific parts of the S2P cycle (e.g., S2C, […]

Gartner P2P MQ 2021 is a great equalizer; AI is the key differentiator

October 28, 2021

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Review of the Gartner P2P Magic Quadrant 2021

COUPA CEO’s fever gets the better of him

August 29, 2017

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We have all played the word association game at one point in time or another. For those unfamiliar with the premise, here is how it works; I give a word You tell me what immediately comes to mind when you see or hear that word Pretty straight forward, so let’s play. Word: IBM “THINK” ENIAC […]

What If?

July 13, 2017

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Inspired by The Economist’s annual “What If” essays, I thought that it might be fun to apply the same question to our procurement world. For example, “What If” Rob Bernshteyn had been CEO of Perfect Commerce instead of Coupa? “What If” IBM never purchased Emptoris? Here’s one, “What If” Andrew Bartolini had continued to be […]

You Can Read My Posts On Spend Matters PRO And Other Pictures Of The Week

May 19, 2017

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Most of you may not remember either Look or Life magazine, as both ceased publication in the early seventies. They were bi-weekly periodicals with minimal text that featured photographs of current events. One could say that with either publication a picture was literally worth a thousand words. In the spirit of these once great magazines, here […]

Mickey North Rizza v. Thomas Kase

May 3, 2017

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Some of the people who have been following the #coupakase story had observed that while Thomas Kase’s move to Coupa isn’t as noteworthy as when Mickey North Rizza jumped to Bravo, they are in agreement that the optics are an issue. I would agree with this assessment from the standpoint of poor optics. However, for […]