Notable Procurement and Spend Management Analyst Launches Five-Part Blog Series on Coupa Cabana

July 18, 2011

Coupa Software Hosts Christopher Dwyer of Aberdeen Group to Provide Insight Into Spend Management and Procurement Advancements

SAN MATEO, CA--(Jul 19, 2011) -

News Facts:

--Coupa Cabana today launched a blog series from procurement and sourcing expert, Christopher Dwyer, a research analyst with Aberdeen Group. The series will look at advancements made in both the spend management and procurement arenas and detail how cloud technology solutions have become a critical component of modern programs.

--The five-part blog series is hosted on Coupa Cabana, a popular e-procurement and spend management industry blog powered by Coupa Software, the leading provider of disruptive and innovative cloud spend management solutions.

--The series kicks off with an introductory post from Dwyer that touches on the evolution of spend management, real-time perception of the spend management function and the specific solutions required to streamline processes and drive financial value. In his post, Dwyer comments on the modern-day approach for expense management:
"When looking at Aberdeen's Best-in-Class Maturity Framework for the report, it was clear that top-performing organizations (top 20% level of performance across expense-processing costs and compliance to corporate travel and expense policies) are relying on particular approaches to enhance their expense management programs. One such strategy is reliance on cloud-based technology solutions."

--The mission of Coupa Cabana is to provide procurement and spend management professionals with commentary that explores relevant and compelling industry issues. As such, the blog series from Dwyer will focus on topics such as:

          -How cloud technology fits into the current spectrum of both procurement and spend management;

          -The cloud's link to operational performance and efficiencies within key processes;

          -Linking the cloud to data analytics;

          -Financial repercussions of inefficient spend management and procurement at the enterprise level; and

          -The future of spend management.

 

About Coupa Software
Coupa is the leading on-demand provider of solutions that control and streamline purchasing and expense management for organizations large and small. Coupa Cloud Spend Management delivers an easy to use, fast to deploy and affordable solution for requisitions, expense reporting, approval management, purchase orders, RFQs, contract compliance, inventory and invoicing, with no hardware to buy or software to license. With deep domain knowledge in e-procurement, a best-in-class cloud platform, and a fast-growing community of customers doing business with over 100,000 suppliers, Coupa enables smarter spending practices that empower companies to save money quickly. For more information please visit, http://www.coupa.com or call 650.931.3201. Read more at our company blog, the Coupa Cabana, or follow @Coupa on Twitter.