IBM Cloud Authors: Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz, William Schmarzo, Elizabeth White, Karthick Viswanathan

News Feed Item

Coupa’s Rapid Global Expansion Continues as More EMEA Customers Adopt the True Cloud Platform

Coupa Software, the leader in cloud-based spend optimization software, today announced that three EMEA-based companies: Bourne Leisure, a privately owned, leisure and entertainment organization in the UK, NNIT A/S, a leading IT consultancy in Denmark, and Spotify, a global digital music service headquartered in Sweden, have selected Coupa as their spend optimization solution.

Coupa also announced a strategic partnership with Stretch, a leading consultancy firm with offices in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Stretch will be a valuable partner by assisting customers with Coupa implementation and value-added services.

These additions reflect the continuation of Coupa’s aggressive global expansion, particularly in the EMEA region. During the first three quarters of 2012, Coupa added 10 languages, opened new offices in the United Kingdom and established strategic relationships with KPMG LLP (global alliance), IBM (global alliance) and Xoomworks (EMEA regional partner).

Bourne Leisure, comprising its three businesses of Haven, Butlins and Warner Leisure Hotels, recently selected Coupa as its preferred partner for procurement-to-pay (P2P). The implementation of Coupa will enable Bourne to streamline P2P processes across its businesses and will enable the business to procure goods and services much more effectively as a result of the spend data that the solution will provide.

“We reviewed a number of systems that are available in the marketplace and found that the breadth of functionality and speed of change and evolution that Coupa could bring was second to none. An extremely important aspect of the Coupa solution for us was ease-of-use. We believe that our team will find this system to be very intuitive, thereby enabling them to use it quickly with minimal training,” said Melanie Jeffrey, head of Procurement at Bourne Leisure.

NNIT A/S chose Coupa over five other procurement solutions based on its intuitive nature and flexible customization for services procurement. With Coupa, NNIT A/S will purchase and order items, such as networks, hardware and software, supporting NNIT’s delivery of IT services to its customers, that include pharmaceutical companies, state agencies, companies in the food industry and other private corporations.

“When considering various solutions to gain optimal control of our spend, we looked for something similar to Amazon – where it’s easy to find what you’re looking for and be able to quickly place an order,” said Søren Bech Justesen, CFO at NNIT A/S. “Coupa fit this requirement perfectly, and it’s exactly what we need to attain visibility and analysis on what is being bought in our product line levels, which in turn, allows us to better manage our spend. We look forward to implementing the solution and to reap these benefits.”

Spotify, whose music streaming service is available in 15 countries worldwide, needed a quick and easy way to rein in company IT spend. Its decision to select Coupa was based on looking for alternative options to manage its spending budget.

“Our approach to music and our business is to appeal to the everyday user and provide maximum value. With many of our listeners signing up via Facebook, we wanted to carry that social culture to our own internal procure-to-pay function,” said Benjamin Hasselgren, IT procurement manager of Spotify. “Coupa was the perfect fit – letting us capture the power of our employees to save money and allowing us to gain visibility into our spend when it comes to our critical categories like IT, and therefore, be in a position to be more competitive and to offer even more music.”

“We’re delighted to welcome established leaders like Bourne Leisure, NNIT A/S, and Spotify to our base of EMEA customers,” said Alex Kleiner, general manager, Coupa EMEA. “Plus we look forward to a prolific partnership with Stretch as we continue to deliver our intuitive cloud-based solutions to companies across the region.

“Coupa is committed to customer success and doing whatever is required to ensure that they achieve their savings goals. These customers signify the tremendous adoption that Coupa has experienced. Our No. 1 focus is on customer success.”

About Coupa Software

Founded in 2006, Coupa Software is the fastest-growing provider of cloud-based spend optimization software. More than 250 customers in 40 countries use Coupa purchasing and procurement software to amplify their spend power and reduce spending costs up to 11 percent. Only Coupa provides a true-cloud procurement application that enables customers to launch the solution rapidly and quickly realize significant savings. Learn more at: http://www.coupa.com or call 650.931.3200. Read more at our company blog, Making Cents, or follow @Coupa on Twitter.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
As IoT continues to increase momentum, so does the associated risk. Secure Device Lifecycle Management (DLM) is ranked as one of the most important technology areas of IoT. Driving this trend is the realization that secure support for IoT devices provides companies the ability to deliver high-quality, reliable, secure offerings faster, create new revenue streams, and reduce support costs, all while building a competitive advantage in their markets. In this session, we will use customer use cases...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of bus...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that "Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO" has announced that its Call for Papers is now open. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All speaking inquiries which covers the following information can be submitted by email to info@dxworldexpo.com. Financial enterprises in New York City, London, Singapore, and other world financial capitals are embracing a new generation of smart, automated FinTech that eliminates many cumbersome, slow, and expe...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICOHOLDER named "Media Sponsor" of Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO. ICOHOLDER give you detailed information and help the community to invest in the trusty projects. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO has opened its Call for Papers. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All speaking inquiries which covers the following information can be submitted by email to info@dxworldexpo.com. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO also offers s...
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, examined the regulations and provided insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence arou...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018. Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DX Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive ov...