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July 5, 2010, 6:03 pm

Happy New (Fiscal) Year! A quick review of COUPA

Last month we started using COUPA
as our procurement software. Our business officer has been very determined to
move us away from traditional paper slips and into the digital age of ordering.
It’s definitely the direction we need to go!


One of the really cool features of the software is the
ability to tag items with keywords such as preservation
or publicity to give us a better
sense of budgeting targets and actual expenses.


Everything fits into customized categories, so it will be
great to look back over the year and see exactly who is buying what and when. I
imagine this could lead to bulk ordering in the future along with a more
streamlined inventory.


It’s great too because it gives us an ordering chain with
built-in approvals. So when one of my staff requests something I get an email—I
can approve or deny it—it then goes along to the next level depending on cost. If

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