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Coupa acquires Simeno to extend Open Marketplace Buying

Tuesday 12th December, 2017

Coupa has announced that it has acquired Swiss based Simeno Holding AG, a leader in cross-catalogue search and advanced catalogue management for the B2B marketplace.

Simeno is used by some of the world’s largest organisations running SAP SRM, SAP PM, SAP MM, Oracle iProcure, and more. The solution provides a powerful shopping “front-end” capability for these systems to augment catalogue search and management.

Coupa plans to grow its Open Buy Program with the addition of the marketplaces to deliver a best-in-class cross-catalogue search capability that is competitively distinguished. The acquisition also aims to increase Coupa’s local presence in key German and Swiss markets.

Xavier Olivera, lead procure-to-pay analyst at Spend Matters said, "One of the emerging trends within procurement technology is the ability to bring more spend under management by integrating ‘out-of-catalogue’ purchases, while maintaining control of an organisation’s approval workflows and business rules. Coupa is leading the charge in this area, first integrating Amazon Business in a unique way compared to competitors, and now integrating Simeno's cross-marketplace search capabilities into its platform.” “Customers will benefit through improved search experiences and a marketplace-driven approach to shopping that maintains procurement controls."

“Our cloud platform has transformed how organisations spend money, as evidenced by the significant and measurable results achieved by our customers. With our acquisition of Simeno, we continue to execute on our vision of delivering the most Open and User-Centric cloud platform for business spending in the market” said Rob Bernshteyn, CEO of Coupa. “We're excited to welcome the Simeno team to Coupa.”

Simeno’s streamlined search experience enables employees to simultaneously search company managed catalogues and supplier managed catalogues. Simeno, whose catalogue capabilities are available in 20-plus languages, focuses on supplier catalogue management as well as fast uploading and searching.

"When we created Simeno, our goal was to simplify the complex world of supplier content search and improve the buying experiences of ERP users," said Udo Grünhoff, founder of Simeno. "Coupa gives us the opportunity to expand upon our goal by sharing our technologies with even more organisations around the world. We’re excited to join a forward-thinking company committed to innovating spend management and doing right by all of its customers."

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