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JP Morgan partners with Coupa

Monday 28th January, 2019

Coupa Software has announced a strategic collaboration with financial services company JP Morgan. Coupa will commence partnering with JP Morgan’s Single-Use AccountsSM (SUA), virtual card, to enable a fast, secure, and a convenient way for businesses to manage payments within their broader business spend management strategy.

“We’re excited to partner with JP Morgan as a card issuer of our virtual card solution to provide businesses with greater visibility and control into their payments process,” said Ravi Thakur, senior vice president of Business Acceleration at Coupa. “As an established and innovative financial services company, their expertise and solutions will offer our customers tremendous value to ensure they’re transacting not only simpler, but smarter.”

Using Coupa Pay with JP Morgan’s SUA solution, a user requests a virtual card by submitting a purchase requisition through Coupa. Once approved, a unique SUA credit card number is generated for the authorised supplier and amount, and Coupa automatically reconciles the resulting charges and statements back to the purchase order.

Virtual cards reduce finance workloads, creating a more efficient way of engaging with high volume, low-value, and one-off suppliers. Additionally, similar to a standard corporate credit card, businesses can pay suppliers upfront without affecting cash flow or tying up important capital.

“Our partnership with Coupa is a win-win,” said John Skinner, head of client management for Commercial Card at JP Morgan. “It’s a win for our clients who will gain greater insight into their spend, increased control and security, and automated reconciliation. It’s also a win for suppliers who will be paid faster, experience a streamlined Accounts Receivable process, and receive better data for reconciliation.”