Archdiocese of St. Louis Selects Coupa Software as Platform for Smarter Spending

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Joins Growing List of Non-Profit Organizations Deploying Coupa e-Procurement to Drive Cost-Savings Initiatives.

We expect to manage a considerable amount of our annual spending through the Coupa platform

Coupa Software today announces the addition of the Archdiocese of St. Louis to a growing list of non-profit organizations deploying Coupa e-Procurement to control spending and protect the financial viability of their missions. After a careful study of purchasing practices at the Archdiocese, it was determined that they could better leverage the purchasing power of the organization with the adoption of more modern processes and technologies. Coupa e-Procurement will be the platform from which the Archdiocese centralizes purchasing across the offices and agencies of the Archdiocesan Curia. The Archdiocese of St. Louis contains close to 200 parishes, some with elementary schools, 10 Catholic High Schools, a seminary and several Catholic Charities agencies.

"We expect to manage a considerable amount of our annual spending through the Coupa platform," according to Darrel Kalbfleisch, Director of Central Purchasing at the Archdiocese. "With the better controls and visibility we gain through Coupa, saving just 10% of the spend under management will save millions of dollars at exactly the time when we need it most. This will allow us to be better stewards of the money directed at the Archdiocese's missions."

The Archdiocese of St. Louis is the largest religious institution to select Coupa to date, and joins a growing list of nonprofit organizations that have selected Coupa as the foundation for their smarter spending initiatives. Other nonprofits that control spending with Coupa e-Procurement include Neediest Kids and Georgia Center for Nonprofits' Nonprofit Marketplace and its network including: the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Christian City, eiNetworks, Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta and the Woodruff Arts Center, to name a few.

"What we're seeing today in the economy is unprecedented," said Rob Bernshteyn, CEO of Coupa Software. "And no sector is more at risk than the nonprofits who depend upon donations to fund critical services in this time of rising need. With Coupa, they add control and visibility to their spending, and gain a technology platform from which to execute cost-saving initiatives. This is about giving organizations an affordable way to practice smarter spending, and to do more with less. I welcome Archdiocese of St. Louis as a new customer, and invite other nonprofits to consider Coupa as well."

About Coupa Software
Coupa is the leading on-demand provider of solutions that control and streamline purchasing for organizations beyond the Fortune 500. Coupa e-Procurement delivers a simple, quick and affordable solution for requisitioning, purchase orders, RFQs, inventory and invoicing, with no hardware to buy or software to license. With deep domain knowledge in e-procurement, a best-in-class software-as-a-service platform, a network of more than 2,300 suppliers, and a fast-growing community of customers, Coupa enables smarter spending practices that allow companies to save money quickly. For more information please visit, or call 650.585.6306.


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