Coupa Inspire 2022:  Unifying for smarter MSP spend
Andrew Erlichman

3 minutes

Coupa Inspire 2022: Unifying for smarter MSP spend

The Guidant Global team enjoyed our time at Coupa Inspire 2022 at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas in April. We walked away with one thing on our mind: unification.

Unification of Talent Acquisition and Procurement. Cohesion across ever-widening global talent pools. Companies where remote and onsite contingent workers are united across the enterprise and all people belong. Partnerships and collaborations that unify our global clients and help them win in their competitive circles.

The global marketplaces are progressively competitive—from purchasing goods and services at the right price to identifying and engaging high-quality talent

“The mission of our MSP, combined with Coupa’s contingent talent VMS solution, becomes increasingly clear in this environment. Together, we can unify technology enablement and the delivery of top talent in one place where our clients can quickly engage a high-quality workforce to achieve critical tasks and stay ahead.”

A new synergy

The focus of Coupa Inspire 2022 was on creating greater value through smarter spend by unifying different areas that still remain siloed. Bringing Talent Acquisition and Procurement together with Supply Chain, Finance and IT can be transformational for an organization.

Of course, talent scarcity was an underlying current at the event. It was like a slow drumbeat reminding us of the need for smart and simple solutions. The emergence of the Coupa Contingent Workforce (CCW) module was just what attendees needed to hear about.

This addition to the Coupa Core suite creates one comprehensive web-based application for sourcing, accountability and performance management. It offers an efficient and effective synergistic VMS model across the continuum of contingent talent classifications—including staff augmentation, temporary and seasonal workers, independent contractors and statement of work (SOW) labor.

Inspired by one another

Our partnership with Coupa dates back several years, but we are constantly inspired by the far-reaching potential of CCW. Especially from our perspective as the only MSP provider to sponsor Coupa Inspire 2022. Our clients have a strategic advantage when implementing CCW with its solid, creative approach to contingent talent.

“We’ve invested in certifying our global team on Coupa CCW"

We want to give customers the competitive edge of increased control over performance and spend. Along with real-time visibility into contingent labor and services spend data, including metrics that support their diversity and inclusion goals.

Sustainable, resilient and agile

The employment marketplace continues to see growth in the use of contingent talent. Our MSP customers need the flexibility to quickly identify and deploy quality talent. Coupa CCW can accelerate that process, while also improving overall contingent talent management.

“The integration of Coupa’s CCW power application into our core Business Spend Management (BSM) solution, provides a unified platform across departments, geographic boundaries and worker types,” says Dennis Kanegaye, Coupa Contingent Workforce (CCW) Global Alliances 

“The results for MSP clients using Coupa CCW are improved compliance and cost controls, increased efficiency and transparency, competitive intelligence for better buying decisions, and expanded adoption by users across the enterprise”

A partnership built on unification.

We’re already looking forward to attending Coupa Inspire 2023 at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas, April 3-6. But we don’t want you to have to wait until then to learn about Guidant Global and Coupa CCW. Contact us today!

Guidant Global has been a Coupa Advantage partner since 2019, as well as Coupa’s chosen partner to implement CCW since 2020. 


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