Since my last post on Coupa I’ve checked the open source version of their software and am mightily impressed.
On the functionality side of things it seems to do 80% of what Ariba used to do when I was familiar with that application (admittedly, some years ago now). And the 80% it does is the important 80%.
And on the technology side of things I am blown away now by Ruby on Rails and Amazon EC2. Both are tremendous technologies to use – I can’t remember the last time I found a programming language (Ruby)/system environment (EC2) so exciting.
Time for a sit down I think before I get too carried away. I suspect Coupa will crop up in a few more upcoming postings here.