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Handling Duplicate Supplier Entries

Vendors coming into Coupa via multiple ERP vendor masters or multiple purchasing organizations within a single ERP may display duplicates of a single supplier (e.g. Office Depot may show up in each of your ERP instances). Coupa offers two options:

  • Flatten suppliers loaded into Coupa so each supplier entity within an ERP creates a separate supplier within Coupa.
  • Consolidate suppliers within Coupa (e.g. only one Office Depot record), add custom fields to the supplier record, and populate each field with an applicable vendor ID. Transaction document integrations back to your ERP will need to include logic to route the correct vendor ID for each PO and invoice.
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