Invoicing is an optional part of Coupa, so not all of your Coupa-based customers handle invoicing through Coupa. For customers who handle invoicing through Coupa, we offer several ways of receiving invoices for suppliers of all sizes:
If your customer wants to use Coupa invoicing with Compliance as a Service, there are additional requirements to create your e-invoices if you use Supplier Actionable Notifications (SAN), the Coupa Supplier Portal, or cXML invoicing channels.
Flip your incoming PO's into invoices right from the PO email. This is the easiest way to submit electronic invoices through Coupa. You can also acknowledge and comment on PO's right from the email.
Create invoices directly from purchase orders on the Coupa Supplier Portal for free. This is the most comprehensive way to manage your interactions with Coupa. This method is ideal for suppliers with low to medium volume purchase orders and invoices, or who want to view all transactions from their customers who use Coupa in one place.
Tighter integration with Coupa allows you to send cXML invoices directly to Coupa. If you use cXML for purchase orders, this is the natural choice. This is suitable for suppliers with a high volume of purchase orders, or who automate their invoicing.
An older method of sending and receiving electronic documents. Coupa supports EDI for suppliers who need it. Talk to your customer if you want to use this option.
Sending PDF copies of invoices through email are for suppliers who lack the volume or resources to justify implementing an automated solution.