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What is Coupa?

Coupa is a user-friendly e-procurement and supplier collaboration cloud-based software.

As our partner, you stand to benefit by gaining access to a zero-cost supplier portal that provides enhanced visibility, better control, fewer mistakes and faster payments via an intuitive user interface. Moving to Coupa has helped streamline the supplier process and create a more transparent working relationship with our suppliers.

Guide to using Coupa

Read the Alberta Blue Cross® Coupa supplier guide for step-by-step instructions on how to use the portal.

Alberta Blue Cross® Coupa supplier guide (PDF) Quick guide to procurement at Alberta Blue Cross® (PDF)

Getting started with Coupa

During the sourcing process, the Alberta Blue Cross® Procurement team will invite you to join the Coupa Supplier Portal.

No additional software is required-—internet access and an email account are all you need.

Benefits you can expect

It's Free

There is no charge for hosting or accessing the Coupa Supplier Portal. Alberta Blue Cross® hosts the web interface so there is no charge for portal services, networking with other vendors or electronically managing orders.

Get paid quicker

By joining the Coupa Supplier Portal, you will be part of our standard procurement process. This means that purchase orders reach you sooner, authorizations happen faster and you get paid quicker.

Save time, money and the environment

The Coupa Supplier Portal eliminates paper purchase orders and the printing and mailing of paper invoices. This results in fewer manual steps for your employees, faster turn-around times and more time for your employees to focus on strategic work. You’ll also use less paper, creating a smaller ecological footprint and helping to keep our planet green.

Stay updated

Joining the Coupa Supplier Portal allows you to manage your information with Alberta Blue Cross®, such as your address, banking and remit to address. You can update any changes to your company and banking details to ensure swift payment.

Load an online catalog

Load your catalog on the Coupa Supplier Portal so Alberta Blue Cross® employees can easily search for and purchase your products.

Get online access

Receive your purchase orders, submit invoices, update your contact information and track payment statuses all online.

Questions?

Explore our frequently asked questions (FAQs) for answers to common queries about supplier procurement and using the Coupa system. Visit frequently asked questions to find information on supplier registration, bidding, invoicing and more.

Contact

If you have any procurement-related inquiries, please contact us at PRC@ab.bluecross.ca.

For accounting-related matters, please reach out to acp@ab.bluecross.ca. Our dedicated teams will assist you promptly.

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