Offer discounts for early payment when you create invoices in the Coupa Supplier Portal.

Message from Sponsor Name, Title, Acme Inc.

Acme, Inc. is pleased to announce our Early Payment Discounting program in Coupa, giving suppliers flexible ways to get paid faster by offering payment discounts on invoices. The program will let you quickly and easily replace the standard payment term on your invoice with a discounted term for early payment consideration when you need it.

Acme, Inc. is dedicated to the success of our suppliers by offering flexible options to help you with cash flow and access to working capital. We encourage you and anyone in your organization who is responsible for accounts receivable to learn more about using Early Payment Discounting below.


Sponsor Name

The Benefits


Get your invoices paid faster on your request.


 Use when needed or automatically apply on all your invoices so you never miss an early pay opportunity.


Discount requests go directly to your customer. If accepted, get paid using the same method you are paid today.

How to Use Before Invoice Approval

Before Invoice Approval (formerly Static Discounting) Video

You can also review our Static Discounting User Guide with step-by-step instructions.

Access Before Invoice Approval 

Action → Log into the Coupa Supplier Portal (CSP). Go to Setup > Admin tab, choose “Payment Preferences”, and select “Before Invoice Approval”.

    Set payment terms

    Action → Click on the Edit button in the top right corner of the Coupa Before Invoice Approval page.

    Action → Select your preferred terms for early payment based on your original payment term. Setting up your preferences here will apply these settings to all your customers using Before Invoice Approval in Coupa. You can learn more about these settings in this Coupa Support Help Page. You must also add the name of the person at your company authorized to offer discounted payment terms.

    Action → Select the “Apply to All Invoices” checkbox in the preferences section to have the discount automatically applied to all your invoices for your Before Invoice Approval customer, even those submitted via cXML or csv.

    How to accelerate orders or invoices for your Customer

    Step 1: Open the order/invoice and click on the Accelerate Payment button next to the Payment Terms field.

    Step 2: In the Static Discounts Payments dialog box, select a payment term from the available options and click Update. Your Customer may have assigned payment terms specific to you. Only those payment term options are visible that have the same net payment term you have set with your Customer.

    Step 3: If you accept the terms, you are asked in a popup if you want to automatically update your default Coupa Before Invoice Approval payment preferences on all future orders and invoices with your Customer. If you decide to set this up, you are directed to the specific Coupa Before Invoice Approval Preferences page for your Customer. Here, you can choose to auto-apply your discount payment terms for your Customer only, or globally to all customers that may use Before Invoice Approval in Coupa by selecting “Default Customer Preferences” in the dropdown.

    Notification of new payment term and order acceleration

    When an accelerated payment term is applied to an order or an invoice, that payment term is available on the order or the invoice and it has the Accelerated flag. You are notified of the action in the message bar and the change is recorded in the History section.

    For a specific transaction, if one of the listings in your customer’s Payment Terms table matches your selected preferred discount, that invoice or order is automatically marked as “Accelerated”. If there is no match, you can see the Accelerate Payment button in the Payment Term field of the invoice. Clicking on it allows you to select from the list of your authorized payment terms.

    Accelerate orders from PO emails

    You can accelerate orders directly from PO emails if:

    • Your customer enabled Coupa Before Invoice Approval.
    • You set Before Invoice Approval preferences in CSP.
    • POs have net terms that can be accelerated.
    • Your customer set up matching payment terms.

    Click on the Accelerate Payment button in the PO email. From the email, you are directed to the PO and the Accelerate Payment dialog box appears.