“Inspired” by Our Partner Community

Sally Stephens
Sally Stephens
VP, Alliance Programs, Coupa Software

With more than 25 years of global channel experience, Sally Stephens leads the strategy and implementation of Coupa’s overall partner programs, including the program development, the go-to market strategy, and channel operations.

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“Inspired” by Our Partner Community

Welcome back to Inspire

The energy was palpable after a two-year gap since we last gathered our partner community at the Coupa Inspire Conference in Las Vegas. The event was a homecoming of sorts for long-time partners as they reconnected face-to-face with the Coupa teams and their partner peers. Those new to the Coupa Partner Connect program found immersion in the Coupa culture — from Partner Day to the Community Block Party, where partners networked with and learned from Coupa experts, customers, and partners — to be, well, inspiring. Coupa Inspire was the catalyst to (re)build the deep community connections amongst our partner ecosystem and to award several partners with special recognition.

Inspire Partner Day

Inspire kicked off with our traditional Partner Day, during which our sponsoring partners shined as we shared introductions, provided program updates, celebrated successes, and hosted a dedicated Q&A. Our group was significantly larger this year, with more than 400 people from partner organizations and our Alliances team.

Inspire Partners

In addition to program and product updates from our cross-functional team of alliances and product marketing pros, we enjoyed inspiring remarks from Rob Bernshteyn, our CEO. We also presented the first-ever Coupa Partner Connect Awards to six partners that embody our core values and who are leading the way in helping to deliver value to our joint customers.  

The winners of the Coupa Partner Connect Awards 2022 are:

Inspire Partners

Congratulations to all the winners! 

The Community Village (expo hall)

Within our largest exhibit and demonstration hall to date, 62 partners showcased their solutions and skills and talked with customers and prospects who were eager to learn more. Sponsoring partners welcomed everyone to learn more about their solutions at their booths, breakout sessions, and the partner theater on the show floor. It was obvious that there was pent-up demand for face-to-face time, as the conversations were lively, deep, and meaningful. The overriding focus was on customer success and innovative new strategies to drive more value with Coupa. In addition to the topics that support Coupa’s core offerings, this year also introduced new themes and products, including sustainability and ESG, supply chain design and planning, and the Coupa App Marketplace.

Inspire Sponsors

2023 Inspire promises to be even better! Stay tuned for the ‘Save the Date’ email that will be sent in the summer of 2022. 

While Inspire 2022 has wrapped this year, the great things our customers and partners achieve never end. You’re invited to learn more about our Coupa Connect Partners and our Coupa Advantage suppliers to see how they can help drive value for your organization. 


1 Coupa Pay, Citibank, 2022