Celebrating Our Partner Community at Inspire Las Vegas

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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Celebrating Our Partner Community at Inspire Las Vegas

Inspire, our global Business Spend Management (BSM) community event, is 10 years old! For the past decade, we’ve been bringing together the world’s procurement, finance, supply chain, and IT leaders to discuss ways to transform business through spend. Attendance broke records at this year’s event, and we welcomed many new faces into the Coupa community. But some of those faces have been working with us for some time. I’m talking about the partners in our Coupa Partner Connect program.

Coupa Partner Connect Awards

Coupa Partner Connect Award Winners photo

At Coupa, we know our success — and ultimately our customers' success — wouldn’t be possible without our partner ecosystem. That’s why we were so excited to present our second annual Coupa Partner Connect Awards on the first day of Inspire. Those selected demonstrated Coupa’s core values and a deep commitment to innovation, growth, and customer success in 2022.

The 2023 Coupa Partner Connect Awards recipients are:

Helping customers reach new heights: KPMG is the Partner Connect Ensure Customer Success winner

KPMG successfully implemented Coupa’s BSM platform for more than 165 complex, global organizations. They continue to work closely with Coupa Services to improve, enhance, and bring the best outcomes for our clients.

“Part of KPMG’s Client Promise is to deliver results that matter and to get the best out of technology while being on the client’s side all the way. We are proud to accept the 'Ensure Customer Success' award, demonstrating our commitment to excellence and delivering on our Client Promise all of the time.” — Annie McMillan, Principal, US Procurement & Outsourcing Advisory at KPMG Consulting

Hitting even the most difficult goals: The Shelby Group is the Partner Connect Focus on Results winner

For over a decade, The Shelby Group has been an instrumental partner. In 2022, they hosted more than ten regional events/webinars, connecting and sharing BSM insights with hundreds of customers across the United States.

“The Shelby Group, a Coupa partner since 2010, was a proud Gold Sponsor of Coupa Inspire ‘23 — the best event yet! We are grateful for the recognition received by our clients Casey’s (Spendsetter of the Year); Portland General Electric (Spendsetter Award for Economic and Social Impact); and for Coupa’s recognition of The Shelby Group for the Coupa Partner Connect Award for Focus on Results.” — Mark Felton, CMO at The Shelby Group

Leading through action: Accenture is the Partner Connect Strive for Excellence winner

Accenture grew its Coupa practice to over 850 platform-certified resources, with over 1,800 PowerApplication certifications. They are currently driving global initiatives around e-Invoice and Compliance as a service and a strategic end-to-end Supply Chain offering.

Reimagining the payment process: American Express is the Partner Connect Award for the Coupa Pay Program winner

American Express is helping drive payment, virtual cards, and supply chain adoption at some of the biggest businesses in the world, including Aon, Draft Kings, Peloton, and Coinbase.

Empowering others through tech: Relish is the Partner Connect Award for the CoupaLink Program winner

Relish is an innovative partner that’s built apps to solve customer problems. One uses AI to extend Coupa Invoice Management capabilities — helping to streamline processes for hard-to-enable suppliers who generate their own invoices. The other app automates key processes for the supplier registration process. You can find both apps on the Coupa App Marketplace

“Relish is proud to be recognized as a 2023 Partner Connect Award winner. We believe this recognition reflects our commitment to co-innovation and ensuring customer success. Thank you to our customers and the Coupa Community for your partnership.” — Eric Weitz, VP of Business Development at Relish

Supplying customer success: EHI is the Partner Connect Award for the Coupa Advantage Program winner

EHI continues to be one of the most popular offerings among our customers, with a growing spend category. They’ve partnered closely with Coupa Advantage to offer the best rates via Coupa Travel. 

“EHI has been a Coupa Advantage Supplier since 2015, and we have enjoyed experiencing the mutual success and growth of this partnership. We appreciate the recognition as the Coupa Advantage Supplier of the Year and are committed to delivering value to the Coupa community through a competitive contract and unmatched value proposition.” — Ericka Dombroski, Director of Group Purchasing and Private Equity Sales at Enterprise Holdings

The BSM leader of tomorrow: PWC is the Partner Connect Spartan Award winner

PWC has worked tirelessly over the last 12 months, going above and beyond to align with Coupa Alliances, build deeper relationships, and work towards common goals with shared customers. Most impressively, they have been working across their global network to align with the Coupa sales and service teams to bring their collective sales experience and best practices to each opportunity.

Next stop: Inspire EMEA in London

I want to express immense gratitude to our sponsoring partners for making Inspire Las Vegas the BSM event of the year. The bar has been set high, and as we approach Inspire EMEA in London this June, the team is already looking to deliver an even more incredible Inspire 2024! Stay tuned for the ‘Save the Date’ email that will be sent later this year.

The great things our customers and partners achieve never end. You’re invited to learn more about our Coupa Partners and our Coupa Advantage suppliers to see how they can help drive value for your organization.