Introducing Spendsetter Awards for Smarter Business

Royna Sharifi
Royna Sharifi
Senior Manager, Customer Marketing

Royna Sharifi is a passionate advocate for Coupa’s customers. As part of the Customer Marketing organization, she focuses on creating impactful programs for customers. Prior to Coupa, Royna spent many years at LinkedIn, where she focused driving customer success for more than 200 customers.

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Introducing Spendsetter Awards for Smarter Business

While the world may remain uncertain, Coupa customers are focusing on the things that they can control. They are revitalizing their organizations’ processes in ways that make their companies stronger, smarter, and safer. These actions create ripple effects of positive change, from maximizing business value to improving the world around us.

Today, Coupa is proud to announce the Spendsetter Awards, recognizing leading individuals and companies who are driving these positive changes globally.

The Spendsetter Awards will give Coupa partners and customers a platform to showcase their success in leveraging Coupa technology to unleash the power of spend. Award categories represent the underlying value delivered from leading spend management practices, including the industry’s top trending use cases — ESG / sustainability / DEI, the use of artificial intelligence (AI), supply chain design, and more.

Submissions are open now and we encourage all our customers and partners to share their stories. The submission deadline for North America is March 1, 2022; for EMEA the deadline is April 4, 2022. Submissions will be scored based on criteria inspired by Coupa’s values, including a focus on results, striving for excellence, and ensuring customer success. Winners will be recognized at Coupa Inspire events globally.

The categories for this year’s Spendsetter Awards for Smarter Spending are as follows:

Spendsetter Award for BSM Transformation:
Impactful Spend Management Transformation
Recognizing the company that has successfully embraced change and done outstanding work leveraging Coupa's suite of BSM applications to create measurable impact for their business.
Spendsetter of the Year:
Business Leaders Revolutionizing Spend Management
This individual is recognized for their contributions to Coupa’s advocacy program. The winner will have participated in several advocacy activities and elevated their own professional brand in partnership with Coupa.
Spendsetter Award for Economic and Social Impact:
Promoting Equality and Sustainability Through Spend
Awarded to an organization that has prioritized and embedded diversity and/or sustainability within their spend processes for the good of the organization and the world. The winner will have leveraged Coupa technology to improve supplier diversity, environmental or social impact, or corporate governance, making an impact that goes beyond the bottom line.
Spendsetter Award for Powerful Alliances:
Partners Fully Embracing BSM Digital Transformation
This award recognizes a partner that strives for customer success, relentlessly focuses on results, and exemplifies the spirit of digital transformation.
Spendsetter Award for Smarter Spending:
Using Actionable Data Insights to Remove Inefficiencies
Recognizing a company that has leveraged artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics to drive impactful efficiency gains.
Spendsetter Award for Financial Agility & Visibility:
Financial Leaders Optimizing Spend Management
Awarded to a company that gained greater visibility into cash and payments, making smarter financial decisions, optimizing liquidity, and improving forecasting.

Spendsetter Award for Supply Chain Excellence:
The team that wins this award will have orchestrated supply chain design and planning that exemplifies agility in action, with the ability to respond rapidly and adapt the supply chain amidst the new normal of constant change.