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Coupa Announces 2016 Community Champion

Community participation grows as ideas and discussions continually improve Coupa offerings

SAN MATEO, CA – May 11, 2016 – Coupa Software, a leader in cloud-based spend management solutions, today announced its Coupa Community Champion. The champion is a customer that most embodied the spirit of Coupa’s principle of the Power of We - where none of us is as smart as all of us working together. The principle encourages collaboration among peers, across industries and across geographical boundaries to work together to improve the overall spend management industry.

James Bargerbos of Ausdrill Limited embraces the Coupa principles by assisting others in the Coupa Community, by generating great new ideas, and by adding depth and details to thought leadership by his peers.  A residence of Perth, Australia, Bargerbos helped Coupa customers around the globe showing that community is not limited by geography.

“I feel very honored to be named a Coupa Community Champion. Sharing ideas and collaborating with other Coupa users from around the world is a rewarding experience,” said Bargerbos, a system administrator at Ausdrill. “It's exciting to see how quickly the results of these interactions can be seen in newly developed features and also in shaping the direction of Coupa as it is continuously improved.”

To learn more about James and his views and experiences being a part of the Coupa Community, read his post on the Coupa Blog. James is also attending Coupa Inspire ‘16 which kicked off today in San Francisco. Coupa Inspire is one of the fastest growing spend management industry events in the world.

“Because of his commitment to the principle of helping one another within the Coupa Community, his positive spirit and for being a clear Coupa expert, all of us at Coupa are proud to award James with the Coupa Community Champion of 2016,” said Raja Hammoud, vice president of product marketing and management at Coupa. “James truly embraces the spirit of collaborative innovation and proves to all of us that great things are possible when you work together as one team to reach new heights.”  

The Coupa Community continues to grow in strength. In the last 12 months alone:

  • 28,000+ unique visits have resulted in discussions and ideas posted throughout the community,
  • 600+ unique contributors have participated in discussions on various spend management topics across the Coupa platform from expenses to e-invoices to analytics to sourcing and more,
  • 800+ new product ideas or features have been submitted, and
  • 500+ likes where members expressed their likes for comments or ideas submitted by other community members.
About Coupa Software
Coupa Software, a leader in cloud-based spend management, enables businesses everywhere to recognize bottom-line financial success via Savings-as-a-Service. Customers – small, medium and large - representing the Americas, EMEA, and APAC rely on Coupa to support business agility and reduce costs. Only Coupa provides an organic suite of true cloud spend management applications, including invoicing, procurement, expense management, sourcing and inventory, allowing customers to realize a return on investment that can start within a few months and grow continually. Learn more at


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