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Coupa Announces 2017 Community Champion

Award Winner Embodies the “Power of We”

SAN MATEO, CA – May 18, 2017 – Coupa Software (NASDAQ:COUP), a leader in cloud-based spend management, today announced the recipient of its “Coupa Community Champion” award. The champion award recognizes a customer who most embodies the “Power of We” - where none of us is as smart as all of us working together. It is one of Coupa’s core principles that encourages collaboration among peers, across industries and geographical boundaries to improve the overall spend management industry.

Financial Systems Analyst Diane Carrara of CSAA Insurance Group embraces the “Power of We” by assisting others in the Coupa Community, by generating great new ideas, and by adding depth and details to thought leadership by her peers.  

“Diane’s contributions to the Coupa Community are thoughtful and show her command of the topics being discussed,” said Raja Hammoud, vice president of product marketing and management at Coupa. “She understands so well that when we work together as one team striving for excellence, we can rapidly execute smart approaches to real-world issues. It’s an honor to name her the Coupa Champion of 2017 as she clearly embodies our Power of We principle.”  

To learn more about Carrara’s experiences as part of the Coupa Community, read an interview about on the Coupa Blog. Carrara is also attending Coupa Inspire ’17, one of the world’s fastest growing spend management industry events that kicked off this week in San Francisco.

“Working with my peers around the world to redefine spend management is something I’m very proud of,” Carrara said. “It’s great when I get to go back to a user and tell them that functionality they wanted now exists in our latest release. They love to know that their input was listened to and even was part of a driver to get new functionality in Coupa.”

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

  • 29,000+ unique visits have resulted in discussions on various topics across the Coupa platform from expenses to e-invoices to analytics to sourcing and more,
  • 1,100+ new product ideas or features have been submitted, and
  • 8,000 votes on new ideas where members expressed their likes for comments or ideas submitted by other community members.

Born in the cloud, Coupa delivers a modern spend-management platform that accelerates business by unifying processes across all the ways employees spend money. These processes cover travel and expense management, procurement, invoicing and related source-to-settle areas. Using the Coupa Open Business Network, the platform has connected more than 3 million suppliers and delivers a powerful solution for businesses committed to controlling their spend.

About Coupa Software
Coupa Software (NASDAQ:COUP) is the cloud platform for business spend. We deliver “Value as a Service” by helping our customers maximize their spend under management, achieve significant cost savings and drive profitability.  Coupa provides a unified, cloud-based spend management platform that connects hundreds of organizations representing the Americas, EMEA, and APAC with millions of suppliers globally.  The Coupa platform provides greater visibility into and control over how companies spend money. Customers – small, medium and large – have used the Coupa platform to bring billions of dollars in cumulative spend under management.  Learn more at Read more on the Coupa Blog or follow @Coupa on Twitter.

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