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Alongside the positive energy of SAP Spend Connect Live in Vienna, another event caught the attention – and the heart – of network suppliers and trading partners. On October 9th, 2023, we introduced the Trading Partners Recognition Awards, celebrating the achievements of network suppliers in multiple categories. About a hundred trading partners gathered for a ceremony in the historical background of Hotel Bristol to celebrate performance and cooperation.

The Trading Partner Recognition Award is an industry-leading recognition that aims to highlight the remarkable accomplishments of our trading partners on SAP Business Network. The nominees for the award have all played a crucial role in contributing to the success of the network by consistently demonstrating their unwavering commitment to core values and principles such as integrity, innovation, customer-centricity, and excellence.

Through this award, we aim to acknowledge and celebrate the exceptional achievements of these trading partners who have gone above and beyond in their dedication and performance.


The awards are organized in three categories:

The SAP BUSINESS NETWORK INNOVATOR AWARD is awarded for having worked in close collaboration with SAP to achieve a shared goal of enhancing innovation, research, and efficiency in our production processes. Through their expertise and resources, we have been able to implement cutting-edge solutions and streamline our operations, ultimately leading to increased productivity and cost-effectiveness for all.

The TRADING PARTNER EQUALITY & SUSTAINABILITY AWARD is awarded to trading partners that have prioritized and embedded diversity and/or sustainability within their spend processes for the good of the organization and the world - leveraging SAP Business Network to improve their diversity, environmental or social impact.

The TRADING PARTNER LEADERSHIP AWARD goes to the trading partners that contribute to the success of SAP Business Network through long-term relationships that not only support but also advance our strategic objectives. They create an environment that encourages collaboration, innovation, and growth.

2023 Trading Partners Winners

This year we are proud to recognize the following organizations:


• MSC Industrial
• RS Group
• Emerson



• Atea
• Manutan



• Schweitzer
• Rexel

On behalf of SAP, the Strategic Trading Partner Executive team and the Supplier Spotlight team are proud and blessed to count these wonderful individuals and committed organizations as close partners. The walls of the Bristol Hotel could experience the true nature and real value of business networks.

We’re looking forward to 2024 for another round of celebration of our trusted trading partners.
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