Announcing points for Idea Place activities
Never heard of Idea Place?
You must be new to SCN! 😉
Idea Place is a crowdsourcing tool for anyone who wants to submit an idea to SAP. Anyone can access Idea Place. SCN members can use their SCN user ID, customers can use their SAP Passport, available via Service Marketplace
Thanks to Idea Place, SAP users can suggest improvements of an SAP solution, service or process, and they can also submit ideas to enhance the SAP Community Network experience. It is encouraged to use Idea Place as the primary place to request enhancements, since the Product Managers at SAP now use Idea Place to capture ideas and requirements.
Because it is open and the purpose is collaboration and influence, other community members, customers, partners can comment on ideas, submit their vote to support an idea that they believe should be implemented. Those ideas that have the most votes will be considered for implementation by SAP.
Kuhan Milroy gave a preview in April and Now Open: Idea Place (beta) – Influence SAP Products & Services provided extensive information about Idea Place, so make sure you read their blogs.
The purpose of my blog is to inform you that from now on, we will be assigning SCN points to Idea Place activities – see the details below. As part of the SCN Collaboration Team, I strongly believe that Idea Place helps the community to articulate their requests to improve SCN, and that it will help us prioritze the ideas that the Community feels most strongly about.
Points are a way for us to thank you for participating in Idea Place, for providing feedback and sparking lively discussions that will help refine ideas before SAP considers them for implementation.
10 points to the person who submitted the idea.
1 point per vote, 2 points per comment: given to the idea creator.
5 points to a person who comments on an idea.
And by comment, we don’t mean “great!” but a constructive comment that will help the community refine the idea and discuss details that the idea creator may not have thought of.
40-120 points to the person who submitted the idea that was implemented.
No points will be given to people voting on an idea.
Points will be assigned on a monthly basis, since this is a manual process for now.
These points, like all SCN points, will be assigned to your SCN user ID. Whether you are a newbie on SCN or an active member of the community, your points will count towards your lifetime points and towards Active Contributor Status: A 12-month rolling period. As always, refer to the details of the SCN Reputation Program Overview and the FAQ for more information about the point system and the benefits associated with Active Contributor status.
If you are savvy about the point system, you may wonder about this last detail: the point category for these points will be “General”.