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Idea Place Top Contributors and Points Recognition (2010-2011)

Idea Place with over 5,700 ideas and many more votes is off to a great start in providing a strong ecosystem voice into SAP and the greater ecosystem.  None of this would have been possible without the communities’ continued commitment and support. As such the Idea Place and SCN Teams would like to take a moment to recognize and acknowledge the Idea Place contributors who made it all possible.


Thank you!


There were some outstanding folks who went above and beyond in their contributions. For their efforts we would like to call out the following top 10 contributors with their points. Please note this measurement was for the 1st year of operation, May 1st 2010 to May 1st 2011. I’ll get into the details later about point assignments but for now, the top contributors are:


Top 10 Contributors Idea Place only points from (May 1st 2010 to May 1st 2011)






















Otto Gold






R Winters






Doug Newton






Deborah Tolley






Gregory Wolf






Jim Brogden






Joseph Peters






Hussain Sehorewala






Tom Cenens






Al Gulland







And honorable mentions








Philippe  DESHAYES






Michelle Crapo






Pavel Tsarevskiy






Please join me in congratulation the top contributors for their exceptional efforts.



Now, there is no pink elephant prize BUT to acknowledge the communities’ contributions we wanted to ensure your efforts did not go unrecognized. As some of you may recall a points scheme was created for Idea Place. Our own Laura Cetin created and blogged about it late last year Announcing points for Idea Place activities



The Idea Place points calculation is currently a manual process, as such the first upload was September 2010 and the second was September  2011. The September 2010 upload included points from May 2010 to September 2010 and the September 2011 upload included points collected from September 2010 to May 2011. The September 2011 upload points are assigned to the ‘General’ category and will have a ‘Granted On’ date of September 13th, 2011.  If an idea was marked ‘Delivered’  by the Idea Session owner that the submitter would receive an additional 100 points per idea. This is a great way to load up on points, so I encourage you to submit and drive to get high votes on your ideas to increase the chance it is used.



Another points run will occur early next year in Q1 for May 1st, 2010 to the Q1 timeframe. After that,  Idea Place will be integrated directly into the SCN points system and points will be assigned automatically and instantaneously.



If you are looking for points, go to SDN click on the link “Points in last 12 months” in the right hand column. Then click on the ‘Additional Points’ tab.



Thank you for all you support and contributions. And I encourage you to submit ideas and promote your ideas.



Ideas with Votes get recognized.





The Idea Place and SCN Teams

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    • Thankyou Michelle. Well, yes, I am one of the men behind the curtain 🙂 but I am also joined by Michael Schwandt and Esther Blatter for running the Idea Place. There is also a big team of product and solution owners that take the time to review ideas, consider them for the product and provide status updates. Idea Place participation is optional for SAP teams, so it is these product/solution who are leading the way and I would like to call them out too.