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Our newest moderator spotlight in the series highlights Lakshmipathi Ganesan a long time dedicated ERP SD moderator. Read my interview to learn more about him.

Lakshmipathi.JPGPlease share with the Community a little about yourself:  I am located, since birth, in South India, specifically Chennai, one of India’s metropolises.  Before joining SDN, my hobbies were listening to music and sports.  But after joining SDN, my full time hobbies are ONLY SDN.*


*Note from Gali: As I was worried about Lakshmipathi’s work life balance I asked about vacations and he shared that last year he visited a Holy Place called Tiruchendur which contains a famous Hindu temple, whew I was glad to know that he takes the time for religion and travel too! 


Basically, I am not an IT guy by studies. I started my career as a Stenographer in 1988 and was working in different manufacturing industries till 1995.  I did my MBA in International Business through Open University.  In 1995, I joined the famous TVS Group. Year after year; I rose to the position of Middle Level Management Executive and was taking care of entire export sales, coordinating around 25 plants in India and few plants abroad.  My job description includes, generating orders from overseas customers, coordinating with plants for producing and dispatching, liaising with bankers, Customs, Excise and all statutory related issues.  In Sep 2005, I was selected as a Super User of SAP and there my SAP journey began. Whatever I know of SAP is self-learning as I never went to any training classes. 

So to enter into the IT industry, my SAP knowledge has helped me a lot and obviously, with the fast development taking place in SAP, I am still in the learning stage.  What knowledge I have I share in the SCN discussion (forums).


**Note from Gali: Lakshmipathi has been a community member since August 2007 and currently has more than 40K lifetime points!


Which spaces do you moderate on SCN (forum/blog/wiki)?  SAP ERP Sales and Distribution (SAP SD) , SAP ERP SD Billing and SAP ERP SD Sales

SAP ERP SD SalesWhen did you join the Moderator Community and how?  10th December 2008 and it was you who have invited me

*Note from Gali – Lakshmipathi’s community helpful spirit was obvious then too which led to his being nominated for the moderator position!

What does your moderator role entail and what is the frequency of your involvement? This role involves a lot of challenges many times like; locking / deleting a thread, advising the members not to deviate from the rules of engagement.  Involvement is daily minimum 4 – 5 hours.*

*Note from Gali – I know Lakshmipathi is active daily but this much was a shock! We can only be thankful that such wonderfully committed moderators wish to help our community grow!

Have you ever attended an in person community event such as SAP TechEd? I attended TechEd Bangalore in 2009 and met Marilyn Pratt!

What motivates you? To learn more in SAP. As I already stated, I never went to any training institute to have a proper training.  Whatever I learnt is self-learning through SDN which I feel is not enough with the speed and advancement SAP has.  So in order to keep update my knowledge at least to some extent, I access SDN daily.

If you could offer one bit of advice to new members or new moderators what would it be and why? For new members – Before posting any question, please search in Google / SCN as many times, their queries would have been answered.

For Moderators –  Know what your level is and act accordingly. Take the help of senior Moderators in case you are struck at any point.

How has the SCN community helped you? If at all my name is identified globally to some extent, it is only because of SCN.

How are you finding the new SCN?  Still to be fine-tuned and posting my findings then and there.

Is there another moderator or community member that you’ve found incredibly helpful?  J Prakash another community member seems to be very helpful in clicking Abuse for many threads which had deviated from the rules and help others.

Note from Gali: Be sure to check out previous interviews in the moderator spotlight showcase.

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  1. Jyoti Prakash

    Thanks SCN community for honouring such a great talent, Lakshmipathi Sir, by way of this Moderator Spotlight.

    @ Lakshmipathi Sir:

    As I always said & mention, both as moderator & community member your contributions are remarkable. Indeed, you are inspiration to all of us across SCN.

    Also, it’s simply your greatness & humanity, where you think I’m worth mention.

    All the very best & keep all the good work going.

    Thanks & Regards

    JP

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  2. Ravi Sankar

    Undoubtedly, Lakshmipathi is a highly committed member of this community. I have been continuously watching his activity in SDN/SCN since 2007, and it is really commendable to have such an unending interest in being active in community work for such a long period. All through these years he might have made some personal sacrifices to spend his valuable time in SCN.

    Nice to see such interviews which may motivate many other members to extend their help to the needy and also contributing their services to the community development.

    My best wishes to Lakshmipathi.

    Regards,

    Ravi Sankar

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  3. Laure Cetin

    Congratulations G. Lakshmipathi for being featured in this spotlight! It is well deserved.

    It’s funny that you studied International Business, so did I! But I stayed in business 😉

    I am impressed that you learn all your SAP knowledge on SCN, kudos!

    Laure

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  4. Typewriter TW

    Apart from the knowledge sharing done by G. Lakshmipathi, I also admire his attention to detail while contributing to threads. Below is an example.

    Thank you G. Lakshmipathi!

    http://scn.sap.com/thread/3207153

    System will always propose only delivery quantity and not picking quantity automatically.  Ensure it is not user mistake.  Moreover, to my knowledge, system will throw the error saying Picking quantity is larger than Delivery quantity but in your case, it is order quantity and I wonder whether it is a standard error message.  Please update what is the error message number.

    G. Lakshmipathi

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  5. Shiva Ram

    Lakshmipathi is one of the finest moderators in SCN.I am just amazed on seeing his dedication,expertise in SD and perseverance in providing complete and clear solutions to member’s questions. Needless to say, moderating a forum that has hundreds and hundred’s of questions and participating in responding to questions at the same time is not an easy task.However he is managing both very effectively and sets an example to others.

    I have many times observed his professional standards by admiring others good contribution, which undoubtedly drives other members to provide quality responses/blogs/documents in the forum. Wish he keeps the good work.

    Great job, well done!!! Congratulations to him!

    Wish him all success in his endeavors.

    Kind regards,

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  6. G Lakshmipathi

    Really it is a great honour for me and I would like to express my sincere thanks for the SCN team.

    I would also express my sincere thanks for all those who have expressed their kind wishes here.

    G. Lakshmipathi

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  7. Balaji Parsewar

    Congratulation Lakshmipathi.

    A well deserved recognition.

    I will describe his work simply in one sentence – “Terrific contribution to SCN forum.”

    Today Lakshmipathi is helping out thousands of young aspiring SAP professional through his contribution on SCN.

    My experience is that solution provided by Laxmipathi hits bulls eye. His solutions always encourages me to go more deeper in the problem & find best suited solutions for my clients.

    This forum is getting smarter & better day by day due to people like Lakshmipathi.

    All The very best Lakshmipathi for your future endeavor & keep contributing & enrich this forum.

    Regards,

    Balaji

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  8. Jelena Perfiljeva

    Mr. Lakshmipathi is one of the nicest, helpful and most patient moderators on SCN. I always admire that he finds such respectful and calm words even for the forum offenders. Personally, I wish I had as much patience with my own kid as Mr. Lakshmipathi has with the forum users. 🙂 Kudos!

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  9. Ravi Sankar Venna

    Lakshmipathi is one of the best and committed member on SCN Community. We should all appreciate for his selfless service. He is most famous guy in Logistics area.

    Best Regards,

    Ravi

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  10. Sai Krishna Sabniveesu

    First let me say thanks to Gali Kling Schneider for pasting this link in Lakshmipathi sir’s BIF comments.

    I am more than happy now to read about a legend in SAP SD. It’s really a great respect and honour to him from SCN.

    Sir: You are true inspiration for many SAP aspirants and ofcourse people like me. There is a lot to learn from you and you are one of my role models in SAP SD arena.

    Coincidentally, I have also done PG in Foreign trade and worked with Export and shipping company. J

    You are the only member who has been addressed as “Sir” among the many of SCN members.

    All the best.

    Regards, Sai Krishna.

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    1. G Lakshmipathi

      Dear Sai

      Thanks for the compliments and really I have no words to say when I have fans like you 😆 .  I am really touched with your last sentence

      Regards

      G. Lakshmipathi

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  11. S G

    Congrats Lakshmipathi sir

    Could love to advice from you AS I AM NEWBIE HERE.

    rEGARDS,

    SAUSAP.

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