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SAP Community’s Social Media Channels – What’s In It For You?

In our About Us space, we are providing advice to members of SAP Community Network who want to get more deeply engaged. In my opinion….

….these days, the BEST way to get more deeply engaged with members of the SAP Community Network is to add a connection or two to our major social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and You Tube. The format of each of these channels can add dimensions to your interactions with other members – the rapid, conversational pace of Twitter exchanges, the career-building focus of Linked In…you know the story.

But, you say – the new SCN platform allows for much more immediacy that it used to. So why do we need these social extensions too?

My point of view: Our members are on these Twitter, Facebook and other social sites, “in conversation” with other professionals on topics related to SAP, enterprise software, careers, training, expert tips and more. So, SAP’s SCN community team should be there too, sharing what we know and the content on our site. We realize that your important conversations won’t always be on SCN.

“Getting some great insights to #SCN from @markyolton – so much thought leadership in this network! Way before its time…” – Ben Johnson, Marketing Manager: Services & Solutions ANZ Region SAP,Twitter, May 7, 2012

Many of our most active members seamlessly weave participation in SCN and our social channels together – it’s a big part of the daily chatter. Connections deepen here, as everyone from newbies to power users meld their SAP world with the rest of their social networks.

We have large followings on these channels:



See Most Popular SCN Facebook Posts from Aug 2012

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Twitter (@sapcomment, #SCN)


See Top @sapcommnet Tweets from July 2012

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Linked In

13,000 members

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You Tube


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So how do you get started connecting with SAP’ers and SCN members?

Try these lists for starters:

I’ll see you on Twitter…..let us know what this adds to YOUR SAP Community experience.

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      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas

      Gail Moody-Byrd

      Great blog and great points

      Any suggestions for Google+ for SCN?



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      Thanks for reading. We were very gung ho about Google + at launch, but it never seemed to get the traction anyone expected. Each of the channels we are active on has a unique "rasion d'etre" and that one never seemed to find it's place, in my opinion. Other than Google Hangouts, I cannot think of anything unique. And my first ever hangout, with Sylvia Santelli and @chriskim crashed and I never tried again 🙂

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      Former Member

      Hi Gail,

      i had a similar experience with G+ but it may have turned a corner, esp when compared with FB. twitter rules the mobile cyberspace, at least for me, so anythig that allows seamless connection to comments (like Disqus or permalinks) is an "idea" ripe for implementation, IMHO.

      thx, greg

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      Thanks. Maybe I will go back and look at G+ again. I want to be where my friends are and right now that is FB, even moreso than Twitter.

      Author's profile photo J. Pazahanick
      J. Pazahanick

      Very good article as I have long been a believer in the value that social media can bring SAP professionals and have written several article with that in mind including:

      Twitter and SAP - Whats in it for You

      Value for SAP Customers to start using Twitter

      Five Ways Twitter will Help your SAP Career

      How to find and follow SAP Content on Twitter

      Ten Recommended SAP HCM people to follow on Twitter

      12 Enterprise Software Analysts to follow on Twitter

      11 SAP Executives to Follow on Twitter

      I have been extremely impressed with the amount of engagement and interaction from SAP executives on social media as it sets a great example and is a real win/win.

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      Yes, you have had a series of gr8 posts on the value of Twitter. Thanks for sharing the list. It's a fitting addition to the blog i wrote. esp. the "Value for Customers.." and How to find and follow content.." Will review them all now that they are assembled here. See u at SAP TE LV.

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      Former Member

      Nice blog Gail. I think some of your pictures have disappeared though! I agree with your points and like how you describe it as weaving the different social channels in to our day. It is true! I also use Google+ Hangouts, we've had some successful pre InnoJam hangouts recently and it is such a good way to talk face to face with up to 9 global associates.