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We’ve launched a new feature on the root page of SAP Community Network. It features straight talk from members about the three top benefits of joining –

  1. Learning,
  2. Making connections
  3. Building their reputations.

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I’ll talk about these benefits in the order in which I’ve seen them manifest for our members – it’s our typical “member journey”.

Join >> Begin by consuming, taking advantage of all the great information to learn more>>>Get more confidence and reach out to others – not only asking, but answering questions >>>> Then, as your answers are noticed, rated highly and shared by others with their peers, before you know it, you’ve built a reputation as an expert!

Learn: Our lists of member quotes are full of comments like this –

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“I must have read tens of thousands of threads (I have more than 10,000 posts myself) and learned from each one of them.”

– Juan Reyes, Independent Consultant

Using the community to learn about SAP solutions is a no-brainer – our devoted members tell us they couldn’t do their jobs without it. ‘Nuff said!

Make Connections: You may feel like you’re out there alone, at your desk, figuring out the toughest problem in the universe. Not anymore! With SCN, you find countless like-minded people doing exactly what you are – who are happy to help you. Giving back is one of the core tenets of the community on SCN.

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“We can stay in touch thanks to the SAP Community. I find it impressive how this global community can keep similar minded people connected.”

– Tamas Szirtes, Senior SAP Consultant & Partner, Intenzz


Build Your Reputation: The Community does amazing things for the reputations of its active members. I’ve witnessed this myself countless times over the past five years, as people humbly join SCN and the next thing you know – they are superstars!

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“……His secret weapon was the SAP Community Network…His writing on environmentally sound business practices caught the attention of organizers of SAP’s TechEd confab, who invited him to speak at the event. Later, he won an SAP-sponsored competition for innovative marketing ideas.”

– David Herrema, Senior SAP Consultant, Accenture


What If I’m Already a Member – How Do I Grow?

We meet lots of members at events like SAP TechEd who want to get more involved but aren’t sure how. Our About Us space addresses this, focusing on three logical next steps (read more about each on this space overview page):

  1. Jump into the fray on our social channels – Twitter and more
  2. Attend an in person event. SAP TechEd is coming up, but there are also SAP Inside Tracks that are local networking opportunities
  3. Meet our SAP Mentors. They are a smart cohort of SAP experts committed to contributing to the quality and vigor of community interactions.

The About Us space will also show you what’s popular on SCN (see the widget), who is most active, and will feature programs trending in SCN such as Blog It Forward , led by Moshe Naveh of the SCN team.

For the future, we will keep our testimonials and About US space current with new member contributions as we find them. I’ll be roaming the halls at SAP TechEd Las Vegas and Madrid seeking new testimonials. Follow me and send a note if you have a quote to share. Better yet, write a blog about it, place it in the About Us space and it will show up on our space Content tab.

If you have not already – JOIN NOW. It’s quick and easy. By doing so, you’ll be more successful, you’ll have fun – and the drinks are free 🙂 (see our Why Join video)!

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  1. zimkhita buwa

    Hi Gail,

    THank you so much for this blog!

    One of the benefits for any community is the fact that you pull together when one person in the community has a problem.This is what I love about SCN if I post a thread I can rest assured that someone in the community has either encountered a similar issue or there is someone who is trying to recreate my problem in order to find a solution. Whether you are new to SAP or a seasoned consultant,no man is an island YOU NEED SCN!!

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  2. Gail Moody-Byrd Post author

    Zimkhita, Thanks for the comment. Will you be at one of the SAP TechEds this year? Would love to get your comment on videotape to add to our library of “good news” about SCN.

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