At HR Insider last week, I ran into a Aki Yamakawa, a SuccessFactors expert who has implemented several SuccessFactors products including Employee Central. Aki works for Dolby, an SAP SuccessFactors Hybrid HCM customer. I asked Aki how he is planning for the future and he shared something very interesting with me.

He said that he is planning to share his deep knowledge of SuccessFactors with the SAP HCM Expert his organization hired recently and learn SAP HCM from that SAP expert. I thought it was wonderful that SuccessFactors and SAP Experts are helping each other to build their knowledge and Career.

I wondered if it might be a good idea to setup a Jam group called SAP SuccessFactors Mentor Exchange where SAP and SuccessFactors experts can find mentors. When I mentioned this idea on Twitter, several luminaries and renowned experts offered to join and share their knowledge.


The following people told me that they are willing to support. I am grateful for their help.

Vijay Vijayasankar, Global Vice President of HANA Adoption at SAP

Parvathy Sankar, Director of Solution Management for Recruiting Execution at SAP and SuccessFactors

Praveen Kaushik, HCM Principal from Infosys

Jeremy Masters, Cofounder and Managing Partner of Worklogix

Brandon Toombs, HCM Forms Lead Architect at Comcast

On my part, I have created the Jam group and populated it with SAP SuccessFactors integration related documents that I normally share with customers and partners. The group is for people who have  of the Jam  completed at least one SAP or SuccessFactors product implementation.

If you are interested, please leave a comment here or send me an email from your work email address and tell me about your SAP or SuccessFactors implementation expertise. My email is my firstname dot lastname at sap dot com.

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  1. Luke Marson

    Hi Prashant,

    This is a great initiative and would be a great place for experts to share information. Although we have the very popular LinkedIn group, there is no SuccessFactors space on SCN (and there might not be one) and no genuine place for this type of specialist exchange. With a growing amount of genuine expertise, this platform would be great to help share this knowledge and expertise.

    You are a great advocate for SAP Jam and it is refreshing to see someone with such passion sharing so much information and expertise with the community. You are an excellent representative of the SAP Mentors and its a pleasure to have you in the wolfpack 🙂

    Best regards,


  2. Sudhir Gupta

    Hi Prashanth,

    Great initiative. And twitter is full of praise for your efforts.

    It will be great to have some serious thoughts on SF and SAP integration down from planning lane. It will give a lot of confidence boost to interact with experts and users who have been leveraging this integration and interchangeability.

    Thanks again.



  3. Jyoti Sharma

    Hi Prashanth,

    I am so glad you have delivered on your passion once more. Would this group be accessible only to the elite SAP mentors or the SAP/SFSF bourguois gets a peek as well.




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