Moderator Spotlight – Siddharth Rajora
Allow me to introduce Siddharth Rajora, our new SCN Moderator Spotlight , which is our way on SCN to thank outstanding moderators who invest a lot of effort and passion in the community. Siddharth is known to be a source of information and guidance for community members in the Human Capital Management (HCM) and employee-self-service ( ESS ) spaces. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the interview attached below.
Please tell us about yourself:
My name is Siddharth which means someone who is looking at life with great expectations and with no suffering. This name also means Lord Buddhas before he gains Enlightenment under a Bodhi Tree. I was born in Indian Capital Delhi, also known as Indraprastha. Being born in India, Your initiation to religion/spirituality starts at an early age and one becomes accustomed to praying to thousands of Gods. Each day of the week belongs to a different Hindu God, You might as well pray to each of them at least one would be appeased by your persistence.
Now jumping to present day, I’m currently located in Canada and USA(SAP Newtown Square Office). I visited lot of beautiful places in Canada like Banff, which the pictures from there are shared below.
When did you join the SCN community?
I joined SCN Community many moons ago, to be precise it was on Oct 11, 2006 and my SCN profile is an evident for that.
What motivates you?
I joined SAP in 2006. Working with different customers and more experienced colleagues made me feel that I’m always behind and there was always something new to learn. My colleagues told SCN/SDN is our own GOOGLE search engine a la wikipedia. There my journey and love for SCN started and as times rolled by, I started contributing a lot and it became an addiction to go to SCN and help or learn something new each day.
I try to visit SCN once a day or if time is pressing once a week 🙂 . I have gone through the same learning phase as other consultants and very much can relate to new users trying to find their way through SAP documentation.
Why do you moderate?
I became a moderator for Human Capital Management (HCM) and employee-self-service ( ESS ) as I was spending a lot of time there and it was important for me to ensure that the spaces benefit from high quality moderation. Also as part of SAP Support we asked customers to search SCN for their queries. It’s kind of became our duty to post correct SAP product Information on SCN then.
What do you think is most important in your moderation?
Providing the best possible answer and helping the fellow members get what they are looking for apart from the administrative work of checking the posts, duplication, points abuse etc.
If you could offer one bit of advice to new members or new moderators what would it be and why?
I feel it’s a dedicated job and one needs to spend at least an hour per day. It’s rewarding when you are genuinely able to resolve queries. Apart from increasing your knowledge, you make good contacts with fellow members and it becomes a sort of pay it forward. This community feels like a utopian environment where we help each other without any ulterior or selfish motives.
How has the SCN community helped you?
I have made lot of valuable contacts and grown as a SAP consultant by seeing different customer scenarios and situations.
How are you finding the new SCN?
Let’s not mince words here, there are still issues to be wrinkled out, but definitely, SCN is moving in right direction that’s heartening to see 🙂
Is there another moderator or community member that you’ve found incredibly helpful?
Chris Solomon Sagar Joshi , Sagar Gadre Suresh Datti
Of course the other community members whose queries and resolutions I love to see are Lukas, Luke Marson etc.
Please share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don’t know
There are many things that people don’t know on SCN about me, One of the two things I would like to say is I love to travel and meet new people. I share the photos of my travel to different places from Phuket to places In Europe. Also, I need to confess one of my guilty pleasures, I have had worked on SCN on my layovers at various airports 🙂 in between my travels, where/whenever I received the most basic necessity of life : Internet.
What do you imagine or predict is the future of your topic?
We can’t ignore the elephant in the room ie Mobile and cloud computing, these two will definitely change the way our Solution is being used, They are disruptive and innovative, but on premise I think will endure for some time to come. Shift to cloud and mobile will be gradual process; As On premise still provides lot of features for customers.
Moshe: Thanks a lot Siddharth Rajora for taking the time to answer my questions and for being such an active moderator. Please feel free to ask him more questions, using the comments section below.
Glad to know more about siddharth rajora. Nice one.
Good job Moshe.
enjoyed reading your journey, really impressed with your below response
xMoshe Naveh (Old Acct) thanks for sharing. !!!
Siddharth Rajora , nice to read about you.
You said "as part of SAP Support we asked customers to search SCN for their queries"
What is your reaction then in SCN if you see them posting just the same query without having searched for existing content?
To be honest, my initial reaction would be not again 🙂 , But then again you learn to be patient with customers , also We have what we call nowadays KBAs ie Knowledge based Arcticles.
Many Thanks Raman, Jitendra and Jurgen for your comments 🙂 .
And thanks to Moshe for introducing me again 😉
Siddharth Rajora : Dynamic , Dashing ,Supremo .... My Guru in ESS MSS .....nice to see your interview Guruji..Guruji you forgot to mention my name also 😉 where I was asking you new things and making you sometimes confusing with my new queries ...even though you have given me correct answers ..............YOUR ARE KING Of ESS MSS and you are GOD for us all
Jwala, Wow, you are always very kind with your words 🙂
Now I did mention your name. , Its good to know you are finding our forums very helpful!
Thank you Moshe for introducing SID's personal profile.
Whenever there is an issue immediately I think of SCN as a reliable source, because I experience it personally and felt it very helpful.
SID is one among such persons who built such reliable source (SCN). Really appreciate his patience & time in resolving others issues. Such hard work and patience made him the best in SCN in his spaces.
I always call him SID because I gave him a nick name S.I.D (SAP Identity) as my all time favourite..... 😉
As he is from Delhi ... he has given me such confidence to face any issue, If there is a tough issue Immediately I question myself
*********** Kya abhi Delhi (SAP) chood de ? ***********
Many thanks Srikanth for your kind words and a nickname 😉 .
Also, I appreciate you posting the detailed answer in the forum for others to learn on how you resolve your query, this helps us all of us.
Wonderful interview Moshe! Its so great to learn more about long term community members/mods!
Beautiful pictures too. Siddharth, where was the 2nd one taken?
Many thanks Gali, Second one was taken in Grand canyon West Rim, 3 hours away from Las Vegas. Also, first one is taken at Phanga Nga, Thailand
Moshe, thanks a lot for doing this interview with Siddharth (long overdue if you ask me!! ;-)))
Siddharth, I'm still astonished anew, every now and then when I browse through the threads, seeing you handle literally every question in such well-frequented forums. It keeps making me think "Is this really only one person?" 😀
I must confess I had to chuckle reading Malyadri's enthusiastic comment 😉 , though he is right. You really are someone to look up to and a great knowledge carrier. Keep up the great work!
Many thanks Lukas for your encouraging words! I see even you are very active at Travel and expenses 😉 with your expert replies, you bring in very good experience to the forum.
Well I try to make sure, I provide the threads as much information as possible in every thread if it is not proceeding in resolution etc.
It is surely true that Siddharth is an important contributor to the HCM parts concerning the portal side of the implementation. I subscribed to his contributions during my EHP5 implementations a while back and that meant that I knew what to do about most issues before they actually appeared.
Great work Siddharth!
Many thanks Martin for your kind words and I look for your solution in the threads, ie what worked and how you resolved it 🙂
haha that is easy - I just did what you recommended and it worked! 🙂
Congratulations Siddharth 🙂
Nice to know more about you, Inspiring....
Thanks for sharing Moshe
Many thanks Ramakrishna!
thank you Moderator Spotlight - Siddharth Rajora for all the contribution.
Its only been couple of months .SCN is like addiction to me now..
Initially I only opened SCN from Company's laptop during working hours, now i am so addicted that I keep on checking when ever I get free time to all discussions from my mobile and from my MAC
This forum is so helpful and is also because of you guys ...and it needs a mention
Enjoyed reading your journey, really impressed.
Good to know more about you.So , Nice
Many thanks Mohana!
Nice to put a face to a name after all these years! You always do a great job moderating in SCN and congratulations on all you've achieved.
Sally (GSC Ireland)
Dear Sally, Many thanks
Nice to see your comment and keep up the good work going at Travel forum and as usual helping me out 🙂 . I need to visit Ireland office, have worked with the team for so long and never met them!