Mehwish Haq is the SCN Member of the Month for November 2014. She is from Karachi, Pakistan, where she works as a Senior SAP Consultant and IT business partner for HR.
Mehwish joined me from Pakistan late in her day, and I was delighted to learn about what motivates her contributions:
She is a seasoned consultant, who diligently answers questions, and she offers the following advice to new members getting started on SCN:
- Read the Rules of Engagement
- Search before posting
- Test your solution before you post an answer
Can you tell us a bit about yourself, where you live, who you work for, and other things you would like to share with the community (hobbies, fun facts)?
I am Mehwish, living in Karachi which is the biggest city of Pakistan and the financial hub. I am working in the IT Department of Engro Corporation Limited which is a premier Pakistani enterprise with a global reach.
I started my career in 2006 when I joined AbacusConsulting which is one of the SAP implementation partners in Pakistan and got an opportunity to work on different projects across different industries such as Fertilizer, Food, and Automobile. I was also a Senior Consultant in the first IS-U implementation in Pakistan. After four years of consulting, I joined Engro Corporation as a System Analyst where I give ABAP, BI and workflow support to various subsidiaries of the Organization.
In my free time, I like to volunteer for social services, go out for shopping and connect with friends and family!
Note from Caroleigh: What a view! I love doing the Member of the Month interviews and getting a glimpse into the lives of members all across this big beautiful world!
When did you become a member of SCN and what brought you to this community?
I joined SCN in 2006 when I started my first job. I was deployed on a project as a Junior ABAP resource. Looking for answers I came across SCN and it helped me a lot. I found the members extremely nice and helpful and the content available was so amazing! So, basically I learned a lot from the community and eventually started responding to questions that were posted.
I see you voted in the SAP HANA / SAP HANA Cloud App Challenge. I did too – what did you think of the apps submitted by SAP Partners?
I really liked some of the ideas, the applications can bring in a lot of functionality and efficiency in various business processes. I would like to explore them further, however, considering our region, the cost remains a concern.
I notice you generously answer questions in the community, and you earned the Answer Hero Plus badge. What motivates you to share your expertise? And how do you find the time to contribute so actively on SCN?
Initially it was for the “T-shirt” which we used to get for achieving certain points! But now I’m contributing purely for just a simple “Thank You”. I remember back in the days when I needed some help it was amazing how I could simply log into SCN. All the members and the forums have helped me gain knowledge that otherwise wouldn’t have been so easily accessible. I think it’s my responsibility now to give back to the community.
PS – The badges really look good on the profile too 🙂
What motivated you to become an expert in SAP’s products and technologies, and how did you get started?
After doing my B.E. in Computers and Information Systems, I was looking for various career options and I found myself at my first job as an ABAP resource. Working with business users from different industries excited me and I realized that I started enjoying what I was doing. Being able to help business by providing solution motivated me to learn more about SAP.
If a new member came to you and asked for your advice on how to be an active and respected member of SCN, what would you say?
I would ask them to first read the “Rules of Engagement”. Search SCN before asking any question. If answering any query, test the solution before suggesting and be patient if you don’t get points! The first thing I do every morning is log on to SCN and no matter how busy the day is, I try and visit discussion forums or read at least one blog.
Is there an SCN member you admire (OK… you can name a few)? And for what reason?
Yes, I really admire Rich Heilman, Naimesh Patel, Thomas Zloch and Suhas Saha. I have never interacted with them directly but always learned a lot from their posts and blogs. They are experts in their domain and always ready to help.
Easy question: Mac/iOS or Windows? Or Android?
iOS for facetime / Windows for work / Android for games.
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Every month, a member of the SAP Community Network is recognized for exemplary behavior: sharing knowledge with peers, being helpful and taking on additional tasks to support community engagement. See the list of previous SCN Member of The Month Hall of Fame.