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Appreciation Award Nominations closed July 17, 2017 at 1PM EST. What a list! Thank you to all who submitted nominations. Voting is planned to start Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Details on how to vote will be shared at that time.

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Whether you are an active contributor or more of a community consumer, you have probably noticed other members whom you admire. Maybe they answer questions day and night, or help newer members learn the ropes, or provide open and candid feedback to our team about the community.

Now is your chance to show your gratitude toward those members — by nominating them for an Appreciation Award, the community-driven portion of the overall Community Awards.

To nominate a member, please provide his or her name and his or her profile address (URL) in a comment below, along with answers to the following three questions:

  1. What things do you appreciate the most about this member?
  2. How did you come to know this member in the community?
  3. What have you learned from this member?

Rules:

  • You may nominate up to three members
  • You must make an individual comment for each member nominated
  • You may not nominate yourself
  • You must answer all three questions in your comment

The SAP Community Experience team will review all nominations for completeness and to ensure the rules were followed. The nomination period will close on (or around) July 17, 2017, after which we’ll open up voting for eligible nominees (i.e., those nominated following all of the rules). Voting will last for three weeks. Once the voting period ends, we will audit the results and announce recipients in September.

Know someone who should be one of these recipients? Please nominate that member for an Appreciation Award now!

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  1. Maria João Paulo Rocha

     

    Nominee: @sandra.rossi

     

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    Top knowledge

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    From the old SCN forum ABAP

    What have you learned from this member?

    ABAP techincal knowledge

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  2. Maria João Paulo Rocha

    Nominee: @paul.hardy2

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    His Blogs – top of the top

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    From the old SCN forum ABAP

    What have you learned from this member?

    Amityville Programming Horror 🙂

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  3. Amit Kumar

    Nominee:Denis Konovalov

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    His quality answers and he has been contributing regularly.

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    Though we never met but regularly I followed the updates.

    What have you learned from this member?

    His knowledge on BI Platform area

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  4. Amit Kumar

    Nominee: Manikandan Elumalai

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    His valuable blogs. specific to query builder which helps everyone.

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    Though we never met but regularly I followed his updates/blogs.

    What have you learned from this member?

    His blogs

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  5. Matt Pollicove

    My Nominee: Steffi Warnecke

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    Steffi is an unofficial Moderator to every group I’ve seen her associated with. She helps organize and set standards, and is positive with every comment she makes.

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    Through the IDM Forum

    What have you learned from this member?

    I’ve learned a few tricks in IDM (of course) but also BASIS and Database information. Outside of our shared technology interests, I have also been exposed to her service skills on shared forums. I’ve picked up a few nice things about organizing information related to managing technology and projects.

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  6. Caetano Almeida

    I’d like to nominate Raquel for the award.

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    Raquel is always involved with the SAP community, supporting and moderating the spaces/tags in portuguese language. Also, she is very active organizing and promoting SAP Inside Track events in Brazil.

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    She was organizing the first SAP Inside Tracks that I’ve joined.

    What have you learned from this member?

    I have learned a lot of new stuff about solution manager and also the challenges of organizing a SAP Inside Tracks Event in Brazil.

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  7. Kedalene Chong

    Hi Carol

    I would like to nominate Nagarajan K

    @kothandaraman.nagarajan

    Member since March 20, 2012

    1. What things do you appreciate the most about this member?  Nagarajan is always resourceful and has an answer for almost every inquiry.
    2. How did you come to know this member in the community? Frequent replies and researched notes provided.
    3. What have you learned from this member? Learnt to be more resourceful.
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  8. Andrew Birt

    I would like to nominate Nagarajan K

    @kothandaraman.nagarajan

     

    1. What things do you appreciate the most about this member? Dedicated to assisting even if it takes several attempts to get the problem resolved
    2. How did you come to know this member in the community? Frequently answered my questions and other peoples questions
    3. What have you learned from this member? Learned many useful things through examples and corrections to my attempts.
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  9. Marcos Favoni

    I would like to nominate Caetano Almeida

    https://people.sap.com/caetano.almeida

    1 – What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    His knowledge about the Production & Planning module (PP). He is always supporting us with questions and sharing very useful documents, which help us to improve processes in our companies.

    2 – How did you come to know this member in the community?

    He has helped me by answering a lot of questions about PP.

     

    3 – What have you learned from this member?

    I have learned settings about planning processes such as MTS and MTO and about the whole PP module in general.

     

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  10. Marcos Favoni

    I also would like to nominate Rupesh Brahmankar

    https://people.sap.com/rupesh.brahmankar3

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    His knowledge about the Production & Planning module (PP). He is always supporting us with questions and sharing very useful documents.

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    I have known him when he helped me with PP questions in the SCN community.

    What have you learned from this member?

    I have learned about Production Planning processes and settings.

     

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  11. Vidhya V

    Nominee: http://@mbensan

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    Top knowledge in SAP BI

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    Frequently answered my questions and other peoples questions

    What have you learned from this member?

    His knowledge on BI Platform. Especially in SAP Design Studio.

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  12. Vidhya V

     

    Nominee: https://people.sap.com/amit.kumar71

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    Top knowledge in SAP BI

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    Frequently answered my questions and other peoples questions

    What have you learned from this member?

    His knowledge on BI Platform. Especially in Webi

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  13. Ludek Uher

    Nominee: https://people.sap.com/don.williams

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    Never gives up trying to improve the SAP Community experience – customers are always top of mind

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    I have worked with Don for 20 years. He has always been a strong supported of on line communities, be it in the old Crystal communities, Seagate software communities, Business Objects communities or SAP communities.

    What have you learned from this member?

    Never give up. Be tenacious. Tell it like it is.

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  14. Jose Nunes

    Nominee: https://people.sap.com/renan.correa

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    Always sharing high-value content on the community, as well as answering endless questions on SPED/NF-e tag.

    Also, you can always count on him to give a nice presentation in your SIT event 😛

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    On SCN while answering/asking questions on SPED & NF-e space and afterwards on SIT events.

    What have you learned from this member?

    A lot of stuff regarding legal requirements & NF-e

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  15. Jose Nunes

     

    Nominee: https://people.sap.com/custodio.deoliveira

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    Good contributions in the community, technically-wise, as well as his intelligent comments/statements on blogs & coffee corner.

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    Mostly on ABAP-related threads & blogs. Despite being Brazilians, I’ve met Custodio on TechEd Vegas 😛

    What have you learned from this member?

    Avoid inertia & status quo, as well as helping our friends doing that.

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  16. Kiran Bapat

    I would like to nominate Michael Theis

    @Michael Theis

     

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member? 

    When MDG – master data governance tool was launched by SAP way back in 2012, it was really tough to find out material and information. While implementing MDG-F first time, I had no clue…But it was Michael who helped a lot by providing most of the information through SCN. He is active contributor and key member of SCN – MDG community. His knowledge in MDG area is in-depth and you get the prompt reply for all your queries..

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    Through SCN – Master data governance community

    What have you learned from this member?

    Be active on SCN and share your knowledge to all the members of the community.

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  17. Avik Mazumder

    I would like to nominate Jurgen L

    @Jurgen Lins

    https://people.sap.com/jrgen.lins

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member? 

    His knowledge and simplicity.He always tries to focus on fundamental aspects of SAP functional design and approach issues with an open mind. He aptly fits into the category of Mentor explained in Tammy’s Blog,whose hindsight is your foresight.

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    Through SCN – Numerous times when I looked for an answer or clue on Google,his famous avatar stands out. Never met him outside Internet.

    What have you learned from this member?

    His inspirational energy and his benevolent guidance.He is the motivating factor for me to be active on SCN recently and share knowledge in a modest way. I never trudged along this path earlier,despite having 3 S-ids.

     

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  18. Avik Mazumder

     

    Also, I would like to nominate Bijay Kumar Barik.

    @https://people.sap.com/biju.k

     

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member? 

    His in depth knowledge ain SAP MM area .He always tries to provide thorough in detail explanation steps instead of referring to some SAP help document.

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    Through SCN –

    What have you learned from this member?

    His contribution in MM forum SDN/SCN is huge and most of the times got the right clue/direction for any functional analysis question/answer post.

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  19. Colleen Hebbert

    I would like to nominate Mike (Michael) Appleby – https://people.sap.com/michael.appleby

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member? 

    How much effort he puts into to enforcing the quality of community content through his moderation activities as well as behind the scenes mentoring.

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    Through moderation activities and advisory groups for community platform. In some cases, I have been able to reach out to him with community issues relating to SAP employees who required assistance. Mike would reach out to them to help them and become a point of contact. This resolved potential conflict within the community when I was forced to reject content.

    What have you learned from this member?

    Perseverance – Mike won’t give on trying to resolve the current platform shortcomings and will do his utmost to prevent push marketing or poor quality content on the platform

     

    Thanks Mike for your hard work 🙂

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  20. Marssel Vilaça
    • I’d like to nominate Raquel Cunha.

     

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    In my point of view, she is the most influential profile of the SAP community in Latin America. She is enthusiastic, Committed, dedicated, active participant in the SAP Community since it was created.
    She is SAP Mentor and responsible for SkAP Community events in Latin America where she has been participating in the all SAP Inside Tracks Organization in all countries where the event has run so far, Such as Brazil, Mexico and Peru. She is a true representative of the women in tech in bringing unique strengths to this predominantly male industry.

     

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    I have met her on my first SAP Inside Track in 2013, where I was a speaker. She has always shown sympathy and engagement as a member of the SAP community. Thanks to this Encouragement and also support of other SAP Mentors in Brazil I have been involved in organization of all SAP Inside Tracks since that day. What totals 14 events.

     

    What have you learned from this member?

    I have learned that SAP Community is relevant inside and outside of the virtual world. The events held for SAP Community are an amazing gateway for new active members. Behind each virtual profile there is real person. These people needs sympathy, inspiration, and right guidance to build a great community. Raquel has a participatory, humbleness and noiseless leadership. This is the key that attracts and retains talents giving opportunities to be shown pro-community.

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  21. Ousmane Diagne

    I would like to Nominee: @faisal.iqbal

    1.What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    The first time i knew him was through his blog.

    I really appreciate the fact that he try to help everyone with his blog.

    While i was reading his article, i couldn’t help but notice that he did it with heart and determination in order to help all SAP Consultant(in the article that i read)

    2.How did you come to know this member in the community?

    By reading his blog

    3.What have you learned from this member? 

    I have learned how to better valorize myself as a SAP BI/HANA Consultant and i also have register at SAP Community as soon as i knew him and i’ve already seen the utility of such Community.

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  22. Robert Russell

    My nomination is Tammy Powlas.

    https://people.sap.com/tammy.powlas3

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    The fact that Tammy contributes and moderates this site at what appears to be 24/7 timeframe :).
    Tammy has kindly assisted me on numerous occasions and is always willing to provide feedback to my requests/questions.Thank you Tammy.

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    Through our involvement on this community site (a previous version of this site)

    What have you learned from this member?

    Tammy leads by example, in the way Tammy shares content and assists the workings of this site is a great example to pay it forward.

    Tammy has been nominated previously but I wanted to join in and say a Thank you to Tammy with my nomination.

    Best Regards

    Robert

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  23. Lekha B

    Hi All,

    I would like to nominate Pavan Bhamidipati (https://people.sap.com/pavan.bhamidipati).

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    His dedication towards work, zeal to learn and implement things, adaptability and strong technical knowledge on several things like SAP Netweaver, Workflows, BPM etc.I would say if there is any technical help required then he would the first person to be relied on.

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    We were colleagues and a good mentor in SCN also. He has been continuously contributing to SCN and have been following his articles/blogs.

    What have you learned from this member?

    Several things I have known among them Workflow, SAP Netweaver, BPM processes. His blogs/articles have good content and states the clear approach to a problem.

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  24. Kvbk Sharma

     

    Nominee: @pavan.bhamidipati

    https://people.sap.com/pavan.bhamidipati

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    His Blogs and Knowledge in SAP Workflows, BPM and SAP fiori, UI Apps, HANA. He has got very

    niche skill set and Mastering the different Modules.

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    I used read his blogs and they are very helpful for me. His contributions in SCN had been useful for

    me in my Project deliverable’s.

    What have you learned from this member?

    Learn before you Preach. He tries each and every problem posted in SCN and tries to reply in the

    shortest period and appreciated by most SCN users for his quick and accurate replies. Over the

    years of Experience he has achieved excelling in career and versatility in different domains /

    modules  of SAP. His Technical Skills are very much Commendable.

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  25. Christoph Bergemann

    Dear all

    in EHS area there are two candidates to list:

    first: https://people.sap.com/i.jayakumar

    and second

    https://people.sap.com/mark.pfister3

     

    What things do you appreciate the most about this member?

    Both members are quite active on preparing blogs and providing helpful feedback for audience

    How did you come to know this member in the community?

    By Working on threads in EHS area

    What have you learned from this member?

    Mainly some knowledge gaps could be removed (e.g, area of EHC OCC) 

     

    (0) 
  26. Caroleigh Deneen Post author

    Thank you to all who have submitted nominations for SAP Appreciation Awards! Nominations closed July 17, 2017 at 1PM EST, no further nominations can be accepted.

    I am delighted by the kind words of appreciation shared and the diversity of nominated members. I have enjoyed broadening my network based on the nominations of members with whom I was not familiar.

    I hope the community will help continue to celebrate these contributors in the period of voting planned to open on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Details on how to vote will be shared at that time.

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