In my Better. Faster. Stronger. The SAP Community Network ... Coming Soon on a New, Modern Platform!, I announced our plans to migrate the core of our current SCN social media platform to the Jive Social Business System (internally dubbed “Project SCNergy”). With Jive’s announcement last week that its version 5 is now generally available (GA), I thought it would be a good time to introduce one of the coolest new aspects of Jive 5 that will fundamentally add value to your SCN experience – and in much the same way that other familiar social networks, like Facebook and Twitter and Google+, do today.
It’s a new concept simply, yet appropriately, called “What Matters”.
Today on SCN, one of the biggest challenges for any user is navigating and identifying the content that is most interesting and relevant. To me, it often feels like drinking from the firehose... just too much good information coming at me so fast that I can't possibly pick-out what's most important and give it my attention.
With “What Matters” in Jive 5, the information finds you. This isn’t a single feature, but rather a space which personalizes and customizes each member’s experience, allowing each of us to follow and find experts, and to see the freshest and highest-quality content with every visit. Essentially, it’s undeviating access for members to see only what matters most to them: people, updates, and information.
While we’re still developing the actual look and feel of the new SCN, I would like to show Jive’s own video of “What Matters” so you can see what is possible.
Do keep in mind not to get bogged down in the graphic and format details of “how will feature X or feature Y look within SCN” – the SAP Community Network team is currently hard at work to make certain the user interface will benefit the members. For now, we wanted to give you a sense of some key benefits you will experience with our migration and platform modernization.
Let us know what you think! Stay tuned for more “cool tool” highlights.
Here's more info on the Jive Social Business System, which will be one of the fundamental foundation elements of the future SCN (along with SAP Portal, SAP MDM, SAP HANA in the background, and much more).
(Please Note: Features and site design for SCN’s implementation are currently under development)