SCN and LinkedIn sync with new application

By Nathan Dukes

SAP’s continuing relationship with LinkedIn has beared fruits once gain, with the release of the SAP Community Bio application.

The application allows members of both the SAP Community Network and LinkedIn to benefit from better visibility of SAP skills and experience in their profiles.

SAP Community Bio application will enable members to sync their LinkedIn and SAP Community Network profiles.

This dual-community connection will allow LinkedIn members to have their profiles automatically updated to reflect their credentials on SAP Community Network, including key metrics that reflect participation and expertise contributed within the community network.

The information displayed in SAP Community Bio will indicate SAP Community Network membership status, areas and topics of expertise, and active contributor status such as latest blogs and expert forum answers.

Mark Yolton, senior vice president of SAP Community Network at SAP AG, said the product drives value for users, be they individuals or companies.

“Connecting qualified, talented individuals with SAP skills to jobs in the global marketplace further complements and strengthens the SAP ecosystem and we are pleased to launch this initial collaboration between SAP and LinkedIn,” he said.

SAP said the product offers IT decision makers a simple way to quickly locate and qualify SAP experts and service proviers using LinkedIn.  

Ellen Levy, vice president of Corporate Development & Strategy at LinkedIn, said having the ability to find and leverage the right business connections is an invaluable asset in today’s global economy.

“As the world’s largest professional network, LinkedIn helps people market their skills around the world so they can find new business opportunities and partners. Our collaboration with SAP will create a faster connection between SAP experts and their target customers,” she said.

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional social network, with a membership of over 49 million professionals in more than 170 industries and 200 countries.

To download the SAP Community Bio application to your LinkedIn profile, visit:
http://www.linkedin.com/opensocialInstallation/preview?_ch_panel_id=1&_applicationId=2600.

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