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SAP Fosters Co-Innovation in China Through New Online Collaboration Tools for the Local Community Network


SHANGHAI, China . Reinforcing its commitment to the Asia-Pacific region and to online community network collaboration, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced significant new offerings for its China-based ecosystem, including publically available content relevant for the Chinese market. The company has built new online discussion areas, forums, wikis and blogs for its SAP® Community Network China, enabling members to share knowledge and experiences on numerous solution areas and industry topics. The announcement was made at SAP® TechEd 2009, the company’s largest ecosystem education event, being held November 11-12 in Shanghai, China.

Recent updates to SAP Community Network China include:

* Relevant new discussion areas, including the topics of product lifecycle management (PLM), customer relationship management (CRM), SAP® Business Suite 7 and areas addressing the automotive, manufacturing and consumer products industries.
* Fourteen discussion forums covering various hot topics important to the Chinese market, such as the enterprise resource planning (ERP) application, SAP® ERP; process integration; master data management; business intelligence; automotive solutions; and governance, risk and compliance – all in Chinese language to serve the local technologists and business process experts.
* Five new wikis now available in Chinese, addressing the areas of ABAP, SAP Business Suite 7, CRM, product after-sales service and a best practice guide.
* A new Chinese blog system launched in August 2009 that already sees 41,000 unique visitors per month.

“China is a rapidly growing region with a community eager to share knowledge,” said Mark Yolton, senior vice president, SAP Community Network, SAP AG. “Our goal is to build efficient and expedient methods for sharing information – in that audience’s native tongue, as well as in English throughout the larger global SAP Community Network – to accelerate innovation and promote knowledge exchange.”

SAP also recently announced a series of new tools and features available to the nearly 2 million members of its global SAP Community Network (see “SAP Delivers Co-Innovation Directly to its Ecosystem Community Members”). SAP Community Network is an active and vibrant community of customers, partners, employees and other thought leaders from around the world who share knowledge and experience on numerous SAP-related topics. The communities provide an open environment for experts to collaborate openly through interactive blogs, wikis and forums, giving members access to information and trusted resources – such as e-learning, technical whitepapers, articles, software downloads, process models, webinars and a variety of formats and topics – so they can truly co-innovate to solve problems and obtain fast, high-quality responses to technology and business questions.

SAP invites new members to explore and join its vibrant online communities at


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