OREANDA-NEWS. September 22, 2016. At SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando, we announced the beginning of open beta for the new SAP community platform. This week at SAP TechEd in Las Vegas, we announced that the official transition from SAP Community Network to the communitys new home will happen on October 10.

On October 10, SAP Community Network moves to a new home

As in life, moving homes, while exciting, is not an easy task. This is true for us too. Well be coordinating the move, and we may ask you to pack a few things to bring from SAP Community Network. A beloved avatar perhaps? But dont worry, we wont ask you to help us carry the sofa.

As you settle in, youll find that the new home will offer many luxuries not available currently. At the same time, youll see that construction is far from complete. Well add even more amenities to make things more comfortable.

In many ways, you serve as our architects, guiding what we create. This announcement does not change that. Beta testing will continue until October 7, and even after we go live, well prioritize additional features in response to your ongoing input. Feedback is very important to us, as it allows us to design the community with you.

In addition to encouraging your feedback, we asked you to grade us. We recently conducted a satisfaction survey. On a scale of 1.0 to 5.0, we scored a 3.46. We had set the bar for ourselves at 3.0, meaning if we didnt score 3.0 or higher, we would postpone launch.

Clearly 3.46, while positive, isnt perfect. Members stressed that finding information needs to be easier. So in the weeks leading up to launch, well focus on key areas such as navigation, search, and tagging and this focus will remain immediately after launch too.

Members have done an excellent job communicating their concerns to us. We want our communications back to members to be equally admirable. Approaching launch (and moving beyond), we will provide more details about the latest important upgrades weve made to our home, as well as spell out our plans to develop new features.

With the new community home, improvements will come in iterations. Through the remainder of 2016 and well into 2017, well rethink, add, refine. Youll be involved every step of the way.

The comments I see from members has reinforced a fact I long knew: This community cares. Its filled with passionate people. Sometimes this leads to tough love, however criticism reflects the dedication of members.

Our commitment to you is no less than your commitment to the community. Together, we are loyal to this home we share a place where can people can learn, offer insight, and connect.

Were partners. More than that, were family. Lets stay united to build and renovate what we all dream of the best SAP community home possible.