As the market for social software evolves, I’m convinced that if we want to enable social in a meaningful way, we have to inject business context to where we socialize. And in turn we need to invoke social where ever people need it the most – in their applications, on their devices and anywhere else where they need the best minds to wrap around gnarly business problems. That’s the kind of social we’re building here at SAP. And we’re hiring product managers who have the ambition to own and execute this promise we have made to our customers.
Here’s a synopsis of how were thinking of social, by Alex Williams at Techcrunch. I encourage you to read the entire article but some excerpts for you:
“Instead of Jam’s collaboration tools existing in a silo, SAP is instead focusing on integrating them into a suite of business apps through what it calls “social glue” designed to bind social networking with its CRM, HCM, Finance, and other apps.”
“If SAP pulls this off, then it will have cracked the nut on what is missing at the moment with social networking offerings in the enterprise space. It’s not about social for the sake of social. It’s instead about decreasing the friction so people can simply do a better job in getting their work done.”
“The next step is to make social something that is invisible. Something that is not even noticed. And that’s what I like about Jam. It is not social for the sake of social. It just helps people get the job done.”
If you subscribe to a similar view that social in the enterprise can be much more than what we’ve seen to date, and you know how to build products that radically enhance how people work, we’d love to hear from you. Take a look at the job req here and consider applying. Look forward to hearing from you.
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