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Reputation Overview

The SAP Community has a reputation program that encourages quality contributions, thanks members for participating and showcases expertise.

SAP Community Reputation Program

SAP Community is a dynamic, diverse community. Being part of this vibrant, passionate community is like being part of a family. As you become active on SAP Community, you will grow your knowledge, build an expert reputation and make friends. Established members benefit from the collaboration, guidance, and support that come with a strong, tight-knit professional network.

Regular participation is important for getting the most out of your engagement within the community. Not only do you receive ongoing feedback and interactive discussions, but being active on SAP Community is also a rewarding experience. To support the experience, we have established a reputation program with game mechanics to measure quality, thank you for contributions, and help you establish credibility and visibility as a leader in the community – all while having fun.

What's Available


A "mission" is like a virtual quest, challenging you to complete certain requirements to earn a badge. Requirements include actions like providing feedback on content, writing a blog post, answering a question, or being recognized as an outstanding quality contributor. Some missions are progression missions, where you must complete the first mission to unlock the next in the progression. Others are stand-alone missions, with no ties to other missions. Learn more about what missions and badges you can earn on the Missions and Badges overview. View your available, earned and mission progress on My Missions (login required).


Badges are icons you earn once you’ve completed a mission. These symbols give you an opportunity to display what you’ve done and your accomplishments during your SAP Community journey. Earned badges are displayed on your SAP Universal Profile.  

Karma Credits

Once you’ve become a member of the SAP Community and active in Q & A, you will start accumulating Karma Credits. Since the SAP Community Reputation Program is focused on quality contributions over activity, these credits are only displayed to you, to help you keep track of how your contributions in Q & A are being received. Your Karma Credit total can be found in the sub-header when you are logged in on Q & A.

Roles & Status

We use role icons to recognize community moderators and SAP mentors. This is an easy way to help you find and recognize these valued members. You can also know who works for SAP, based on the SAP Employee icon. Role icons are shown in each member’s universal profile, as well as on the content they contribute.


We share a variety of simple totals that summarize important aspects of each member’s activity and how other community members respond to it. These counters are used to provide an objective summary of your activities on the SAP Community, and include things like your follower count, total likes you receive on blog posts and comments, and the count of up-votes you get on questions and answers.

Legacy Reputation

If you know what is meant by the “Jive platform” then you know why we couldn’t switch platforms without providing a record of your accomplishments from when SAP Community was called SCN. The Legacy Reputation is a representation of your reputation earned on the Jive platform, and includes your lifetime points, level, and badges you earned before the platform switch.

Karma Credits Overview

You earn karma credits by doing positive things in Q & A, such as having your answer accepted or receiving an up-vote. Karma credits will help you understand how your participation in Q & A is being perceived by other members and the reputation and trust they are earning.

Since the SAP reputation program has shifted its focus away from points, you can only see your own karma credit total. Hiding other members’ karma credit from public display encourages quality contributions over quantity, and lessens competition.

Moderators can see the karma credit total and a karma credit history for all members.

Karma credits are earned for the following:

Positive Feedback in Q & A

Karma Credits

Having an answer accepted

+ 10

Additional positive feedback on content



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