Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement

The Growth Matters Network is a community for small and midmarket businesses to learn, share and connect on topics to help grow and transform their businesses. Share your stories. Engage on ideas. Get perspective on best practices and lessons learned. To ensure our content is relevant for all our members, we’ve created a Rules of Engagement to guide conversations.

  • Log in to fully participate. Not only do you gain access to unlimited content but the ability to post to forums and give feedback to others through likes and comments.
  • Your voice is important. The Growth Matters Network is for members to engage about business related challenges and successes. We welcome your contributions.
  • Be yourself. The idea of the Growth Matters Network is to represent yourself authentically. Use your real identity to build your own personal brand. Provide as much information as you can in your profile. Using someone else’s contact information is prohibited. It is also strongly recommended that you post a photo of yourself. Do not post photos of others or graphics. Such content could be subject to moderation and removed.
  • Company logos. Members of Growth Matters Network cannot use their company logo as their profile photo. Use a real authentic photo of yourself.
  • Avoid slang. There are many languages and cultures represented in the Growth Matters Network. The main language of the Growth Matters Network is English.
  • Share expertise transparently. We are a community based site that encourages public knowledge sharing. Be open about your knowledge and how you obtained it.
  • Avoid solicitations. Avoid marketing your company’s products and services. If you want people to know your affiliation with your company, put those details in your profile to make the information available to the community. Do not embed links to promotional ads in your posts.
  • Be professional and courteous. Temper negative emotions, keeping communications professional. Do not berate other members for asking questions or posting something you don’t like.
  • Original content. Make sure your content is original and unique. Please adhere to the copyrights of other users, sites, and media.
  • Provide support feedback through the correct channel.The Growth Matters Network is a thought leadership community, a place for conversations with other small and midmarket businesses. It is not a support channel for SAP products. Contact the Customer Interaction Center.

Grounds for Rejections of Posts

There are a few things you cannot do in the Growth Matters Network. These are actions that could lead to removal of your content. Please be diligent and avoid these behaviors.

  • Defaming another member: Posting content that discriminates against members based on any perceived differences, including but not limited to differences in culture, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and physical ability. Read more on SAP’s diversity values.
  • Copyright infringement: The Terms of Use require that all content submitted to the Growth Matters Network be original content created by the author or reproduced with the permission of the copyright owner.

More about Copyright

Copyright gives authors and creators the exclusive right to make copies, license, and/or otherwise exploit content, regardless of the media.

See for more information. Copying someone else’s work into your own post may violate copyright laws. Please do not copy other people’s work without first gaining written permission from the original author or source. This includes SAP help files and training materials.

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