My name is Melanie and I’m a new member of the community team running the Systematic Community. As part of my role, I have been leading the team in working hard behind the scenes to launch this new and improved version of the Systematic community. I am so glad to welcome you here! I wanted to personally welcome you all and walk you through some of the updates and new features you will notice on this new site.
A New Home for Systematic
The first, and most noticeable update, is our new community platform! This new platform comes with a host of new features and capabilities that will allow us to better support the volume of activity we've seen as our communities have grown astronomically over the past few years. This new platform also gives us the ability to create custom discussion boards, award badges and ranks based on community activity, organize content in a more streamlined way, and much, much more.
Structure & Navigation Updates
For those of you who were familiar with our previous community iterations, you may notice a bit of a change to the way things are structured! We've now moved our two legacy user communities - Workato Pros and Systematic+ under one roof! Both communities can now be found from our front-page navigation, and each section has its own look and feel, so you'll never be confused on where in the community you are! Please read below for an overview of each space, and once you find the community that best fits your needs, don't forget to subscribe and update your email preferences so you can stay up-to-date on all the important
First, the entire community is now known as the Systematic Community. This will now include both of our sub-communities under the main Systematic umbrella - Automation Pros (now referred to as Workato Pros), and Systematic (now known as Systematic+).
Workato Pros will still function as a general advice & best practice forum for Workato specifically, but will now be open to the public and searchable on Google - making our content easier to find, and more likely to help others looking to expand their Workato knowledge.
This space will also be segmented by topic to make things a bit easier to find. Initially, we’ll have a separate space for general discussion and FAQs, but moving forward we’re looking at having more segmented discussion boards like dedicated spaces for different product use cases, and more!
Systematic+ will still be the same private, vendor-agnostic community you know and love, and will still require membership approval to join.
The main change to Systematic will be that the discussion forums will be a bit more organized, with individual spaces for general discussion, vendor evaluation, and community resources.
This is your non-technical space, that you can visit for Workato news & announcements, events, our jobs board, and more. The Welcome Lounge is also the home to the Community Chat community, your go-to place for discussion and feedback around the community itself, as well as off-topic conversations with your fellow community members.
Are you Game?
See where you measure up against fellow community members through our new gamification program. This program offers badges, rankings, and leaderboards so you can be recognized for your accomplishments and measure your progress compared to your fellow community members.
Earn badges for key actions within the community such as giving kudos, posting content, and connecting with other users! Our beta includes a list of beginner badges, but we will be building out the list of badges over the next few weeks to span all user types and demographics in our community. Check out your profile for a list of available and earned badges!
As you complete key actions and earn badges, you will level up on our ranking ladder! Your rank name & icon will appear next to your name when posting on the community. Our ranks are based on a kitchen, as a play on our Workato Recipes, so you will start as an Apprentice Chef and level up to a Celebrity Chef as you become more active and engaged on the community. We will also be building out our ranks to include things like Automation Pro Certified & Category training in the future as well!
Once you’ve begun earning badges and leveling up in the rank ladder, the community can help you take the next step in your automation career with our new Business Systems Jobs Board. Search for open positions or post an opening of your own for thousands of skilled automation professionals to see. I’m particularly excited about this new space, as I think it’ll really help highlight the community as a place where our members can grow their careers and find amazing team members.