Sweater-Tie Count Update: 

As of Tuesday, April 24th we have an official count of 467 Sweater-Tie photos! We are well on our way to 1,000 Sweater-Tie’s, thanks to everyone for sending in their pics.

 

 

What do enterprise collaboration and business intelligence (BI) have in common this year? Both are in the top 10 CIO priorities for 2012. Both tie together capabilities that help businesses make collaborative decisions. And both support having some serious fun while raising funds for local charities.

The SAP Vancouver team is bringing attention to the clothing charity, Dress for Success Vancouver, with Sweater-Tie Tuesdays. Dress for Success Vancouver promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Learn more about Dress for Success.

What Is Sweater-Tie Tuesday, and How Did It Start?

It doesn’t happen very oftenin fact almost never. But sometimes, just sometimes, fashion and business software collide. That’s what happened Tuesday, January 10, 2012 when a small group from the SAP BI 4.0 solutions and SAP StreamWork teams in Vancouver decided to start Sweater-Tie Tuesdays, (the business version of Hawaiian shirt Fridays).

It didn’t take long for the trend to catch on; and soon Sweater-Tie pictures were pouring in from SAP offices around the globe. To date, more than 100 pictures have been send in from places like Kuala Lumpur, Budapest, Sydney, Waldorf, Paris, Newtown Square, Palo Alto, and Vancouver. SAP Vancouver support, SAP StreamWork, and other teams are joining together to share their spirit and Sweater-Tie love.

And Sweater-Tie Tuesday isn’t just for guys. Everyone is rockin’ the Sweater-Tie, and several Sweater-Scarves have also been spotted. Check out the pictures below, and see how SAP employees, partners, and customers are having some serious fun rockin’ the Sweater-Tie.

 

How can you get involved?

Show your support by wearing your best Sweater-Tie or Sweater-Scarf on Tuesdays and send us your picture. Stay connected with the #SweaterTie movement on Twitter and Facebook to see the latest pictures and vote for your favorites. The SAP Vancouver team is hoping to reach a goal of 1,000 Sweater-Tie Tuesday photos in 2012 and if we do, for every photo received SAP will donate $1 to Dress for Success Vancouver.

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