In addition to SAPscript and Smart Forms, SAP Adobe Forms – a result of cooperation between SAP and Adobe – represent state-of-the-art print technology in the SAP system available in SAP NetWeaver ‘04. Thanks to the successful cooperation, SAP users can use forms in a commonly known and accepted PDF format.
Instead of paper
The key advantage of Adobe Forms is the possibility of creating forms in which data entered by the user can be saved. In business processes, such forms can replace hardcopy documents which can easily get lost or damaged. The costs associated with paper documents (print, storage and distribution) and the time needed to process them are also worth considering.
The data from completed forms do not need to be manually entered into the system, as is the case with hardcopy forms, but can be directly imported into SAP or used in any SAP operation, such as, for instance, creation of a material, generation of a requisition or placement of an order.
Adobe forms use XML format to store the entered data and layout information. Thanks to this standard, the process of exchanging information between the SAP system and final users has been made uniform. The PDF format ...