Interactive Forms Review - SDN Day 2008 - Las Vegas

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Interactive Forms Review - SDN Day 2008 - Las Vegas

  1. 1. Interactive Forms Review At SAP Community Day 2008 Juergen Hauser Blair Powell Adobe Systems Inc. ® Copyright 2008 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. 1
  2. 2. Agenda Adobe-SAP Partnership Form Scenarios Identifying Business Processes for Forms Usage “Lead Processing” Example in CRM Run-time Architecture Adobe LiveCycle Designer 8.1 Demo SAP’s Forms Strategy SAP’S Roadmap for Interactive Forms ® Copyright 2008 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. . 2
  3. 3. SAP and Adobe - Strategic partnership since 2002 Making user experiences with SAP software easy and engaging - everywhere PDF forms Integrated as “Document Service” in SAP NetWeaver Available in SAP ERP and CRM as print and interactive forms Interactive forms enabling new, forms-based engagement model for SAP users Enterprise learning Acrobat Connect Professional integrated in SAP Enterprise Learning and available standalone Enabling virtual classrooms and meeting rooms for SAP users Rich Internet Applications Components of Adobe Flex integrated in SAP Visual Composer Enables easy creation of engaging Flash dashboards for SAP Analytics ® Copyright 2008 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. . 3
  4. 4. Forms Scenarios SAP NetWeaver Application Server Online Interactive Form Scenario SAP system access needed Full integration into Web Dynpro for Browser with Java and ABAP frameworks Adobe Reader plug-in Context-sensitive value help, online checks Offline Interactive Form Scenario Down- / Upload No SAP system access needed Static value help, static checking, simple arithmetic calculations E-mail / Adobe Reader HTTP Self-contained PDF (XML data+layout) offline Form Printing Scenario ’Classic’ form processing, not interactive Archive Output documents are printed, e-mailed, archived or faxed Print E-mail ® Copyright 2008 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. . 4
  5. 5. Identifying Business Processes for Interactive Forms Usage Business Processes that have the following requirements are good candidates for adoption of SAP Interactive Forms Offline forms interaction with business users Simple UI for interaction with occasional SAP users Flexible forms-based UI which can be easily customized Communicate/collaborate with external parties (quot;external communityquot;) Form layout to match the exact print layout (“well known forms”) Approval processes before data is stored in the backend Transformation of paper-based processes into electronic processes ® Copyright 2008 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. . 5
  6. 6. Lead Processing with Interactive Forms — Process Flow Brand Owner (SAP CRM) Brand Owner (SAP CRM) Lead 4711 Email: Sales Partner: “Lead 4711” ED Systems Internet Internet Channel Partner (Email Client + Adobe Acrobat Reader) Channel Partner (Email Client + Adobe Acrobat Reader) Email: “Lead 4711” (updated) ® Copyright 2008 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. . 6
  7. 7. Run-Time Architecture SAP NetWeaver Application Server J2EE Stack ABAP Stack Application Code (Java) Application Code (ABAP) PDF Object (Java) PDF Object (ABAP) Web Services Web Services SOAP* Web Services SOAP Document Service EJB* Adobe Document Services Core Components *SOAP = Simple Object Access Protocol, EJB = Enterprise Java Bean ® Copyright 2008 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. . 7
  8. 8. Adobe LiveCycle Designer 8.1 Demo ® Copyright 2008 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.. 8
  9. 9. Interactive Forms at Sap TechEd 2008 COMP300, Best Practices for Designing Forms with SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe, Lecture (1 hour) LCM262, Creating PDF-Based Print Forms with SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe, Hands-on (2 hours) COMP265, Creating a Real-Life Application with SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe and Web Dynpro for Java, Hands-on (2 hours) SIM266, Security Aspects in SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe, Hands-on (2 hours) UP266, Bring Your Existing Business Workflows into a New Dimension by Utilizing SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe, Hands-on (2 hours) UP361, Adding Dynamic Features to Your SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe, Hands-on (2 hours) ® Copyright 2008 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. . 9
  10. 10. ® Copyright 2008 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. . 10

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