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HCM Processes and Forms” is a framework which can be used by customers to create customer

business specific processes. The user Interface used by “HCM Processes and Forms” is Interactive

Adobe by SAP. Due to License costs, usability, customer always asked for an alternative User Interface, Infact many customer did implement

custom solution with WD ABAP interface. Now, Processes and Forms will be delivered with the additional user interface which is

based on web dynpro ABAP technology as a standard solution as part of HCM renewal 1:0.

New alternative is based on Web Dynpro ABAP technology

  • New Forms Design Tool
  • New Presentation Layer

This is an additional user interface and would not be a replacement for existing SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe. Customers can choose the technology as per their requirement.

Lets try to stack the two technologies based upon their advantages:

SAP Web Dynpro ABAPSAP Interactive Forms by Adobe
Lower Total Cost of Infrastructure (TCI)Printing – No additional effort/WSIWYG
Leverage existing ABAP skillsStrong forms workbench

Better translation support (i.e., 1 form for  multiple languages)

Looks like the paper solution you are

already familiar with (i.e., no training)

Improved UI element capabilities like more  robust help values (F4), table object

Supported by traditional SAP mechanisms  (e.g., notes, support packages)

This can be achieved with new customisation available in HRASR_DT as shown below

Form Type has both options available ie FPM Form for WD ABAP and Adobe form well for Adobe.

Now if you click on display button it will open the portal version to work on the forms and add elements etc

If you select preview you ll see how it looks

This is currently in Ramp up and would be available by Q3 2012. More information can be obtained from here www.service.sap.com/rampup

In order to execute processes based on FPM WD ABAP forms, please use the WD ABAP application ASR_PROCESS_EXECUTE_OVP and the application

configuration ASR_PROCESS_EXECUTE_OVP_CFG. Also in launch pad set Application Alias=START_EMPLOYEE.

-  SAP NOTE 1805346 Old Applications dont support Web Dynpro UI based processes

PS : Please note i havent explained what can be done with new WD ABAP based Processes and Forms, this is just a snapshot.