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…and into the Cloud with your PDF Business Documents

PDF forms are omnipresent, in both your private affairs in the business world. They enable you to prepare your tax declaration, pay your electricity bill, or dispatch invoices. And that's exactly what you can do using SAP Forms by Adobe with your SAP application.

For example, you can:

  • Create interactive forms that look exactly like their paper counterparts

  • Work with forms in online and offline scenarios

  • Annotate PDF documents and collaborate on PDF document reviews

  • Capture data using forms and import this data directly into the SAP system

  • Digitally sign PDF documents

  • Embed other file formats inside PDF documents as attachments

  • Print all the forms available in your scenario

Here are some typical use cases for what you can do with SAP Forms by Adobe:

Use Case 1: You want to perform a mass output of invoices, using output forms for printing, archiving, or sending by e-mail. You can

  • Define your forms in ABAP Workbench (Form Builder).

  • Control the output from your SAP application.

Use Case 2: You offer offline input of electricity meter readings in a form which the customer receives by e-mail and returns once completed. So you would

  • Define your forms in ABAP Workbench (Form Builder).

  • Perform the inbound processing of returned forms.

Use Case 3:  You need to display, enter, and correct customer data with direct access and logon to your SAP system. Simply

  • Define the form in your Web Dynpro development environment (if the form is part of a Web Dynpro application).

  • Enter your data online or offline (after download).

  • Perform the inbound processing of completed forms.

Use Case 4: Perform the tasks described above, using the SAP Forms by Adobe REST API to connect to a Web application.


Having gone this far and supposing that you probably do not want to do without these features, let's see in detail how the SAP Forms by Adobe setup is designed:

How it works
What you need to do
How to try out