Manage Documents with More Efficiency and Less Effort Using the SAP Business Document Service and SAP Desktop Office Integration

  • by Philip Bremner, Contract Programmer, Visual SAP
  • November 15, 2003
Making it easy to store and access documents in a coordinated and centralized way delivers very real rewards for your organization. While you can create a homegrown solution or purchase an off-the-shelf product for this purpose, if you are running SAP Release 4.6A or higher you already have a robust and flexible document management solution at your fingertips. This article introduces SAP’s Knowledge Provider document management infrastructure and, using a downloadable demo program as an example, shows you how to enable its capabilities through the Business Document Service (BDS) interface and incorporate Desktop Office Integration (DOI) functionality so that users can view, edit, and create different types of documents from within a single SAPGUI screen.

Philip Bremner

Philip Bremner is a contract programmer at Visual SAP, where he specializes in SAP DOI, BDS, ALV Grid Control, and Control Framework programming. He has 10 years of programming experience in ABAP, Visual C++, and Visual Basic, and is a Microsoft Certified Professional holding nine Microsoft certifications. Philip currently has a B.S. in industrial engineering from the State University of New York, Buffalo, and a B.S. in computer science from California State University, Bakersfield.

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