Streamline Business Processes and Increase User Productivity with SAP NetWeaver: Build Forms-Based Web Dynpro Applications Using Interactive Forms Based on Adobe Software

  • by Marc Chan, Senior Consultant, SAP NetWeaver Regional Implementation Group (RIG), Asia-Pacific Region, SAP Hong Kong
  • Markus Meisl, SAP NetWeaver Product Manager, Forms Technology, SAP AG
  • January 15, 2006
Until now, users have required direct access to the back-end system to carry out daily business tasks, such as entering sales order information, which can be problematic for remote or offsite users. SAP NetWeaver ’04 offers a new technology called Interactive Forms based on Adobe software that changes all this. Leveraging the presentation and information exchange capabilities of Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF), Interactive Forms enables users to take parts of their business processes offline by entering data into form fields and then uploading the data in the fields to the back-end system, increasing efficiency and reducing the risk of data entry errors. Using an example, this article show developers how to build and deploy a custom data-entry form using Interactive Forms within a Web Dynpro application.

Marc Chan

Marc Chan joined SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California, in 2001. As a Product Manager and a Regional Implementation Group (RIG) Consultant in the US, Marc worked on numerous SAP Web Application Server (SAP Web AS) development projects. One of these projects was the development of the Adobe document services, on which he assisted both the Adobe and SAP development groups. Now based in Hong Kong, Marc is currently a Senior Consultant in the SAP NetWeaver RIG for the Asia-Pacific Region, where his primary focus is rolling out the technical and implementation details of the SAP Web AS technology. He is also responsible for assisting with customer implementations, and relaying the results and challenges of these projects to the development organization to help with future improvements.

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Markus Meisl

Since joining SAP in 1998, Markus Meisl has held a variety of positions on product management and rollout teams. In his current role, he works in the SAP NetWeaver Product Management organization and is responsible for the rollout of SAP forms technology (particularly Interactive Forms based on Adobe software).

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