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Guided Procedures explorations: Scenario using Interactive Forms and Visual Composer

Ín this blog I’d like to point out one of the most suitable use cases for Guided Procedures and show you a demo implementation.

Think first about the wide range of paper form processes in your company. There are many paper forms filled out and send around through all contributors with a huge time delay, no monitoring capabilities and state-information…

Such processes are e.g.


  • Newspaper subscription
  • Maintenance requirement
  • Requests
    (car, hardware, software …)
  • Registrations
    (fitness, visitor …)


How advantageous would it be to substitute them by easy to build electronic processes using Adobe PDF-Forms instead of paper forms? You will get a big improvements concerning process times, monitoring capabilities, the process is accessible at any time and location…

Think also about the possibility of Interactive Forms to use them as offline Forms. Interactive Forms can be send as emails and filled out offline. They will be automatically returned to the server when the user is online. Therefore you can reach users just working offline or mainly with emails.

I don’t want to be much theoretical just let me give you now an example of such a process using just this technique.




This figure shows the process flow of an easy car order process. As you can see there are 5 Persons involved and the flow is mainly sequential. So far this it is a paper based process till the last step, where a fax is send to the car dealer.


Let’s have now a look on an electronic solution using the capabilities of Guided Procedures and the NetWeaver “toolbox”. We thought therefore about an easy and code free development.




As you can see in the figure above the process contains in the first two steps Interactive Forms followed by steps using Visual Composer UI’s till finally an email is send to the car dealer. The complete data is handled by the Guided Procedures Process Context who take care that each of the steps gets the necessary data.


The result is a fast monitored and electronic process, getting you rid of all the paper work.


The following video shows the implemented process as described above.




Hope you enjoyed this sample implementation about a Guided Procedure process using Interactive Forms. Hope some of you will post similar blogs or join a discussion about Guided Procedure use cases in the Discussion area above.


Regards Robert

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