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 ABAP||SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe|
|Lower Total Cost of Infrastructure (TCI)||Printing – No additional effort/WSIWYG|
|Leverage existing ABAP skills||Strong 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)
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.