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Smartform vs Adobe POs in SRM 5.0


Is Smartforms still the preferred tool for developing PO type documents in SRM 5.0? If it's not and one could use Adobe, does it matter which option is taken?

I haven't seen the Adobe format option in the config so I'm assuming that at this point it's not available.


Jerry Martinek

Former Member

Hi Jerry,

Smartforms are still used in SRM 5.0.

Adobe & SAP partnership aims to handle all SAP output through Adobe technology.

In SRM 5.0, only few new scenarios are using Adobe forms instead of Smartforms (like skill template in SRM 4.0 for "Request external staff" scenario): Invoice Management System (IMS).

If Adobe Document Server is installed, then you can design forms using Adobe Designer instead of Smarforms.

And the end, the result is the same: a PDF document.

But Adobe Designer is much more flexible than Smartforms, and can also be used to build interactive forms (the content is then interpreted by the application, like for IMS).



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