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SAP NetWeaver - Form Printing SAP Smart Forms (BC-XSF)

"Certification for this integration scenario with the most recent version of SAP solutions is available only upon request, if SAP resources are available. Please contact icc@sap.com or icc-info@sap.com for more information."In addition to the technical interface specifications, please also refer to the applicable SAP Solution Manager Ready.

BC-XSF is an XML interface for printing SAP Smart Forms. It lets you connect SAP Smart Forms to external text management and form printing tools. The interface provides all form data from SAP R/3 but does not include layout information such as fonts or page size--these are defined by the external system. To read an XSF stream, an external system complies with the form's XML document type definition (DTD). The BC-XSF interface is particularly useful for bulk mail processing since external systems can sort document data from the interface and forward the documents for bundling in conventional mail.

Getting Started

The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) highly recommends that ISVs and partners, who are interested in certifying an integration of their product with SAP solutions, begin with our page Getting Started with Integration and Certification that explains the SAP ICC services and describes the process how to obtain them. This page helps you select the correct integration scenario and contains technical information, streaming media presentations, step-by-step guides, and much more.

Technical Documentation

SAP NetWeaver 7.0 + Enhancement Packs and newer SAP NetWeaver releases

BC-XSF was introduced as a certifiable release earlier.

There were no changes to BC-XSF in this releases.

Test System Recommendation from ICC

SAP RAC Service: The quickest way to gain access to an SAP system suitable for integration testing is via the SAP Remote Access and Connectivity Service (SAP RAC), which provides access to shared and exclusive-use hosted test systems.

Description about available test system options: Read SAP ICC consultant Martin Vierling's blog about Integrating to SAP Solutions - Test System Opportunities for independent Software Vendors, where you can find the options of hosted SAP Test Systems and recommendations, if the hosted test system option is suitable for your certification.

Price List

10,000 Euro per Certification (Euro currency applicable to all countries).

To understand all services and benefits included in this fee, please refer to the Getting Started Page.

Benefits of Certification

Customers using SAP-certified solutions in their SAP environment, as well as the ISVs and partners offering these, experience great benefits such as shorter implementation times, technical enablement, and marketing assets that certification provides. Please visit the 'Certification Benefits overview page' for more information.

  • After successful certification testing the ISV solution can be advertised with one of the following logos, depending on the used technology platform:

Important Links:

SAP Smart Forms

This is the central homepage for SAP NetWeaver capabilities on SDN.

SAP Training and Help:
Please refer to
SAP Education.
Course Name: BC 470 - SAP Smart Forms

ICC Webinar: You are invited to join our introductory webinars - hosted by the SAP Integration and Certification Center in regular intervals. For a schedule and recordings got to the page "SAP Integration and Certification Webinar Series".

Apply for ICC Services right away - please fill in the SAP ICC online application form

SAP Application Development partner directory: The certified solution is listed in our SAP Application Development partner directory.

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