The creation of high-quality documents from IT systems is essential for every company, as these documents are the company’s business card.
SAP provides various technologies for generating documents. They are based either on old SAP technologies such as SAPScript or SmartForms, or on Adobe’s PDF technology. In addition, there are third-party solutions that are integrated via an interface. However, from the point of view of application maintenance, all of these solutions are cost-intensive and inflexible. For modifications, SAP specialists with software development skills are required, which involves high costs and lead time.
DocBuilder provides flexible form generation with easily accessible maintenance technology. The solution is integrated directly into the SAP system and can be put into production after a few hours of configuration work.
The customer works with the trusted tool, Microsoft Word, and the linkage to the SAP attributes occurs via the well- known functionality of serial letter fields. The solution is intelligent and can process important objects such as images, if-then tests, tables, signatures, text building blocks, different languages and amenities in the standard. Output is done as desired in Word, Adobe PDF or in e-mail templates with direct integration in MS Exchange and/or an archive.
DocBuilder per se – the centrepiece of the solution – is installed on the SAP Netweaver system as an add-on for SAP ABAP. The add-on is delivered in TeamWork’s own namespace, so that no conflicts with the native code can occur. By means of the add-on, the data is retrieved from the SAP system or other source systems, prepared, and assigned to the document tags. DocBuilder transmits the prepared data and the template to DocRenderer as an XML file via the http(s) protocol, and saves the finished document.
The second component is DocRenderer, a Java EE servlet. From the data prepared in DocBuilder, the recipe, and the template, it generates the actual document and returns it via http(s) to DocBuilder as an XML file. DocBuilder saves the document in a document archive and/or outputs it as a Word or PDF document.
DocModeler is also delivered as an add-on for SAP ABAP. It allows a department to use a web browser to maintain templates based on Microsoft Word, to define text building blocks and enrich them with additional data. In addition, DocModeler includes a Microsoft Word add-in that displays the tags that are maintained in SAP and makes it possible to easily insert them as mail merge fields.
DocBuilder can be implemented with SAP S/4HANA as well as SAP ERP ECC, is available on-premise and in the Cloud, and is preconfigured in various configurations, including:
HCM, Finance + Logistics, REFX, CRM.
Gilgen DS creates individualised and sometimes very complex offers, which were created in MS Word. This was very time-consuming, error-prone and the connection to SAP was not given. From now on, the offers were to be created on the basis of the SAP module SD. For this purpose, TeamWork developed a quotation tool that can cover the extensive requirements of Gilgen DS.
TeamWork has been successfully operating as an SAP consulting company and systems house for more than 20 years and employs approximately 800 people at 20 locations worldwide. As a founder-managed company owned by the Rey-Gorrez family and the respective local management, we operate independently of investors and are characterized by high flexibility.
Together with our customers, we have developed complementary solutions to SAP in recent years. These TW Solutions complement the SAP standard solutions as AddOns. In addition to the DocBuilder, we offer solutions such as for contract management or the creation of job references.
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