Forms have their very own significance in every company. For some it is a necessary evil in which only minimal time and effort is invested, for other companies it is an important opportunity for a professional image. In both cases it is true that these are usually important, regulatory documents where mistakes are annoying in the simplest case and leave a bad impression on customers.
However, there can also be noticeable consequences, for example delayed incoming payments due to invoices that are formally objectionable, or even worse. Since there is little potential for process optimization with forms, an architecture that is as maintenance-friendly and efficient as possible is necessary here. However, multilingualism, diagrams and extensive pricing can quickly lead to a high degree of complexity, and here too the tensions between old and new technologies are being bridged. SAPscript forms are usually very maintenance-unfriendly, but mostly still deeply anchored in the SAP standard.
Smartforms, on the other hand, offer much better possibilities in this respect, so that adjustments to the layout in particular can be carried out quickly. For more complex requirements, the most modern SAP product in this area - Adobe Forms - is usually a good alternative. In addition, third-party applications such as Lasersoft or StreamServe can also contribute to the efficient creation of forms. In any case, the development of forms deserves the greater attention of specialists in order to guarantee long-term resource efficiency.