"Managed print services (MPS) means to be all measures and products (hardware, software, consumables and services) that serve the goal of achieving an individual and optimally coordinated printing and document processing." (BITKOM, 2012) With reference to this definition, I want to go into detail in this blog contribution in the sense of software in the managed print services concept and demonstrate that this component can clearly achieve more than "only", for example, the control of the hardware or monitoring. (Part 1 of 2)
Dr. Uwe Wächter
A good CAD drawing has everything you need for the transferal of information. Apart from geometry and geometric dimensioning, one finds a multitude of textual information, like tolerance specifications without reference to geometry, manufacturing instructions, BOMs, modification history, standard parts measures in various values, references to additional documents necessary for production… and a lot more. This is how it is in many manufacturing companies. Guideline 4953, “Simplified Drawing” creates drawings which are easier to maintain.
ArchiveLink is a SAP interface used to manage files and related data in SAP. It is widely used as an interface for storing documents in SAP. Thus forms are very often not only sent when issuing orders, customer orders or other SAP objects, but are also filed via ArchiveLink and are linked to the SAP object. Via the SAP function “Services to the object“, documents can additionally be stored interactively to SAP objects via ArchiveLink. With these possibilities, the question arises whether these documents shall be filed generally in a standardised and uniform format or for certain processes or whether this is not even necessary due to legal requirements. Our present contribution describes how to solve this requirement
Our customers often ask us, “Which should I be making – PDF/A-1 or 2?” Today we’re going to discuss this question.
The ISO standard PDF/A-1 was published in 2005. The goal was the targeted restriction of the PDF’s scope of function, in order to make standard-conforming files archivable long-term. PDF was still defined over an Adobe reference at the time. With PDF/A, no new PDF reference could be created. Instead, recommendations were marked as obligatory and ambiguities from limitations clarified, e.g. transparent objects were forbidden.
We have started our partnership with SEAL Systems back in 2003 when we were implementing one of the first SAP PLM projects in Brazil. At that time we delivered a comprehensive solution to convert AutoCAD files to PDF with stamping data pulled from metada, fully integrated with SAP DMS.
You’re interested in output management and always wanted to know just what that is, how it works, and what output management can do? In this blog entry, Johannes Hesel, head of our Corporate Output Management division, answers your questions on this subject.
PDF is the central data format when dealing with digital documents. However in operational practice not all possibilities of PDF files are offered, supported, or used (sometimes for a long time), because of lack of awareness, among other things. Especially the fact that PDF files can contain other files is a characteristic that could be interesting for many companies. Since Adobe Acrobat X exists the usage of such imbedded files is even pushed by Adobe.
Output functions for SAP processes and accompanying documents can be initiated in different ways. Until now there have been separate transactions and the direct integration into the SAP process. In the meantime these functions are available through object services (“GenericObject Services”). In this blog post we will introduce two practical examples of this mode of integration to you.
Our SharePoint Process Portal for SAP offers convenient possibilities to make documents available to your customers and business partners, ensuring that the documents are identified in SAP with all their attachments and transferred to SharePoint in the right order.
The successor to SAP Business Suite, which will no longer be supported after 2025 can be found in S/4HANA, which has been available since 2015. SEAL Systems customers are now starting projects with S/4HANA, which raises the issue of the compatibility of SEAL Systems add-ons with the software. In this blog post you’ll read about how we help our customers with the switch to S/4HANA.
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