Introduced with SAP 4.6c release, Smartforms is a tool to create and maintain reports. SAPscript is the classic form processing tool. Compared each other, Smart forms have the following advantages;
- With Smart Forms it is easier to customize forms with more functionalities, ie table creation with Table Painter.
- SAP Smart Forms objects are repository objects and are connected to the transport system to ensure that a transport to the production system is possible
- Unlike SAPscript, you do not have to know scripting commands to to perform your tasks. ABAP codes also can be used in Smart Forms.
- Multiple page formats are available in Smartforms which is not in SAPscript.
- Routines can be written in Smart Forms tool.
- Smart Forms generate a functional key when activated.
- You can download Smart Forms to your local hard disk in XML format