The platform-independent component for printing SAP forms and documents
The SAP output management system formats SAP documents and passes them to the host output system for printing. It handles printing forms and lists and offers some special functions, like barcode and OCR printing. The user can manage all of his output out of the SAP System and does not have to bother with print processing at the operating system level. Processing and administration of print and output requests, and administration of output devices and device types are major tasks of the SAP output management system as well.
- User-friendly Printing
- Unicode Printing Enhancement (UPE)
- Easy Printer Administration
- Printing Methods
- Printing with Forms
Printing in Unicode SAP systems is possible on all printers, that are supported by non-Unicode SAP systems as well. However, the output is limited to the character sets of the printers. Using UTF-8 -based printers provided by Lexmark or HP enables printing all languages with a single printer at high speed.
Have you ever wanted to use a different paper tray when creating an output request? Or print double-sided in order to save paper? Or switch color, activate draft mode? The dialogues to create output requests for SAPscript forms and SAP Smart Forms offer you such choices. Read more... The device types which can make use of these options are currently being built (see SAP Note 1049778).
Learn how to configure Print Options and how to use them during the printing process..
SAP Printer Vendor Program
Printing from an SAP system can be a critical business activity for SAP customers; a delayed or defective document can impact a company's business operations. In addition, with thousands of printer models available and manufacturers continually adding new models to this $100 billion market, it is a challenge for customers to determine the right choice (more...).
Want to know whether your printer vendor is participating? Check the list of members.
Want to know which device type is supported for your printer model? Check the lists of printer model/device type combinations in section DEVICE TYPE SELECTION WIZARD below.
Easy Printer Administration
Printing Assistant for Landscapes (PAL)
The Printing Assistant for Landscapes is an enhancement of the conventional SAP print capabilities which enables you to configure all printer definitions centrally and distribute them within your system landscape. Without PAL each physical printer must be defined and managed in each system separately, which is a time-consuming process and also prone to errors due to configuration inconsistencies. If you want to learn more about PAL, take a look at the overview presentation Printing Assistant for Landscapes (PAL). For more details, read the PAL Online Help for NW 7.0 EhP1 in the SAP Help Portal.
Device Type Selection Wizard
SAP Printing has introduced the Device Type Selection Wizard to simplify the procedure when it comes to choosing the applicable device type a new output device. The Device Type Selection Wizard is a tool, accessible via button from transaction SPAD, which shows the relation between an actual printer model and the appropriate device type. Simply select the printer manufacturer's name and you will receive a list of valid printer model/device type combinations to choose from.
1. All printer model/device type combinations
2. Only combinations with device types which support Japanese Language
Note that both lists are subject to regular changes.
SAPSprint and SAPFprint
SAPlpd is replaced by SAPSprint for server printing and SAPFprint for frontend printing. These solutions simplify the configuration and make the execution stable. More...
Printing with Forms
Printing with SAPscript Forms. Documentation in the Help Portal: BC-SAPscript: Printing with Forms
SAP Smart Forms
PDF-Based Print Forms
SAP Documentation in the Help Portal: PDF-Based Print Forms