Serverless printing from SAP ®

The SAP2Printix solution allows you to easily integrate and manage your Printix tenant as external Output Management System – enjoy from serverless printing from the SAP ® system with just a few clicks!

Printix for secure print management from the SAP ® system - without print server!

Printing is still a core functionality for most organizations: documents are constantly generated inside the SAP ® system as outcome of business processes and must be shared in paper form very frequently. Some examples for this are:

  • Production orders are handed in paper form at the warehouse to extract material,
  • Financial reports must be sent to external entities, mostly in physical form,
  • Declarations of conformity, performance reports, and similar documentation is printed to be signed.

How can you optimize printing from SAP ®, specially when migration to cloud is part of your organization’s strategy? Implement serverless printing from SAP ® with SAP2Printix, the connector that integrates Printix cloud printing as external OMS.

Popup to select an output device to print documents from the SAP system.
Choosing a device to print from the SAP ® system

Serverless printing for both On-Prem and Cloud-hosted SAP ® systems

Depiction of the communication between the SAP system and a Windows server to print documents generated inside SAP, in comparisson with printing them using the cloud-based Printix solution.
(1) Printing from the SAP ® system using an On-Prem Windows server versus (2) serverless printing using the Printix solution as external OMS for SAP ®

SAP2Printix allows you to integrate Printix as external Output Management System for SAP® ABAP NetWeaver and any system based on it, like SAP® ECC, GTS, SRM, etc.

This includes SAP S/4 HANA® On-Prem and SAP S/4 HANA® Enterprise Cloud. As a result, you can not only get rid of your printing server, but also host your SAP® system and manage document printing, all in the cloud.

The SAP2Printix connector is compatible with both single-tenant and multi-tenant configurations of the Printix solution. Printix tenants can be customized, added or removed for each SAP® system. Once a tenant is configured in the system, any of its printers can be created as SAP-printer with only a few clicks.

Printix scenarios for secure print management in the cloud

(1) Selecting the “Printix Anywhere” printer form the Print ALV List in the SAP® system, and (2) releasing “Printix Anywhere” job from the Printix mobile app.

The SAP2Printix connector makes it possible to print documents using two of the available methods of the Printix solution: “direct print” and “print anywhere”.

Direct print” allows the user to select the target printer and to trigger the print job immediately:

  • In the SAP ® system, open the item you wish to print,
  • Select the target SAP ® printer and create the spool request,
  • If so configured, you may need to navigate to the list of Spool Requests, select the print job, and choose to “Print directly”. Otherwise, the job is printed automatically

Print Anywhere”, on the other hand, allows users to create a print job and send it to the Printix platform, but choose the target printer at a later time using the Printix mobile app:

  • In the SAP® system, open the item you wish to print,
  • Select the “Printix Anywhere” printer and create the spool request,
  • Open the Printix app in your mobile device, select the “Print Anywhere” document, and release the print job.

Setup and management of the printing environment with SAP2Printix

(1) Create SAP® printer, (2) Example of a Status Output Request in the SAP® system

The customizing of a serverless printing environment for SAP ® can be done in only a few steps:

  • licensing the SAP2Printix connector,
  • registering Printix tenants,
  • setting up Printix as OMS, and
  • fetching the available print queues from the registered tenants.

At this point, any Printix print queue can be created as SAP ® printer with a single click.

Additionally, SAP2Printix monitors and logs every print job. The logging can be visualized directly from the SAP® system. It includes the print job parameters, the history of REST calls and responses between SAP®, the connector and Printix, as well as other error and debugging information.

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