There is growing interest in automated testing and with more interest comes more questions. One question that has come up repeatedly is what the difference is between Smart Office and H5, and does Avaap Test Automation (ATA) work with both programs?
Smart Office and H5 seem similar, and that is because they are designed to function the same, driving the form logic for Infor Lawson and Infor M3. Both solutions are identical in how they access a form and what users do within them.
One advantage Smart Office has over H5 is the ability to modify the user experience by removing or modifying the user level attributes within the forms, without changing the underlying function of the application. For example, adding a default value, hiding a field, or changing a label in Smart Office does not change the form, but instead adds a shortcut, thus eliminating the need to fill in a default value. This doesn’t mean some effort shouldn’t be allocated to verify that personalizations work within Smart Office, but the amount of effort should be insignificant.
As more customers head to the cloud, support for Smart Office is likely to decline, so we made the necessary enhancements to accommodate H5 in ATA. All the functionality of Smart Office will eventually make its way into the H5 client, but until then there might be a need for a small amount of manual effort. The main goal of ATA is to verify that the functionality of the forms work correctly after patches have been applied, which is identical in both applications.
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