Consultant Corner: Does Avaap Test Automation Only Work with the H5 Client or Will it Work with Smart Office?

Massimo Emilione
By: Massimo Emilione
Date: September 13, 2016

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.

Have a question about Infor Lawson, Infor M3, or Avaap Test Automation? We’d love to hear from you! Contact Avaap using the form below and we’ll answer you directly and possibly include your question in a future post.

Our Headquarters

Avaap USA, LLC
510 Thornall Street, Suite 250, Edison, NJ 08837

Phone: 732.710.3425
Fax: 732.243.9550
Email: info@avaap.com

Avaap Midwest 
6 West Fifth Street, 8th Floor, St Paul, MN 55102

Avaap EHR 
70 Madison Street, Suite 2610, Chicago, IL 60602

Global Center of Excellence 
Chennai ONE, IT SEZ, Upper Stilt, Pallavarm-Thoraipakkam, 200 ft Road, Thoraipakkam, Chennai 600096. INDIA

Avaap Europe
Stanmore House 64-68 Blackburn Street Radcliffe, Manchester M26 2JS. England

Avaap Spain
Travessera de Gracia, 73-79 Barcelona, Spain 08006

Technical assistance for Avaap Managed Services and Product customers: support@avaap.com