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Apricot by Social Solutions

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apricot by Social Solutions

There's always room for improvement. Also, with the HUD APR and ESG CAPER report, since these are required reports for funded agencies, and Apricot is a comparable database, agencies using Apricot should not be required to pay for the feature/updates of these.
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K2 Platform

It is well suited when being used outside of SharePoint by custom applications or when all you are looking for is Forms and workflows. As a SharePoint embedded workflow engine it has a long way to go to compete with the likes of Nintex
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Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Apricot by Social Solutions
K2 Platform
7.7
Dashboards
Apricot by Social Solutions
K2 Platform
7.5
Standard reports
Apricot by Social Solutions
K2 Platform
7.6
Custom reports
Apricot by Social Solutions
K2 Platform
7.9

Process Engine

Apricot by Social Solutions
K2 Platform
7.9
Process designer
Apricot by Social Solutions
K2 Platform
8.7
Process simulation
Apricot by Social Solutions
K2 Platform
7.7
Business rules engine
Apricot by Social Solutions
K2 Platform
6.9
SOA support
Apricot by Social Solutions
K2 Platform
8.1
Process player
Apricot by Social Solutions
K2 Platform
9.0
Support for modeling languages
Apricot by Social Solutions
K2 Platform
6.8
Form builder
Apricot by Social Solutions
K2 Platform
7.5
Model execution
Apricot by Social Solutions
K2 Platform
8.3

Collaboration

Apricot by Social Solutions
K2 Platform
7.7
Social collaboration tools
Apricot by Social Solutions
K2 Platform
7.7

Content Management Capabilties

Apricot by Social Solutions
K2 Platform
7.9
Content management
Apricot by Social Solutions
K2 Platform
7.9

Pros

  • We have 300+ employees that have access to the our reports on Apricot. Its so easy for anyone in our agency to view these reports seconds after they are written. Apricot gives us access to Archived files in seconds too. This is a very efficient way of keeping 100's of files organized and easy to access.
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  • K2 BlackPearl provides better versioning of processes than other BPM products I have used. Because of the feature-rich capabilities available being built on the MS Workflow framework, you can ultimately reach the level of code customization you need - but also leverage the tooling and code automating features of K2.
  • Its level of extensibility is fantastic. To say it is extensible and interoperable means a lot, because a lot of products SAY you can extend a feature, but it requires ripping out the kitchen of the house. K2 Blackpearl doesn't require kitchen replacement... you can upgrade the sink, replace the cabinetry, and extend pretty much everything. I have not run into a situation in the 6 years of using the product that I could NOT customize/extend a capability.
  • K2 Blackpearl's physical architecture options are plentiful. If you understand the product components and the granularity of the specific business need, you can provide an accurate blueprint installation of the product initially, and adapt or scale the product capabilities with relative ease via configuration and distributed options. They even offer training on physical infrastructure deployments if you are concerned about future use or growth.
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Cons

  • Setting email or text triggers based on the date filter
  • Creating a individual dashboard interface to look at selected data points for one person
  • Creating separate bulletin spaces for different categories. The homepage gets quickly cluttered if you use too many bulletins.
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  • Getting setup to where you're actually start using the product can be quiet complex and the instructions are not quiet clear; partially due to our own environment.
  • Having greater understanding of the various services and what their requirements are and what they do and what level of privilege they need should be made clearer
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Likelihood to Renew

Apricot by Social Solutions9.7
Based on 2 answers
I went to the Summit a few weeks ago to learn about the future expansion and vision of Social Solutions. I already been with Apricot for 5 years and researched other products I still come back to Apricot and where it can grow with us.
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K2 Platform8.1
Based on 7 answers
It is cost efficient.
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Usability

Apricot by Social Solutions10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very well design, almost anyone can use
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K2 Platform8.9
Based on 3 answers
K2 platform has multiple designers (Web based designer ,k2 studio, visual studio) each targeted at business analysts,power users, and developers. The platform provides consistent web experience in workspace navigation for users and admins and provides excellent reports out of box.
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Support

Apricot by Social Solutions10.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time we have a problem it is resolved
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K2 Platform10.0
Based on 1 answer
They were always super helpful when I was learning how to use the program, and assisted me frequently when I came across unknown errors in the workspace
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Online Training

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K2 Platform9.0
Based on 1 answer
It was a complete online training with virual machine provided by K2. All the infrastructure was set up before hand. The training material was pretty thorough. The instructor was knowledgeable.
Overall the training program was well designed and planned.
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Implementation

Apricot by Social Solutions10.0
Based on 1 answer
Take the time to learn apricot and all the functions before implementation. Know what the end results are before designing forms
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K2 Platform9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

We looked at several out-of-the-box solutions as well as large vendors like Salesforce. We selected Apricot due to their focus on non-profit grant management and ability to customize forms and data points
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We are evaluating IBP BPM tools for enterprise level process automation. It also offers a process discovery tool.
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Return on Investment

  • AVS is freeing up my time from data collection and analysis to being able to spend more time on pursuing other grant revenes. Since we have only recently started in the last quarter, I anticipate that will continually improve as we build and implement more data collection in AVS and as Department Direcrtors become more familiar with how to manage their own data.
  • We still have a few folks who are not tech savy or comfortable with new technology or change for that matter. This hampers the full benefit of Apricot to our organization.
  • It's a big upfront investment of staff time and cost to get AVS or any data base in use. Four years ago our organization spent $50,000 and countless staff hours developing a customized data base and then the consultant wanted another $30,000 to make the additional changes we needed. Needless to say, we never got a functional data base from them and we felt very skeptical of ever attempting it again. The fact that we can make the changes ourselves in AVS, assumming we learn the administrative functionality, is a huge plus to control costs in a small non-profit.
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  • Faster and streamlined new business intake process
  • Easy to see routing and approval audit trail
  • Less manual data entry / paperwork
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Pricing Details

Apricot by Social Solutions

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Apricot by Social Solutions Editions & Modules
Apricot by Social Solutions
Edition
Apricot Essentials
$0
Apricot
$0
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing for Apricot is driven by individual usage and needs of your nonprofit. Your organization isn't one-size fits all, so neither is our pricing.

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K2 Platform

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
K2 Platform Editions & Modules
K2 Platform
Additional Pricing Details

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