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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ConceptDraw PROJECT

Getting started - using the Gantt chart to enter tasks in any order and then using those tasks to initially define a MindMap to further explore alternative dependencies. The alternative works better when initiating a project with significant unknowns.
Daniel Reiss | TrustRadius Reviewer

K2 Platform

Not well suited for:
- automation of knowledge work (Adaptive/Dynamic Case Management);
- use cases requiring application of very advanced business rules. There is a third party business rules engine that works well with K2 though;
- Java engineers- wanna-be-BPM consultants - K2 is best suited for Business Technologists aka Citizen Developers;
- outsourcing based delivery model - you need to train your onshore people;
- teams and companies that don't want to learn on their own. if you want to outsource your DPA program to a foreign based IT services provider, pick a different vendor;

Well suited for:
- 60-70% of all digital process automation uses cases you will find in your organization;
- department and enterprise-grade process automation applications;
- Citizen Developer adoption;
- integration intensive use cases;
- software teams not afraid to extend K2 with their own code through well-documented APIs;
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.5
K2 Platform
Task Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
K2 Platform
Resource Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
K2 Platform
Gantt Charts
ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
K2 Platform
Scheduling
ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.7
K2 Platform
Email integration
ConceptDraw PROJECT
10.0
K2 Platform
Timesheet Tracking
ConceptDraw PROJECT
7.0
K2 Platform
Budget and Expense Management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
6.7
K2 Platform

Professional Services Automation

ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.4
K2 Platform
Project & financial reporting
ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.4
K2 Platform

Reporting & Analytics

ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
7.4
Dashboards
ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
7.4
Standard reports
ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
7.4
Custom reports
ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
7.2

Process Engine

ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
8.0
Process designer
ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
8.9
Process simulation
ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
7.6
Business rules engine
ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
8.1
SOA support
ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
7.8
Process player
ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
8.9
Support for modeling languages
ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
7.6
Form builder
ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
6.9
Model execution
ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
8.1

Collaboration

ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
7.8
Social collaboration tools
ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
7.8

Content Management Capabilties

ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
7.6
Content management
ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
7.6

Pros

ConceptDraw PROJECT

  • Integration with ConceptDraw Mindmap makes work breakdown very easy.
  • We have cross-functional teams where team members often work on different projects in parallel. The multi project management feature has been a blessing over these years.
  • Another import feature is the availability of many different predefined report generation templates that made it very easy to communicate different aspects of the project to different stakeholders.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

K2 Platform

  • 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.
Brent Heezen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConceptDraw PROJECT

  • Non-intuitive keyboard shortcuts
  • No advanced reporting or estimates
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

K2 Platform

  • Better integration with TFS automated build tools is one feature that is missing out of box. My organization has controls on code migration and deployment and use TFS for other code and builds. We cannot use the automated build for K2 workflow projects.
  • Ability to define business rules in external rules engine/repository which can be used by workflow processes
Ajay Mandke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ConceptDraw PROJECT

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

K2 Platform

K2 Platform 8.1
Based on 7 answers
While K2 blackpearl is powerful, it shouldn't be an automatic selection for all situations. A careful analysis of business requirements, cost, and projected long-term use is required before choosing a K2 offering over a competitor, as is true with almost any other business product. The more hands-on development you can get with K2 blackpearl the better you will be at determining if it's the correct product for your needs. Don't let a sales pitch sway you into purchasing or using the product; experience what it can do for yourself!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ConceptDraw PROJECT

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

K2 Platform

K2 Platform 8.9
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.
Ajay Mandke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ConceptDraw PROJECT

ConceptDraw PROJECT 8.4
Based on 3 answers
Online tutorials always available + chat, email and phone. Questions answered promptly and completely.
Daniel Reiss | TrustRadius Reviewer

K2 Platform

K2 Platform 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Kristen Roskob | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

ConceptDraw PROJECT

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

K2 Platform

K2 Platform 9.0
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.
Deepak Kadam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ConceptDraw PROJECT

ConceptDraw has a much simpler licensing and pricing model. Perpetual license and ability to use in offline mode was an important criteria for us. Perfect bundle for small and medium business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

K2 Platform

What previously stood K2 apart from Nintex was purely the ability to have workflows executed outside of SharePoint. Nintex are due to release a product that resides in Azure that provides this feature as well. K2 should really look into redesigning the development GUIs they are not good at all, and perhaps look at providing a cloud solution to mitigate the risk of clients having to maintain hardware as well as their workflow solutions.
Paul Keys | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ConceptDraw PROJECT

  • Inexpensive way to present a professional project plan when needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

K2 Platform

  • Positive impact on process discipline.
  • Excellent tools for measure process cycle time, identifying process delays, and making significant improvements to processes.
  • Increased efficiency through delivery of process information to stakeholders that minimizes delays, especially when processes are running across multiple time zones, and involve people who are traveling or away from their desktop.
Mark Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ConceptDraw PROJECT

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
$299*

* per user

K2 Platform

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConceptDraw PROJECT
9.0
K2 Platform
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
8.1

Usability

ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
8.9

Reliability and Availability

ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
8.0

Support Rating

ConceptDraw PROJECT
8.4
K2 Platform
10.0

Online Training

ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
9.0

Implementation Rating

ConceptDraw PROJECT
K2 Platform
9.0

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