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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

K2 Software

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

Kintone

Kintone is excellent if all the users will be in the organization and there is not a need for outside users. It has a lot of customization features (some you may have to look hard to find them), which I think is an edge over other systems like this.
James Coleman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

K2 Software
7.4
Kintone
Dashboards
K2 Software
7.5
Kintone
Standard reports
K2 Software
7.4
Kintone
Custom reports
K2 Software
7.2
Kintone

Process Engine

K2 Software
8.0
Kintone
Process designer
K2 Software
8.9
Kintone
Process simulation
K2 Software
7.6
Kintone
Business rules engine
K2 Software
8.0
Kintone
SOA support
K2 Software
7.8
Kintone
Process player
K2 Software
8.9
Kintone
Support for modeling languages
K2 Software
7.6
Kintone
Form builder
K2 Software
7.0
Kintone
Model execution
K2 Software
8.2
Kintone

Collaboration

K2 Software
7.8
Kintone
Social collaboration tools
K2 Software
7.8
Kintone

Content Management Capabilties

K2 Software
7.6
Kintone
Content management
K2 Software
7.6
Kintone

Pros

K2 Software

  • 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

Kintone

  • Ease of use and programming
  • Flexibility
  • Support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

K2 Software

  • 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

Kintone

  • Our particular need required outside apps, which costs additional fees. It would be nice if they developed those products internally and had them available without the apps/plugins.
  • There were limitations on how we could customize the front-end experience for a look and feel. While it still had all the functionality, we had a vision for how users would interact with our database that we couldn't make possible.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

K2 Software

K2 Software 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

Kintone

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

K2 Software

K2 Software 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

Kintone

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

K2 Software

K2 Software 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

Kintone

Kintone 9.0
Based on 4 answers
The kintone staff is INCREDIBLE! Everyone I have worked with has been supportive of my organization's mission, willing to set up a meeting promptly, generous with their time, and very knowledgeable about the product. Kintone also has a wide range of videos and existing resources for how to use the system in addition to being able to reach out to staff any time.
Allison Flors | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

K2 Software

K2 Software 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

Kintone

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

K2 Software

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

Kintone

It has a better user interface and is less complicated. Easily integrated with other services with API.
Mamoru Fujinoki, PMP, CSM, ITILF, LSSGB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

K2 Software

  • 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

Kintone

  • Positive: Customization and reports for each partner that's a user.
  • Negative: We have to use an online form tool and transfer the data to Kintone at times. It would be nice to do this in Kintone.
James Coleman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

K2 Software

Kintone

Pricing Details

K2 Software

General

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

K2 Software Editions & Modules

Edition
K2 Software$2000.001
K2 Software EnterpriseRequest a Quote
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Kintone

General

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

Kintone Editions & Modules

Edition
Professional$241
EnterpriseContact Us1
  1. per user / per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

K2 Software
8.7
Kintone
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

K2 Software
8.1
Kintone

Usability

K2 Software
8.9
Kintone

Reliability and Availability

K2 Software
8.0
Kintone

Support Rating

K2 Software
10.0
Kintone
9.0

Online Training

K2 Software
9.0
Kintone

Implementation Rating

K2 Software
9.0
Kintone

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