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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.8 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

Red Hat OpenShift

As with any solution, it depends on how and why you want to deploy it. OpenShift is excellent for medium to large deployments, but I would caution against smaller deployments unless you're planning on ramping up to a larger deployment in short order. It just doesn't make financial sense to deploy it in a small configuration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

K2 Software
7.4
Red Hat OpenShift
Dashboards
K2 Software
7.5
Red Hat OpenShift
Standard reports
K2 Software
7.4
Red Hat OpenShift
Custom reports
K2 Software
7.2
Red Hat OpenShift

Process Engine

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

Collaboration

K2 Software
7.8
Red Hat OpenShift
Social collaboration tools
K2 Software
7.8
Red Hat OpenShift

Content Management Capabilties

K2 Software
7.6
Red Hat OpenShift
Content management
K2 Software
7.6
Red Hat OpenShift

Platform-as-a-Service

K2 Software
Red Hat OpenShift
8.8
Ease of building user interfaces
K2 Software
Red Hat OpenShift
8.7
Scalability
K2 Software
Red Hat OpenShift
8.8
Platform management overhead
K2 Software
Red Hat OpenShift
8.8
Workflow engine capability
K2 Software
Red Hat OpenShift
9.3
Platform access control
K2 Software
Red Hat OpenShift
9.6
Services-enabled integration
K2 Software
Red Hat OpenShift
8.1
Development environment creation
K2 Software
Red Hat OpenShift
9.4
Development environment replication
K2 Software
Red Hat OpenShift
9.1
Issue monitoring and notification
K2 Software
Red Hat OpenShift
7.8
Issue recovery
K2 Software
Red Hat OpenShift
7.7
Upgrades and platform fixes
K2 Software
Red Hat OpenShift
9.3

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

Red Hat OpenShift

  • Pre built cartridges, giving a huge range of software ready to go. Reduces the amount of time required to get up and running.
  • Integration with GIT was an advantage, cloning the repo and making changes was straight forward.
  • Speed, creating an environment in minutes, ready to deploy.
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

Red Hat OpenShift

  • I would like to see a public cloud using OpenShift and Docker integration. I am not aware if this is already available now.
  • I would like to see a tool that can help with extracting log files from the remote server like it being available on a Samba shared folder. And other applications that want to scan for keywords in the application log can check if there have been any errors or exceptions thrown by the application.
Sonam Samdupkhangsar | 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

Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat OpenShift 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Leverage OpenShift Online constantly at both the free and paid tiers. While AWS is convenient, it often brings more administration than I want to deal with for a quick application (i.e. Drupal or Wordpress blog). OpenShift also simplifies the DNS registration and ability to share application environments with team members
Isaac Christoffersen | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat OpenShift 8.5
Based on 2 answers
It is easy to understand. Gives our team freedom to focus on the quality of our coding and not worry too much about build and deployment which honestly can be a headache for some of us. Also, customer support is fast and responsive so we don't have to wait for weeks for issues to get fixed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat OpenShift 9.0
Based on 8 answers
First of all OpenShift Help Portal is a great place to get assistance in case of any OpenShift platform related technical questions. When it comes to paid support subscription friendly support agents can find the right answer for you in a matter of minutes which is super efficient way of solving any critical issues.
Anonymous | 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

Red Hat OpenShift

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

Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat Openshift is very expensive and is the best available in the market as compared to its competitors. It provides both horizontal and vertical scaling. It has a faster build time as compared to its competitors.
Anonymous | 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

Red Hat OpenShift

  • I have been able to cut my hosting costs almost to zero without sacrificing the ability to handle higher loads down the road.
  • I haven't received messages about the site being down since I started using OpenShift. I don't have to worry about fixing things myself when/if the network or some hardware fails.
Peter Ivie | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Red Hat OpenShift

General

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

Red Hat OpenShift Editions & Modules

Edition
Azure On Demand$0.1711
1-Year Reserved Instance$0.1141
3-Year Reserved Instance$0.0761
  1. Per Hour
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

K2 Software
8.7
Red Hat OpenShift
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

K2 Software
8.1
Red Hat OpenShift
10.0

Usability

K2 Software
8.9
Red Hat OpenShift
8.5

Reliability and Availability

K2 Software
8.0
Red Hat OpenShift
5.5

Support Rating

K2 Software
10.0
Red Hat OpenShift
9.0

Online Training

K2 Software
9.0
Red Hat OpenShift

Implementation Rating

K2 Software
9.0
Red Hat OpenShift

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