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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.1 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

PowerApps

PowerApps is well suited to environments where an organization wants to allow their employees the flexibility to create solutions to make their lives easier while still maintaining good dlp policies. PowerApps is very secure and you can give access to all organization or limit it just the users that you wish to use that application.
Phillip Templeton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

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

Process Engine

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

Collaboration

K2 Software
7.8
PowerApps
Social collaboration tools
K2 Software
7.8
PowerApps

Content Management Capabilties

K2 Software
7.6
PowerApps
Content management
K2 Software
7.6
PowerApps

Low-Code Development

K2 Software
PowerApps
8.6
Visual Modeling
K2 Software
PowerApps
8.4
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
K2 Software
PowerApps
8.2
Platform Security
K2 Software
PowerApps
9.0
Platform User Management
K2 Software
PowerApps
8.5
Reusability
K2 Software
PowerApps
8.0
Platform Scalability
K2 Software
PowerApps
9.2

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

PowerApps

  • Because PowerApps is tied to the Office365 environment, it does a very good job at talking to source information in SharePoint. For those considering PowerApps, there is something to be said for the seamless handshakes that Microsoft authors between their own tools.
  • If you are wanting to parse down the fields requested (again, in relation to SharePoint) and get away from messing with content types or default forms behind the curtain in SharePoint, PowerApps is a good buffer to selecting exactly what you want to capture and nothing that you don't (that isn't required).
  • While still in its early deployment, PowerApps does have good flexibility because of the coding opportunities in the tool. Coding can be a barrier of entry, but it balances code and common sense entry pretty well.
  • PowerApps works pretty well on a Mac. Of course, everything Microsoft functions better in Microsoft products (IE, Windows, Edge), but the online authoring tool for PowerApps is just fine for Mac.
Chris Carpenter | 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

PowerApps

  • Customizing interface for phones and tablets.
  • You are limited in layout, either phone or tablet, no desktop support.
  • The "Code Editor" could use some work. Giving you a bigger canvas so to speak.
  • It can be buggy if you make changes to data sources and flows outside of PowerApps. I have had one or two controls "break" because I made changes outside of PowerApps.
Damien Dolan | 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

PowerApps

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

PowerApps

PowerApps 9.7
Based on 2 answers
There is still complexity in creating PowerApps, but you can't underestimate the power of the PowerApp, so naturally creating one could get complex. But the usage of the app should be straightforward, even if it relies heavily on the UX from the application designer. Overall, very user-friendly, does not require code, and relatively painlessly taps into business-critical information without requiring any data copying.
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

PowerApps

PowerApps 8.9
Based on 8 answers
The community forums are extremely responsive to questions asked, there is a good body of online documentation and many community posts to draw from. Although the platform has changed, which means some of the posts are out of date and the solutions provided aren't relevant. Of relevance, I read over 400 articles plus documentation to get this first app built in SharePoint, move it to SQL and make it work exactly the way it should.
Nigel Stratton | 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

PowerApps

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

PowerApps

Salesforce also offers the capability to build native apps that can be used to capture data related to field service. But the level of efforts to build such applications in Salesforce is high when compared to PowerApps.PowerApps is a better low code platform and offers more features to developers as compared to Salesforce
Kanad Madansure | 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

PowerApps

  • I am still developing my application but assuming everything works the way I have laid it out then PowerApps will help us to turn a 10yo marcro-powered Excel workbook with mostly static work-flows into a streamlined and less mistake-prone workflow while utilizing a single database.
  • The application will allow us to access dynamic project information in the field via tablet. Previously this could only be done via phone call or email.
Corey Brandt | 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

PowerApps

General

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

PowerApps Editions & Modules

Edition
Per App Plan$101
Per User Plan$402
  1. per user per app per month
  2. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

K2 Software
8.7
PowerApps
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

K2 Software
8.1
PowerApps

Usability

K2 Software
8.9
PowerApps
9.7

Reliability and Availability

K2 Software
8.0
PowerApps

Support Rating

K2 Software
10.0
PowerApps
8.9

Online Training

K2 Software
9.0
PowerApps

Implementation Rating

K2 Software
9.0
PowerApps

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