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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

Zoho Creator

If you use excel, Zoho Creator is designed for you. The only scenario where it may not be appropriate is if you have thousands upon thousands lines of stored data where you would need to pay extra for this storage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

K2 Software
7.4
Zoho Creator
Dashboards
K2 Software
7.5
Zoho Creator
Standard reports
K2 Software
7.4
Zoho Creator
Custom reports
K2 Software
7.2
Zoho Creator

Process Engine

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

Collaboration

K2 Software
7.8
Zoho Creator
Social collaboration tools
K2 Software
7.8
Zoho Creator

Content Management Capabilties

K2 Software
7.6
Zoho Creator
Content management
K2 Software
7.6
Zoho Creator

Low-Code Development

K2 Software
Zoho Creator
7.2
Visual Modeling
K2 Software
Zoho Creator
6.4
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
K2 Software
Zoho Creator
9.0
Platform Security
K2 Software
Zoho Creator
8.8
Platform User Management
K2 Software
Zoho Creator
6.4
Reusability
K2 Software
Zoho Creator
5.6
Platform Scalability
K2 Software
Zoho Creator
7.2

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

Zoho Creator

  • Low-code skills needed to create complex process.
  • Easy to learn.
  • Best for simple form design software (that don't need 'beautiful' design).
Rafael Grandizoli | 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

Zoho Creator

  • Sometimes the android app faces some problems displaying email, and it keeps loading.
  • It doesn't show the OTP screen when logging in through the WEB sometimes.
Muhammad Hafeez | 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

Zoho Creator

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

Zoho Creator

Zoho Creator 7.0
Based on 1 answer
I gave 7 because it is better for internal use and internal solutions. If you need something to deliver to your clients (you will give them access to it), then you will have to work hard to give the layout a better look, and not use the using the standard template layout, which it's possible to do, but it will need an extra work.
Rafael Grandizoli | 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

Zoho Creator

Zoho Creator 9.0
Based on 3 answers
I recommend Zoho Creator very often. A lot of companies go big earlier than they need to and spend way too much on SalesForce & Marketo. I worked for a small company with some limited budget that pivoted to sell it's product to the Enterprise. Zoho Creator was incredibly easy to set up, intuitive to use, and contains all the most essential features that most users need and seek in SalesForce. We integrated with MailChimp & Unbounce and were able to be incredibly useful in acquiring leads, nurturing them, and tracking pipeline in Zoho Creator. Our small sales team found it very easy to use and loved it.
Muhammad Hafeez | 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

Zoho Creator

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

Zoho Creator

We use Zoho Survey and while it is better than other similar 'Off the shelf' products it is not in the same league as Creator.
Keith Marley | 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

Zoho Creator

  • We really have not tracked the savings in a dollar amount, but our overall ability to have a birds eye view of all of our courses and classes at any moment has been a great tool. And we save time when we need information about courses or classes because the reports are there and ready when needed.
George C. Thiess III | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Zoho Creator

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Zoho Creator Editions & Modules

Edition
Professional$251
Ultimate$4002
EnterpriseCustom3
  1. /user/month (Billed Annually)
  2. /month (Billed Annually)
  3. Flexible plans with bespoke feature set for enterprises. Starts at 200 users.
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

K2 Software
8.7
Zoho Creator
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

K2 Software
8.1
Zoho Creator

Usability

K2 Software
8.9
Zoho Creator
7.0

Reliability and Availability

K2 Software
8.0
Zoho Creator

Support Rating

K2 Software
10.0
Zoho Creator
9.0

Online Training

K2 Software
9.0
Zoho Creator

Implementation Rating

K2 Software
9.0
Zoho Creator

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