K2- The Ultimate Automation Suite
January 15, 2019

K2- The Ultimate Automation Suite

Viswam Srinivasan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with K2

  • It helped to create flexibility in our Process Automation. It has become easier than ever to modify the existing processes (implemented in K2 BlackPearl) when the need arises.
  • We were able to create web forms efficiently using K2 SmartForms which is powered by k2 BlackPearl. It's an exceptional tool to create web forms without writing a single line of code.
  • The parallel approval mechanism supported by K2 BlackPearl was really helpful with projects as we want to send those work items to groups of users rather than a single individual.
  • It makes things easy because the so-called 'Wizard' allows for a user to click their way through the setup with minimal typing. K2 takes care of everything.
  • What makes BlackPearl 'easy' is the provided Wizards as mentioned already, but also the fact that you can use SmartObjects. This is a proprietary level of abstraction that allows you to develop BPMS without any programming.
  • Blackpearl makes it very easy to interact with a database such as MsSQL, Oracle, etc.. but also with LDAP/Active Directories, Web Services, etc... BlackPearl allows the user to go quite far without having to type a single line of code.
  • User-friendly UI and interface create an ease of use for the user.
  • Documentation needs to be added and more examples need to be given.
  • Cost is a factor and the version update is an important factor as we need to get upgraded to the latest version.
  • It has improved the productivity of our department.
  • More business started coming and customers really like it more.
  • Automation has reduced a lot of manual work and saved us a lot of money.
  • K2 infrastructure has been very reliable so far. Sure, you will run into occasional bugs and those will require attention, however, the whole platform is designed very well. K2 hosted on Azure offers the best of both worlds. A mix of scalability and feature rich, technical sophistication. Any gaps in product monitoring can be offset through Azure's out of the box tools.
  • K2 fills the void not addressed by Microsoft technologies, however, the Microsoft ecosystem for Digital Process Automation is very confusing. Microsoft Flow, Nintex, K2, Business Application Platform, AuraPortal, and Sharepoint tend to compete for the same market. K2 is the most sophisticated platform out of those solutions, but because of confusing marketing messages from all vendors, it's hard to see at any given time how they are different from the rest of the pack.

K2 Software Feature Ratings

Process designer
8
Process simulation
8
Business rules engine
6
SOA support
8
Process player
9
Support for modeling languages
8
Form builder
9
Model execution
10
Social collaboration tools
9
Dashboards
10
Standard reports
9
Custom reports
Not Rated
Content management
9