K2 Forms and BPM is hard to beat
Updated March 19, 2015

K2 Forms and BPM is hard to beat

Aria Mansuri | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with K2 blackpearl

I used K2 in a previous position as an alternative to InfoPath forms, forms creation and workflow based on business processes. The client was heavy in form creation and forms required to follow a complex set of processes for example a parallel review, branching for decision points and approval etc. K2 was both efficient in creating the forms using "SmartForms" and the workflows were both easy to create and provided great analytical reporting that was an added benefit to our clients.
  • Form creation and use of SmartForms with Smart Objects allows for fast creation of web forms with added benefit of validation and set controls that are repeatable
  • Workflow and business process management was easy to do in K2 allowed for analytics to know exactly where the process is in a given time and be able to audit and report on it
  • Support from K2 was fantastic and assisted our team to be sure our installation was correct, even though they provide a fairly detailed instructions, every installation is always a bit different due to the uniqueness of environments.
  • Installation and configuration is an area we spent a lot of time to be sure our configurations were correct. We had some challenges in this area due to our government environment.
  • Getting setup to where you're actually start using the product can be quiet complex and the instructions are not quiet clear; partially due to our own environment.
  • Having greater understanding of the various services and what their requirements are and what they do and what level of privilege they need should be made clearer
  • Faster generation of over 60 forms, and since each form had at least more than 2 components that were the same we were able to create only once
  • Quick ROI, after the initial month of installation, configuration and testing, we were off and running and made up our development time and in some cases cut development time
BizFlow and Nintex were the other two products that we compared K2 with.
Key questions that we asked were the hows and how well:
  • User friendly
  • Reporting capability
  • Auditing capability
  • Workflow and business process management
  • Line of Business Data integration

Using K2 blackpearl

Considering the outcome of the project and the ease of maintaining the forms etc. it stands to reason to continue with K2.

Using K2 blackpearl

K2 is pretty intuitive and doesn't have a huge learning curve. Once you've done a couple of forms, workflows etc. you're pretty much get the hang of the tool and you're off and running!

K2 blackpearl Reliability