K2.NET Workflow Tool

I was researching workflow tools for a proposal and Larry Beck pointed me towards K2.NET from SourceCode Technologies. On Monday they gave me a live demo of the tool and I was suitaly impressed!

Very cool tool. BizTalk's workflow capabilities are more appropriate for system-to-system business processes. K2.NET is more about human-to-system and human-to-human workflow management. K2.NET really complements BizTalk well and the two are tightly integrated. Here are some highlights:

  • K2 leverages BizTalk's Business Rules Engine for it's own rules management
  • K2 leverages and complements BizTalk's BAM
  • K2 workflows can trigger BizTalk orchestrations and vice-versa
  • K2 also integrates with Active Directory, InfoPath, SharePoint, Content Management Server, Exchange, Outlook, and MSN Messenger.
  • K2 integrates with Visual Studio.NET and ASP.NET and supports both C# and VB.NET.
  • K2 generates .NET code and allows you to do things like integrate an InfoPath form and SPS site into a workflow and call orchestrations, all without writing a line of code
  • K2 can manage assigning work items to people, exceptions processing, escalating items based on business rules or schedule, managing work queues for groups, load balancing and optimizing work distribution, and service level management.
  • K2 offers exxtensive monitoring, tracking, and auditing of workflows and reporting on performance and quality of work.

When you combine K2 with BizTalk's integration prowess, you end up with a very compelling combination for building complex workflow based applications like call-centers and customer service systems.

I'm hoping to use it on my next project, and I'll report back when I have some real-life experience with it. But based on what I;ve seen so far, I highly recommend you take a look at it!

 

5 Comments

  • Hi,

    can you kindly update any links on your blog to point to our new Web site, k2.com?

    Thank you very much!

    Shawn

  • Hi, Can you help??

    I have been searching all over the internet trying to find resources that will lead me to finding someone with any level of K2.Net development expertise.

    I am working with a consultancy at the moment trying to find resource for a project based in the CBD. We need a permanent employee ideally and can pay up to $120K base but we also are looking for a contractor for the interim or long term or even someone who can start on a temp-to-perm basis. We can pay well above market rates also as this is so urgent.

    Is anyone out there available with K2 development expertise? We offer referral bonuses of $250.

    Thanks and regards
    Sam Kimber
    Senior Consultant
    Everjoy Consulting Pty Ltd
    Ph: (02) 9954 3389
    Mob: 0424 185 059
    Email: sam.kimber@everjoy.com.au
    Web: www.everjoy.com.au
    www.linkedin.com/in/samkimber

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