Code-free creation of SharePoint workflows

Code-free creation of SharePoint workflows

March 5, 2009: K2 promise to eliminate complexity with the launch of its blackpoint solution to building workflow solutions and process-driven applications within Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

Starting at $US5,000 for up to 200 users, K2 blackpoint offers drag-and-drop tools, a Microsoft Office-style designer (K2 Studio) and a Silverlight-based K2 Web Designer.

"This software is totally focused on enhancing the workflow and workflow-based solution capabilities of SharePoint," said Adriaan van Wyk, K2's CEO. "By empowering everyone in the organization to create and consume applications in SharePoint, K2 blackpoint frees IT departments to focus on other mission-critical SharePoint applications."

K2 blackpoint can be used to create new SharePoint workflows that span libraries, sites, InfoPath forms, server farms and organizations; manage approvals; and route documents and list items. With K2 blackpoint everything can be built without code, and users can assemblenew applications from information that already exists and workflows that have already been built.

"As organizations adopt SharePoint as a platform for business applications, they continue to look for ways to simplify and accelerate SharePoint application composition and development," said TomRizzo, senior director of SharePoint. "K2 blackpoint allows the ability to create richworkflow- and process-driven applications in SharePoint - without writing code - to a broad user base."

Because K2 blackpoint is a subset of K2 blackpearl features and tools, it also offers an upgrade path so organizations can grow their investment and add capabilities over time. K2blackpearl is the centerpiece of the K2 platform for building enterprise-ready, process-driven applications.

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