K2 blackpoint is a Business Process Management (BPM) solution for SharePoint that is fast becoming the de-facto portal, collaboration and content management platform for a wide spectrum of businesses.
Galdon Data has partnered with K2 to extend its Microsoft SharePoint offering by introducing K2 blackpoint to the market.
Based on the same K2 platform as K2 blackpearl, K2 blackpoint represents a low cost solution for rich, visual designing, managing and reporting for workflow and process-based applications that operate in the context of SharePoint. K2 blackpoint promises and delivers a rapid “no-code” approach to building powerful business applications for SharePoint.
Galdon Data director Fairoz Jaffer says larger organisations may have needs that go beyond SharePoint. “K2 blackpoint allows them to start small, realise value, and grow into a larger, enterprise-class solution with K2 blackpearl, if needed. K2 blackpoint offers deep code integration and unlimited extensibility.”
K2 blackpoint is for anyone who uses SharePoint, from SharePoint site collection owners and SharePoint developers who want to build workflows rapidly in a rich, visual designer without any requirements to write code, to business users who want to build workflows and process-driven applications in SharePoint, without assistance from developers. However, it is the only enterprise-class workflow server that integrates extensively with SharePoint but runs in its own Windows service, separate from SharePoint. This offers scalability and reliability that cannot be matched by competitors.
K2 blackpoint is business-ready out-of-the-box and provides many features that often have to be custom-built or left for a future version of other products or custom solutions. These features include central task management through a single, rich work-list provides users with one place to check their daily work items; delegation and redirection of tasks so users and managers can dynamically assign tasks based on need and special circumstances; and dynamic roles that can be based on Sharepoint groups so a process can inherit the group structure already in place.
Other features include exposing of Sharepoint list data as business entities, which allows data to be reused and repurposed for more than just Sharepoint; extensive management capabilities to control access, rights and process instances; and rich reports for business activity monitoring and process improvement.