Phoenix and K2 Seminar – Streamline your Business Processes with K2 to improve service delivery and profitability

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In today’s competitive markets, organisations are increasingly having to identify ways to increase productivity and efficiency, whilst at the same time maintaining increased revenues and profitability. The businesses that succeed will be those who become great at delivering applications effectively.

Join Phoenix and K2 on the 12th March for a lunchtime seminar at the offices of King Wood & Mallesons to learn how K2 Business Process Applications (the best of Forms, Workflow, Data, and Mobility) can help you rapidly transform your business with applications that allocate work to the right people, with all the information they need to make great decisions. At the event we will demonstrate how a process such on-boarding can be streamlined using the K2 platform (a low code Business Application platform). We will also demonstrate how you can access and run these Business Applications (“Apps”) from your mobile devices.

Richard Sanderson, Technology General Manager of King & Wood Mallesons, will discuss the business challenges that KWM faced and the reason for choosing the K2 solution. He will also focus on the ROI and service delivery improvements they have garnered from using the K2 platform.

If you would like to attend this event please register at the link below. Alternatively if your are unavailable to attend the event but would like further information or a demonstration of the technology, please contact antony.wells@phoenixbs.com

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Please see below for the address, date and time of this session. To see the full agenda please email anz@k2.com

When: Thursday, 12th March 2015 at 11:30AM
Where: King & Wood Mallesons, Level 61
Governor Phillip Tower
1 Farrer Place, Sydney
RSVP: Due to venue capacity issues, registrations are essential

VIDEO: Stay ahead of the curve with Business Applications

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Learn how OBS in partnership with K2 can help companies like yours stay ahead of the curve by delivering fast effective departmental solutions that fit your business needs and promote better decision support.

Introducing Business apps — fast, flexible, easy-to-build applications that streamline work and pull your information and systems together.  

Forms: Faster Forms. More Control.
Workflow:
Deliver Outcomes. 
Data:
One Truth. Multiple Sources.

Register now for a 60-minute webinar on Wednesday, 18th February 2015 at 11:00AM EST where we will explore departmental based solutions that will streamline your business, fast.

Whether your application needs are simple or complex, with one system or multiple, do not miss this webinar.

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Process in the Age of Transformation

This report looks into the change pressures companies are facing today. It examines the barriers to process change and proposes ideas – based on practices already being adopted in some companies today – that you can adopt to help increase business agility.

Gain an insight into this research, and see how the following recommendations can be implemented in your organisation to ensure you transform in this new age:

  1. The ability to change is a mind-set – start with your people
  2. Set clear Priorities from the top
  3. Learn to “disrupt yourself”; and
  4. Make it incremental and experimental

Register to download this report today, and learn about :

  • the barriers to process change
  • proposed ideas, based on practices already being adopted in some companies today
  • Practices that can help increase business agility

Register today and gain an insight into this research, and see how these recommendations can be implemented in your organisation to ensure you transform in this new age.

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Industry Watch: SharePoint 2013 – Clouding the issues

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 SharePoint 2013 is the fourth major incarnation of SharePoint in the last 10 years, and some organisations find themselves supporting live versions of all four. Although not really its original purpose, SharePoint has had a major impact on the overall reach of document management and ECM compared to the deployment of earlier systems.

“Despite improvements in the standard feature set, 67% still see third-party products as important. There is still strong interest in third-party add-in products, particularly system monitoring, BPM, storage management, metadata management, and records management.”

In this report, we look at the adoption rates and roll-out status for SharePoint as an ECM/DM system, the ongoing issues of user adoption, and overall project success – or otherwise. We study the impact of the new 2013 features, particularly on third party add-on products that have previously been used to fill in gaps in security, governance, search and social capability.

We look at the take up of the 365 product family, and the issues that cloud presents for SharePoint users.

Some of the key findings:

  • 57% of responding organisations use SharePoint for ECM / DM, 31% consider it to be their main or only (10%) ECM / DM system
  • 28% only use SharePoint for collaboration sites and / or intranet
  • 45% plan to be on SharePoint 2013 by mid 2014. Improved search and navigation is deemed the most useful new feature

Receive the full report by submitting this form today!

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Allevating InfoPath Anxiety with K2 smartforms

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On January 31, 2014, Microsoft announced that it would no longer be investing in InfoPath, although it will continue to support the latest release, InfoPath 2013, until 2023.

The announcement does not come as a surprise to those within the Microsoft SharePoint community. The future of InfoPath has been uncertain for some time, causing anxiety for those invested in the product, as well as those in need of a comprehensive enterprise forms solution for SharePoint. InfoPath has been the Microsoft forms technology of choice for SharePoint since its first release with Microsoft Office 2003, but with only negligible investment in the 2013 release, many started to question its future.

This white paper talks about the implications of this announcement, what organisations need to consider when looking for an enterprise forms platform and how K2 can meet these needs.

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Forrester 2015 Predictions report, free from K2

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According to Forrester, the top priorities for BPM initiatives in 2014 focused on two things: extending mission-critical business processes to support the mobile workforce and redesigning business processes to deliver exceptional customer experiences. Forrester also noticed a growing appetite among companies to move business-critical processes into the cloud using BPM platform-as-a-service solutions.

In 2015, BPM will fight to expand its relevance in the front office and needs to shed serious weight to better align with the age of customer imperatives that prioritise speed-to-market over analysis and complexity – traditional hallmarks of the BPM discipline and software solutions. K2 is always focused on customer needs, both B2B and B2C, and are pleased to be featured in this Forrester report.

In the 2015 Predictions Report, “The age of the customer is set to disrupt the BPM market,” Forrester’s Clay Richardson and Craig Le Clair talk about how customer obsession – the relentless focus on winning, retaining and serving customers – will disrupt and reshape the entire ecosystem for BPM.

The focus on all things customer is causing companies to look for agile, flexible technologies to improve processes that “directly or indirectly touch customers or shape customer experience.” The new vehicles for delivery are “‘low-code’ platforms, new engagement architectures and cloud-based work orchestration.”

K2 is offering this paper, valued at $499, completely free for you. Download the report to learn why all “enterprise architects and business process leaders should add this emerging category [low-code vendors] to their shortlists of hot new technologies to watch,” and why K2 is the choice for your organisation.

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K2 support services now runs on K2 smartforms

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If you have logged in to the K2 Partner & Customer Portal in the last few days, you may have noticed that things look a little different! Based on feedback we received from you, we have made some enhancements to our ticketing and support system. These enhancements include:

A new ticket system built on K2 SmartForms that includes new features like:

  • The ability to change a ticket owner or log a ticket on behalf of a customer or colleagues.
  • An option to provide feedback on your interactions with K2 Support.
  • The ability to save your K2 environment infrastructure details as a “Saved Environment” that can be reused in all your support tickets.
  • An all new SmartForms-based work list that provides you with visibility into support tickets and remote services requests logged by you and others in your organisation.
  • New search functionality that allows you to find existing resolutions to your issues before logging a ticket. The search combines results from K2 Community and K2 Knowledge Centre resources.

We’re excited to provide this new functionality to you and look forward to hearing your feedback, take a look at these new features today and click here to let us know what you think !

K2 Core and Smartforms Training

k2_training_blog_detail The K2 Core and K2 smartforms training is an instructor-led or self-study training course designed to give participants the skills and knowledge to create process-driven applications with K2 workflows, SmartObjects and smartforms, without writing any code.

During this course, participants will learn:

  • About K2 and SourceCode’s history and range of products
  • About common workflow principles and terminology
  • How to approach the Design, Assembly, Deployment, Execution and Monitoring of workflow solutions with K2 Studio
  • How to build basic and intermediate-complexity workflow solutions with K2 Studio
  • What K2 SmartObjects are, how to create K2 SmartObjects using K2 tools and how to use SmartObjects in workflows and user interfaces
  • How to use the K2 workspace to report on K2 workflows
  • How to administer a K2 environment with the K2 workspace
  • How to create and use SmartObjects for Line-of-Business systems
  • How to build no-code user interfaces with K2 smartforms and integrate these forms with K2 workflows
  • How to gather requirements for process-driven applications (self-study)
  • How to ensure success in process-driven application projects (self-study)
  • This course also includes a selection of quick-reference guides.

Intended Audience

The K2 Core and K2 smartforms training course is intended for “Citizen Developer” and developer roles that need to create process-driven applications with the K2 platform without writing code.

Upcoming Dates

Perth  – Monday, 14th September 2015 >  Thursday, 17th September 2015
Sydney – Tuesday, 6th October 2015  >  Friday, 9th October 2015
Melbourne- Monday, 9th November 2015  > Thursday, 12th November 2015
Brisbane – Monday, 7th December 2015  >  Thursday, 10th December 2015

Register

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VIDEO: Unlock Your Line-of-Business Data with K2 Business Apps

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Your critical line-of-business (LOB) systems contain the information that drives your organisation. The challenge is getting this information into the hands of those that need it most in a solution that business users can utilise. Critical systems are often legacy platforms that are difficult to customise, or new-age SaaS-based offerings that are overwhelming to casual users. Regardless, these systems maintain information that is crucial for business users across the enterprise to be effective, and having this information locked away is holding your organisation back.

The K2 platform delivers business applications that incorporate forms, workflows, and data, and allows you to rapidly compose solutions that leverage your critical LOB information from disparate systems. Draw information from multiple systems into web based solutions. Combine these with enterprise workflows to simplify how users interact with multiple systems and deliver these solutions to end users in their own, familiar environments. Get critical information into the hands of those that need it, when they need it, so they can be more effective and make decisions that will truly impact the organisation.

In this video, you will learn how to:

* Use the K2 patented SmartObject framework to connect to multiple LOB systems including SQL Server, Oracle, SAP, Salesforce.com, and many others.

* Visually design enterprise forms that draw together information from multiple LOB systems, giving users all the information they need, when they need it.

* Create enterprise workflows that span disparate LOB systems and involve the right users at the right time.

* Modernise your legacy platforms without expensive customisations by creating surround solutions.

* Draw together on-premises and cloud-based data into a single solution.

VIDEO: Amplify the Power of Microsoft Dynamics CRM with K2 Business Apps

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Seamlessly bring Dynamics CRM together with your other business systems to access all the information you need to make informed decisions & complete tasks faster…

Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a market leading CRM platform for good reason. In combination with K2 solutions, it becomes an even more powerful tool that can span the entire enterprise.

K2 solutions enable information to be brought together from multiple business systems into a single user experience, all from within CRM.

The best part? You can do it without writing any code!

In this live webcast, with K2 and Myriad IT you will learn how to:

  • Quickly build applications that integrate seamlessly with the Dynamics CRM environment.
  • Bring together data from Dynamics CRM and other business systems into a single solution.
  • Automate CRM and other business processes within CRM.
  • Leverage CRM data in other systems.

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