There is a famous quote, “The hardest part of any journey is taking the first step,” that rings true in many aspects of life. Often the endpoint of the journey seems so vastly different than the beginning that the thought of the starting can be overwhelming and perplexing. This can be especially true when trying to build something new that is unlike anything you have ever done before — from something as complicated as car to something as simple as a pencil.
There are usually two paths you can take — start from scratch or use a kit or template. Of course, each has its merits and downfalls. Starting from scratch provides an opportunity to make something potentially disruptive, but requires a thorough understanding of various intricacies and nuances of the subject with no guarantees of end product. On the other hand, using industry best practices and templates might give you the head start needed to catch up with the ever-changing needs and wants of your end customers, but your product might look a lot like someone else’s.
If you have worked in the technology industry for any period of time you know the pain of being under more pressure than ever to increase operational efficiency through automation and building business process apps for almost everything. Building your first workflow automation application can be overwhelming and intimidating.
So where does the balance lie and what cost are you ready to pay for your choice?
K2 offers a good balance of best of both worlds with customizable SmartStarters to support both IT and the citizen developers or tech-savvy business users that are usually adept at creating and customizing workflows. That support comes without the worry of IT backlogs or long development delays. K2’s 50+ free, ready-to-use SmartStarters enable them to build simple proofs of concept such as travel requests, defect tracking, change management requests, expense claim management and much more. Since these SmartStarters have been built on responsive design the process apps can work on any device without additional effort. SmartStarters offer common initial apps that can be adopted as is or modified to meet your organization’s needs — getting you on the road to digital transformation faster.
Many organizations have found this to be a great way to get an application built quickly, without using expensive technical resources. As quoted by an IT manager at a leading transportation company, “K2’s SmartStarters have been easy to install and configure. We use SmartStarters for learning and getting ideas on how to streamline processes.”
As the saying goes, “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Let SmartStarters help you with that first step and you will soon be on your way.
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