K2 connect for SAP ties SAP-based information into business applications

Monday, March 3, 2008

K2 today announced the forthcoming release of K2 connect for SAP — software that gives people the ability to visually create reusable business entities (customers, invoices, etc.) that include information from SAP.

These business entities can be used and reused within K2 processes, exposed in .NET-based applications or Web services, and consumed by other applications like Microsoft Office SharePoint Server.  With the K2 software, incorporating the SAP information requires no code and can be accomplished with just a few clicks.
K2 connect for SAP also allows information that lives within SAP to be added to or amended from within a K2 blackpearl-based application or process.
“In the past, bringing SAP data into a business process or application may have taken days or weeks of solid developer coding,” said K2’s Adriaan van Wyk, CEO. “Now, with K2 connect for SAP, this can be accomplished in minutes, with no code and no hassles.
“It significantly reduces development time and cost, and it opens up new process capabilities.”
K2 connect for SAP is an add-on to the K2 blackpearl software platform, which is used for building process-driven applications that improve business efficiency.

K2 applications can be set up to automate and manage business processes — such as document approval or inventory tracking — or pull together business processes, people, services, information and systems into a single application that helps drive business. Then, what’s been built can be used like building blocks to assemble new applications.

The K2 connect for SAP beta program will begin mid March 2008 with RTM scheduled for late April 2008.  Interested parties can register for more information at K2.com/connect.