K2 and KnowledgeLake partner to simplify content management
6/7/2012 10:05:10 AM (GMT)
REDMOND, Washington — K2 and KnowledgeLake announced a strategic partnership for delivering powerful, integrated business process management (BPM) and enterprise content management (ECM) solutions on the Microsoft SharePoint platform.
K2 offers a complete software platform for creating forms, automating enterprise business processes, building SharePoint workflows and integrating Microsoft-based business solutions into SAP and other line-of-business systems.
The 2011 Microsoft Partner of the Year for Content Management, KnowledgeLake provides enterprise, scalable and comprehensive SharePoint ECM solutions for searching, viewing, securing, routing and annotating electronic content.
Partnered, K2 and KnowledgeLake marry their industry-leading BPM and ECM capabilities into an end-to-end offering that allows users to find and use content within the context of a business process or workflow. That means users can focus on the task they are performing and access the documents and information they need from within the business application they are using. So they get the right information at the right time, while maximizing productivity.
“Document management and business process management naturally go hand in hand,” said Tom Postulka, KnowledgeLake director of business development. “The benefits of using SharePoint for document management and imaging have a proven, strong return on investment, but these benefits really accelerate when workflow is applied to document-centric processes.
“We often hear from our customers how enhancing their systems with BPM initiatives produced exponential returns. Combining the robust KnowledgeLake and K2 products and expertise has allowed us to provide a comprehensive, end-to-end offering for our customers. This is a very exciting time for our companies and the SharePoint platform in general.”
Typical solutions include accounts payable, employee onboarding, contract management and insurance claims. Because the solutions are fully-integrated with SharePoint, they are easy to implement, easy to administer, present low risk and are cost effective. Not surprisingly, KnowledgeLake won the award for Best Solution for SharePoint at Microsoft TechEd 2011.
“We see a significant number of customers adopting SharePoint as a content and application platform for a range of business critical applications,” said Dave Marcus, K2’s VP of global alliances. “These customers expect to be able to deliver business solutions on this platform very quickly. They want to be able to evolve these solutions as business needs change, while keeping lifecycle-management costs as low as possible. K2 and KnowledgeLake provide key capabilities that make this possible.”