K2 announces partnership with leading digital signature solutions provider ARX

Friday, September 28, 2012

REDMOND, Washington — K2 and ARX (Algorithmic Research) announced a strategic partnership for delivering powerful, integrated business process management and digital signature solutions on the Microsoft platform, including for SharePoint.

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.

ARX’s CoSign is the most widely used standard digital signature solution among enterprises and government organizations today. CoSign fully automates signature-dependent processes affordably and compliantly, allowing organizations to go paperless and save time and money.

Together, K2 and ARX deliver a fully integrated workflow and signature automation platform that enables organizations to seamlessly integrate digital signatures into a broad range of processes while maintaining rich auditability, continuous tracking and document integrity.

Regardless of the process or the repository in which documents reside, K2 and ARX make it easy to digitally sign documents in a controlled and manageable way that fully meets audit requirements. These technologies also allow organizations to easily manage and track signing processes that involve any number of signers and any number of workflow steps, while maintaining the integrity of the process, the document and the signature. The result is that users know the status of an individual case each step of the way and can track it to completion.

“There are many instances where businesses and governments must automate processes in order to remain competitive,” said John Marchioni, vice president of business development, ARX.  “We are pleased to partner with K2 and see their valuable business application platform enhanced with standard digital signature capabilities, so any organization can have the end-to-end solution that is required to fully execute their business processes online.”

Examples of digital signature workflow solutions using K2 and ARX include contract management; sales quotes and order-to-cash; employee, vendor and customer onboarding; insurance claims processes; and loan agreements.

“We are very pleased to be able to partner with ARX,” said Dave Marcus, VP for business development at K2. “Now, companies can create business applications with built-in signature placement and document signing without having to custom code the integration.”

About K2 (k2.com)
Founded in 2000, K2 is a platform for building workflows and process-driven applications that improve business efficiency. More than one million users rely on K2 to streamline operations, save money and reduce risk.

About ARX (arx.com)

ARX (Algorithmic Research) is the leading global provider of proper digital signature solutions for security-minded organizations, with dominant market share in industries such as life sciences, government and engineering (AEC). CoSign®, ARX’s flagship product, is the most secure, cost-effective and easy-to-integrate a digital signature solution available today. Based on a 100% standard high-performance signature engine, it helps organizations easily and seamlessly integrate digital signatures into their existing workflows, applications and services. CoSign works seamlessly with all major document formats and business applications such as Word®, Excel®, Outlook®, InfoPath®,  Adobe® PDF, TIFF, AutoCAD® and others, as well as business process, document/content management and workflow automation systems, whether homegrown or proprietary such as Microsoft SharePoint®.