K2 and BlueThread create SharePoint ECM package

Thursday, September 4, 2008

BlueThread Technologies — an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based software company and the leading provider of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server-based enterprise content management (ECM) solutions — has partnered with software maker K2 to create a SharePoint-based ECM solution package.

BlueThread’s “SmartDesk” end-user application coupled with K2 blackpearl workflow and BPM software allows clients to leverage their existing SharePoint infrastructure and quickly configure specific solutions without the risk, time and effort associated with custom code development.

Organizations can quickly realize tangible business benefits by configuring and deploying process and content-driven applications that streamline business activities around accounts payable, new-account opening, loan origination and more, all within a low to no-code environment.  The K2-BlueThread package eliminates the overhead of supporting custom, one-off business applications and frees IT resources to focus on application rollout and the development of unique, client-specific functions.

Dave Marcus, K2 vice president of alliances said, “We are very excited about our partnership and package agreement with BlueThread.  This offering gives customers a new and low-risk means to solve business needs that were once only available with very expensive, complex ECM technologies. And at the same time, it maximizes clients’ investment in the SharePoint platform.

"In addition, with this bundling agreement in place, these customers have full access to leverage K2 for a broader set of process application needs.”

Rob D’Oria , BlueThread’s CTO, said, “The SmartDesk/K2 package further strengthens our ability to position Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) as a comprehensive ECM solution by allowing us to provide our customers with a single source for all their content and process enablement needs.  K2 blackpearl’s extensive integration with MOSS provides our customers with a process-management solution that rivals, and in most cases exceeds, the workflow and process-management capabilities of traditional ECM platform vendors, all in a low- to no-code, tool-rich environment."

About BlueThread Technologies, Inc.
BlueThread, Inc. (www.bluethreadinc.com) is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company that specializes in integrated enterprise content management (ECM) solutions that provide tangible business benefits. A Microsoft Gold Partner, BlueThread specializes within the financial services and insurance industries. BlueThread principals, are experts in many technology and project management disciplines and have successfully implemented over 200 ECM systems over the past 20 years for some of America's largest companies.