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K2 Announces FastFWD Winners

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2014) - K2 (www.K2.com), a leader in business process application software, today announced the winners of the FastFWD Challenge in conjunction with their global user conference in Las Vegas, NV. The winners were selected amongst dozens of submissions from K2 customers worldwide on account of their success in building powerful applications quickly and easily in an age where business is moving faster than ever.

The following three FastFWD Challenge Winners were selected in the Speed, Power and Value categories for their accomplishments using K2 in extraordinary ways:

SPEED: Arrow Energy, Andrew Blinco - In 2013, Andrew at Arrow Energy personally rolled out 25 apps across 12 business units, ranging from simple forms-driven apps to manage SAP support requests to complex business applications like Arrow's "Safety Conversation." He did it all in 10 months, saving Arrow more than 3,800 man hours.

POWER: Guy's and St. Thomas', Gary McAllister - Gary at Guy's and St. Thomas' has led a team to deliver a powerful solution called E-Noting to improve the quality of healthcare systems and data in the UK, impacting hundreds of thousands of patients each year.

VALUE: Marketform, Murray Macdonald & Daniel Blackwell - Marketform, an Insurance Syndicate operating within the Lloyd's Insurance Market in London, assembled an application to support underwriting varied and complex policies. Prior to K2, Marketform employees had to wade through a number of systems in order to get a complete view of policy information. With K2, employees have full visibility into customers and policies -- allowing them to make better decisions faster.

"The FastFWD Challenge Winners selected this year illustrate what's possible when vision and resolve collide with great technology," says Josh Swihart, Senior Vice President of Marketing at K2. "Business demands are increasing, and we at K2 are proud to be able to provide people with the tools they need to help them build industry-transforming applications fast, adjust with their businesses quickly and to realize incredible results. While there were many impressive submissions from our customers, we are proud to honor these exceptional customers for their work with K2."

More information about submissions and winners will be available on the FastFWD site, K2FastFWD.com, coming in April.

About K2

K2 software allows people to build and run business process applications, including forms, workflow, data and reports. Across enterprises and within departments, K2 customers are rapidly transforming their companies with applications that allocate work to the right people, with all the information they need to make great decisions.

With K2's visual tools, creating, launching and using the first K2 application is a snap. Reusable components ensure the next application delivers faster than the one before, and when the business needs change, it's easy to update your K2 apps to fit. More than a million users in 80-plus countries rely on K2 to streamline operations, save money and reduce risk.

For more information, please visit k2.com.


Jaime Palmucci
Communications Manager, K2