K2 Increases Customer Productivity with Latest Mobile, DocuSign and Cloud Updates
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
BELLEVUE, Wash., July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- K2 Software today announced new capabilities to its cloud service, Appit, and outlined plans for future cloud-first offerings. Customers will find enhancements to K2 Mobile, introduction of SmartStarters, deeper DocuSign integration and a new REST broker with Swagger compatibility. These updates will become available for on-premises customers this summer.
K2 Mobile for Android now includes offline functionality that enables users to view and action their tasks from anywhere, increasing productivity by allowing users to delegate, check process status, redirect, accept, reject, or send for revisions in real time. In addition, a new Universal App for Windows devices is now available, bringing full support for iOS, Android and Windows-based devices.
To help customers reduce the IT backlog, K2 has simplified system connectivity through its patented K2 SmartObjects, allowing better access to data and integration across systems. In addition, K2 has simplified mobile app development significantly by allowing any business process application or form built in K2 to be fully mobile, enabled and optimized with very minimal effort by the app creator.
Further enhancing its already strong capabilities in low code app development, K2 has created SmartStarters to help app creators build new apps quickly by providing simple example apps that are fully functional and include template forms, workflows, actions and data integration via K2 SmartObjects. K2 supports reusability of its forms, workflows and SmartObjects so app creators can easily leverage a component many times across their portfolio of business applications.
Electronic signatures now embed directly into K2 SmartForms, which enables editing, uploading and management of documents, creation and management of DocuSign envelopes, definition of signature placeholder tabs, and signing recipient details. By using K2 and DocuSign together, customers can easily and quickly capture signatures inside their apps while maintaining visibility into the process at all times, including a full audit trail of the signing steps.
"Although accelerating mobile app deployment is a critical step in our customers' digital transformation, the best way to unlock business value is to allow our customers to quickly complete any type of business contract/transaction that includes a document using electronic signatures," said Adriaan Van Wyk, CEO of K2. "K2 customers can now create business process apps that have embedded electronic signature integration through DocuSign, which lets their users stay in the app and be more productive."
K2 REST Service
The new K2 REST broker with Swagger support makes it easier to integrate K2 forms and workflows across systems and cloud services built with modern web APIs, streamlining the business application creation process.
K2 Cloud Platform
Looking toward the future, K2 will continue to innovate in low code, automating business process with apps and cloud-first development. Appit has realized over 200 percent growth in net new customers since June of last year, demonstrating that the demand for K2 cloud services is showing positive traction.
"We believe there is a unique intersection at the convergence of business process applications and low code that will disrupt the classic BPM market," added Van Wyk. "Apps for process automation are most efficient when the best of both low code and BPM come together, and the ability to deliver the K2 platform more broadly in the cloud will help even more of our customers stay ahead of the curve."
The K2 Cloud Platform will bring full functionality to integrate across systems, a new app design experience and new solutions that will become available on top of the K2 Cloud Platform in the future. Customers interested in participating in the K2 Cloud Platform Limited Preview program can sign up here and a local sales rep will be in touch.
ABOUT K2: With K2's business process application platform, organizations can use visual designers to rapidly build and deploy low code applications that are agile, scalable and reusable, resulting in modern processes that quickly and easily connect people, data, decisions and systems. K2 delivers information to the right people at the right time, empowering them to accelerate their work and become more efficient online, offline and from any device. K2 has more than 1,500 customers in over 84 COUNTRIES, with 30 percent of customers being FORTUNE 100 COMPANIES. K2 recently received $150 million in funding from Francisco Partners.
SOURCE K2 Software