K2 Integrates With OData & Swagger to Make Business Data Accessible for Workflow Apps


5/6/2015 3:13:42 PM

Integrations to REST Endpoints Empower Business Users to Connect Workflow to Systems That Previously Required Code and Technical Expertise to Tap Into

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - May 6, 2015) - K2, an industry leader in business application platforms and solutions, which recently secured more than $100 million in venture capital from Francisco Partners, today announced OData and Swagger REST support, enabling K2 Appit and Blackpearl users to build solutions based on workflows and forms that can access their existing data in the cloud or on premise, on any device, and without the need to write code.

"As the 'citizen developer' community grows, it is imperative to open access to data across the organization -- from internal systems to outside applications. Put into the right hands, these pockets of stagnant data residing across systems could be the key to solving major business problems," said Adriaan van Wyk, CEO and founder of K2. "Through these integrations, and others in the future, K2 aims to help further the Build Your Own Applications (BYOA) movement and put more power into the hands of the workforce."

With support for both OData and Swagger, K2 also makes it easier for technical and non-technical users to build applications that integrate with virtually any system that provides RESTful APIs, including Facebook, Twitter, Azure API Apps, Azure Logic Apps, Apache and more.

Support for REST, through OData and Swagger, furthers K2's vision to provide access to information across the organization and the cloud, connecting workflow to data and opening streams of productivity without the need for coding. Ultimately, this expedited process allows K2 customers to build applications more quickly and efficiently, saving resources and freeing up valuable time to focus on solving business problems.

Out-of-the-box support for these technologies is provided in K2 Appit for SharePoint and K2 blackpearl via K2's patented SmartObject framework, allowing users to integrate LOB data in forms and workflows through connection points that are configured once and are reusable across all K2-based business applications. Organizations no longer need to develop code to communicate with and consume endpoints holding pertinent data for business process.

To learn more about the new integrations, visit K2 at the Microsoft Ignite event, booth #519. 

About K2
K2 is a leading provider of business application platforms and solutions that empower people to build and run business apps, from the very simple to the highly complex, limited only by their imagination. The low code platform allows users to create customized business applications -- using workflows and forms -- that stretch across roles, departments, and data sources. Understanding the importance of getting the right information to the right people at the right time, K2 allows business users to make smarter, data-driven decisions, fast. In this fast-paced environment, workforces can stay focused on building and growing the business, instead of managing processes.

With its products used across the Fortune 500 and mid-market, K2 currently has more than 1.5 million users in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit www.k2.com.