TECBlog: K2 and Box Integrate Cloud Content Management and Workflow


5/5/2015 2:56:46 PM

Following crucial business process workflow steps and using business process management (BPM) software often requires handling and tracking related documents and content. To bridge this potential content management gap, K2, a Seattle-based business application platforms and solutions provider, recently announced a partnership with Box, a cloud content management service.
 
The collaboration integrates the K2 Appit and blackpearl platforms with the Box cloud content management platform. K2 Appit allows users to build without much coding and then run forms and workflow applications in the cloud that integrate with existing on-premise or cloud data.
 
Through this integration, users will for the first time be able to start a business workflow directly from the Box interface. K2's SmartObjects framework also allows users to manage--from a single application--contracts and documents stored in Box, collaborate over creative collateral, manage support tickets, send documents for approvals and electronic signatures, and store final documents in a secure and compliant customer-accessible location. With these new cloud content management capabilities, employees could gain insight and control over shared content, while chief information officers (CIOs) and IT directors would have the security and governance needed to maintain compliance with audit and regulatory policies.

Business Process Management and Cloud Integration: A CEO’s Perspective

CEO and founder of K2 Adriaan van Wyk, explained to Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) why he’s excited about Box integration—and why his users should be too.


“The pace at which customers are creating information stored in electronic files is escalating at a tremendous rate,” says van Wyk. “Customers create and use this information in the context of business problems that they are solving on a daily basis. At K2, we want to make it very easy for customers to use and manage this rapid spread of unstructured information in such a way that they focus on the business and not the individual documents or pieces of unstructured information.”

Read the complete interview at TEC Blog.