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  Asked By: Wayne    Date: May 04    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1402

Does anyone have any experience using Corasworks or K2 with Sharepoint?



13 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Rafael Willis     Answered On: May 04

Have not worked with either of these, but have you seen KnowledgeLake's
workflow product?

Answer #2    Answered By: Richard Davis     Answered On: May 04

I don't see these two products as being at all comparable. K2.Net is really a
workflow server design for use by .Net developers, and happens to have hooks
into SharePoint. CorasWorks (to the best of my knowledge, since I haven't had
direct experience  with it) provides some fairly light-weight add on web parts
for SharePoint.

What are you trying to accomplish?

Answer #3    Answered By: Mason Davis     Answered On: May 04

We are thinking about using K2 for Document Approval WorkFlow and Corasworks
for task and action item roll ups and intergration into Office.

Answer #4    Answered By: Savannah Pena     Answered On: May 04

No, but thanks for the lead!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer #5    Answered By: Upendra Bordoloi     Answered On: May 04

We're using all the Corasworks tools. Do you have a more specific
question or problem?

Answer #6    Answered By: Ali Javed     Answered On: May 04

We are primarily interested in rolling up tasks and action items as well as
hooking into Office.

We are interested in any pros and cons with performance, development and ease
of use.

Specifically, we have heard that performance is terrible because all of the SQL
calls are done at once when the initial screen is displayed. Comments?

Answer #7    Answered By: Karrie Wooten     Answered On: May 04

My recent project was a workflow project using K2.net 2003, InfoPath
and SharePoint. They also use Coras Works web parts. Name of the
client unreleaved.

Answer #8    Answered By: Alan West     Answered On: May 04

Can you tell me what you think of these products. Ease of development, ease of
use for users, performance issues, etc.

Answer #9    Answered By: Maribel Todd     Answered On: May 04

I have worked extensively on the share point and K2.NET combination.
What are you looking for?

Answer #10    Answered By: Akshara Negalur     Answered On: May 04

We are looking primarily to use K2 as a Document Approval System.

Answer #11    Answered By: Timothy Davis     Answered On: May 04

I haven't seen any performance issues but then we're running a medium
farm setup so it's got a fair amount of hardware behind it. I don't know
of CorasWorks doing any SQL calls as everything they seem to do is
through the Object Model (which has it's performance problems too).

Our rollups usually span a few lists across about a dozen sites under a
collection and there doesn't seem to be any issues.

Development is great (if you get the Developer Edition) and ease of use
is top-notch as it's a breeze to set things up and deploy. You can get
your power users or developers to put together the specifics on what
lists to rollup then hand the generated dwp files over to an admin for
deployment (once the initial web parts and whatnot are deployed to your

If you're rolling a whack of stuff up to the Portal level (like hundreds
of lists) you might see some issues but the guys at CorasWorks are good
to deal with so I recommend having a chat with them on your requirements
so you can get some expectations and see if they see any problems.

Answer #12    Answered By: Adya Deshmane     Answered On: May 04

We have worked extensively with CorasWorks. The task and Item roll up is
outstanding - very hard to maintain a handle on all your tasks across
multiple sites.

We have also use the document library rollups across site collections
and the graphing capability to create dashboards

for department heads - this is a great feature.

The site navigation webpart is also great.

Answer #13    Answered By: Indu Raj     Answered On: May 04

It seems like everyone who has used it likes it!

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