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  Asked By: Margarita    Date: Aug 12    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 987

Anybody an idea on what is the drowback of ultimus as
workflow with SPS, and which is the best workflow for
SPS and easy to make forms.



13 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: David Scott     Answered On: Aug 12

I have potentially twenty projects working with the
workflow systems in SharePoint.

I am going to rely on the Microsoft
products...Infopath and C# as well as the scripting

I think it is the best vehicle for developing workflow
applications with Microsoft..it is all Microsoft and
very well supported I have never heard of Ultimus.

Answer #2    Answered By: Lakeshia Gould     Answered On: Aug 12

i am currently working in infopath,C# and SPS these project includes
all these.
we are using infopath for creating the workflow
and also biztalk for the workflow
like when the user submits the form biztalk will send mails
for the persons who are involved in the workflow  (like for approving and
so i would suggest use infopath with service pack 1 (also it include HWS[
human workflow services].

Answer #3    Answered By: Lizbeth Macdonald     Answered On: Aug 12

Yes yes...that is what I am using but not with
Biztalk...do I need biztalk right away.. I want to
implement it later but this is for the first workflow
system ...and it is just an approval and email

What do you think.

Answer #4    Answered By: Cole Curtis     Answered On: Aug 12

I have worked with K2.net <http://K2.net>. They have there own API and works
very well with SharePoint and InfoPath forms.
Here is the link to their web site.

Answer #5    Answered By: Debbie Snow     Answered On: Aug 12

What about SharePoint and Infopath forms...I thought
keeping it Microsoft was the name of the game.

K2.net can be very expensive...does anyone out there
know of Infopath and Sharepoint links other than

What can K2.NET better than just Microsoft.

Answer #6    Answered By: Adalberto Merrill     Answered On: Aug 12

K2.Net is primarily a workflow  engine (which is not in WSS/SPS, and would
require something like BizTalk if you wanted to stay 100% Microsoft) - it's
interfaces include ones for WSS/SPS and InfoPath.

Answer #7    Answered By: Lynsey Carver     Answered On: Aug 12

I have been researching this particular subject ...yes
Biztalk server would be a good platform for workflow
but it seems that I can build something tha would have
the workflow  capabilities.

I am certain though that we can use C# and build a
workflow system ...there seems to be alot of support
in this respect.

What do you or anyone else think that have used the
workflow capabilities of SharePoint and Infopath as
well as C#

Answer #8    Answered By: Richard Allen     Answered On: Aug 12

That's the thing - there really aren't any workflow  capabilities OOTB in WSS/SPS
or InfoPath, hence the need for BizTalk or a 3rd party workflow engine. All
that is included in WSS/SPS is an event model, which is limited to Document
Libraries and requires a developer to create a custom solution. Doing this 100%
without an existing workflow engine is possible, but a LOT of effort.

Answer #9    Answered By: Ian Davis     Answered On: Aug 12

I will extend that effort in the form of looking at
the present workflow  engines available out there and
compare to what I can do.

I have worked with Biztalk Server and feel that we
might have something going here.

Answer #10    Answered By: Jagjit Hui     Answered On: Aug 12

Captaris Workflow (formerly Teamplate) - but it's about the same price as

Answer #11    Answered By: Alton Vance     Answered On: Aug 12

Is there a list that you know of for such things?

Answer #12    Answered By: Sydney Lewis     Answered On: Aug 12

What sort of list and which things?????

Answer #13    Answered By: Jayme Raymond     Answered On: Aug 12

3rd party workflow  things, specifically... Infopath does not generate an
automatic invoice or sales reciept or tracking ticket number for a
scenerio where you may have dozens of people logging in to the same site
and actually selling stuff. :)
We use quickbooks via terminal services, but then there is little in the
way of sharing important data between offices. Other "per-seat"
softwares like Great Plains and Everest are outrageously expensive and
overkill for selling a small list of items for a small company with
multiple locations. (8) of them...
What I want specifically is a way to sell/invoice items from a global DB
like Sharepoint with the typical info like customer name, contact,
category A,B,C,D,E and F. then simply plop the money into individual
quickbooks files at the end of the day for tax, inventory, and all the
back end accounting stuff., but there has to be a simple method of
generating an invoice number first.

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