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WORKFLOW AUTOMATION

Drive results across the entire organization

Achieve company-wide process orchestration, governance and visibility. Eliminate paper-heavy, repetitive tasks and introduce efficient workflow automation with powerful end-to-end business applications.

K2
vs.

WEBCON BPS

Modifying a live application

K2:
Cancel/restart your live workflows or let them finish under the now-obsolete workflow path

WEBCON BPS:
InstantChange™ – your in-flight workflows adapt immediately

Application lifecycle management

K2:
Applications can be deployed from a development to a test or production environment, but it rarely goes quite as planned and almost always requires troubleshooting and tweaking – especially when deploying updates

WEBCON BPS:
The entire application – workflow, forms, reports, dashboards, data schema, connections to external data – can be packaged and deployed (and updated) from development to test to production

Agility

K2:
If you have different roles, different business entities, etc., expect to add a lot of custom rules and branching logic

WEBCON BPS:
Built-in support for adapting forms and workflow behavior to roles, business entities, and more; 90% of the time without code, rules, or formulas

Performance

K2:
Busy forms are slow unless genuinely arcane tricks are deployed

WEBCON BPS:
Data access optimization and performance are built into the UI framework

User adoption

K2:
Three applications built by three different developers will behave three different ways, requiring users to be trained three different times

WEBCON BPS:
UI framework promotes consistency across applications; a user who learns one application already knows how to use any new applications

Migration and upgrades

K2:
Manual with some automated guidance. Not all features migrate. Audit trail and current running status must be discarded

WEBCON BPS:
Everything migrates, in every direction, with current status and audit trail preserved and intact

Process mapping

K2:
Workflow diagrams are meant for technical; business-friendly diagramming requires a separate product

WEBCON BPS:
Integrated with workflow and forms and report and dashboard designer; no separate diagrams or products needed

Design environment(s)

K2:
Separate designers for forms, workflows, reports, and data connections; fewer connections between them than you’d expect

WEBCON BPS:
Integrated with process mapping and forms and report and dashboard designer

Analytics

K2:
Workflow designer must add extra measurement steps to workflow

WEBCON BPS:
Built into each workflow step

Application data

K2:
Must be modeled somewhere else (SharePoint, SQL) and managed independently of your application – then you must build a SmartObject to work with it

WEBCON BPS:
Data is part of your application and is deployed/updated as your application evolves

Power users

K2:
You may not have to code like a developer, but you won’t get far unless you can think like a developer

WEBCON BPS:
Designer Desk provides non-professionals with an easy way to create prototypes professionals can extend and deploy to product

K2 WEBCON BPS
Modifying a live application

Cancel/restart your live workflows or let them finish under the now-obsolete workflow path

InstantChange™ – your in-flight workflows adapt immediately

Application lifecycle management

Applications can be deployed from a development to a test or production environment, but it rarely goes quite as planned and almost always requires troubleshooting and tweaking – especially when deploying updates

The entire application – workflow, forms, reports, dashboards, data schema, connections to external data – can be packaged and deployed (and updated) from development to test to production

Agility

If you have different roles, different business entities, etc., expect to add a lot of custom rules and branching logic

Built-in support for adapting forms and workflow behavior to roles, business entities, and more; 90% of the time without code, rules, or formulas

Performance

Busy forms are slow unless genuinely arcane tricks are deployed

Data access optimization and performance are built into the UI framework

User adoption

Three applications built by three different developers will behave three different ways, requiring users to be trained three different times

UI framework promotes consistency across applications; a user who learns one application already knows how to use any new applications

Migration and upgrades

Manual with some automated guidance. Not all features migrate. Audit trail and current running status must be discarded

Everything migrates, in every direction, with current status and audit trail preserved and intact

Process mapping

Workflow diagrams are meant for technical; business-friendly diagramming requires a separate product

Integrated with workflow and forms and report and dashboard designer; no separate diagrams or products needed

Design environment(s)

Separate designers for forms, workflows, reports, and data connections; fewer connections between them than you’d expect

Integrated with process mapping and forms and report and dashboard designer

Analytics

Workflow designer must add extra measurement steps to workflow

Built into each workflow step

Application data

Must be modeled somewhere else (SharePoint, SQL) and managed independently of your application – then you must build a SmartObject to work with it

Data is part of your application and is deployed/updated as your application evolves

Power users

You may not have to code like a developer, but you won’t get far unless you can think like a developer

Designer Desk provides non-professionals with an easy way to create prototypes professionals can extend and deploy to product

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Change management

Change management revolution with InstantChange™

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What do you get when you choose WEBCON?

One consistent platform that works
everywhere

It’s in your data center. It’s a hosted solution. It’s a part of your cloud infrastructure. It’s everywhere.

And everywhere WEBCON BPS is, it’s the same technology. The same feature set. Not just the same look and feel. The same everything.

And everywhere WEBCON BPS is, it’s the same technology. The same feature set. Not just the same look and feel. The same everything.

The end of fragile applications

Applications wind up involving forms, workflows, reports, connections to data, and perhaps a unified web application that brings them all together. With most platforms, those different elements are build separately, integrated manually, and deployed carefully.

Here’s the fun part: in WEBCON BPS, they’re all different faces of a single thing. The forms are a window into the current state of the workflow. The data schema tells the forms what they need to do. Lookup fields can reference a catalog of already-configured data sources. There are business rules governing, well, everything. Reports know about current status and form content. Change audit trails keep track of everything, not just documents.

No process left behind when you need
to make a change

Virtually every process management and workflow automation platform treats a single running instance as a set of queued instructions. Once it starts, it can’t change, and you have to accept it. Maybe you can cancel and restart it, but that’s it. WEBCON BPS is better than that. At every step in a process, a running instance checks the model to see what should happen next. Change the model, the running instances change their path. The forms change their behavior. The data changes its schema. The reports change their appearance. The model implemented by WEBCON’s InstantChange™ technology is rare – and incredibly useful when you have processes that won’t stand still.

Processes that run as long as you need

WEBCON BPS apps can happily run for months, if not years, without consuming resources or slowing anything down. You can migrate them, and even modify them, and they’ll continue to run.

Professionals and stakeholders
working together

In a world of citizen-assisted development, professionals stay in regular contact with stakeholders. That means stakeholders/users need to be able to understand what’s going on and be able to give feedback that’ll be acted on.

With WEBCON’s Designer Desk, stakeholders create the initial specifications in the form of a functioning prototype. When professionals pick that up and carry it forward, the ongoing work is familiar. With InstantChange™, the effort and time needed to react to feedback is microscopic.

Deployment lifecycle support

Deployment isn’t an afterthought. It’s wired into WEBCON BPS’ DNA. Every application element is aware that it can be moved from place to place, and fundamental design decisions were made to ensure that things keep working when they do.

You can even define dependencies into your applications when you want them to behave differently between development, testing, and production, too.

Auditing and analytics without extra effort

Plenty of platforms offer analytics. Some charge extra for it. Almost all of them require you to do extra work to make use of it. So your hyper-detailed, flowchart-style workflow diagrams will need to become extra detailed to accommodate extra steps to emit metrics to be collected for analysis.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the workflow model assumed it would be reported on? That it provided metrics automatically? And that it had room for you to easily add extra metrics to measure without making the project more complicated? We thought so – and we made it so.

The end of analysis paralysis

The reason why so many projects never get started is because stakeholders aren’t quite sure what they want. Not in detail, at least. Designers conduct a seemingly endless series of requirements-gathering meetings, specification reviews, and so on. They do this because they can’t afford not to get it right the first time. WEBCON BPS changes that. By making the cost of change low and effort to evolve easy, you can start with an imperfect first try and immediately follow it up with a series of improvements based on feedback. Improvement cycles can be measured in hours, sometimes even minutes. And since most people have an easier time critiquing than imagining, you not only get faster results – you get better results, too.

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WEBCON is the leading European-based provider of a complete Low-code Application Platform for mass delivering business solutions. Companies choose WEBCON to dramatically reduce time and cost of app development. The platform allows them to automate and manage business processes across the entire organization – using a single, unified platform. Thanks to its unique InstantChange™ technology, WEBCON embraces change like no other platform on the market.

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