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  • Question

  • I am looking for a workflow software package that can design and execute workflow applications to include dashboards based on metrics captured from multiple workflows over time. We wish to use such a workflow solution until such time as we have SharePoint installed whereupon we would like to import our existing workflows into SharePoint for implementation.

    I have read some about Visual Studio, Visio, and SharePoint designer, those are workflow design tools and the later requires SharePoint to be installed.

    We are looking for a relatively inexpensive solution before we install SharePoint that facilitates resusing our workflow and dashboards.

    Are their COTs workflow packages that would enable us to do this.??

    Thanks, Mike

    Monday, March 12, 2012 1:47 PM


  • There are a number of different vendors that you can use for general workflow, each varying in cost.  Some suggestions from memory (which you'll need to Google yourself for further information): -

    1. Nintex Workflow: One of the cheaper in the pre-packakged workflow products.
    2. K2 BlackPearl: Very detailed and customisable product but comes with a heavier price-tag
    3. MetaStorm: Another mid range BPM workflow option.

    They'll also be some less refined but free options in sites like Code Project or CodePlex that you can possibly use.

    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 5:07 PM