We have released an updated version of our Workflow Converter to K2 Five 5.x

This release allows for selectively ignoring the environment dependency check performed during the workflow analysis.

This is useful when you are analysing an export of the workflow in a different environment.

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After selecting the workflow, you can check the ignore option, to analyse the workflow.

This will ignore the warnings and errors typically reported due to any missing dependency such as specific SmartObjects that are used but not detected in the environment.

Please download the latest version of PowerToolz Express – Workflow converter now. 

 

Omicron is a high-end consulting company with specialist skills in Portals, Information Worker Solutions and Business Process Automation solutions based on Microsoft and K2 technologies. Omicron is also an active K2 Services Partner in UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

jeylabs has appointed Omicron as a reseller for our popular PowerToolz suite of products in the Middle East.

PowerToolz is a collection of Analysis, Conversion and Test Automation tools that are purpose-built to assist K2 customers to derive the most value out of their K2 investments.

These tools help customers update their K2 platform without impacting their ongoing business operations.

Middle East has a large segment of customers on the legacy K2 versions and this partnership presents a great opportunity for us to ensure customers experience a smooth upgrade to K2 Five.

Both jeylabs and Omicron are keen to work with K2 customers in the region to accelerate upgrades to the latest of K2’s platform using PowerToolz.

If you are on K2 4.6.11 or K2 4.7 or any previous K2 versions please get in touch with us for a free upgrade assessment and quote via k2-success@jeylabs.com

 

 

 

Are you on K2 4.6.11? Or K2 4.7? Get your hands on PowerToolz Analyser now.

A smooth Upgrade to K2 Five 5.2 requires proper analysis and good planning. PowerToolz Analyser helps you get a head start with your upgrade.

Learn more about the features and benefits from https://jeylabs.com/products/analyser

Download PowerToolz Analyser for K2 4.6.11 from https://jeylabs.com/pta/4.6/download

Download PowerToolz Analyser for K2 4.7 from https://jeylabs.com/pta/4.7/download

We love your feedback to analyser@jeylabs.com

PowerToolz Analyser is the perfect analysis tool for your K2 environments. The tool will provide information to prepare for upgrades, apply changes to K2 environments and help quantify your process automation capabilities so you can make fast decisions with confidence, about your K2 applications.

PowerToolz Analyser will be released on 7th December 2018. We are currently offering pre-order purchase options at a discounted rate of 50% off!

For more information click here.

Special Notice to all Australia & New Zealand based K2 Customers.

Are you worried about having to carry the burden of this upgrade on your shoulders? Don’t worry. PowerToolz is here to help you. You can save on expensive consulting fees, avoid the pain of manual conversion and reduce the risk of things breaking after the upgrade.

We are offering a free upgrade assessment and special pricing on PowerToolz for K2 customers based in Australia and New Zealand. Contact us for a fixed price upgrade to K2 Five 5.2 (Offer ends 30 March 2019).

Also, take a look at our globally available K2 Assistance packages.

Author: Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors.

Low-code application development platforms can offer beleaguered teams huge benefits in terms of development velocity. However true application delivery agility – and through that, business agility – only comes when teams can optimise the whole delivery process. Few low-code application development platforms really work in ways that make that broader optimisation easy.

The low-code application development promise – fulfilled by K2 (and other vendors and products, too) – is about speed and agility. It’s simple: when you write less application code, you make faster progress.

The promise is enabled by tools that do the ‘heavy lifting’ of application development for you. They abstract away all the messy implementation details associated with low-level system interactions, as well as providing high-level specification tools specialised for building functionality that’s commonly required within particular domains. So, when you work with products from K2 and other similar vendors, you use high-level, graphical ‘model-driven’ specification tools that give you powerful shortcuts to developing workflow management functionality, task interaction forms and other application user interface elements, business data management functionality, reports and dashboards, and so on.

The tradeoff that comes when you use low-code application development platforms like these is that the code that does the ‘heavy lifting’ to deliver working application functionality behind the scenes is, by design, hidden from you. Some generate all the low-level code necessary to run applications standalone, and others provide high-level specifications that are interpreted by a proprietary application server at runtime; however all low-code application development platforms are in essence proprietary.

As the promise of low-code application development becomes more widely realised and organisations deliver more applications with speed and agility, so the applications they’re used to create are becoming more sophisticated, numerous and business-critical. It’s natural, in these cases, for organisations to make application quality assurance a high priority. What’s more, broader ‘DevOps’-related application delivery trends like continuous integration/continuous delivery – driven by cheap and flexible cloud infrastructure – depend on the ability to rapidly test and re-test application functionality.

When it comes to low-code application development platforms like the K2 platform, though, the most widely-established general-purpose software QA toolsets and approaches have limited applicability. This is the challenge that PowerToolz aims to address.

Low-code application development platforms can offer huge benefits in terms of development velocity. However true application delivery agility– and through that, business agility – only comes when teams can optimise the whole delivery process. Few low-code application development platforms really work in ways that make that broader optimisation easy.

jeylabs’ PowerToolz offers a suite of integrated automated testing and administration tools designed specifically for the K2 low-code application development platform, and through that, addresses the broader delivery agility challenge for K2 customers. All the core test automation bases are covered, and offered at a compelling price point. What’s particularly noteworthy is that by using the K2 application repository itself to store and manage testing artefacts alongside K2 application artefacts, PowerToolz delivers a number of significant quality management benefits that will help teams work with K2 quickly and effectively at scale.

You can download and evaluate the software from the PowerToolz website at https://powertoolz.com.au.

Author: Sangeetha V.

If we could live in a perfect world nothing would ever fail, however, the reality is everything is somewhat flawed; errors and mistakes are simply a part of life. Within the software world, this is no different. All software is prone to have bugs and studies have shown 50% of software projects fail. It is impossible to test every aspect of a complex software program manually.

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The following factors also affect software projects:

  • Infrastructure hosting the software
  • Connectivity and offline scenarios
  • Compatibility with web browsers
  • Integration with other components
  • Existing data
  • Scalability, security, privacy requirements
  • Industry requirements

In addition to this, we as humans cannot fully comprehend our wants or needs until we have a seen it in some form. This is the reason why many users and system owners change their “requirements” after the design is completed. In fact, an average software development project experiences more than 20% change in requirements from the design stage to its first release. These changes are a common problem that impacts nearly all software projects.

This calls in a very important question; how do we combat this? If we cannot eradicate an error we must minimise it. Most software dev teams implement processes and strategies such as coding standards, testing methodologies and investments in tools and talent that identify errors; to increase the quality of software builds and decrease risks.

This is imperative for brands and companies as the usability and quality of their software reflects on their brand image and reputation. You don’t want your company to die from a bug. People have perished in the past due to bugs in control systems software.

Low code business applications platforms such as K2 help pacify this problem to a certain degree, however, every software application requires rigorous quality management. This is where Automated Regression Testing differs; it helps find problems before they affect end users. That’s why we are passionate about our PowerToolz offerings.

PowerToolz helps automate the testing of end-to-end scenarios of K2 applications. You can read why MWD advisors recommend PowerToolz for the users of K2:

https://www.mwdadvisors.com/2018/11/02/jeylabs-powertoolz/

jEyLaBs PowerToolz has been used by many K2 customers around the world for efficient testing, administration and management of their business critical K2 applications.

Our official PowerToolz training course helps participants acquire some solid hands-on skills with the tool and gain in-depth technical understanding of how to leverage the K2 platform.

This Course arms you with the knowledge on how the tool helps to automate many aspects of K2 such as testing, administration and management.

PowerToolz training course focuses heavily on how PowerToolz integrates with the K2 environment to deliver efficient automated testing, troubleshooting and even upgrade/migration capabilities.

The training is portioned into five sessions with corresponding practical self assessments to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the material covered in each session.

This is an online course delivered by our PowerToolz consultants. At the start of each session, time is allocated to provide participants to ask questions and fortify their knowledge. Both development and managerial staff are welcome to participate and contribute to the sessions. Our trainers cater for staff with various levels of technical knowledge and experience.

The course also covers functional and administration features of PowerToolz in detail. It is delivered as 5 sessions and you can pick and choose the sessions. See the details below and email us at powertoolz@jeylabs.com.au to book your Training.

PowerToolz Course Session Details