When moving to the latest of K2, there are many important things to consider.

You will want a speedy and smooth move to the latest of K2. So, Educate yourself on the benefits and the process of upgrading. Knowledge is power. Here are some tips for you to review: https://jeylabs.com/products/k2/K2-Five

jEyLaBs is one of the 10 or so global technology alliance partners of K2. We have invested heavily on leveraging K2 technology over a number of K2 versions over the many years.

We have produced tooling to assist with Test automation, Migration, Administration, monitoring and troubleshooting of K2.

As a result, We have acquired deep and wide experience migrating and upgrading applications, data and users on K2.

Whether it involves File server drives, Lotus Notes, SQL, multi-forest ADs, SharePoint, ASP.NET, windows apps, Infopath, K2.Net 2003, blackpoint or blackpearl, we have been there assisting customers and partners succeed.

We are here to help. Please Join us for a webinar and accelerate your K2 Five success. Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/8186916694256507907

jeylabs recently showcased deep integration scenarios including Chat-Bots, eForms and Workflow connecting with SAP, Office365 and SharePoint using Theobald software.

 

Please check out this short video we produced from the footage at the #DWCAU held in Melbourne in Aug 2018.

Find out more on how you can leverage your SAP investments further using Theobald.

We have released V3 of the PowerToolz Express today. The workflow converter for K2 now includes the following new features:

  1. Basic Authentication support for K2 Managed Cloud
  2. Loading legacy workflows by category/folder (Screenshot attached below)

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Download the latest version via https://jeylabs.com/pte

 

K2 has released K2 5.1 with new and improved functionality. The notables introduced in this version provide for rapid app development.

This version introduces K2 Apps that help users easily install and build fully-functional K2 applications fast. Now you can install a set of pre-built applications into your environment from a catalogue directly.

App Wizards can be used to generate customized applications from the provided templates to meet your needs.

The revolutionary HTML5 based Workflow Designer, which is our favourite, has been improved with more features. Now developers can configure processes easier and faster. Accidentally added or deleted configuration can be reverted as well.

Another key feature is the Warning Badges. These designer smarts will catch any infinite loop scenarios and detect recursions from happening during app deployment. Most design flaws can be picked up by this.

K2 Form Designer is also enhanced in this release. Server-Side Rule execution is now available. This improves the execution performance of your SmartForms significantly. This feature reduces the number of calls to the server and reduces the loading times. From a security stand point it also reduces potential attack surface size.

Number crunchers can rejoice. The ability to export the list view to an excel sheet is now an out-of-the-box feature.

This version also includes two new responsive themes.

From a security perspective, Property Encryption feature has been introduced to encrypt your property data that is saved in SmartBox based SmartObjects.

The Authorization Framework adds the ability to secure your K2 artefacts and prevent them from being edited by unauthorized users. It also allows you to secure your K2 apps in the production environment so that the deployed configuration can be kept intact.

We suggest you update your K2 environment with this release. If you need help with Regression testing or converting legacy workflows to the new K2 Five format, please checkout PowerToolz. https://jeylabs.com/pte

In this post I pose the question, who or what should come first in business? Clients or Staff? What should be the priority of a business? Cash or Culture? Is being Busy important over everything else? To be successful, should we focus on getting the right Projects or getting our People right? I then explain why, We choose staff, over, customers, any day.

Every enterprise exist to serve its customers and without their custom there is no reason for the business to be operating. However, a customer, should never come before your staff.

Why?

Today’s consumers are very demanding and they have all the power. I love that as a consumer myself. But, as an Entrepreneur,  just as I always Choose my staff, I believe that I should select my customers too.

Well, I am not trying to win an election. I am not trying to be popular. I am building businesses to solve complex problems faced by humanity. My team is crucial to achieving this goal.

The focus of every business out there has to be about building great products and services. To do that, businesses need to have great processes and people. You have to deploy and use the best systems to help you execute well.

Making sure that the business is made of an ‘A Team’ and has a great culture is the key responsibility of any management team. If you could do this then the rest will fall into place.

You cannot control the culture of your customer organisations or partner companies. But, you can select the partners and choose your customers.

When marketing and prospecting, ensure that you qualify your customers carefully with this in mind.

When partnering with other businesses ensure that those organisations are aligned to your core values.

An unreasonable prospect will soon become a very difficult customer. When their values are not the same as yours, the interactions will become a nightmare.

A greedy partner will become a competitor soon. So please pick them wisely.

I know that for those businesses that are struggling to survive, this is easier said than done and I get it. I was there. But, Survival can never be a goal of a business. You must aim to Thrive and Dominate your markets and Industries. You need great staff in order to do that.

This is never an excuse to keep a staff member who is not worthy of your company. If someone doesn’t deserve to represent our brand proudly they should be gone immediately.

If a staff is on the wrong with a customer, help them understand, learn and fix the situation fast. It is fine to reprimand them and perhaps even demote them if required. Regardless, always support your staff. Other team members are watching and lead them by example.

Just as you will fire staff who are no longer believe in your cause, you should sack those customers who don’t deserve your service.

When I sacked a customer for the very first time, It was not easy. It was just under 12 months into our venture. This was one of the 3 customers we were actively working on. But, it was a clear decision as that business didn’t share our values.

Similarly, stop working with those partners who are no longer adding value or sharing your values. Never make people your priority when you are an option to them.

There are plenty of people on this planet and they all can become customers. But, your staff are special. Not everyone can represent your brand. So, look after those chosen ones.

Invest in the Training and improvement of your team members. Help them hone their skills. Get constant feedback and action every possible option to improve your team.

Always put your staff before everyone else.

Systems of record such as ERPs used by Enterprises were never built around supporting today’s dynamic customer journeys.

Today’s Systems of customer engagement are numerous and varying in their capability. The touchpoint systems are social, they are mobile, they are in the cloud and they support a dynamic mix of commerce with the engagement needs of today’s demanding consumers.

Companies that do not integrate their backend systems with front end apps run a number of risks – the most serious risk would be failing to get the full value out of their ERPs and their third party software investments.

Without the data that is captured and processes through these apps reaching the backend in real time, your complete view of a customer is not in the system.

In the case of SAP, our mission is to help customers seamlessly integrate Office365, CRM and workflow systems to SAP.

We see many of our business application customers running SAP as their core ERP. They are wanting to integrate with SAP but are discouraged by the cost, complexity and delays in getting the last mile integration properly completed.

Our partnership with Theobald Software allows jEyLaBs to bring in pre-built Business Integration Apps to help solve this problem.

Business integration apps are web applications, which can be directly installed on your local SharePoint Server or SharePoint Online and then made available to users. The seamless integration of SAP processes in SharePoint brings you closer to an integrated and uniform business platform.

These apps allow for the users without special SAP knowledge to perform complex processes directly in SharePoint – on-premise or in SharePoint Online. There is no need for training or special instruction courses to use the applications because operation is easy and intuitive. Furthermore the apps are functioning on all prevailing devices like desktop-pc, tablet or smartphone. The responsive design allows the applications to adapt to their respective interfaces.

Like to know more? please email us via sap@jeylabs.com to learn about how we can accelerate your integration to SAP.

jeylabs team had an awesome time networking with customers and partners at the Nintex World Tour in Melbourne this week. We also heard from the Nintex product team on the upcoming innovations and was able to interact with many different teams from Nintex.

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Representatives from IXOM also participated in the event providing insights at the Q&A session led by Christian from Nintex. Mak, Michael and Jey shared their perspectives on the journey which resulted in us both winning the Nintex Customer Solution award recently.

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It was great to see Nintex recognising customers and partners who put the effort to leverage their technology to make digital transformation a reality for many users.

Well done to the Nintex team for putting together an awesome event. We look forward to working together and bring success to many more organisations.

If you want to learn more about our unique hybrid delivery approach to Nintex projects please get in touch with emil@jeylabs.com.au