Process Automation Weekly

Monday, February 21, 2022

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
― John Quincy Adams.


Common BPA Mistakes Companies Make and How to Avoid Them

Key takeaways:

  1. Business process automation leverages technology to automate manual tasks, improving operational efficiency and boosting value for various stakeholders.
  2. Blanket automation isn’t advisable; business processes require a human touch and critical thinking skills. Therefore, select processes where the manual aspect isn’t efficient.
  3. Automation requires continuous improvement to ensure that implemented changes offer the best business value moving forward.

Business processes encompass an operation with multiple steps and usually involve more than one human or system. For business processes to positively impact your business, they need to be specific, measurable, flexible, and – most importantly – repeatable. Businesses processes that tick these boxes are ideal for automation. Automation provides linkage between steps with process flow based on business rules and timing. Process automation is a quest for improvement. Like most quests, there are points along the way where things can go wrong. The following are things to watch out for. Go to Article


K2 Five Upgrade Breaks Popular SmartForm Control and How To Fix It

By: Roman Duban

After upgrading from K2 5.3 to K2 5.4, some customers found that K2 Designer had stopped working. Although no upgrade errors were reported and K2 Configuration Analyzer did not show any critical errors, K2 Designer was unusable, showing only a red icon. An error message is presented but can only be read after selecting the page with a mouse. The same result happens when browsing the SmartForms runtime site.

The error, Method not found:
‘System.String SourceCode.Forms.Client.Styling.Style.get_BackgroundImage()’ is thrown by a custom control in the K2 environment, which tries to use a method from SourceCode Forms SDK, which is not available in K2 version 5.4.

To resolve the error and get K2 Designer working correctly, you need to have the source code for the custom control, fix the code, rebuild the DLL and copy it to: Go to Article

Bytezoom Team Completes Nintex Workflow Cloud Expert Certification

By: Keith Brickey

Team members:

  • Denis Johan
  • Aman Gupta
  • Chupong Brickey
  • Maksym Nikolaenko
  • Marina Nikolaenko
  • Roman Duban, PhD

Have passed the required certification exam to achieve Certified Nintex Process Automation Expert – Nintex Workflow Cloud.

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Advanced Tool for SmartForm Developers

By: Keith Brickey

SmartForm Inspector is an advanced tool for users of K2 Designer. Compatible with K2 4.7 and K2 Five, it provides a faster way of viewing rules in a format that is easier to read and understand. With SmartForm Inspector, users can search rules for a specific term. They can easily remap a form or view to use different SmartObjects as data sources or for lookup. They can automatically generate easy-to-read portable documentation and they can output a form/view definition as XML to allow easy comparison and identification of differences across versions.
A “flattened” view of events, conditions, and actions make rules easy to read and understand. Go to Article