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Sharepoint MOSS 07, BPM, Workflow, Suggestions?

By dave ·
I am looking to add BPM (business process management) and workflow functionality into my Sharepoint 2007 site. Sharepoint's native functionality is not as comprehensive as I need it to be.

I want to define a workflow process, the people involved, the amount of time (deadline) between processes in the timeline and have "timers" if you will that will E-mail one or many at any given point on the timeline based on completion / incompletion.

For example, sales gets an order on August 1st and the workflow is set into motion. It notfies engineering and design right away. Engineering has 5 days in which to complete their task, Design has 12 days. If engineering isn't 80% complete by day 4 (or their 5 days) then an event timer kicks out an E-mail to the engineering manager, etc.

Other major requirement would be ease in altering the schedule if there was a delay in receiving raw goods for example.

I have looked at K2 and some of the other major players but we are looking at $10,000 + easily.

Does anybody know of an open-source or developers program that will provide the foundation on which to build without us having to completely write the module or a program that has this functionality that won't cost an arm and a leg? (which management wouldn't approve)

Thanks in advance!


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Check out these links

by acraig In reply to Sharepoint MOSS 07, BPM, ...

We run K2 on SharePoint 2003 so I can't help much with MOSS 2007 yet.

How about looking at the following:
The Three-State Workflow - The Forgotten Out-Of-The-Box Workflow for Both WSS and MOSS:

Use a Three-state workflow:


Please post your findings.

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check out the ShareVis product for your needs.

by markorzen In reply to Sharepoint MOSS 07, BPM, ...

we are offering a solution called ShareVis. call me at 440-552-5090 - our website is being relaunched as i write this, but our company is named cSHARE. we specialize in open source, ERP and SharePoint BPM add on tools. Doors are open now but again the website presence is from the old days.

Kindly, Mark Orzen

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Don't hold your breath.

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