SYSPRO delivers new workflow solution with Microsoft
UK SYSPRO ERP specialist K3 Business Technology Group (K3) has announced a massive 80 per cent cut in development time for SYSPRO 6.1’s new Workflow Solution with the help of Microsoft.
SYSPRO has used Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 to speed up development of custom workflows. The company used new graphical design tools to develop a workflow solution based on Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation.
The Microsoft tools simplify development and reduce the need to write code. The solution also improves team collaboration and as a result SYSPRO delivered its new product in six months instead of three years.
SYSPRO decided to develop workflow software that would integrate with its ERP system and other applications and data sources. The company faced several challenges, including designing a product that would be flexible enough for its diverse customer base.
Howard Joseph, Managing Director, K3 Business Technology Group, said: "The new solution, called SYSPRO Workflow Services, is part of the major new release of SYSPRO 6.1. The solution includes an integrated workflow designer. SYSPRO customers will use the designer to create custom workflow activities that execute with the ERP software or external applications. Customers will also be able to monitor workflows and generate reports to see how long it takes to complete each activity.
K3 says that with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4, SYSPRO has simplified development and is getting its products to market faster. The company is also improving collaboration among developers and testers, and it looks forward to using the solution to meet new challenges. SYSPRO sought tools that it could use to bring its workflow product to market faster. It wanted to spend less time writing code and more time developing solutions that would enhance its customers’ business processes. SYSPRO realised it had found the answer when it learned about Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.