Migrating from K2 Five to K2 Cloud

  • 20 March 2019
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5 Reasons to migrate to K2 Cloud

Modernize your existing K2 environment. With a move to K2 Cloud, you can effortlessly access the most up-to-date tools and features available to K2 customers.


Shrink costs

Dealing with IT budget cuts? A move to the Cloud allows you to minimize operational overheads because there’s no need to install or maintain expensive hardware or infrastructure. With access to the latest low-code user experience, your team can focus on building more digital assets, more rapidly, with fewer resources. Also, the high availability of your tools, from anywhere, mobilizes your workforce more efficiently to accelerate performance.


Innovate faster

Always build on the latest version with frequent platform updates, which are rolled out with no downtime. This allows your team modernizes processes as rapidly as possible, so you gain the edge in a competitive landscape. Detailed reports and visual analytics deliver the information needed to solve issues and drive optimization on the go.  


Tackle talent gaps

Use K2 Cloud to scale citizen development across your enterprise. Empower people outside the IT function to automate their own processes with user-friendly technology that’s CIO-sanctioned. Browser-based design tools enable virtually any user to visually build workflows without code, easily incorporating business rules with escalations and reminders to drive operational improvement. Users can simplify solution delivery even further with customizable pre-built processes and the K2 App Wizard providing step-by-step guidance.


Greater access to data

Retain ultimate control over data with granular security settings. Also, K2 Cloud provides you with peace of mind when you need to connect your on-premises systems to your cloud-based process applications. With the K2 Cloud Secure Data Access feature, you can interface with your line of business systems while you’re working in your K2 Cloud environment, without having to open these within a firewall, place them in a DMZ or establish VPN connections. This saves time and reduces the risk of security breaches.   


Secure your environment

K2 Cloud exceeds security standards across with globe. K2 follows a rigorous program of third-party audits to ensure cloud security and compliance across a number of industry standards. Data is never commingled and remains encrypted in transit and at rest. We also have comprehensive built-in disaster recovery capabilities.


Ready to migrate? Here’s how.

When moving your on-premises workloads to any Cloud environment, it’s essential to plan ahead and define a clear migration strategy. This way, you can minimize downtime and stay in control of your assets during the entire process.

K2 has a structured, four-step migration process that helps to accurately estimate the scope of migration efforts and root out potential challenges early enough to minimize their impact on your business. This makes for a more controlled migration, reducing your organization’s exposure to risk.

However, there’s no one size fits all approach. After the initial assessment and planning cycle, we design a tailored migration strategy that’s aligned to your specific environment. We back this with K2 best practices and standards to efficiently migrate your processes from K2 Five to K2 Cloud.

Which migration option suits you best?

Quick Migration – A few days to few weeks*

Leverage the new K2 Cloud features without requiring the budget to migrate all your applications to this environment. If you’re comfortable handling most of the migration process in-house, this approach would work for you.  

Assistive Migration – A few weeks to 3 months*
Migrate to K2 Cloud progressively, over an extended period. K2 Remote Services can assist with the early phases of your migration and then hand over to your internal resources to continue.

Services Migration – 3 to 6 months or more depending on scope*

This is ideal for a full migration of all legacy components. This migration is handled in stages and leverages experienced K2 consultants, along with migration tools, for a smoother transition.


* Timelines are only an estimate. Our team can better gauge how long the migration process will take following the initial discovery call.

We can ease your transition with a range of migratory, mentoring and training services designed to support you at every stage of your Cloud journey. Whether a hybrid approach and blended teams make more sense, or you’d prefer advisory services and technical oversight to your in-house teams, K2 has you covered.

Are you ready to take the next step in developing your upgrade and migration plans to K2 Cloud? Contact us todayto start the upgrade process.

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