WHITEPAPER | FILLING THE SHAREPOINT 2013 WORKFLOW GAPS

In case you hadn’t noticed Microsoft is moving its software models to the cloud as fast as it can. For SharePoint this has profound impact. In a hosted or cloud model customization is very limited simply because the options for “custom code” are specifically limited within this architecture. Yet customers need custom forms, workflows and access to data to drive business value in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 (O365). These capabilities are extremely limited and in some cases non-existent in the new SharePoint and O365 architecture.

Despite the addition of new features, workflow in SharePoint 2013 remains limited in many scenarios. SharePoint does not offer this functionality out-of-the-box (OOB), which forces organisations to spend time and resources on customisation. Without server side code the level of customization is limited.


Key Challenges

  • Limited visual design capabilities.
  • Workflow design is rigid and drives code.
  • Building initiation and task forms beyond standard SharePoint forms is now a development exercise.
  • Integrating with SharePoint data from other sites and farms is complicated.
  • Manage multiple versions of SharePoint or line-of-business systems that live in the cloud.
  • Error reporting is limited and recovery is in most cases not possible.

 

Download this paper and learn about the challenges companies are facing when building SharePoint workflow apps and see alternative offers that will enable you to get reliable SharePoint workflow applications you want - without the challenges of customization.

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