TotalAgility 7 seems to be a game changer in the world of BPM. Kofax has been quite instrumental in writing out their brand transformation success story by strategically acquiring Altosoft in BI (Business Intelligence) domain, Singularity in BPM (Business Process Management) domain and Kapow in Integration domain.
The aggressive behavior of Kofax in integrating these independent products with their legacy Capture product has broadcasted a bold and clear message to the world that Kofax is striving to become the global leader in Smart Process Application Platform.
If Kofax keeps moving with the same pace, the day is not far away when we will watch the sales workforce moving up to the boardrooms, rather than merely scanning operations in some corporate basements.
Kofax TotalAgility Evolution
Kofax acquired Singularity in the year 2011. Today, in the year 2014, Kofax is well equipped to extend its document capture software services at the Enterprise level. Considering the Microsoft stack, TotalAgility holds one of the most feasible solutions to cater the combined demands of Dynamic Case Management as well as BPM markets. Moreover, Kofax tend to gain from a big market share even in the pure-play Business Process Management (BPM) domain.
The out-of-the-box Case Management capabilities in Kofax TotalAgility 7 are well designed to manage all your unpredictable workflows. TotalAgility is based on the fundamental principle of pure-play BPM (Business Process Management) technology. However, implementing either a Case Management solution or a pure-play BPM solution is at the root level of all the design decisions. Moreover, this decision does not impacts your options for the selection of technology in any way.
Kofax TotalAgility 7 Design Environment
Kofax TotalAgility 6 was released with a promising feature of a new browser based design environment. I was quite excited with this new feature and also loved to work with it. Although, it did come with the similar risks associated with any major software release. No doubts, many initial issues present in the previous Kofax versions have already been removed with their service pack releases.
Moreover, with the latest Kofax TotalAgility 7.0 and Kofax TotalAgility 7.1 releases, I am quite hopeful to witness all the existing known/unknown hostile issues still residing in TotalAgility 6.0 flying out of the window. It will surely enhance end users’ experience (including TotalAgility developers), who are engaged with this technology.
If you are still under a dilemma about upgrading any legacy Kofax TotalAgility version to TotalAgility 7 then you should go through one of my posts dedicated to the right time to upgrade to TotalAgility 7.
Kofax Capture Technology
I have been working with this exciting TotalAgility Technology from a long time; right from the days when it was under the brand name Singularity. Being quite active with KTA technology from such a long time, I feel a deep passion for it. The TotalAgility designer module is re-engineered with an entire new look and I must say, it was beyond my expectation. I am confident enough to say that the TotalAgility users and developers are going to love the way Kofax has integrated Kofax Capture Technology into it.
As human nature goes against a change, we all are conditioned to resist any change coming our way and it holds true in this case too. TotalAgility 6 and subsequently TotalAgility 7 comes with a newly introduced forms designer; it will be a big challenge for all the seasoned pre TotalAgility 6 KTA developers, although it will pay dividends to all those who succeed at sailing through this promising change. It will take some time and effort to get used to it, but be assured you will experience true rapid development capabilities in both the forms and process areas.
Customization is the key behind the success of any successful software implementation and TotalAgility customization is not an exception. We cannot expect a company to develop a generalized software that works on the concept of one size fits all. It is practically not feasible, at least in the software industry, and that is why an extended customization environment is always desired. We all have different sets of requirements, different operating environments and different working cultures.
As per my experience and knowledge, a combination of .Net Software Developer(s) and Business Analyst(s) can help you develop a customized platform for a customized TotalAgility implementation to meet all your business requirements.
TotalAgility Trending for Smart Process Application Platforms
To conclude, whilst I am expecting to see TotalAgility setting some new trends in the domain of Smart Process Application platforms, finding a skilled, knowledgeable and experienced TotalAgility expert might be challenging. However, if you try to search for skilled TotalAgility consultants or TotalAgility solution providers over the Internet, you may gain some success at Google or Linkedin.