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Workflow tools (besides SPD) that are InfoPath aware?

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 04, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

I'm in the process of looking for a good workflow engine and have done prelim reviews of K2/Blackpearl/Blackpoint, and Nintex workflow products.  Does anyone else have a suggestion for workflow engines that may be alternatives to these two?


InfoPath aware meaning the workflow engine can read/write/insert/delete/update (CRUD) to an IP form anywhere in the schema.


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