K2 blackpearl is a Business Process Management (BPM), workflow and Business Process Application (BPA) suite. The product began as a framework for workflow on the Microsoft Development stack, and is now the largest BPM tool built specifically for Microsoft environments. It is a standalone system that has a built in integration for extensive SharePoint Workflow. The system is composed of four pillars: Data, Forms, Workflow and Reports. The data layer, or smartobjects, is a patented integration bus technology that allows for reuse of data objects that can be built with no code. K2 smartforms is an enterprise forms solution layered on top of smarobjects that can create powerful, data driven forms. The system has no code design canvases that allow non-technical users to build and run applications composed of the four pillars.