HarePoint Workflow Extensions
We put a test version of the Extensions into our environment and then tested the base process. Once the base process was verified, we moved to purchase and implement the change. Based on our time studies we believe we will be saving about 5 man hours per week so the payback is within about 10 months of implementation.
We always reached the limits of SharePoint Designer custom workflows and used tweaks to achieve out goal, but that was and is time consuming and often a fragile solution. With HarePoint Workflow Extensions we could build more robust and reliable solutions in a third of time we usually would have spend.
HarePoint Active Directory Self Service
HarePoint Content and Workflow Migrator
HarePoint Workflow Scheduler
The purpose is to send an email to the responsible people 2 days before the expiration date. There are quite a few solutions to accomplish this task. Some of them involve another list with calculated column, custom timer job, SQL Server Agent, Windows Task Scheduler, PowerShell script. But I am a fan of simple solutions. All you need is one-step declarative workflow (created with SharePoint Designer) and a workflow scheduler. This is when HarePoint Workflow Scheduler comes in handy.