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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

We use PDF forms for our submissions to the USPTO as well as for obtaining signature documents. With LiveCycle, I can update forms, save them, load them into my docketing database, and have them pre-populated with data. This process ensures continuity, less chance for error, and the ability to save the paralegals time when it comes to preparing filings.
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Nintex Platform

Nintex works well in an organization which is currently using SharePoint and has paper based processes that require approvals or distribution of information to multiple areas.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Nintex Platform
7.1
Dashboards
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Nintex Platform
7.0
Standard reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Nintex Platform
7.2
Custom reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Nintex Platform
7.0

Process Engine

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Nintex Platform
7.2
Process designer
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Nintex Platform
8.1
Process simulation
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Nintex Platform
6.7
Business rules engine
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Nintex Platform
7.7
SOA support
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Nintex Platform
7.2
Process player
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Nintex Platform
7.1
Support for modeling languages
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Nintex Platform
5.5
Form builder
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Nintex Platform
7.6
Model execution
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Nintex Platform
7.4

Collaboration

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Nintex Platform
8.7
Social collaboration tools
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Nintex Platform
8.7

Content Management Capabilties

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Nintex Platform
8.3
Content management
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Nintex Platform
8.3

Pros

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

  • Ease of use for end users - the forms made from LiveCycle work flawlessly
  • Adding sections dedicated to pictures or other elements - there is some room for design here
  • Variety of choices for types of input to be added to each form and many options for configuring each of them
  • Works REALLY well for forms that just require text information to be filled in
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Nintex Platform

  • The WYSIWYG workflow designer makes workflow generation straightforward.
  • The ability to call external APIs makes integration with other systems outside of SharePoint easy.
  • Using SharePoint as a platform allows us to quickly distribute the workflows throughout the organization.
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Cons

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

  • Biggest issue is the user friendliness for the designer. It is hard to get elements to do what you want if you are adding any sort of design to your form. In my case I make flyers which require not only the form fills, but also other elements like pictures and background design elements.
  • The import from PSD or AI function does not work properly most of the time. If you create a document with lots of visual elements, your best bet is to convert as much of that as possible to a rasterized image and then popping that in as the background rather than trying to import elements. They come out very wonky, colors are lost in conversion, and the layout doesn't come over.
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Nintex Platform

  • Though Nintex WorkFlows are great for administrators, they are not designed for developers who have to utilize workarounds in order to accomplish simple actions.
  • For SharePoint migrations from 2010 to 2013, it appears that Nintex may not issue migration licenses as quickly as your customer may expect.
  • Nintex is not a cheap product to purchase. Customers must assess their needs, requirements and budget before investing in Nintex licenses.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nintex Platform

Nintex Platform 2.0
Based on 15 answers
Renewal is mainly on the fact that Nintex is so widely used and it would be impossible to migrate all of these existing workflows to another engine. Third-party lock-in within SharePoint is pretty strong, which makes it difficult to move to something else. Our Nintex database is well-over 100 GBs.Nintex email support is very good, and I've been impressed. The Community however is non-existent and filled with unanswered questions.
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Usability

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nintex Platform

Nintex Platform 8.1
Based on 8 answers
It's good for non-programmers, but also bad because they do really convoluted things to get certain tasks completed which are prone to failure and annoying to support.
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nintex Platform

Nintex Platform 6.7
Based on 4 answers
The product is amazing. If you can think it, then there is a workflow for it.
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Performance

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nintex Platform

Nintex Platform 3.7
Based on 2 answers
browser seems to play a big part in this, but sometimes it loads slower than others, like noticeably slower...
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Support

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nintex Platform

Nintex Platform 8.0
Based on 7 answers
The Tier 1 support is horrible. It wasn't always this way. Previously their support was great, but lately when submitting support tickets they get lost, I have to ask for status updates and engage with the VP of support to get results.
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Implementation

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nintex Platform

Nintex Platform 5.5
Based on 3 answers
Everything went according to plan and the white papers were helpful.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

Because LiveCycle comes with the Adobe Suite, I've never really looked outside of it because it was something I already had access to.
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Nintex Platform

K2 runs on it's own server, which means you generally don't have to worry about migrations, upgrades and things like that. It also has more design UI options - you can use the browser, Visual Studio, or other desktop tools. I believe K2 has a more powerful platform, but Nintex provided the better value for the cost
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Scalability

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nintex Platform

Nintex Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
This product works well as you scale business processes but there is a point where things become too complex. Administratively it scales fine, number of users is no problem, and since Nintex relies on the build in SharePoint workflow manager, it falls under the same scalability perimeters. Business Process complexity is the limiter for scalability within Nintex.
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Return on Investment

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

  • Having LiveCycle enables me to offer more products in my lineup, so that is always a good thing. Most clients like the idea of being able to purchase a template and then making changes themselves, so I've had quite a few sales here. However it's not really something that will make me rich overnight or anything. It's just a tool that enables me to have different products.
  • If they could figure out a way to improve the limitations in terms of design capability in the form creation process, I could probably leverage this software a lot better since I would use it more.
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Nintex Platform

  • We had a positive ROI for SharePoint Administration and Governance. We were able to cut our administrative workload significantly.
  • We had a positive ROI for our SharePoint PowerUser group. They were able to create complex workflows based on business processes that were compliant with numerous regulatory statutes.
  • Our Project Management Office estimated that one of the solutions they used that was based on Nintex saved approximately 8 hours per week per project manager.
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Pricing Details

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Nintex Platform

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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