Appian vs. Nintex Process Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Appian
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Appian is a low-code development and business process management platform. It features drag-and-drop design for app building, automated work processes, unified data management, and cloud-based deployment.
$0
Nintex Process Platform
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Nintex offers a platform that helps companies discover, automate, and optimize business processes.N/A
Pricing
AppianNintex Process Platform
Editions & Modules
Appian Community Edition
$0
Application - Input-Only
$2
per month per user
Application - Infrequent
$9
per month per user
Application - Standard
$75
per month per user
Platform
Custom Quote Priced per user with unlimited apps.
minimum 100 users, no maximum
Unlimited
Custom Quote Priced per development with unlimited apps.
unlimited
Platform
Custom Quote Priced per user with unlimited apps.
Minimum 100, no maximum
Unlimited
Custom Quote Priced per development with unlimited apps.
Unlimited
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AppianNintex Process Platform
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Features
AppianNintex Process Platform
Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
Appian
9.0
75 Ratings
4% above category average
Nintex Process Platform
-
Ratings
Visual Modeling8.873 Ratings00 Ratings
Drag-and-drop Interfaces8.972 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Security9.171 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform User Management8.872 Ratings00 Ratings
Reusability9.375 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Scalability9.473 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Appian
-
Ratings
Nintex Process Platform
7.3
172 Ratings
11% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.5159 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings7.4165 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings6.9137 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
Appian
-
Ratings
Nintex Process Platform
7.4
236 Ratings
13% below category average
Process designer00 Ratings8.1213 Ratings
Process simulation00 Ratings5.021 Ratings
Business rules engine00 Ratings7.8186 Ratings
SOA support00 Ratings7.6169 Ratings
Process player00 Ratings8.243 Ratings
Support for modeling languages00 Ratings6.014 Ratings
Form builder00 Ratings8.4211 Ratings
Model execution00 Ratings7.8173 Ratings
Collaboration
Comparison of Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Appian
-
Ratings
Nintex Process Platform
8.9
18 Ratings
9% above category average
Social collaboration tools00 Ratings8.918 Ratings
Content Management Capabilties
Comparison of Content Management Capabilties features of Product A and Product B
Appian
-
Ratings
Nintex Process Platform
10.0
22 Ratings
21% above category average
Content management00 Ratings10.022 Ratings
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User Ratings
AppianNintex Process Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(139 ratings)
8.3
(272 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(19 ratings)
8.2
(32 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(95 ratings)
8.3
(21 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(7 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(118 ratings)
6.7
(22 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
6.0
(2 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
1.0
(5 ratings)
8.9
(9 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
AppianNintex Process Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Appian
Appian works great for automating manual processes and integrating multiple systems through its toolset. It gives great flexibility for establishing rules for approvals, routings, escalations, and the like. Because of the low code toolset, it's very easy to deploy and make changes as needed as processes evolve and as the organization learns to utilize the system better. Minimal maintenance is required to support the applications build on the platform. Some of the automated testing integration with tools like Jenkins is limited so that may be an issue for some.
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Nintex
Nintex is best suited when processes are drawed by the business and then can be furter enhanced by IT professionals. When only used by business units we see that there are some lose ends in processes and some bagic process knowledge is needed. Therefore it is wise that the persons in the business who will use Nintex have some basic knowledge on how to set up business processes
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Pros
Appian
  • Allows at a glance workflow documentation which assists in the need we have for information readiation.
  • Drag and drop interface for workflow development greatly speeds our apps time to market.
  • Using the advanced features of Appian, we are able to create working sites in a fraction of the time it would take to do so using "traditional" development.
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Nintex
  • Easily build approval process using email and assign a task actions in Nintex Workflow
  • Easily manage security at item level with O365 permission action in Nintex Workflow
  • Easily use Rule in Nintex Form to build the Input Form and manage the events
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Cons
Appian
  • Search issues when type ahead and database search are used in the same field.
  • Buttons implementation where user is require[d] to click on the button description - if clicks on the button outside that text - button will not work.
  • Problems with using certain off-the-shelf performance tools like WebLoad or Neoload. That is because of different dynamic variables being used internally in Appian - which these tools are unable to correlate. We are still investigating using other tools like Jmeter to overcome dynamic correlation problem for performance testing.
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Nintex
  • Adding Machine learning features like the "Image and Text Automation" component, which allows bots to extract data from unstructured sources like scanned documents or PDFs.
  • Natural language processing (NLP) features to understand and interpret human language, which can be useful for tasks like customer service or data entry. mostly for middle east countries where Arabic language is used.
  • Integration with external systems where many industries uses their own legacy systems and they need RPA bot to interact with their systems as well.
  • Adding More OCR tools for Document data extraction and dynamic content.
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Likelihood to Renew
Appian
We recently renewed our license with Appian. We are convinced that its flexibility, relative ease of use, the support they provide, there mobile advancements and their general willingness and desire to see us succeed all contributed to our reason to renew our agreement with Appian
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Nintex
We are currently investigating which collaboration platform best suits our needs. Chances are that we move to SharePoint Online and then we're going to also consider the microsoft power platform (power automate and power apps) to develop forms and workflows. Aspecially the pricing model for the cloud is currently a blocking factor to go for the Nintex solution in the Cloud.
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Usability
Appian
Appian is a low code environment, because of this, a very good visual interface is required. Appian is providing a feature-rich dashboard [that] we can use for building the dashboards and other interfaces. Appian also provides patches and releases to enhance these features. A developer can start off development just by going through a basic course from the Appian learning community.
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Nintex
Based on the on-prem experience with this tool, I believe that they have a lot of potential to help the online version catch up to where the on-prem left off. Nintex developed their online version and it is not as fully formed or capable compared to the on-prem version, and the licensing model scales back what we would have liked to be an expansion or at least continuous improvement of existing flows. It is also not near as user friendly specifically to non-developers and has an uncanny similarity to Microsoft Flow in the online instance. Consistent with my reviews of the tool - I believe they have some good approaches to design thinking that, if translated well from on-prem to online, could make this a clear winner again.
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Reliability and Availability
Appian
No answers on this topic
Nintex
The Nintex Process Platform has never crashed or had any availability issues during my usage. However there was an issue that was of my own making that caused a slowdown of the system. I had set up a process to run once a day and check for employees on a list that had certain parameters selected, and for some reason that I had to troubleshoot, the process instead ran constantly, which filled the cache quickly. I ended up having to dismantle that process so the system didn't crash.
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Performance
Appian
No answers on this topic
Nintex
Unlike any other process automation product out there. Not only is it a low-code, easy to use tool for building processes in environments like SharePoint or Salesforce, they have really started to expand their tool-set by offering tools to manage other things like process mapping, RPA, mobile,etc.
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Support Rating
Appian
Appian is one of the leading low code business automation platforms that support RPA, decision rules, case management, workflow automation, and machine learning all in a single bundle. But it is also harder to implement and replace the traditional business process.
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Nintex
The support team works as fast as they can and they are usually fast to solver the issues. Sometimes they need more time to solve one of them because our workflows and so on are more complex than usual clients.
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In-Person Training
Appian
As analyst I participated in a developer boot camp. At times it was hard to keep up but most of the time it made sense. Trainer took the time to explain and slowed pace down to answer questions etc.
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Nintex
The trainer addressed the smallest queries in a friendly and timely manner; He walked us through all the necessary products we were using
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Online Training
Appian
Very boring; hard to get through quickly, but rather effective in demonstrating the use of the platform.
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Nintex
I used the Nintex training software, it was easy to watch and follow along. It didn't go too fast and was descriptive enough to understand what the steps needed were in order to produce efficient workflows and user friendly forms.
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Implementation Rating
Appian
It was really seamless. SaaS in the true definition of the word. We logged on and started using the product. Very easy.
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Nintex
test runs for key persons to insure the system is set up prior to rolling out I think the platform is good, I think the roll out and the local implantations is where we are failing as a company in using Nintex
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Alternatives Considered
Appian
Appian has enormously transformed and keeps on updating the product every quarter to meet the latest needs of the world with new innovations & technologies being integrated within the platform. What gives more pleasure than a product that keeps on continuous[ly] improv[ing]?
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Nintex
It's much more reasonably priced and we were able to actually experience the platform for a bit before we made a decision. And by the time our demo was finished we had already started depending on it for some of our processes so it would've been very hard to separate from it
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Scalability
Appian
No answers on this topic
Nintex
The scalability is really bottlenecked by the imagination of the user. I was able to make processes for my own personal usage, making my daily tasks easier. I was also able to make processes that affected hundreds of employees, making large standardization and efficiency gains. So either way, the system is used the same way, and I was the limiting factor.
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Return on Investment
Appian
  • I believe it has negatively impacted our release dates. There may have been a misunderstanding as to the learning curve, even though it is "low code."
  • The look and feel of the applications created using Appian have uniformity and it's easier to have "reuse" between applications.
  • There is less developer control when it comes to features. I think this mainly has to do with the amount of plugins available. I would think there should be many more available plugins. But again, our use case is probably different than most others.
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Nintex
  • We have saved our company thousands of dollars by creating our own customer support system rather than using a 3rd party tool.
  • The ability to generate documents/PDFs in workflows has solved a great number of process issues for us and groups who had previously been using paper documents.
  • Automating many permissions updates through workflows has been a huge time saver for repetitive processes.
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ScreenShots

Appian Screenshots

Screenshot of Low-Code DevelopmentScreenshot of Business Process Management SuiteScreenshot of Dynamic Case ManagementScreenshot of Mobile App DevelopmentScreenshot of Appian RPA with Blue Prism

Nintex Process Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of Nintex Automation Cloud is a cloud-based platform that offers capabilities to build automation and process-focused applications.Screenshot of Nintex Insights gives visibility into metrics and performance KPIs across all processes.Screenshot of Establishes total visibility and control over enterprise processes with Nintex Process Manager. Includes visual mapping and management software to encourage company-wide collaboration, increase accountability, and improve processes.Screenshot of With Nintex Forms, the users can create dynamic online forms to capture and submit accurate and current data. Its design canvas, drag-and-drop controls, and advanced business logic make it easy to customize forms for various business needs.