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Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Appian

Surely Appian is not a Site Development Tool. So we should avoid the use of a system for just UX development. We should look for process automation as much as we can mature the use cases.
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Nintex Platform

Nintex should consider the industry that their products are designed for in that it's not always possible to transmit data to the cloud in order to use some of their advanced features. Leidos is a defense contractor and we are under tight restrictions on what can and cannot be done outside of our data center and some of their features should be made available to on-prem farms. So in our case, Nintex Live cannot be used nor can their document conversion even though our users are constantly asking for these features.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Appian
7.6
Nintex Platform
Visual Modeling
Appian
7.1
Nintex Platform
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Appian
7.5
Nintex Platform
Platform Security
Appian
8.8
Nintex Platform
Platform User Management
Appian
7.8
Nintex Platform
Reusability
Appian
7.8
Nintex Platform
Platform Scalability
Appian
6.4
Nintex Platform

Reporting & Analytics

Appian
Nintex Platform
6.8
Dashboards
Appian
Nintex Platform
6.9
Standard reports
Appian
Nintex Platform
6.9
Custom reports
Appian
Nintex Platform
6.7

Process Engine

Appian
Nintex Platform
7.2
Process designer
Appian
Nintex Platform
8.1
Process simulation
Appian
Nintex Platform
6.7
Business rules engine
Appian
Nintex Platform
7.8
SOA support
Appian
Nintex Platform
7.3
Process player
Appian
Nintex Platform
7.1
Support for modeling languages
Appian
Nintex Platform
5.5
Form builder
Appian
Nintex Platform
7.7
Model execution
Appian
Nintex Platform
7.3

Collaboration

Appian
Nintex Platform
8.7
Social collaboration tools
Appian
Nintex Platform
8.7

Content Management Capabilties

Appian
Nintex Platform
8.3
Content management
Appian
Nintex Platform
8.3

Pros

Appian

  • Repeatable process. Once implemented in Appian, you have an automated process that will always work in the same way. No more dependencies on people remembering what needs to be done or how to do it.
  • Great integration with other applications. Appian allows you to integrate with many other applications to provide a seamless process flow.
  • Reporting capability. Appian has the ability to report on information from any connected system to provide real-time data. Very nice graphical and textual reports can be created.
  • Sites. The ability to create a place for a user to be able to perform their required job without having to see all of the other applications, reports and records. This allows a very focused approach for a user to interact with the system.
  • With every release Appian adds more functionality
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Nintex Platform

  • On-prem Nintex did workflow design and authoring great - it was easy to automate workflows as a non-developer
  • It did a great job of approvals and reviews (a primary business need for us)
  • It helped us manage business processes that were global and kept information flowing rather than keeping it stuck on an Excel file on someone's desk. It just worked very well with SharePoint.
  • It was a great notification / communication tool for us; automating messaging for state-changes in Sharepoint and giving us artifacts of activity that we could use in an audit.
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Cons

Appian

  • Even if Appian is working a lot on it, it should improve the low-coding features.
  • Improvement of the form design not using sail.
  • Foster the connection for different customers, all of them using Appian. Having a process across companies and not only offices could be great.
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Nintex Platform

  • Nintex needs to hit voice of customer hard. Workflow means automation of some function. Those transactions have key components like communication, approval, review, etc. When Nintex moved to Office365, much of what was basic and easy to author in the on-prem version became very obscured or non-existent.
  • Nintex servers have a tendency to bog down and get SLOOOOOOOOOOW when stressed at volume. That's true of most any system, but load balancing just didn't happen and by EOL on some of our flows, it could take 20 minutes or more for single workflows to start, to switch states, or execute an action.
  • The licensing model for only allowing a fixed collection of simple workflows is not a customer requirement. If you survey voice of customer, I'm relatively certain there were no customers who said, "you know, if I could only be allowed 100 workflows of low complexity, that would really help me get my org empowered to exercise this tool to its fullest..."
  • I could only edit Nintex workflow in Internet Explorer. I use a Mac as my workstation. To edit a flow, I had to fire up a VM and open IE. Making it editable in most modern browsers would be might nice.
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian

Appian 9.1
Based on 16 answers
We need more time in the real world to determine if it will be renewed. But it is definitely being used presently and is being evaluated
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Nintex Platform

Nintex Platform 3.5
Based on 16 answers
Unfortunately, we will not be using Nintex going forward because the experience in on-prem Nintex and SharePoint 2016 is not replicable in Office 365 / SharePoint online. Also, the licensing model is different and would not be cost-effective to scale in the new environment with a lower-functioning version of Nintex (Nintex online is not as robust and user-friendly as the on-prem version). Our parent company assesses capability, licensing models, cost, and security to weigh in on whether a tool can exist in our portfolio. While on-prem Nintex was a great solution for our business when connected to SharePoint 2016, the online version that connects to SharePoint online is feature-weak, in development, and does not march capability forward for us in a meaningful way. The parent operating company has opted to go with Microsoft Flow instead.
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Usability

Appian

Appian 8.4
Based on 32 answers
The usability is quite high thanks to the modern appeal of the platform. In general, the possibility to build the form in a flexible way, lets the designers thinking about UX design principles and mostly co-design the front-end with users that will use it. By the last release, Appian added a lot of new items for form design that are improving a lot the possibilities designers have. The only doubt I have is in the evolution of the Record, Report and News section that sometimes can solve the same problem and you should choose only one of them.
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Nintex Platform

Nintex Platform 6.1
Based on 9 answers
Nintex Workflow does exactly what it is advertised to do: make workflow development fast and easy. It doesn't provide very much new functionality, but it isn't really supposed to.When I am working with a client on a SharePoint project, I am always happy if I hear that they use Nintex Workflow, as it makes workflows much easier.
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Reliability and Availability

Appian

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

Appian

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

Appian

Appian 8.4
Based on 55 answers
I am very satisfied with my Appian suppport team, and as I am continuing to learn more about the product, I am hoping to receive similar support.
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Nintex Platform

Nintex Platform 6.7
Based on 8 answers
it seems to take a very long time to get anything completed Been using the platform now for two years and the system still does not work as purposed - not sure if this is a Nintex problem or an eternal company issue
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Implementation

Appian

Appian 8.2
Based on 3 answers
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 Platform

Nintex Platform 3.0
Based on 4 answers
Everything went according to plan and the white papers were helpful.
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Alternatives Considered

Appian

As a BPM team we evaluated several other products and narrowed the search down to IBM and Appian. We had the respective companies do a head to head demo and we were impressed with both but found that the cloud based nature of Appian was more appealing so we didn't have to support an infrastructure locally. There are pluses and minuses. As a developer it would have been more desirable to have a local installation so I had more direct access to our other local databases but the maintenance with keeping a local system up with a team of 3 IT people who were already stretched to the limits in bandwidth made the Cloud option more practical.
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Nintex Platform

Microsoft Flow is immature, but it plays well with Office 365. What we are seeing is that Office365 is a very different animal, but Nintex appeared to focus on major tool integrations as their primary release and the basic functions of WIP tracking, approvals, notifications, and basic automation was terribly obscured and less drag and drop authoring. Nintex's licensing model in Office 365 is a challenge as well. It's like dimming your phone and turning off wifi/bluetooth to keep your battery. We made some very robust and helpful flows in the on-prem version that were very beneficial. Not only could they not migrate to Office 365, but the design model was to scale back usage, or maybe server load, but not to really exercise the tool.
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Scalability

Appian

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

Appian

  • Appian has reduced average call handling times in every company we have implemented it in
  • Appian has allowed us to create a consistent experience for our customers and simplified our internal processes saving time and money
  • Appian enables heavy re-use through out allowing us to cut development costs
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Nintex Platform

  • Nintex offers process automation that simplifies business solutions. Learning how to use all of the actions is not as time consuming as other WorkFlows I have configured before.
  • The learning curve on creating, maintaining and troubleshooting Nintex WorkFlows heightens productivity. Plus, I can appreciate the online courses offered on their Nintex community site along with live support assistance if and when the occasion rises.
  • I have noticed less WorkFlow bottlenecks; This improves efficiency, controls expenditure of time, money, resources and drives process improvements.
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Pricing Details

Appian

General

Free Trial
Yes
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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