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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

Perfect for an approval of any request. Review the data and approve or reject with feedback. It's also very good at managing the process. The workflow is a visual design of a process. Less easy to do data integration from a process and then populating that data in a document. It's possible but slightly more involved process.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Appian
Nintex Platform
6.9
Dashboards
Appian
Nintex Platform
6.8
Standard reports
Appian
Nintex Platform
7.2
Custom reports
Appian
Nintex Platform
6.8

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
7.6
SOA support
Appian
Nintex Platform
7.2
Process player
Appian
Nintex Platform
7.2
Support for modeling languages
Appian
Nintex Platform
5.5
Form builder
Appian
Nintex Platform
7.6
Model execution
Appian
Nintex Platform
7.4

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

  • I have observed after version 17.1 we have a lot of good features in Appian that improve usability (UX). This adds real value in this competitive Digital space.
  • You can understand business use case and convert it to a logical process automation.
  • Process Modeller has improved a lot and providing smart services use adds more value.
  • Service integration helps us to seamlessly integrate with third-party systems
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  • Nintex Workflow's UI is far easier to use than SharePoint Designer's UI. You can drag and drop actions to where you want them, move them around, copy them...all in a very intuitive way.
  • SharePoint Designer workflows are linear, which is too inflexible for many of our business process. Nintex Workflow's looping, parallel actions and state machine allow for a very dynamic workflow that can do far more work for you in a single workflow. I particularly like the state machine, which allows you to go forwards and backwards or even jump around in a process based on user responses.
  • With Nintex Workflow, you can query lists for items that match specific criteria then loop through those items to perform actions on them. This workflow can then be scheduled to run at specific times, automating many of the tasks you now do manually. For example, we have document libraries where the documents have expiration dates. We wrote a workflow to alert the owner that the document was going to expire at 180, 90 and 30 days from the expiration date. This workflow runs nightly.
  • Nintex Workflow integration actions extend the workflows outside of the site collection. You can use web service calls to interact with lists and libraries in other SharePoint site collections, even in different web applications or farms. You can query Active Directory to get more user information. You can even make direct SQL calls to bring in more data.
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Cons

  • There is an improvement required for Reporting part.
  • UX can also improve such as in consideration of some CMS system. Sometimes business usually compares the UX with some CMS systems like SharePoint.
  • Tableau or any other visualization tool integration is Key to provide Single customer View.
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  • Images in notification are not impossible to accomplish, but because Nintex Workflow (and/or SharePoint) truncates the url for relativity purposes makes it difficult to just add the location of the image to the source editor.
  • Nintex Workflows in my experience do not behave consistently with SharePoint document libraries that require more metadata around a document to entered. The workflow in some instances start once the metadata information have been entered (which is what I expect) and at other times start once the document has been uploaded and prior to entering the metadata.
  • Nintex Workflow conditional start is not always consistent. There have been some instance where I have had a workflow set to start on a condition and when the condition was met the workflow failed to start.
  • Error messages from Nintex Workflow failures are at times vague which makes it difficult to troubleshoot quickly especially in more complex workflows.
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian9.5
Based on 11 answers
The amount of time and effort that we have spent on our applications with Appian almost guarantees that we will be renewing our licenses. The ROI of Appian has been very benfical
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Nintex Platform9.3
Based on 14 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

Appian8.8
Based on 28 answers
On usability space, We found Appian is a very simple and nice to use interface. The browser independent support is another key aspect to implement a solution at an Enterprise level.Develop once and use anywhere like Mobile & IPAD devices is another key aspect to see the usability. There are few improvements required in the Mobile version. However, overall it's a good to use system.
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Nintex Platform10.0
Based on 7 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

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Nintex Platform6.7
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

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Nintex Platform3.7
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

Appian8.4
Based on 52 answers
We have observed the Appian support response is very quick to help you to resolve your queries. Sometimes we have also received very positive support during very high priority production incidents. A 24*7 clock support is another very good factor to work with Appian support. As a Global presence organization that was a key ask for any vendor.
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Nintex Platform1.4
Based on 5 answers
Customer service is not very knowledgeable and 9 times out 10 it gets escalated anyway.
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In-Person Training

Appian9.0
Based on 1 answer
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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Online Training

Appian10.0
Based on 1 answer
Really great training platform. Very visual and easy to use.
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Nintex Platform1.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation

Appian8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
Nintex Platform5.5
Based on 3 answers
Everything went according to plan and the white papers were helpful.
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Alternatives Considered

We have evaluated three products, Like K2, XTRAC. Some of the key highlights are: Whilst XTRAC participated in the POC, it was mutually agreed that XTRAC does not support the extended BPM requirements which form the must-have core platform process requirements. XTRAC, therefore, did not continue with the POC.
Whilst K2 had a strong user-interface, and could meet our functional requirements, they scored poorly in areas such as cloud readiness and support for Automated Regression Testing, Continuous Deployment, Continuous Integration, Data Integration Tools and Data Lineage Tools
Appian has shown to be ahead of other BPM tools in extending beyond traditional BPM capabilities and seeking to fully maximise efficiency through the linking of the process to the data, and by providing the out-of-the-box data-centric architecture. Appian web pages are fully configurable to show the complete data record in an intuitive, unified user interface.


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I am unfamiliar with K2 today, but back in 2007 K2's product was unpolished and priced beyond our budget. It made it an easy decision to go with Nintex.
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Scalability

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Nintex Platform8.0
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 has given us a great return on our investment. It has given our senior management more insight into where we are spending our money and how much our projects are actually costing.
  • Automation of many of our daily tasks.
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  • 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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Appian

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Nintex Platform

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