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Likelihood to Recommend

Appian

I believe that Appian is very well-suited to provide an approval work-flow. For making requests where there is a specific hierarchy of approvals that must occur, it is great. For example, if an employee needs to make a capital request for a long term project, the number of approvals can be set based on the amount of the items/work that is to be capitalized. If the amount is < 10000, maybe only manager approval is required. If the amount is over 10,000, Department Budgetary approval is also required. Over 25,000, Finance approval is required. Over 100,000, executive approval is required. Appian makes it very easy to set these conditions and send out tasks based on them. Appian also Excels at reporting. Appian provides the tools to report on any of the data that is captured in the request. This data can be exported to Excel to be used for audits or data management. Data can be reported in a variety of ways grid format, generate a pdf, or with charts and graphs. I don't believe that Appian should be used to replace any cost accounting type of functions. There are enterprise systems, such as Oracle that do a better job with that. Appian's strength is providing workflows.
Christine Mulready | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

For on-premise SharePoint I think Nintex Process Platform is unparalleled in its capabilities. It's intuitive enough for end-users that it does not seem overly cumbersome or complex while at the same time allowing a deep-breath of capabilities if you know how to configure them. I've used them specifically for a variety of scenarios that would be harder to implement using SharePoint's integrated workflow platform. These include:
  • Providing customer facing forms that use the trusted-connection between Nintex Live and our Environment to collect and process data.
  • Easily iterating over batches of documents or list items and processing them.
  • Complex approval workflow processes for both list items and documents.
  • Complex divergent pathing and parallel processing within workflows.
  • Calling to other enterprise services such as DocuSign within automation process flows.
Once you cross into Cloud services and Office 365, the benefit of Nintex Process Platform above the competition (Microsoft) begins to diminish. There is a lot of functionality within Power Automate and Azure that is easier and more integrated because they live natively on the Microsoft Stack. I have found it ends up becoming a matter of preference instead of necessity in which you end up going with. Although Nintex Forms have remained a strong favorite of mine compared to other products regardless of platform since it is easier to work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Appian
8.2
Nintex Process Platform
Visual Modeling
Appian
7.6
Nintex Process Platform
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Appian
8.2
Nintex Process Platform
Platform Security
Appian
9.3
Nintex Process Platform
Platform User Management
Appian
7.6
Nintex Process Platform
Reusability
Appian
7.9
Nintex Process Platform
Platform Scalability
Appian
8.6
Nintex Process Platform

Reporting & Analytics

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

Process Engine

Appian
Nintex Process Platform
7.3
Process designer
Appian
Nintex Process Platform
8.3
Process simulation
Appian
Nintex Process Platform
6.9
Business rules engine
Appian
Nintex Process Platform
7.5
SOA support
Appian
Nintex Process Platform
7.4
Process player
Appian
Nintex Process Platform
6.6
Support for modeling languages
Appian
Nintex Process Platform
5.5
Form builder
Appian
Nintex Process Platform
8.3
Model execution
Appian
Nintex Process Platform
7.7

Collaboration

Appian
Nintex Process Platform
8.7
Social collaboration tools
Appian
Nintex Process Platform
8.7

Content Management Capabilties

Appian
Nintex Process Platform
8.3
Content management
Appian
Nintex Process Platform
8.3

Pros

Appian

  • 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
Ravi Joshi, PMI-ACP® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

  • Nintex Platform allows you to easily turn a SharePoint list into a dynamic and robust form that is attractive and end user friendly.
  • Nintex Platform is entirely web based and requires absolutely no additional software but is feature rich.
  • Nintex Platform has a large user community who will answer questions.
  • Nintex installs directly on top of SharePoint instead of requiring an additional server.
  • Nintex integrates with SharePoint seamlessly.
Randy Angelin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Appian

  • Advanced functionality requires use of the Appian expression language. The more advanced the logic, the harder it is to build with the expression language. This means development expertise is more relevant if you need advanced functionality, which I imagine applies almost all the time. I would much prefer if they allowed some common language such as JavaScript out of the box.
  • Debugging has proved difficult. It’s easy for developers to get the app to or feature to a “working” state but it needs robust alpha testing.
  • Deployment can be tricky. When a solution gets big and there are many teams and dependencies, it needs a careful process to ensure things don’t break.
  • Reasuability of Appian objects is both a pro and con. Reusing objects across apps may be more trouble than its worth because of creating heavy dependencies. Experience is helpful to strike the right balance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

  • Hide/display rules on forms rather cumbersome
  • Need to be able to add comments to workflows
  • Printing of workflows: the resulting format is not usable at all
  • Responsive forms - not sufficient density - too much white space
  • Need ON DELETE trigger!
  • Need a better way of implementing smarts within the form (e.g. update fields if a particular value is chosen in another field) than javascript and the JS editing/debugging process is horrible
Simon Ansell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 16 answers
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
Michael Campbell, PMP,CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 7.9
Based on 21 answers
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.
Guy De Backer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Appian

Appian 8.6
Based on 45 answers
Great platform for providing business process management. Fairly easy to learn tool (especially now that I have seen the evolution over 5 years). More difficult to master, but there is a great community that is always willing and able to help solve your problem.
Helmut Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 8.2
Based on 13 answers
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.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Appian

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 8.6
Based on 13 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Appian

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 8.4
Based on 9 answers
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.
Shivani Pandey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Appian

Appian 8.1
Based on 123 answers
We have a mixture of onsite and offshore support by Appian and their partner Cognizant. Our stated support hours for the business are 9-5pm Mon-Fri. Cognizant being located in India provides us with coverage up to 9pm should anything happen that needs urgent attention. Appian Cloud Support are also there should we have any issues connecting to the application.
Paul Cabrelle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 7.4
Based on 26 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Appian

Appian 9.0
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The trainer addressed the smallest queries in a friendly and timely manner;He walked us through all the necessary products we were using
Shivani Pandey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Appian

Appian 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Really great training platform. Very visual and easy to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 9.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Trish Ohland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 8 answers
It was really seamless. SaaS in the true definition of the word. We logged on and started using the product. Very easy.
Peter Newnam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 7.8
Based on 19 answers
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
Scooter D Nelson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Appian

The main advantage of Appian is the cost structure that is more suitable for starting a test-project to see how develop in Appian and most of all how Appian is accepted inside the company. In few weeks you can show the first results and start the journey on digitalization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

DocuSign doesnt allow us multiple output methods for content and also updating the content is a bit more challenging it seems. Nintex has been easier, better priced and makes it a more compelling app platform with its setting up with salesforce. Logic and approval also is a great addition which docgen provides.
Nitin Maheshwari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Appian

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 9.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Matthew Greene | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Appian

  • Our objective to reduce customer effort when dealing with government by 25% was exceeded. In the process of applying for an alcohol licence renewal alone, we saw approximately 80% reduction in time and effort for the business customer - and that was just a prototype! Imagine the possibilities when this is taken into a live environment!
Lynley Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

  • With our diverse organization, being able to establish consistency is key and we can do this by creating a standardized form, process, and workflow with automation. So the process is easier and all of our people are doing it the same way. That is a game changer.
  • The licensing is a little hard to follow and can make the product unaffordable.
  • The approach of Nintex hosting the solution makes Nintex design their product for maximum usage. They have to make sure they can have their product embedded in a number of different systems; so, they use industry standard protocols and development.
Matt Varney | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Appian

General

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

Appian Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0
Standard60.002
Flat FeeContact Sales3
EnterpriseContact Sales4
  1. per user per month
  2. one fixed price per app, unlimited users
  3. unlimited number of apps, priced by user
Additional Pricing Details

Nintex Process Platform

General

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

Nintex Process Platform Editions & Modules

Edition
Nintex Workflow Standard$875.001
Nintex Workflow Enterprise (includes RPA)$1,375.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Appian
8.3
Nintex Process Platform
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Appian
9.0
Nintex Process Platform
7.9

Usability

Appian
8.6
Nintex Process Platform
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Appian
Nintex Process Platform
8.6

Performance

Appian
Nintex Process Platform
8.4

Support Rating

Appian
8.1
Nintex Process Platform
7.4

In-Person Training

Appian
9.0
Nintex Process Platform
7.0

Online Training

Appian
10.0
Nintex Process Platform
9.0

Implementation Rating

Appian
9.0
Nintex Process Platform
7.8

Scalability

Appian
Nintex Process Platform
9.0

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