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Nintex Process Platform

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Likelihood to Recommend

Control-M

For our purposes, it is well suited. The learning curve for new users to develop a basic level of competence is relatively easy to accomplish. While the vendor has introduced many nice features since we started using the product (BIM and Forecast to name two that I would like to see our users take more advantage of), the basic product has remained readily accessible for users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex has good default templates for approval workflows. But it's also well suited for more complex workflows where more logic is needed in the workflow. It can not be used for hybrid setups where a company has an on premise SharePoint environment and an Office 365 SharePoint online tenant. There is no way to setup workflow between these type of hybrid setups.
Guy De Backer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

Control-M
7.5
Nintex Process Platform
Multi-platform scheduling
Control-M
9.0
Nintex Process Platform
Central monitoring
Control-M
8.4
Nintex Process Platform
Logging
Control-M
6.6
Nintex Process Platform
Alerts and notifications
Control-M
8.1
Nintex Process Platform
Analysis and visualization
Control-M
7.5
Nintex Process Platform
Application integration
Control-M
5.4
Nintex Process Platform

Reporting & Analytics

Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
6.6
Dashboards
Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
6.6
Standard reports
Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
6.7
Custom reports
Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
6.6

Process Engine

Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
7.2
Process designer
Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
8.0
Process simulation
Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
6.9
Business rules engine
Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
7.5
SOA support
Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
7.3
Process player
Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
6.6
Support for modeling languages
Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
5.5
Form builder
Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
8.2
Model execution
Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
7.5

Collaboration

Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
8.7
Social collaboration tools
Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
8.7

Content Management Capabilties

Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
8.3
Content management
Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
8.3

Pros

Control-M

  • Control-M Advanced File Transfer is a very useful add-on, allowing for a wide variety of file transfers to be configured "out of the box" and then used as part of the standard batch flow. This module is not included in the base price but is available at a relatively small additional cost.
  • Using Control-M's GUI (the Enterprise Manager) allows for efficient management of the enterprise and can tie up a lot of "loose ends". Often the first point of tracking problems is to check with the Control-M guys!
  • BMC is definitely moving the product forward, the new module "Application Integrator" is very helpful in building and deploying your own bespoke Control-M jobs and allows for closer and more secure integration.
  • Although Control-M does open up the enterprise in an operational sense, the security settings (should you choose to implement them) are robust.
Mark Francome | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

  • Branching logic in forms - This allows for a single form to cover related processes depending on choices made in the form.
  • Seamless integration with Office 365, allowing us to drive actions in the workflow based on item changes in SharePoint Online
  • The fact that it uses a separate service to offload the processing power instead of having to provide it as part of our organization.
Matt Varney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Control-M

  • Single Major Action per job: this statement needs to be clarified. There are ways to do more than one action per job, and there are pre and post job commands available in most templates. Also some templates like FTP can have many instructions built in, like deleting source files after transfer (these are part of the positives). But basically you can only do one major action, like call one web service, or call one stored procedure per job. I believe this limitation is due to their licensing model, to ensure you will run as many jobs as possible.
  • The only other negative is a necessary corollary of a having a powerful product. The learning curve is not simple due to the power of the product. I would recommend dedicate training for the primary operators and users of the product.
Eugene LaRoche | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

  • Updating Nintex to fix bugs in a production environment can be challenging at times and requires thorough testing in a QA environment first as it doesn't always go smooth.
  • Separating Nintex content databases and moving site collections with large workflows can be a daunting task.
  • Nintex workflow timer jobs can use a lot of server resources at times and application server load balancing should be implemented instead of running on a single server.
Mark Russell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Control-M

Control-M 8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is a great product plain and simple. We've had Control-M for 20+ years and the support that BMC Software provides is really second to none. There is always a situation that someone can think of where I have to say, "No we can't do that", however I'm confident that we've been able to meet and most of the time exceed our end user expectations with what the product can offer them.
Zach Warren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 7.4
Based on 20 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.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Control-M

Control-M 8.1
Based on 5 answers
Control-M's overall usability is very good because it is simple to use. Control-M SelfService is an easy tool to give to some of the users who want to use a web interface. The training curve for most users is very short and most of the functions are very simple to figure out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 7.9
Based on 13 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.
Justin Antczak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Control-M

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 8.6
Based on 13 answers
I have never encountered a Nintex outage.
Trish Ohland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Control-M

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 8.4
Based on 9 answers
I give this a 9 because Nintex overall has been exemplary, except for responsive design forms seem to be a little slow when getting complex.
Trish Ohland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Control-M

Control-M 8.0
Based on 7 answers
Although the product is very stable there have been a few incidents when I needed support. I have worked with technicians from all around the globe because of the rolling support. This gives me the quickest support when I need it most in those early hours of the morning. The technicians I have worked with have been very knowledgeable and if necessary got help when needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 7.2
Based on 26 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
Scooter D Nelson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Control-M

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Control-M

Control-M 7.9
Based on 3 answers
Plan ahead, communicate to stakeholders, involve stakeholders, do a thorough test drive and have a contingency plan.
Shiv Shivakumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 7.2
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

Control-M

I have been using this product for so long and it works so well we have not had the need to evaluate other job schedulers. I have occasionally looked to see what was out there but I have seen anything so far that would require me to go so far as to evaluate the products.
Dave Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

We selected Nintex Platform because we have experience with other products, and we were satisfied with their performance. The integration with SharePoint was a very strong point to help us to decide because we wanted to use SP as a document library.
Francisco Falomir | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Control-M

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

Control-M

  • Troubleshooting has improved with multiple groups as they are easily able to determine if data loss/job failure is the reason for a data issue.
  • Conversion took significantly longer than was originally estimated by BMC so we had to run two platforms for almost 9 months. This definitely slowed down efficiency as many users did not know which tool to utilize for data load trouble shooting for close to a year.
  • Being able to communicate with users across the globe in a universal language and time reference has vastly decreased data issues and greatly improved proficiency in getting new jobs implemented quickly and without problems.
Erin Withers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process 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.
Melissa Kattke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Control-M

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Nintex Process Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Control-M
8.0
Nintex Process Platform
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Control-M
8.6
Nintex Process Platform
7.4

Usability

Control-M
8.1
Nintex Process Platform
7.9

Reliability and Availability

Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
8.6

Performance

Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
8.4

Support Rating

Control-M
8.0
Nintex Process Platform
7.2

In-Person Training

Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
7.0

Online Training

Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
9.0

Implementation Rating

Control-M
7.9
Nintex Process Platform
7.2

Scalability

Control-M
Nintex Process Platform
9.0

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