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Likelihood to Recommend

K2 Software

Not well suited for:
- automation of knowledge work (Adaptive/Dynamic Case Management);
- use cases requiring application of very advanced business rules. There is a third party business rules engine that works well with K2 though;
- Java engineers- wanna-be-BPM consultants - K2 is best suited for Business Technologists aka Citizen Developers;
- outsourcing based delivery model - you need to train your onshore people;
- teams and companies that don't want to learn on their own. if you want to outsource your DPA program to a foreign based IT services provider, pick a different vendor;

Well suited for:
- 60-70% of all digital process automation uses cases you will find in your organization;
- department and enterprise-grade process automation applications;
- Citizen Developer adoption;
- integration intensive use cases;
- software teams not afraid to extend K2 with their own code through well-documented APIs;
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

[Nintex Process Platform] is well suited for [users] who are less familiar with business processes and workflows. I can recommend it if you can rely on the server farm and its services.It is less appropriate when you have to administrate SharePoint and the depending service with its updates and configuration, so a lot more work to do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

K2 Software
7.4
Nintex Process Platform
6.9
Dashboards
K2 Software
7.5
Nintex Process Platform
6.7
Standard reports
K2 Software
7.4
Nintex Process Platform
6.9
Custom reports
K2 Software
7.2
Nintex Process Platform
6.9

Process Engine

K2 Software
8.0
Nintex Process Platform
7.5
Process designer
K2 Software
8.9
Nintex Process Platform
8.4
Process simulation
K2 Software
7.6
Nintex Process Platform
8.0
Business rules engine
K2 Software
8.0
Nintex Process Platform
7.4
SOA support
K2 Software
7.8
Nintex Process Platform
7.3
Process player
K2 Software
8.9
Nintex Process Platform
7.2
Support for modeling languages
K2 Software
7.6
Nintex Process Platform
5.5
Form builder
K2 Software
7.0
Nintex Process Platform
8.4
Model execution
K2 Software
8.2
Nintex Process Platform
7.7

Collaboration

K2 Software
7.8
Nintex Process Platform
7.3
Social collaboration tools
K2 Software
7.8
Nintex Process Platform
7.3

Content Management Capabilties

K2 Software
7.6
Nintex Process Platform
7.4
Content management
K2 Software
7.6
Nintex Process Platform
7.4

Pros

K2 Software

  • K2 BlackPearl provides better versioning of processes than other BPM products I have used. Because of the feature-rich capabilities available being built on the MS Workflow framework, you can ultimately reach the level of code customization you need - but also leverage the tooling and code automating features of K2.
  • Its level of extensibility is fantastic. To say it is extensible and interoperable means a lot, because a lot of products SAY you can extend a feature, but it requires ripping out the kitchen of the house. K2 Blackpearl doesn't require kitchen replacement... you can upgrade the sink, replace the cabinetry, and extend pretty much everything. I have not run into a situation in the 6 years of using the product that I could NOT customize/extend a capability.
  • K2 Blackpearl's physical architecture options are plentiful. If you understand the product components and the granularity of the specific business need, you can provide an accurate blueprint installation of the product initially, and adapt or scale the product capabilities with relative ease via configuration and distributed options. They even offer training on physical infrastructure deployments if you are concerned about future use or growth.
Brent Heezen | 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

K2 Software

  • Better integration with TFS automated build tools is one feature that is missing out of box. My organization has controls on code migration and deployment and use TFS for other code and builds. We cannot use the automated build for K2 workflow projects.
  • Ability to define business rules in external rules engine/repository which can be used by workflow processes
Ajay Mandke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

  • Confusion can occur between site collection and local site workflows, UDAs, and settings. Would be nice to have a clearer indication of where you need to go to make certain types of changes.
  • Licensing configuration for the product and management of its many services can be hard for some owners. Issues sometimes arise simply because one outlier Nintex service decided to stop working and it isn't completely obvious during troubleshooting.
  • Database logging for every workflow action (turned on by default) can quickly fill up limited space an organization may have. Ensure you have the proper infrastructure to handle the load.
  • Limits and confusions in how licensing works can lead to a lot of excess to get what you need. Would be nicer to have the older licensing options returned.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

K2 Software

K2 Software 8.1
Based on 7 answers
While K2 blackpearl is powerful, it shouldn't be an automatic selection for all situations. A careful analysis of business requirements, cost, and projected long-term use is required before choosing a K2 offering over a competitor, as is true with almost any other business product. The more hands-on development you can get with K2 blackpearl the better you will be at determining if it's the correct product for your needs. Don't let a sales pitch sway you into purchasing or using the product; experience what it can do for yourself!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 7.7
Based on 22 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

K2 Software

K2 Software 8.9
Based on 3 answers
K2 platform has multiple designers (Web based designer ,k2 studio, visual studio) each targeted at business analysts,power users, and developers. The platform provides consistent web experience in workspace navigation for users and admins and provides excellent reports out of box.
Ajay Mandke | 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

K2 Software

K2 Software 8.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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

K2 Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 8.6
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

K2 Software

K2 Software 10.0
Based on 2 answers
They were always super helpful when I was learning how to use the program, and assisted me frequently when I came across unknown errors in the workspace
Kristen Roskob | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 7.7
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

K2 Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

K2 Software

K2 Software 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It was a complete online training with virual machine provided by K2. All the infrastructure was set up before hand. The training material was pretty thorough. The instructor was knowledgeable.
Overall the training program was well designed and planned.
Deepak Kadam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 8.9
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

K2 Software

K2 Software 9.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 8.2
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

K2 Software

What previously stood K2 apart from Nintex was purely the ability to have workflows executed outside of SharePoint. Nintex are due to release a product that resides in Azure that provides this feature as well. K2 should really look into redesigning the development GUIs they are not good at all, and perhaps look at providing a cloud solution to mitigate the risk of clients having to maintain hardware as well as their workflow solutions.
Paul Keys | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nintex Process Platform

Microsoft's SharePoint 2013 workflow has a number of shortcomings that Nintex Workflow just deals with effortlessly. The Nintex tools seem to be built by people who understand how [to] process stuff is done properly, whereas the MS tools are comprehensive but seem to be written by & for programmers. For 365, PowerApps seem to be taking over the world, and not having PowerApps on your CV is a problem.
Simon Ansell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

K2 Software

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 9.2
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

K2 Software

  • Positive impact on process discipline.
  • Excellent tools for measure process cycle time, identifying process delays, and making significant improvements to processes.
  • Increased efficiency through delivery of process information to stakeholders that minimizes delays, especially when processes are running across multiple time zones, and involve people who are traveling or away from their desktop.
Mark 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

Pricing Details

K2 Software

General

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

K2 Software Editions & Modules

Edition
K2 Software$2000.001
K2 Software EnterpriseRequest a Quote
  1. per month
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

K2 Software
8.7
Nintex Process Platform
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

K2 Software
8.1
Nintex Process Platform
7.7

Usability

K2 Software
8.9
Nintex Process Platform
8.2

Reliability and Availability

K2 Software
8.0
Nintex Process Platform
8.6

Performance

K2 Software
Nintex Process Platform
8.6

Support Rating

K2 Software
10.0
Nintex Process Platform
7.7

In-Person Training

K2 Software
Nintex Process Platform
7.0

Online Training

K2 Software
9.0
Nintex Process Platform
8.9

Implementation Rating

K2 Software
9.0
Nintex Process Platform
8.2

Scalability

K2 Software
Nintex Process Platform
9.2

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