Nintex Process Platform vs. Microsoft Visual Studio

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nintex Process Platform
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Nintex offers a platform that helps companies discover, automate, and optimize business processes.
$25,000
per year
Visual Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Visual Studio (now in the 2022 edition) is a 64-bit IDE that makes it easier to work with bigger projects and complex workloads, boasting a fluid and responsive experience for users. The IDE features IntelliCode, its automatic code completion tools that understand code context and that can complete up to a whole line at once to drive accurate and confident coding.
$45
per month
Pricing
Nintex Process PlatformMicrosoft Visual Studio
Editions & Modules
Pro
$25000
per year
Premium
$50000
per year
Custom
Personalized Quote
Custom
Personalized Quote
Professional
$45.00
per month
Enterprise
$250.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Nintex Process PlatformVisual Studio
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Nintex Process PlatformMicrosoft Visual Studio
Considered Both Products
Nintex Process Platform
Chose Nintex Process Platform
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 …
Chose Nintex Process Platform
Easier to use. Less complicated in setting up the system although K2 may be more powerful in terms of features and also not dependent on sharepoint engine. Nintex serves our purposes.
Chose Nintex Process Platform
Well, the workflow design is much easier with Nintex Platform. Also the functions are much more versatile. But, if you are a programmer, forget what you know, you have to learn to think in SharePoint-ish and Nintex-ish.
Chose Nintex Process Platform
There are not many SharePoint based workflow engines. We looked at K2 but the forms functionality provided by Nintex is what gives it the advantage. K2 is more flexible at the cost of more technical implementation. Nintex gives us an easy to use platform that anyone can pick up …
Chose Nintex Process Platform
Microsoft Sharepoint Workflow 2010 is free and offers a lot of functionalities. Nintex has a better UI and is really simple to use. Nintex workflow set up is so simple that I can imagine that even non-IT employees could create one and help them and their teams to reduce manual …
Chose Nintex Process Platform
The biggest feature difference we found was the ability to copy and paste a workflow step is missing from SharePoint Designer and available in Nintex. Additionally, Nintex has a wider variety of workflow tasks to choose from and an easier to easier to use designer. Nintex …
Visual Studio

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Top Pros
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Features
Nintex Process PlatformMicrosoft Visual Studio
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Nintex Process Platform
7.2
172 Ratings
12% below category average
Microsoft Visual Studio
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Ratings
Dashboards7.5159 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports7.4165 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports6.8137 Ratings00 Ratings
Process Engine
Comparison of Process Engine features of Product A and Product B
Nintex Process Platform
7.3
236 Ratings
13% below category average
Microsoft Visual Studio
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Ratings
Process designer8.1213 Ratings00 Ratings
Process simulation5.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Business rules engine7.7186 Ratings00 Ratings
SOA support7.6169 Ratings00 Ratings
Process player8.143 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for modeling languages6.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Form builder8.4211 Ratings00 Ratings
Model execution7.7173 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration
Comparison of Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Nintex Process Platform
9.0
18 Ratings
9% above category average
Microsoft Visual Studio
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Ratings
Social collaboration tools9.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Management Capabilties
Comparison of Content Management Capabilties features of Product A and Product B
Nintex Process Platform
10.0
22 Ratings
21% above category average
Microsoft Visual Studio
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Ratings
Content management10.022 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Nintex Process PlatformMicrosoft Visual Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(272 ratings)
9.3
(104 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.3
(32 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(21 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.9
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.7
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(22 ratings)
8.8
(15 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.7
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.7
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Nintex Process PlatformMicrosoft Visual Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
Nintex
Nintex is best suited when processes are drawed by the business and then can be furter enhanced by IT professionals. When only used by business units we see that there are some lose ends in processes and some bagic process knowledge is needed. Therefore it is wise that the persons in the business who will use Nintex have some basic knowledge on how to set up business processes
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Microsoft
It's useful for app development, debugging, and testing. I've been using it for two years and have seen it grow into a fantastic tool. All of the features, NuGet packages, and settings that enable different types of projects are fantastic. It also has a connection to Azure DevOps and Git. It's a fantastic product that's simple to use.
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Pros
Nintex
  • Easily build approval process using email and assign a task actions in Nintex Workflow
  • Easily manage security at item level with O365 permission action in Nintex Workflow
  • Easily use Rule in Nintex Form to build the Input Form and manage the events
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Microsoft
  • Since Microsoft offers a free Community Edition of the IDE many of our new developers have used it at home or school and are very familiar with the user interface, requiring little training to move up to the paid, enterprise-friendly editions we use.
  • The online community support for Visual Studio is outstanding, as solid or better than any other commercial or open-source project software.
  • Microsoft continuously keeps the product up to date and has maintained a history of doing so. They use it internally for their own development so there is little chance it will ever fall out of favor and become unsupported.
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Cons
Nintex
  • Adding Machine learning features like the "Image and Text Automation" component, which allows bots to extract data from unstructured sources like scanned documents or PDFs.
  • Natural language processing (NLP) features to understand and interpret human language, which can be useful for tasks like customer service or data entry. mostly for middle east countries where Arabic language is used.
  • Integration with external systems where many industries uses their own legacy systems and they need RPA bot to interact with their systems as well.
  • Adding More OCR tools for Document data extraction and dynamic content.
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Microsoft
  • Certain settings and features can sometimes be challenging to locate. The interface isn't always intuitive.
  • Sometimes there are too many ways to do the same thing. For example, users can quickly add a new workspace in Source Control Explorer when a local path shows as "Not Mapped," but it doesn't indicate that the user might want to check the dropdown list of workspaces. The shortcut of creating a new workspace by clicking on the "Not Mapped" link can lead to developers creating too many workspaces and causing workspace management to become unwieldy. If the shortcut link were removed, the user would be forced to use the Workspace dropdown. While it can add an extra step to the process, workspaces would be managed more easily, and this would enforce consistency. At the very least, there should be a high-level administrative setting to hide the shortcut link.
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Likelihood to Renew
Nintex
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.
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Microsoft
VS is the best and is required for building Microsoft applications. The quality and usefulness of the product far out-weight the licensing costs associated with it.
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Usability
Nintex
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.
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Microsoft
The thing I like the most is Visual Studio doesn't suffer from Microsoft's over eager marketing department who feel they need to redesign the UI (think Office and windows) which forces users to loose large amounts of productivity having to learn software that they had previously known.
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Reliability and Availability
Nintex
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.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Performance
Nintex
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.
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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Nintex
The support team works as fast as they can and they are usually fast to solver the issues. Sometimes they need more time to solve one of them because our workflows and so on are more complex than usual clients.
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Microsoft
Between online forums like StackOverflow, online documentation, MSDN forums, and the customer support options, I find it very easy to get support for Visual Studio IDE when I need it. If desired, one can also download the MSDN documentation about the IDE and have it readily available for any support needs.
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In-Person Training
Nintex
The trainer addressed the smallest queries in a friendly and timely manner; He walked us through all the necessary products we were using
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Microsoft
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Online Training
Nintex
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.
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Microsoft
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Implementation Rating
Nintex
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
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Microsoft
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Alternatives Considered
Nintex
It's much more reasonably priced and we were able to actually experience the platform for a bit before we made a decision. And by the time our demo was finished we had already started depending on it for some of our processes so it would've been very hard to separate from it
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Microsoft
I personally feel Visual Studio IDE has [a] better interface and [is more] user friendly than other IDEs. It has better code maintainability and intellisense. Its inbuilt team foundation server help coders to check on their code then and go. Better nugget package management, quality testing and gives features to extract TRX file as result of testing which includes all the summary of each test case.
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Scalability
Nintex
The scalability is really bottlenecked by the imagination of the user. I was able to make processes for my own personal usage, making my daily tasks easier. I was also able to make processes that affected hundreds of employees, making large standardization and efficiency gains. So either way, the system is used the same way, and I was the limiting factor.
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Microsoft
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Return on Investment
Nintex
  • We have saved our company thousands of dollars by creating our own customer support system rather than using a 3rd party tool.
  • The ability to generate documents/PDFs in workflows has solved a great number of process issues for us and groups who had previously been using paper documents.
  • Automating many permissions updates through workflows has been a huge time saver for repetitive processes.
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Microsoft
  • We've had hundreds of hours saved by the rapid development that Visual Studio provides.
  • We've lost some time in the Xamarin updates. However, being cross platform, we ultimately saved tons of time not having to create separate apps for iOS and Android.
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ScreenShots

Nintex Process Platform Screenshots

Screenshot of Nintex Automation Cloud, a cloud-based platform that offers capabilities to build automation and process-focused applications.Screenshot of Nintex Insights, which gives visibility into metrics and performance KPIs across all processes.Screenshot of Nintex Process Manager, which includes visual mapping and management software to encourage company-wide collaboration, increase accountability, and improve processes.Screenshot of Nintex Forms, which lets users create dynamic online forms to capture and submit accurate and current data. Its design canvas, drag-and-drop controls, and advanced business logic make it easy to customize forms for various business needs.