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Nintex Process Platform

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Likelihood to Recommend

Nintex Process Platform

Running complex or multi-step workflows is really where Nintex shines, especially if you don't have developer resources on staff. With the WYSIWYG like workflow canvas, you can easily see the logic and build the necessary steps using out-of-the-box controls included in the product. Branching logic or conditional steps are easily supported and the concept of state machines is supported as well.
Matt Varney | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

OutSystems excels with building web interfaces fast and lends itself to custom integrations written in .Net. Most anything can be brought in given this ability to be extended. One of the drawbacks to the speed of development is that most quality control teams become quickly overwhelmed and may be unable to keep up.
Christopher Fowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Nintex Process Platform
6.6
OutSystems
Dashboards
Nintex Process Platform
6.7
OutSystems
Standard reports
Nintex Process Platform
6.7
OutSystems
Custom reports
Nintex Process Platform
6.5
OutSystems

Process Engine

Nintex Process Platform
7.2
OutSystems
Process designer
Nintex Process Platform
8.0
OutSystems
Process simulation
Nintex Process Platform
6.9
OutSystems
Business rules engine
Nintex Process Platform
7.6
OutSystems
SOA support
Nintex Process Platform
7.4
OutSystems
Process player
Nintex Process Platform
6.6
OutSystems
Support for modeling languages
Nintex Process Platform
5.5
OutSystems
Form builder
Nintex Process Platform
8.1
OutSystems
Model execution
Nintex Process Platform
7.5
OutSystems

Collaboration

Nintex Process Platform
8.7
OutSystems
Social collaboration tools
Nintex Process Platform
8.7
OutSystems

Content Management Capabilties

Nintex Process Platform
8.3
OutSystems
Content management
Nintex Process Platform
8.3
OutSystems

Low-Code Development

Nintex Process Platform
OutSystems
7.8
Visual Modeling
Nintex Process Platform
OutSystems
7.9
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Nintex Process Platform
OutSystems
8.0
Platform Security
Nintex Process Platform
OutSystems
7.8
Platform User Management
Nintex Process Platform
OutSystems
7.4
Reusability
Nintex Process Platform
OutSystems
7.8
Platform Scalability
Nintex Process Platform
OutSystems
8.0

Pros

Nintex Process Platform

  • Nintex workflows provide a robust interface that's not only intuitive but easy to learn with little to no coding experience.
  • Nintex forms are particularly powerful and provide a great alternative to InfoPath forms which is being deprecated.
  • Upgrading between versions of Nintex is easy to do with their nwadmin tool and robust documentation provided on their support portal.
  • The user adoption rate of their products is extremely high and doesn't require a selling point or an explanation of benefits in converting their existing workflows and forms.
Mark Russell | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

  • Deployment management – OutSystems has a built in robust, multi-environment deployment system that helps ensures the clean and error free deployment of applications through the development, testing and production product lifecycle
  • Rapid application development – Through the low code, graphical development environment you can develop applications far quicker than with more traditional development environments
  • Cross platform mobile development – OutSystems handle the development and building of mobile application for both iOS and Android in a simple streamlined way that removes 90% of the problems normally associated with multi platform development
John Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nintex Process Platform

  • Forms: Some functionality about validation, or buttons need to be implemented using JAVASCRIPT. It would be welcomed to include more functions in this area.
  • Forms: The parent-child relationship is another area to improve. Repeating sections don't have the required performance to make a strong relationship between two or more tables (Sharepoint lists).
  • Workflow: Using an on-premise environment, there is not a good system to manage workflows: versions, insights, purge, etc.
Francisco Falomir | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

  • The platform controls all the parts. While great for development and overall maintenance, it could lead to discussions with your DBA (who has to trust the platform). As a developer I love the platform, as a DBA I would like more control.
  • By making software development model driven using flows, you are forced to rethink the way of programming. It makes it easier, but sometimes the way of working leads to code which could be optimized (standard problem in model based software development).
  • Most of the code is generated, so the technical knowledge of the inner working of coding are not Essentials. This could lead to degration of this knowlegde. As part of this, most technologies will only be used when OutSystems supports it. They do a good job on implementing these things. But things like Node.js would be nice.
Patrick Baanvinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 7.0
Based on 18 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

OutSystems

OutSystems 8.4
Based on 4 answers
We are very happy with OutSystems and our developers deliver good work. OutSystems lets us build new software on a regulare (2 weekly) basis, which is highly flexible and adjustable. Even without very much experience, our developers manage to build usefull software, which is working a lot better than our previous (legacy) software.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 7.7
Based on 11 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

OutSystems

OutSystems 8.4
Based on 3 answers
I am really happy using OutSystems in my work. It gives me the opportunity to create good working software without having had very much IT-experience before. It also made me more interested in the background of IT and learning different languages.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 8.5
Based on 12 answers
I have never encountered a Nintex outage.
Trish Ohland | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 8.0
Based on 8 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

OutSystems

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 7.0
Based on 24 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

OutSystems

OutSystems 7.5
Based on 45 answers
In becoming bigger, the support encountered several growing pains, but we've seen amelioration (also by involving a customer engagement manager, more direct lines with OutSystems, and better contact with partner Noesis). Sometimes growing goes fast and the organization needs to adapt to the new world. New markets are conquered, but others still need to grow.
Stefan Parijs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

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

OutSystems

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 6.6
Based on 18 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

OutSystems

OutSystems 7.5
Based on 2 answers
Manage expectations properly.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex WorkFlows seems to be a lot more user friendly, contrast to using SharePoint Designer. I had to spend a lot of time learning SPD and even more time troubleshooting SPD WorkFlows and InfoPath Forms. Though Microsoft offers lots of information on knowledge base (kbs) and "Tech Net" articles that can be an eye sore to read, Nintex has a lot of easy to understand online courses that empower administrators how each action works, WorkFlow terminology and mitigating errors. I appreciate the Nintex online community that also zeros in on troubleshooting when admins are stuck.
Melissa Kattke | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

I tried to use WordPress with some success. Also looked at Joomla. But when I saw OutSystems I knew I had been wasting my time there. It takes you longer to get going with OutSystems - but even I as a novice realized immediately that Outsystems is simply in another league. Outsystems is powerful. (Can you compare WordPress and Joomla to Outsystems - I don't think so).
Willem Norval | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 8.5
Based on 3 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

OutSystems

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Nintex Process Platform

  • Nintex has an ROI report that analysis all workflows in your environment and time spent on developing the workflows . We have paid off our investment in the first 12 months according to this report.
  • Once you have implemented it, you should probably have more than one person or have plans in place to get more people because the requests will start streaming in.
Francois Crous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

  • The ease of use of the OutSystems development process has been the biggest ROI for us. We have developed our Framework product and maintained/enhanced it with only 4 workers.
  • OutSystems has enhanced their product very significantly over the last 4 years. They have gone from a simple to use tool to a very simple to use sophisticated tool that covers the standard mainframe-based computing apps and the apps used on handheld mobile devices all using the same basic set of development tools.
Lee Penning | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nintex Process Platform

General

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

OutSystems

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nintex Process Platform
8.1
OutSystems
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

Nintex Process Platform
7.0
OutSystems
8.4

Usability

Nintex Process Platform
7.7
OutSystems
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Nintex Process Platform
8.5
OutSystems

Performance

Nintex Process Platform
8.0
OutSystems

Support Rating

Nintex Process Platform
7.0
OutSystems
7.5

In-Person Training

Nintex Process Platform
7.0
OutSystems

Online Training

Nintex Process Platform
9.0
OutSystems

Implementation Rating

Nintex Process Platform
6.6
OutSystems
7.5

Scalability

Nintex Process Platform
8.5
OutSystems

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