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Nintex Process Platform

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Score 7.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Nintex Process Platform

It allows for [the] quick creation of forms to collect data/information.If you need to collect lots of data and do analysis it can be difficult as errors will happen and there is not debugger. However, the forms themselves can be very complicated and put together quickly as long as you step through them carefully.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SharePoint Designer

Well Suited - WORKFLOWS!To a SharePoint Developer, workflows are like a hammer to a carpenter. If there is a business process that needs automation, the first thing I look to is what are we automating? What/where is the data? How can we minimize the number of keystrokes by end-users to get from the start to finish? The answer to all of these is "build a workflow". With the introduction of "Call HTTP Web Service" action, you can now access data anywhere in a site collection and consume it in any site, on any list, for any form. SharePoint Designer Workflows makes the SharePoint world go round. Less Appropriate - Building SharePoint PagesI have attempted to use SharePoint Designer to build custom pages, but it just is the worst tool to use. There are many other tools to use to develop customized pages. The techniques of designing custom page layouts, CSS files to populate in pages, JavaScript Snippets for pages have changed so much over the years, and SharePoint Designer did not change with them. In fact, it is my opinion the 2013 version made it 100 times more difficult than the 2010 Version.
Nicholas Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Nintex Process Platform
6.9
SharePoint Designer
Dashboards
Nintex Process Platform
6.8
SharePoint Designer
Standard reports
Nintex Process Platform
7.0
SharePoint Designer
Custom reports
Nintex Process Platform
7.0
SharePoint Designer

Process Engine

Nintex Process Platform
7.3
SharePoint Designer
Process designer
Nintex Process Platform
8.3
SharePoint Designer
Process simulation
Nintex Process Platform
6.9
SharePoint Designer
Business rules engine
Nintex Process Platform
7.5
SharePoint Designer
SOA support
Nintex Process Platform
7.4
SharePoint Designer
Process player
Nintex Process Platform
6.6
SharePoint Designer
Support for modeling languages
Nintex Process Platform
5.5
SharePoint Designer
Form builder
Nintex Process Platform
8.4
SharePoint Designer
Model execution
Nintex Process Platform
7.7
SharePoint Designer

Collaboration

Nintex Process Platform
8.7
SharePoint Designer
Social collaboration tools
Nintex Process Platform
8.7
SharePoint Designer

Content Management Capabilties

Nintex Process Platform
8.3
SharePoint Designer
Content management
Nintex Process Platform
8.3
SharePoint Designer

Pros

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

SharePoint Designer

  • Allows ease and flexibility of creating custom workflows specific to the business needs. Emails can be configured to easily be sent based on specific conditions, and the inclusion of workflow variables allows increased functionality.
  • It gives a quick interface to add, edit, and remove site pages as well as the ability to edit list item pages creating a custom look and feel for every business need and increasing the functionality of SharePoint lists.
  • Allows a nicer user interface for the additions and management of the external content types linked to the specific sites.
Kristina Geiger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

SharePoint Designer

  • Navigation between sub-sites and beyond the entry point is not seamless. I find it difficult to get to the root of a directory structure if I have not started there.
  • Would love to be able to do WYSIWYG in some form. I have only used it for a year but I have not found anything fancy to do.
  • I would like to be able to work in a development site and easily move to the production site.
Doreen Giles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

SharePoint Designer

SharePoint Designer 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a helpful tool that we use every day.
Lorraine Marrero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

SharePoint Designer

No score
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Reliability and Availability

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

SharePoint Designer

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 8.5
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

SharePoint Designer

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 7.6
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

SharePoint Designer

SharePoint Designer 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Support is good from Microsoft. They are quite responsive when we raise a ticket but SP Designer support will be ended by Microsoft in the near future as they have got new techs like PowerApps and Flow to achieve the same functionality SP Designer does and even more than that.
Krishn Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

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

SharePoint Designer

No score
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Online Training

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

SharePoint Designer

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation Rating

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 8.0
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

SharePoint Designer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

SharePoint Designer

I'd say that Nintex is a lot easier to configure and identifying errors is less complex than SharePoint Designer. In addition, an alternative that developers may prefer using is Adobe Dreamweaver which is also a web development tool. A third option is Coda, a text editor that gives previews and allows management of local and remote files. Bluefish Editor is another tool, different from SharePoint Designer, that writes websites, scripts, and programming code.
Melissa Kattke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 9.1
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

SharePoint Designer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

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

SharePoint Designer

  • Positive impact: End users love the custom look of their sites after I have used Designer to spice it up a bit.
  • Negative impact: Other end users now want *their* sites to be spiced up similarly. More work for my team is a good thing, but each time I work in Designer, I am afraid that I am adding another impediment to our eventual upgrade to 2013.
Mary Kay Scott | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SharePoint Designer

General

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

SharePoint Designer Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nintex Process Platform
8.2
SharePoint Designer
7.2

Likelihood to Renew

Nintex Process Platform
7.9
SharePoint Designer
10.0

Usability

Nintex Process Platform
8.2
SharePoint Designer

Reliability and Availability

Nintex Process Platform
8.6
SharePoint Designer

Performance

Nintex Process Platform
8.5
SharePoint Designer

Support Rating

Nintex Process Platform
7.6
SharePoint Designer
8.0

In-Person Training

Nintex Process Platform
7.0
SharePoint Designer

Online Training

Nintex Process Platform
8.9
SharePoint Designer

Implementation Rating

Nintex Process Platform
8.0
SharePoint Designer

Scalability

Nintex Process Platform
9.1
SharePoint Designer

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