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Nintex Platform

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Likelihood to Recommend

Nintex 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

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 Platform
6.8
SharePoint Designer
Dashboards
Nintex Platform
6.9
SharePoint Designer
Standard reports
Nintex Platform
6.8
SharePoint Designer
Custom reports
Nintex Platform
6.7
SharePoint Designer

Process Engine

Nintex Platform
7.1
SharePoint Designer
Process designer
Nintex Platform
7.9
SharePoint Designer
Process simulation
Nintex Platform
6.8
SharePoint Designer
Business rules engine
Nintex Platform
7.7
SharePoint Designer
SOA support
Nintex Platform
7.3
SharePoint Designer
Process player
Nintex Platform
6.7
SharePoint Designer
Support for modeling languages
Nintex Platform
5.5
SharePoint Designer
Form builder
Nintex Platform
7.9
SharePoint Designer
Model execution
Nintex Platform
7.4
SharePoint Designer

Collaboration

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

Content Management Capabilties

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

Pros

Nintex 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

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 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

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 Platform

Nintex Platform 6.4
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

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 Platform

Nintex Platform 7.5
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

SharePoint Designer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Nintex Platform

Nintex Platform 8.5
Based on 6 answers
Nintex has Good functionality across the microsoft platform. It has good visualization of the flow but Documentation of form customization is weak. Some features do not work as anticipated.
Shivani Pandey | TrustRadius Reviewer

SharePoint Designer

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Nintex Platform

Nintex Platform 8.0
Based on 4 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 Platform

Nintex Platform 7.0
Based on 12 answers
I have had to contact Nintex a few times regarding questions or issues about the product. I have always had a technician respond within a few hours, and they continue to reach out and ensure that the problem is resolved before closing the request. The technicians are knowledgeable and helpful
Trish Ohland | TrustRadius Reviewer

SharePoint Designer

SharePoint Designer 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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 Platform

Nintex 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
No answers yet
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Online Training

Nintex Platform

Nintex 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

SharePoint Designer

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation Rating

Nintex Platform

Nintex Platform 6.4
Based on 6 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
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Alternatives Considered

Nintex 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

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 Platform

Nintex 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

SharePoint Designer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Nintex 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

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 Platform

General

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

SharePoint Designer

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nintex Platform
8.2
SharePoint Designer
6.3

Likelihood to Renew

Nintex Platform
6.4
SharePoint Designer
10.0

Usability

Nintex Platform
7.5
SharePoint Designer

Reliability and Availability

Nintex Platform
8.5
SharePoint Designer

Performance

Nintex Platform
8.0
SharePoint Designer

Support Rating

Nintex Platform
7.0
SharePoint Designer
8.0

In-Person Training

Nintex Platform
7.0
SharePoint Designer

Online Training

Nintex Platform
9.0
SharePoint Designer

Implementation Rating

Nintex Platform
6.4
SharePoint Designer

Scalability

Nintex Platform
8.5
SharePoint Designer

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