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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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server is extremely well suited for a company with a few dedicated analysts creating dashboards and reports for a few stakeholders. It is also great at handling a large amount of report viewers, but it is more expensive because you have to pay for each user.
Jacob Rasmussen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Nintex Process Platform
6.6
Tableau Server
Dashboards
Nintex Process Platform
6.7
Tableau Server
Standard reports
Nintex Process Platform
6.7
Tableau Server
Custom reports
Nintex Process Platform
6.5
Tableau Server

Process Engine

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

Collaboration

Nintex Process Platform
8.7
Tableau Server
Social collaboration tools
Nintex Process Platform
8.7
Tableau Server

Content Management Capabilties

Nintex Process Platform
8.3
Tableau Server
Content management
Nintex Process Platform
8.3
Tableau Server

BI Standard Reporting

Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
9.1
Customizable dashboards
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
8.1
Report Formatting Templates
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
6.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.4
Drill-down analysis
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.5
Formatting capabilities
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
6.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.2
Publish to Web
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
8.1
Publish to PDF
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.4
Report Versioning
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
5.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.8
Predictive Analytics
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
5.9

Access Control and Security

Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.7
Role-Based Security Model
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.7

Mobile Capabilities

Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
6.2
REST API
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.1
Javascript API
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
7.1
iFrames
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
6.4
Java API
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
5.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
6.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Nintex Process Platform
Tableau Server
4.6

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

Tableau Server

  • Tableau server's portal and general look is really convenient and pretty. Users feel comfortable using it.
  • The learning curve of Tableau Server from an end-user perspective is really short. For the creator of content, it is a little more complex but easy to learn. Tableau has really succeeded in creating a user-friendly software.
  • From an administration point of view, Tableau is great. Installation and housekeeping are really easy and quick.
  • Visuals are really appealing and will help "sell" your presentations.
  • Tableau allows connectivity to a huge selection of data sources and data formats.
  • Online training for software is free and of very good quality.
Mathieu Gaouette | 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

Tableau Server

  • Tableau Server is sometimes referred to as simply Microsoft Excel with a power boost. I understand the reason analysts say this. It is because the software is almost exclusively a visualization software. If you're looking for truly advanced analytics combined with cutting-edge visualization, Tableau Server isn't it.
  • Tableau Server limits the type of graphs a user can create. There are numerous workarounds for different graph types, but they are not easy to implement.
  • Tableau Server can sometimes be slow to render graphics with lots of data and calculated fields.
Thomas Young | 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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 10.0
Based on 20 answers
We will continue our use of Tableau server due to the following factors:- Cost effectiveness. This persists from year-to-year. Tableau consistently gives us the best value for the cost- Reliability. Tableau server has been rock-solid for our users, particularly during emergencies.- Innovation. You can bet that Tableau will release stable new versions on a regular basis.We have often experienced the need for a function in Tableau that will be included in a future release.
Henry Yennie | 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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 11 answers
User experience is the most important factor to consider whenever considering capabilities for non-technical business users. If the learning curve is so steep business users must be advanced users to be productive, you hit the wall of diminishing returns, this is exceptionally true when it comes to analyzing data. Transforming data analysts into BI development experts shifts the focus of the analyst from analyzing data to mastering software. Tableau does a masterful job at minimizing the technology and maximizing the users understanding of their data.
Dwight Taylor | 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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Over the past few years our company has expanded the use of Tableau. We've moved from 250 interactors to well over 1500 server interactions during that timeframe. During the expansion interactors we've yet to expereince any significant degradation of service
George McCarrolle | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.1
Based on 8 answers
While there are definitely cases where a user can do things that will make a particular worksheet or dashboard run slowly, overall the performance is extremely fast. The user experience of exploratory analysis particularly shines, there's nothing out there with the polish of Tableau.
Jonathan Drummey | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 12 answers
I think the folks that work in support are generally pretty good at what they do (when you get them on a WebEx). But the process of reporting issues to them and waiting for a response (via email only) is a hassle. I never understood why you can't just call them up and discuss the issues with them. It would take a handful of email exchanges before they would agree to a WebEx session. That was frustrating.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
Mashhood Syed | 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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
The Tableau website is full of videos that you can follow at your own pace. As a very small company with a Tableau install, access to these free resources was incredibly useful to allowing me to implement Tableau to its potential in a reasonable and proportionate manner.
Mel Stephenson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 13 answers
My department was largely Excel and paper-based when I started, so there's been a tremendous amount of work to get the data into shape, so when I look at the overall implementation of our visualization and reporting infrastructure, I'm less satisfied. Tableau has been wonderful, the one place that would get me to a 10 is if it was easier to tune workbook performance on Tableau Server, there are a huge number of variables to deal with across the workbook/application/hardware stack. In a small environment like ours that takes more effort than I'd like.
Jonathan Drummey | 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

Tableau Server

There were a lot of reasons why we chose Tableau and the least is the cost but also the way Tableau stores data in the columnar fashion instead of in Cubes. We went through a painstaking selection process and at the end, came down to a couple of vendors and we ended up with the product that was least to pair up with Amazon Web Services to create a decent and cost-effective proof of concept and we landed with the solution we have today.
Siggy Tetteh, CSSGB, MBA, MCP | 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

Tableau Server

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

Tableau Server

  • It has helped improve reporting capabilities from traditional to modern ways to view data.
  • It has helped in terms of using new maps and charts for devices availability and which is unique and insightful.
  • Interactive features attracted our client to look up business intelligence and other areas.
Sachin Basappa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Nintex Process Platform

General

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

Tableau Server

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nintex Process Platform
8.1
Tableau Server
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Nintex Process Platform
7.0
Tableau Server
10.0

Usability

Nintex Process Platform
7.7
Tableau Server
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Nintex Process Platform
8.5
Tableau Server
9.0

Performance

Nintex Process Platform
8.0
Tableau Server
8.1

Support Rating

Nintex Process Platform
7.0
Tableau Server
9.1

In-Person Training

Nintex Process Platform
7.0
Tableau Server
8.0

Online Training

Nintex Process Platform
9.0
Tableau Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

Nintex Process Platform
6.6
Tableau Server
9.1

Scalability

Nintex Process Platform
8.5
Tableau Server

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