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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

Microsoft Visio

Ease of use, it has many stencils supporting system architecture and IDEF system behavior diagrams. I have also utilized it as a system conops design tool. Excellent flexibility. Powerful program for drawing plans and structural charts, is easy to use and contains a wide range of design tools that facilitates the development of flow charts for users with little experience
Richard Perroset | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Nintex Process Platform
6.6
Microsoft Visio
Dashboards
Nintex Process Platform
6.7
Microsoft Visio
Standard reports
Nintex Process Platform
6.7
Microsoft Visio
Custom reports
Nintex Process Platform
6.5
Microsoft Visio

Process Engine

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

Collaboration

Nintex Process Platform
8.7
Microsoft Visio
Social collaboration tools
Nintex Process Platform
8.7
Microsoft Visio

Content Management Capabilties

Nintex Process Platform
8.3
Microsoft Visio
Content management
Nintex Process Platform
8.3
Microsoft Visio

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

Microsoft Visio

  • The templates for basic flowcharting are simple to use and cover most of the basic functions and touch points in a diagram.
  • The variety of included icons and connectors means it's very easy to create floor plans and/or network diagrams.
  • The ease at which you can customise connectors with different colours/thickness makes it very effective in overall presentation of a diagram.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Visio

  • The shapes library can be a little daunting if you're unfamiliar. Unless you know what you're looking for and where to find it, you can spend a lot of time looking for a particular shape or icon. But once you find it, you can add it to your shapes menu for easy access.
  • You can also spend a lot of time selecting your defaults for shapes, arrows, font size, etc. But like the shapes library, once you get it down, it's locked in.
  • Be prepared to spend a few hours playing with Visio before figuring out all the nuances. But if you're a beginner and need to create a process flow or diagram, you can do it very quickly without a lot of effort or training. The fun stuff takes a little longer to master.
Richard Crane | 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

Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I LOVE Visio for project workflow documentation. Customers come to us to develop workflows for them and integrate systems. Visio makes it easy to understand and document customer needs as well as highlight web service touchpoints and integration areas.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio 7.4
Based on 2 answers
Some things that I think should be easy to do are not, at least not for a beginner user. I'm sure it's easy once you get the hang of it but the two main issues I have with Visio are the connecting of different states and searching for graphics/icons after you have chosen a starting template.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Visio

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

Microsoft Visio

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

Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio 7.7
Based on 15 answers
Overall, I feel that Microsoft's support is weak. They are now such a behemoth that their model of putting documentation online for their users to sift through is totally outgrown. Given the amount of money you pay for these licenses, Microsoft should provide easy one-on-one support for their products via email or chat. The idea of paying their rates for support incidents is ridiculous. If you have an enormous amount of time on your hands, use their support websites and you will eventually find a solution most of the time.
John Mota | 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

Microsoft Visio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Process Platform 6.7
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

Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Microsoft Visio

Other products that we have tried (like Google Drawings and LucidChart) did not offer the same flexibility and ease of use that we have found in Microsoft Visio. While they may offer better collaborative features, they were lacking in some of the basic interface and shape features that Visio makes easy.
David Currier | 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

Microsoft Visio

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

Microsoft Visio

  • Microsoft Visio helps improve communication which ensures increased alignment. This helps reduce costly rework on projects.
  • Microsoft Visio is expensive to license the whole organization, so it takes some time to ensure your diagram is in a good format for publishing and there are only so many people who can edit the Visio files.
Bryan Goodyear, PMP, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nintex Process Platform

General

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

Microsoft Visio

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nintex Process Platform
8.1
Microsoft Visio
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Nintex Process Platform
7.0
Microsoft Visio
10.0

Usability

Nintex Process Platform
7.7
Microsoft Visio
7.4

Reliability and Availability

Nintex Process Platform
8.5
Microsoft Visio

Performance

Nintex Process Platform
8.0
Microsoft Visio

Support Rating

Nintex Process Platform
7.0
Microsoft Visio
7.7

In-Person Training

Nintex Process Platform
7.0
Microsoft Visio

Online Training

Nintex Process Platform
9.0
Microsoft Visio

Implementation Rating

Nintex Process Platform
6.7
Microsoft Visio
10.0

Scalability

Nintex Process Platform
8.5
Microsoft Visio

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