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Nintex Process Platform

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Score 8.1 out of 100

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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

Visual Studio IDE

If you are doing any C#/VB windows applications, you cannot go wrong with Visual Studio. If you are making a desktop application with forms, the designers will be required to get your app looking great.
If you are living in the web development space, you may want to consider something else for the JavaScript/HTML/CSS work. Visual Studio Code does well, but we've recently found WebStorm by JetBrains that works IMMENSELY better for intellisense.
Aaron Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Nintex Process Platform
6.6
Visual Studio IDE
Dashboards
Nintex Process Platform
6.7
Visual Studio IDE
Standard reports
Nintex Process Platform
6.7
Visual Studio IDE
Custom reports
Nintex Process Platform
6.5
Visual Studio IDE

Process Engine

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

Collaboration

Nintex Process Platform
8.7
Visual Studio IDE
Social collaboration tools
Nintex Process Platform
8.7
Visual Studio IDE

Content Management Capabilties

Nintex Process Platform
8.3
Visual Studio IDE
Content management
Nintex Process Platform
8.3
Visual Studio IDE

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

Visual Studio IDE

  • Ability to add plug-ins that support non-Microsoft solutions (such as PHP and Python).
  • Power to organize and support even large enterprise applications.
  • Well-structured. The built-in organization of VS makes it easy to keep track of complex projects.
  • Intuitive. The controls in VS are easy to find and use.
Aaron Pace | 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

Visual Studio IDE

  • The updates are breaking sometimes VS permissions. I have set VS to run as administrator, but sometimes after an update, I need to go to executable file and set it again.
  • VS 2017 does not work well sometimes with the MVC 4 applications. It is showing (underlining) errors in code viewer where the errors do not exist. The VS team was not able to fix this.
  • There is no good plugin for SASS compilation and Workbench (available only up to version 2015) does not work very well.
  • VS could be faster, especially when building applications.
Filip Witkowski | 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

Visual Studio IDE

Visual Studio IDE 10.0
Based on 3 answers
VS is the best and is required for building Microsoft applications. The quality and usefulness of the product far out-weight the licensing costs associated with it.
Gordon Lo | 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

Visual Studio IDE

Visual Studio IDE 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The thing I like the most is Visual Studio doesn't suffer from Microsoft's over eager marketing department who feel they need to redesign the UI (think Office and windows) which forces users to loose large amounts of productivity having to learn software that they had previously known.
John P. Maher | 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

Visual Studio IDE

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

Visual Studio IDE

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

Visual Studio IDE

Visual Studio IDE 8.7
Based on 28 answers
Between online forums like StackOverflow, online documentation, MSDN forums, and the customer support options, I find it very easy to get support for Visual Studio IDE when I need it. If desired, one can also download the MSDN documentation about the IDE and have it readily available for any support needs.
Sean Patterson | 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

Visual Studio IDE

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

Visual Studio IDE

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Visual Studio IDE

I used Eclipse and NetBeans when working as a Java developer. Both IDEs are inferior developer experiences with slower performance and downright chaotic user-interfaces. If the nature of the project would allow adoption of Visual Studio over these alternatives, I would highly recommend Visual Studio. While not an option on the products list, I also used XCode for building native iOS apps for iPhone and iPad. XCode is a lot simpler to use, but also has a lot fewer features. Visual Studio is not usually a valid alternative to XCode, so in this case, it's hard to make an apples-to-apples comparison.
Erik Ralston | 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

Visual Studio IDE

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

Visual Studio IDE

  • Very flexible pricing schemas for licensing allows us to focus on solution development instead of development cost.
  • The integration of tools in a single IDE is better for estimating the budget because it is not necessary to have other licenses.
  • Improves the speed of the development process so the ROI can be faster.
Diego Fonseca Marín | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nintex Process Platform

General

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

Visual Studio IDE

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
Visual Studio IDE
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Nintex Process Platform
7.0
Visual Studio IDE
10.0

Usability

Nintex Process Platform
7.7
Visual Studio IDE
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Nintex Process Platform
8.5
Visual Studio IDE

Performance

Nintex Process Platform
8.0
Visual Studio IDE

Support Rating

Nintex Process Platform
7.0
Visual Studio IDE
8.7

In-Person Training

Nintex Process Platform
7.0
Visual Studio IDE

Online Training

Nintex Process Platform
9.0
Visual Studio IDE

Implementation Rating

Nintex Process Platform
6.7
Visual Studio IDE

Scalability

Nintex Process Platform
8.5
Visual Studio IDE

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