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Thanks to Nintex Process Platform we can develop and roll out implementations for business processes very quickly.
- Security trimming fields, based on SharePoint user groups.
- Design flexibility.
- Their modern form template doesn't include functionality that older forms offered, like buttons.
- Much of their available training focuses on the older template designer.
- Older template designer is difficult to work in, and end-result "looks" old.
While forms supports repeating fields, extracting that data after it's submitted is very difficult, to the point I'm reluctant to use it.
- What the platform does so well is handling the workflow efficiently and effectively without errors.
- It is very visual, you can view the entire process (as a map).
- An area I'll want to see improvement is the provision of training by Nintex.
- Another area is the engagement with Nintex, we currently have to go through a 3rd party.
- On the product itself, it's ensuring the guides are easy to assimilate e.g. in the rare occasion when a workflow gets stuck.
In the past we sent a document by mail to the client, the client signed and stamped the document and returned via mail to the company, today it follows the entire approval flow, both from the client and the manager via workflow at Nintex. In the old process it took us 45 days to pay our customers, today it takes us around 5 days. It was also a complicated process, because with the size of Brazil, the document was lost in the mail, so we had to issue a new document to get all due approvals again.
Today the Manager receives a link from the workflow to approve, he approves, the client receives the document to approve, and is sent to the accounts payable department.
For example for approval flow it is very good, but when we perform the workflow within Nintex, if the system gives an error and does not send the email requesting approval from the approver, you have to start the flow again. I opened a ticket and that was it information I had, and this is horrible thinking about a big and robust process where there are several requests going on. If it is a high flow of approval, I do not recommend it for this reason, but if it is a small demand, it would help a lot to use the Nintex workflow.
We have a project to start all our customer and product masterdata within the tool, making since the registration request, following the registration approvals and uploading the information collected in our systems.
Also for employee reimbursement requests that Microsoft forms are used today.
- The ability to pass variables through other workflows such as local vs. site workflows
- The forms should have the ability to display parent and child records such as a relational database.
- Ability to extract information from standard formatted emails
Based on our Intranet (and Extranet) platform, all users have restricted access to some or all of our applications. We have at least 100 workflows On-Prem, that help users in their daily tasks.
Nintex Workflow has reduced the turnaround time of the purchase order process, with the very appreciated feature "lazy approval."
Our productivity and responsiveness have been improved, and all users are now fully familiar with the Nintex Process Platform.
- Approval workflow.
- Lazy approval.
- SQL queries to external database.
- Webservices call.
- Active Directory queries.
- Nintex Forms simplicity.
- More integration with External Content Type field.
- API for custom workflow block.
- More specific error log.
Nintex reduces the time of all kind of procedures and we can dematerialize almost all user requests (even the craziest, and trust me, in my company, they have a lot a crazy ideas!).
If you want to build a simple (or complex) purchase order workflow, it is the best solution on the market (we have made a full benchmark to find a suitable solution).
It will be much easier to implement complicated tasks with Nintex compared to the time spent developing them (with hardcoded solution). Nintex has many out of the box features that help meet customer (internal or external) needs.
Based on what has been implemented in our company, we have a "complex" Purchase Order app that allows a key user to dynamically change the process without entering the Workflow Designer. All processes can be updated using SharePoint lists: approvers, criterias of approval.
It is also appropriate if you want to generate document (Word/PDF) based on SharePoint forms for example.
Nintex Process Platform's deployment are useful in order to be fully integrated with our system. We have a specific testing process that need to be followed, so deployment between env/platform has to be working fine.
For doing such deployment, we also use an external tool that is fully compatible with Nintex.
- I honestly cannot think of three things it does well without custom code.
- Still cannot use SQL and web service calls in the mobile app.
- Document generation should be free. Not much value when everything is nickel and dimed.
- It is quite easy to learn.
- It's logical and easy to document.
- It is flexible.
- Starting workflows from a specific location (continuing).
- Workflow scheduling.
- Integration with Active Directory (Windows Domain).
- Easy to create form solutions.
- Drag and drop workflow creation.
- Able to develop form/workflow solutions for our Intranet (SharePoint Online) using Nintex for O365 or standalone cloud-based forms and workflows using Nintex Workflow Cloud.
- Can quickly improve internal processes by rapidly (within days) replacing manual forms processes with automated e-form and workflows.
- Happy with the platform - no issues.
There are a number of features provided by Nintex Process Platform that I have not found the time to utilize: eg. Nintex App Studio, Document Generation.
I manage our company's SharePoint Online Intranet, and have primarily used Nintex Process Platform as it is easy to deploy from SharePoint Lists.
Majority of the times I used it with InfoPath forms and I see it's more helpful and reliable. I wish to use Nintex forms to replace InfoPath forms, and I see it's more compatible and user friendly using along with Nintex workflows on SharePoint platform.
- User friendly and easy to understand.
- More reliable and compatible with SharePoint services.
- Don't really need prior experience to start with.
- I personally believe more automated actions would help.
- Compatibility with automate triggering workflow would help.
We do wish we could have more control over the look and feel of the interface.
It helps alleviate manual work, inconsistencies or discrepancies in documentation and meets our objective of meeting audit requirements.
- Flexibility to customise different sets of documents and formats.
- Allows users options to generate the type of document they want.
- Fewer steps to generate one document - we have to click 'download' and 'run document' in order to achieve the same thing.
Contracts and agreements upon confirmation of sale or negotiations.
- Quick to learn if you have some technical ability.
- Non developers are able to build powerful workflows.
- Able to quickly deliver results to the business.
- Support for on premise seems to be slowing down and Nintex is pushing to move to the cloud.
- Nintex support can be slow to resolve issues with the product.
- In my experience, non technical users will have difficulty building good workflows.
Once up, it works fine. But going back in for modifications makes me take a deep breath. Upgrading to the latest version took days.
- Easy to pick up, very intuitive
- Scalable for small tasks or large
- Transparent operation if troubleshooting is needed
- If a workflow doesn't work, maybe a button to send the entire workflow to customer service of some sort to debug
- More gui to enhance the drag and drop functionality
- Options to automate purging history of workflows
Nintex workflows are best suited for large companies with repetitive tasks. With large groups that often find their members in different physical or geographic areas, there is opportunity for group think. Tasks that are repetitive and time-intensive are often overlooked as each person thinks it's the other person's responsibility to complete said task, resulting in the task not being completed. Additionally, compartmentalization in tasks with large companies leads to subject matter experts (SME) hording their specific knowledge. When they leave, they often take that knowledge with them, setting back workflow processes and requiring "re-invention of the wheel". Since the Nintex Process Platform allows tasks to not only be automated and repeating but assign more than one employee as the owner, it eliminates those hurdles.
Regarding scenarios less suited for this platform, smaller companies where each task is highly different from the last. On any scale, automation is helpful; however with small businesses where there is a high degree of personalization and uniqueness to each transaction, automation might be more trouble than it's worth.
My current usage of the Nintex Process Platform is integrated into a Sharepoint system that my company uses to build team resources and homepage. In a call-center environment, we often have lists of questions to ask in a diverging branch design, where the answer to the previous question dictates which question to ask next. Nintex allow me to create forms that alter their questions in real time, shifting the questions yet to fill out based on the answers to answers already submitted. This real time flexibility allows for more targeted responses without bombarding people with white noise of questions that are not relevant to their individual inquiries and needs.
Another situation the Nintex Process Platform is used is in employee training tracking. We have a list of all our employees, and due to staggered hiring dates, often they are at different stages of training. Nintex allows us to build processes to track their progress and alert us of upcoming milestones, so that we can update their system access accordingly.
- no training
- Browser based WYSIWYG form designer.
- Lot of actions to suit all needs requirement to model any process.
- Ability to design a complex step as a user-defined action so that it can be used by normal users across the organization.
- Seamless workflow/form design and publish experience.
- Large workflows are not so stable and have performance impact. To get around this, rather than one big workflow, multiple smaller workflows to be created which is not so user friendly while looking at the workflow history.
- Lack of support to implement multilingual forms in SharePoint platform.
- Nintex for Office 365
- Nintex Forms
- Nintex Workflow
It is important for us to be able to deploy and publish quickly to handle rapid changes. We love the ability to manage the deployment end to end, without any external vendor for us to publish. Doing so allowed us to create a POC much quicker and without the need for other technical resources.
- Forms are really easy to create with the responsive designer.
- Simple workflows can be created in minutes and save hours of work.
- Training materials and classes are amazing.
- We are still unable to get document generation working. It is most likely our configuration, but we can't figure out what specifically to fix.
- The new Responsive Designer is still missing a lot that's included in the Responsive Designer.
- I wish there was versioning on workflows.
- I'd LOVE to be able to test a workflow or section of it without publishing it yet.
Less well-suited: for just a really "dumb" form that the average user can create, with no workflow behind it, we have them use the O365 forms. That way, they can get a results breakdown without a workflow behind it and we don't have to provide much support for it.
- Multi-level merge fields that can get information from several child records.
- Keeps the formatting of letters from the Word doc.
- Lots of automation possibilities.
- Bad compatibility with Salesforce Lightning. Still relies on workflow rules and older layouts; the Lightning layout doesn't have all the tools needed and still relies on flash.
- Not user-friendly for the everyday user and often requires a deep level of architectural understanding or SOQL to build things well.
- Can be temperamental, a slight change can break everything.
- It lives within Salesforce which has eliminated the need for separate programs.
- It is easy to not only create the forms but also to setup and build the templates.
- Customer service has always been top-notch. Quick and useful.
- I don't have much to say about improvements as the software has always met our expectations. I am excited to see updates and additional functionality.
- Ease of design
- Ease of implementation
- Ease of maintenance and support
- Complex approval process.
- Easing the form design with Nintex Forms.
- Getting the ROI and usage history using Hawkeye.
- Inline action debugging which is lacking on online.
- Workflow error notification for failed items.
If it is a simple approval process, like collecting feedback and simple approvals, and audit approvals are not required, this still can be implemented using Nintex. However, it could be costly because of Nintex's license charge incurred per workflow and on a per-year basis. This kind of scenario can be easily achieved by the MSFT power platform, which comes to users via organization subscriptions.
- Automatically generates contracts.
- Seamlessly integrates with DocuSign capabilities.
- Supports multiple document formats.
- If I run the same package as a single user for more than 1 contract record, I face latency issues when generating documents.
- SOQL Relationships should take input via a drag and drop capability rather than a text field.
- Increase Nintex support during India timezone.
1) It instantly transforms data stored in Salesforce CRM into mission-critical documents - like Quotes, Contracts, etc.
2) Very smoothly integrates with a Salesforce CRM org via App Exchange managed package.
3) Support is really good, you get a response within a few hours of raising the case.
Nintex Process Platform Scorecard Summary
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Nintex Process Platform Pricing
- Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
- Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
- Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
- Entry-level set up fee?No
Nintex Process Platform Customer Size Distribution
|Small Businesses (1-50 employees)||16%|
|Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)||42%|
|Enterprises (> 500 employees)||42%|
Nintex Process Platform Support Options
|Free Version||Paid Version|
|Video Tutorials / Webinar|
Nintex Process Platform Technical Details
|Deployment Types:||On-premise, SaaS|
|Mobile Application:||Apple iOS, Android, Mobile Web|