Nintex Workflow, the SharePoint Workflow System I've encountered.
August 22, 2018

Nintex Workflow, the SharePoint Workflow System I've encountered.

Stephan Onisick | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Nintex Workflow for Sharepoint

Overall Satisfaction with Nintex Platform

Nintex is the Swiss Army Knife of SharePoint. It allows me to create numerous workflows, synchronize lists, and performed timed operations. It can do many operations that took server-oriented code or complex JavaScript. It also comes with a form designer package that allows for custom validations and attractive formatting.

One example that I've used many times is to have a list workflow synchronize with a dependent list. Several examples of timed Nintex Site Workflows involve end or the month reporting or weekly overdue notices. With the notices, I am able to don individual users as well a provide a summary report to the administrator. Another example of a timed workflow process is when I generate new report records for all team members for the next week; also, in the same workflow I lock down permissions on the existing records to read-only.

Nintex has great looping and querying of lists within a site. I can easily get an array of all the ids in a list such as team members, then use that array in a forEach loop to create records in another list specific for those individuals.

  • Does a tremendous job of loop through arrays and querying lists for specific conditions.
  • Some tasks are easy from the get-go like notifying a user on changes or new items. These tasks can be set up in minutes.
  • Time processes are easy to instantiate with the workflow timer.
  • This is an article I wrote on upgrading Nintex to World Class:
  • They need a better function library for String and Date Manipulation
  • A For Loop with Counter controls instead of just a For Each iterating over collection.
  • An Action Control to separate individuals for Person Controls containing group.
  • Allows me to complete systems several days faster than having develop code natively.
  • Security in having timed processes execute without external effort.

We use Nintex in our On-premise SharePoint 2013. It is important to me as a developer to create custom workflow and form solutions.

Much easier to design and use than SharePoint Designer.

Don't require access to SharePoint Designer (A Security Risk in some settings.)

Better Looping controls.

Nintex is optimal for Document Approval or any type of notification based on list events: Add, Change.

Nintex is good for Coordinating Master and Detail Lists.

Nintex is great for Customized Input Forms to Lists.

Nintex is great a mass record creation based on data from diverse list.

Nintex Process Platform Feature Ratings

Process designer
Business rules engine
SOA support
Form builder
Model execution
Custom reports