Then Nintex Platform - A consultant's review and perspective
September 17, 2018

Then Nintex Platform - A consultant's review and perspective

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Review Source

Software Version

Nintex Workflow for Sharepoint

Overall Satisfaction with Nintex Platform

As a consultant, I see the Nintex Platform leveraged by organizations of all sizes in numerous scenarios. In most cases, the platform is a corporate shared resource used by multiple departments or business subunits across an organization to automate business processes or use cases. On the simpler side, the platform allows for the quick creation of workflows for notification and task delegation. And on the more complex side, the platform can facilitate the creation of workflows that interconnect systems and automate long-running business processes.
  • The Nintex Platform is user friendly and easy to use.
  • It has a deep set of built-in actions that allow users to create both simple and complex workflows .
  • For those seeking to automate SharePoint, the Nintex Platform is deeply integrated into and leverages the native SharePoint architecture.
  • While generally a good interface, there are some action configuration interfaces that some new users find are difficult to understand.
  • The online version of Nintex Workflow continues to evolve, but does not yet have feature/action parity with its older on-premises counterpart.
  • The user interface rendering can be slow at times. While it has improved over the years, I'd like to see individual action configuration dialogs be quicker than they are today.
  • On the positive side, all the customers I have that use the Nintex platform have been able to use the platform to solve their business objectives effectively.
  • Because of Nintex ease-of-use, customers that bring us in to help often work their way into becoming experts and then become mostly self-sufficient.
  • On the negative side, some customers find the Online subscription model to costly either cut down on consumption and make use of other platforms or in one case, completely leave the online platform.
The Nintex Platform is a stable, robust, and mature platform. When compared to SharePoint Designer Workflows, Nintex is much easier to use, troubleshoot, and maintain. When compared to Microsoft Flow, Nintex is more deeply integrated into SharePoint and has features like a State Machine that Flow does not yet have.
The Nintex Platform has been around for quite a while and thus it is mature and easy to use compared to other workflow automation solutions. It is well suited for quick-win workflows such as workflows that notify people on the progression of a business process, or workflows that drive individuals and groups to take actions to complete a business process.

Nintex Process Platform Feature Ratings

Process designer
9
Business rules engine
9
SOA support
7
Form builder
9
Model execution
7
Dashboards
Not Rated
Standard reports
Not Rated
Custom reports
Not Rated