Nintex is great for building online enterprise workflows
October 09, 2018

Nintex is great for building online enterprise workflows

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Nintex Workflow for Sharepoint

Overall Satisfaction with Nintex Platform

Nintex is used by our organization to automate tasks that used to require paper forms to be filled out and passed around. These processes include sick and vacation leave requests as well as access requests and data submissions. The workflows are used in numerous departments across the organization.
  • The WYSIWYG workflow designer makes workflow generation straightforward.
  • The ability to call external APIs makes integration with other systems outside of SharePoint easy.
  • Using SharePoint as a platform allows us to quickly distribute the workflows throughout the organization.
  • The workflow designer seems to have some rendering issues in non-IE browsers.
  • The workflows we've implemented have saved staff time and reduced data entry errors.
All staff use SharePoint and since Nintex is built on top of SharePoint all areas of the organization have access to Nintex. Since SharePoint was already in place, the ability to deploy to any other environment never came up as an issue.
Non-IT employees are users of the workflows. They either initiate workflows or are part of the workflows as approvers or receivers of the data. Since Nintex is built into SharePoint, for the most part, Nintex is invisible to the non-IT users. They take part in the workflows using existing tools that they're already familiar with.
The biggest feature difference we found was the ability to copy and paste a workflow step is missing from SharePoint Designer and available in Nintex. Additionally, Nintex has a wider variety of workflow tasks to choose from and an easier to easier to use designer. Nintex also doesn't require downloading an additional application to use. All Nintex design can be done from a web browser.
Nintex works well in an organization which is currently using SharePoint and has paper based processes that require approvals or distribution of information to multiple areas.

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