Amazing Platform, Quick Development!
July 12, 2019

Amazing Platform, Quick Development!

Roger Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Nintex Workflow for Sharepoint

Overall Satisfaction with Nintex Platform

Nintex workflow and forms are used very heavily by my department and across the organization as well. It gives us the opportunity to quickly provide custom solutions to our users. SharePoint has a great deal of functionality, and Nintex helps to bring that functionality to the surface. We can easily integrate data across different lists and libraries, which reduces duplication of data and increases data integrity.
  • Creation of tasks: There is a variety of tasks you can use out of the box with Nintex and it's nice to be able to create custom task notifications.
  • Notifications: The send notification action is great and makes it easy to customize the verbiage and all parts of the message.
  • Updating list items has never been easier than with Nintex! It's so much more powerful than the standard SharePoint Designer workflows. I'm not sure I could go back, because Nintex has opened my eyes to all that is available with workflows!
  • Ease of use: With all the actions available in Nintex, I'm doing things I never could have imagined doing with workflows in SharePoint. It has given me a new challenge as I thought I'd reached the end of what I could do with SharePoint customization.
  • Make it easier to copy data from formulas and other similar boxes. Anytime I try that the references get lost.
  • Better troubleshooting: This has always been an issue with SharePoint Development in general. The only way I have to debug workflows is to log variables to the history log. Can't someone just tell me what the problem is?
  • Migration: Is Nintex planning to develop a migration tool? Many organizations have Nintex, but have to purchase another third party tool. That would make the Nintex suite even more valuable to it's users!
  • Nintex has really opened up some great avenues of development for me. I am not a "down in the weeds" coder so it's an ideal platform for me to create custom SharePoint solutions.
  • In my role, my only business objective is to provide quality support to my users, so I cannot provide hard numbers as I'm not sure how to quantify that. I can say that my users are very happy with the support and solutions I provide through the Nintex platform.
I use Nintex in a SharePoint 2016 environment, and deployment flexibility is very important! When I used to customize SharePoint forms with InfoPath I had to save the form offline somewhere, and then publish to SharePoint. That's a horrible development model. Deploying with Nintex is seamless and integrated into the SharePoint ribbon. It couldn't be more convenient!
Yes, some non-IT personnel are using Nintex. They are creating basic workflows and form customization. Nintex makes it easy for non-technical people to take advantage of SharePoint functionality. I suspect that it will provide a path for many to get into the IT field. The intuitive interface makes it easy for anyone to begin using it with just a quick tutorial.

First of all, I didn't select Nintex for my organization. Some smart person made that decision before I arrived. If I am ever in a position to choose a third party SharePoint development platform for a company I work for it will DEFINITELY be Nintex.

The only other development tools I've ever used with SharePoint were SharePoint Designer and InfoPath. Comparing those to Nintex is like comparing a Ford Pinto to a Ferrari. Sure, you can pick up your groceries in both, but the Ferrari is much faster, sleeker, and stylish.

I absolutely recommend Nintex to others. It provides quick out of the box customization for workflows and forms. Integration of business data is made much simpler, as you can easily surface data from across your site collections. This allows you to retain data in a central place and access it from anywhere else. You can go as custom as you like, but even the Nintex canned tasks and notifications provide a great deal of functionality.

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Process designer
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Business rules engine
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SOA support
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Form builder
10
Model execution
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Dashboards
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Standard reports
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Custom reports
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