A solution to easily develop the craziest customer's ideas
July 31, 2020

A solution to easily develop the craziest customer's ideas

Jordan Deroubaix | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Nintex Workflow for Sharepoint

Overall Satisfaction with Nintex Process Platform

We are using Nintex Workflows (and Forms) in all our internal and external processes: from HR for the annual employee interview, to purchase order but without forgetting sales order approval processes or expert time booking tool.

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.
  • No more paper.
  • More time for valuable tasks.
We are using Nintex Process Platform for our Intranet and Extranet platforms. And we have for each platform, 3 environments (dev, quality and production).

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.
Yes, today our main "complex" workflows are managed by IT staff, but we have a lot of simple workflows that are managed directly by non-IT staff, and for the first time, even top managers are using it!

It is really easy as pie, and you don't need any programming skills. Please find here some examples of tasks that are managed by non-IT staff:

  • Updating email notification.
  • Update status field based on validation.
  • Simple approval system with lazy approval notification.
  • Copy/archive document to another library.
Nintex was selected based on several criteria:
  • Pricing model (one shot + yearly support).
  • List of available features.
  • Hardware requirements (no additional server needed).

Other solutions often need additional servers to be fully integrated, so more expenses (Data center, Server licences/support, etc). Nintex Process Platform On-Prem was the most suitable solution for us.
Nintex is well suited for all approval/management workflows. It is easy to implement and all validations (with forms, or email) are just easy as pie.

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 Feature Ratings

Process designer
Business rules engine
SOA support
Not Rated
Form builder
Model execution