Happy Nintex User Review
Kassandra Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 02, 2014

Happy Nintex User Review

Score 7 out of 10
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Nintex Workflow for Sharepoint

Overall Satisfaction with Nintex Workflow

I can't speak for the whole company, but in the Research dept, we are using it to automate business processes. For instance, any current approval process on paper is being transferred to SharePoint/Nintex solutions. I am also working on specific processes for time management of Lab technicians and other depts. within the company.
  • Nintex is GUI based which makes it easier to use than the SharePoint workflow in SharePoint Designer. The visual concepts of process are helpful when creating a workflow. The drag and drop feature is nice.
  • Nintex is well suited for not-too-complex workflows: More than just approvals and e-mail notifications, but less than what a developer could accomplish with custom code. Nintex is a great tool for a logical, tech-minded individual without official development skills.
  • Nintex training is somewhat lacking. I was told to go to YouTube and watch the Nintex videos for training. some of them were ok , but most did not provide training as much as they were developed as a sales too to highlight features. More in depth training and explanations of what the actions can do would be helpful.
  • Another training side note, the user guide is difficult to find on the Nintex Connect site. However, once found, it's 75% helpful for learning how to fill out certain fields in the configuration of the action.
  • Most of the time, the discussion board answers are outdated or do not quite pertain to the issues I experience.
  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Lessened dependency on IT for custom programming, (reducing payroll)
Nintex has been used within the company for over 5 years. Many hours of training and collaborating have been invested into the product. User adoption is at a significant usage level to justify the current product renewal.
Who is going to use this tool? What is their technical level of understanding? Nintex is well suited for tech savvy users to bypass some of the easier IT custom development projects.

Using Nintex Workflow

Nintex workflow is a great tool for a user that does not have custom code development skills. The GUI interface makes it simple to navigate and use.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Lots to learn
  • Approvals are easy to set up
  • Email notifications are easy to integrate and make dynamic based on integration with SharePoint
  • RunIf action is easy to set up - a lot easier than an IfThen statement in SharePoint Designer
  • The LDAP query is not easy to comprehend or configure.
  • A lot of Nintex workflows are based on SharePoint profiles. Pulling data can be cumbersome of cause workflow errors if the user does not have a properly configured SharePoint profile.