Nintex Workflow, a concrete and relevant solution to digitalize your business processes
August 20, 2021

Nintex Workflow, a concrete and relevant solution to digitalize your business processes

Romain Dalle | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review

Software Version

Nintex Workflow for Sharepoint

Overall Satisfaction with Nintex Process Platform

Nintex Workflow is used for digitalization of business process across the whole organisation, and mainly for document validation. It allows different business units to collaborate on a consistent business process without handling paper and facing confidentiality issues. Workflows built with Nintex for those business process allows process homogeneity, flexibility and scalability.

Nintex Workflow is used with Nintex Forms in order to offer customized task form to users.
  • Workflow editing is easy and targets business users, thanks to the UI designer, where no code is required for most of the actions to implement within the workflow. Modeling workflows is not an IT activity anymore for 90% of the use cases.
  • Integrated UI. using Nintex Workflow is done with SharePoint UI, which is really comfortable for the user.
  • Nintex Deployment within SharePoint is easy, for an on-premise or online environment. It doesn't require extra servers and all the administration activities can be done through SharePoint Central administration.
  • Nintex Live provides many connectors in order to interact with other application than SharePoint.
  • Big workflows require to be split into several smaller workflows, otherwise, performance issues can be met.
  • Nintex Workflow for Office 365 suffers from SharePoint online limitations. Some workflows built for SharePoint OnPremise may not be built as easily for SharePoint online.
  • UI Translation into other languages is not complete.
  • Ease of designing business oriented apps.
  • Fully oriented Low Code, without preventing from adding custom capabilities.
  • SaaS Solution and no-adherence with ISV business platforms.
Nintex Workflow fits great within Office 365, also with SharePoint Server. Nintex Workflow cloud solution allows to integrate with Office 365 and many other business platform, while avoiding any dependence on these
Non-IT employees use Nintex platform to design workflow through following solutions :
  • Promapp, for business process modeling and documentation. A Promapp business process can then be converted in a Nintex Workflow cloud template
  • Nintex Workflow Cloud Designer
  • Nintex for O365 Designer
Workflow actions that contain complex operations or logic can be initialized by non-IT employees, and then be set up by IT employees.
Nintex Workflow’s usability has helped in focusing in implenting the business requirement rather than spending time in reinventing the wheel, such as implemeting core features of a workflow : notification, task creation, reminder and notification, logical frame and so on.

The capability of creating reusable workflow templates is a also a time-killer, in addition to snippets.
Creating a standard workflow from scratch, if the business requirements are defined and available, is no more than a day, more or less depending on the skills of the employee. It is an average saving of 3 times the efforts required compared to custom development.

Testing the workflow, adjust the workflow model, and redeploy to the test environment is a streamlined and very agile process. Project workloads are optimized and then, the technology is a time-saving solution rather than a factor of budget and delay.

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Nintex Workflow is really well suited for process automation within SharePoint applications. It improves in several manners the way to interact with people, data and processes, where low-value activities can be automated, and only added/high-value activities are still operated by business users. Nintex Workflow analytics (and now Hawkeye) provide many insights on the performance of your workflows.

Nintex Workflow is not well-targeted to implement a BPM architecture as such

Nintex Process Platform Feature Ratings

Process designer
Process simulation
Business rules engine
SOA support
Process player
Form builder
Model execution
Social collaboration tools
Standard reports
Custom reports
Content management