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SharePoint Designer Review
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November 10, 2017

SharePoint Designer Review

Score 7 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with SharePoint Designer

[It's] Used for workflow design and page customization.
  • Workflows
  • Page customization
  • Light BCS
  • Workflow connectors to other systems would be useful.
  • Page design can be made easier with WYSIWYG rich text edit capabilities.
  • Workflow scheduling capability that ties in to something server-side - perhaps a timer job - would be very useful.
  • Facilitates business process automation and improves productivity.
  • No major value add on the page design capability.
  • Some value in external data (BCS) capability.
SharePoint Designer is somewhat inferior when compared to a purpose-built third-party tool like Nintex. Even though Nintex leverages built-in workflow engines (SP2010 and SP2013 depending on platform), it builds on top of that and adds many useful features.
Good for: simple to medium complexity workflows.
Weak on: scalability, portability, easy connection to other systems.