SharePoint Designer - Tool to customize SharePoint
August 10, 2021

SharePoint Designer - Tool to customize SharePoint

Jordan Deroubaix | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SharePoint Designer

We are using SharePoint Designer to create specific customs for our Intranet and Extranet platforms.

We have been using SharePoint Designer 2013 with both SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2016.

It is used by several departments in our organization :
- IT services
- BU like Data Center, DevOps, etc

How are we using SharePoint Designer ?
- Update specific pages
- Create workflows
- Access libraries
- Publish pages
- Update master pages
  • Workflows
  • Editing master pages
  • Publishing features
  • Synchronization
  • Application's size
  • Application's speed
  • Workflow
  • Master page
  • Publishing
  • High set-up time
  • Complex tool
In order to simplify our internal workflows, we have installed additionnal tool for our SharePoint platforms : Nintex Workflow and forms.

Compared to Nintex, SharePoint Designer is very far away. I am only talking here for 2 main features of SharePoint Designer :
- Workflows
- Forms

But for these 2 features, Nintex is way above SharePoint Designer

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SharePoint does not provide, out of the box, a tool to create / update workflows from web. You have to use SharePoint Designer in order to create them.
If you need to implement custom workflows for specific business processes, then SharePoint Designer is well suited.
SharePoint Designer allows you to create workflows with task approval, email notifications, assign variables and update SharePoint Lists / Documents properties.

In our company, we have created specific workflows for :
- Purchase order
- RH forms validation like annual employee review
- Dematerialized existing forms and validation