Compare Appian vs. Nintex Workflow

Appian is ranked 6th in Business Process Management with 11 reviews while Nintex Workflow is ranked 12th in Business Process Management with 10 reviews. Appian is rated 8.4, while Nintex Workflow is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Appian writes "We are creating workflows in an agile manner". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nintex Workflow writes "Streamlines automating SharePoint processes such as building sites, updating content". Appian is most compared with Pega BPM, ServiceNow and Camunda BPM, whereas Nintex Workflow is most compared with K2 blackpearl, Camunda BPM and AgilePoint. See our Appian vs. Nintex Workflow report.
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Appian Logo
11,124 views|7,789 comparisons
Nintex Workflow Logo
3,197 views|2,243 comparisons
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Appian vs. Nintex Workflow and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
384,147 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
Form building capabilities and well thought out process modelling are key points to this product.The process models provide self-documenting systems.Since implementing we have had a faster time to solution, with fewer resources needed.Process culture is making noise inside the organization because now, everybody knows that their time is being monitored.Another advantage of this tool is its reports and records. You can maintain dashboards, layouts. If you with a Java solution, it takes six months time. If you use this tool, you can finish in one or one and a half months' time.There is a version coming out every six months with performance improvements.Call Web Service Smart Service - Web service integrations with other systems are super simple and fast to create, supported by low code menus.Write to Data Store Entity - Saving data in SQL databases is done easily using entities. Entities (CDTs in Appian terminology) define relationships and target schema tables via XSD files.

Read more »

We were able to meet all of the requirements for functionality that were specified, and we did not experience challenges where we had to compromise on functionality.It has helped us a lot, especially during the initial phase of a project where most of the things are done on paper.It creates workflows to handle business processes. It allows us to route approvals to users without human intervention.Our solutions using Nintex has been most successful in automating HR processes because it allows you to easily and rapidly build solutions that conform to the unique business processes for each entity.This tool set makes it easy to integrate current processes and increase adoption rates and usage for the tool, as well as the process changes to update it on the fly.It provides data accuracy with fewer failures.It saves time as tasks are automated.Only Nintex has the feature which allows attachments to an email.​

Read more »

Cons
Authoring tool is slow to use resulted in limitations on how quickly solutions can be built.My only request is that they decrease the license costs.We would like to have more granular control for interface styling.The documentation needs to be improved.Even though the company has made great improvements in online documentation, featuring rich material which includes case studies of real-life use cases, the material could definitely be better in quality and coverage of use cases.A point of improvement would be the SAIL forms. The built-in tool used to generate forms does not have debugging support (to view local variables as they change on live preview, and step-by-step valuation) which is a big drawback for form development. Moreover, the script language used to build SAIL forms does not support inheritance or lambda expressions (functions as arguments of other functions), which makes the code base more verbose.The reporting is not as good as in similar products. They could also improve the dashboards.It needs better integration with our existing application ecosystem.

Read more »

The security features for this solution need to be improved.We are currently facing a lot of issues with Nintex, and we are trying to move away from this solution.Nintex seems to be very server intensive. It is one of the reasons that we are moving to a different product on the SharePoint 2016 platform.​Bring all features available from the on-premise product into the cloud version and the workflow error reporting.​Converting a document from PDF to MS Word, or vice versa, needs to be improved.User interface could use some improvement. Perhaps integration with Visual Studio or SharePoint Designer would be useful.Currently, copying workflow actions from one workflow to another is not possible. Also, the Office 365 solution is not as mature as on-premise.While Nintex Workflow has pretty robust troubleshooting abilities, I think that improving the default logging and notifications would be helpful.

Read more »

Pricing and Cost Advice
The cost depends on the number of users, although I recommend taking an unlimited license.It's good value for the price.I think that if somebody is really serious at looking at business value, then by all means, the product is well worth the value. You get representative business value for the price that you pay for the product, and for the implementation of the product.Product pricing compared to some of the earlier vendors, like IBM, CA, and Oracle, is quite well-priced. Although, we do feel that as we increase the number of users and the workload increases, we will have to spend more.We will have to have a dialogue or negotiate a price for future use. To start with, it is a reasonable price. As we go ahead, we will have to make sure the costs are inline with our expectations as we grow our user base and workloads.

Read more »

The annual support costs are expensive.Our maintenance costs are reduced.Offering a licensing model that allows for multiple small workflows would be a huge improvement to an already great platform.Nintex products are expensive, but valuable. Licensing in on-premise was historically based on a perpetual model, where you’d license per Web front-end. However, they are switching exclusively to a consumption (subscription) model, where you purchase the number of workflows you think you’ll use in your environment, and can scale up from there.

Read more »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Business Process Management solutions are best for your needs.
384,147 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ranking
Views
11,124
Comparisons
7,789
Reviews
11
Average Words per Review
475
Avg. Rating
8.5
Views
3,197
Comparisons
2,243
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
306
Avg. Rating
7.7
Top Comparisons
Compared 23% of the time.
Compared 17% of the time.
Compared 10% of the time.
Compared 25% of the time.
Compared 17% of the time.
Compared 12% of the time.
Also Known As
Appian BPM, Appian AnyWhere, Appian Enterprise BPMSNintex Workflow Platform
Learn
Appian
Nintex
Overview
With Appian, your organization can rapidly build, deploy, use, and scale problem-solving apps. And with the flexibility of on-premises and cloud portability, you'll always address your unique challenges the way that makes the most sense for you.

At Nintex, our goal is to make work more meaningful by improving business processes. With the Nintex Platform, your organization can manage, automate, and optimize your business processes - all with clicks, not code.

Offer
Learn more about Appian
Learn more about Nintex Workflow
Sample Customers
Hansard Global plc, Punch Taverns, Pirelli, Crawford & Company, EDP Renewables, Queensland Government Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (, Bank of TennesseeAsiacell, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, National Metrology Institute of South Africa, Norwegian Olympic Committee, Schnitzer Steel, MT Højgaard, Lippuner
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm50%
Transportation Company13%
Software R&D Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider8%
Transportation Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider14%
Retailer13%
Manufacturing Company10%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise50%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise72%
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise60%
Find out what your peers are saying about Appian vs. Nintex Workflow and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
384,147 professionals have used our research since 2012.
We monitor all Business Process Management reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.
Sign Up with Email