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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Business Automation Workflow vs. Nintex Workflow and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
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It gives us the ability to create toolkits and use them across many different applications. It allows us to write things one time, instead of having to write a diary for every single different application. We can write at once and reuse it.
The workflow of BAW's automation is handled inside of BPM, so we can see what state it is at and how things are processing through.
It has had a positive effect on decision-making in my organization. It helps us with our dispute process.
It has integrated UI and deployment models, and it has a deep set of consultant and service provider ecosystem features.
One of the most valuable features is the way that they are adapting to the market. Initially, it was doing only workflow. Now it has started bringing all the other components like rules within the workflow and then the integration with RPA.
No matter what somebody's technical experience level is, the tool can start adding value immediately. Even if that is just an analyst who doesn't have any technical background, they can use some of these no quote accelerators to get things from ideation to deployment in a matter of minutes.
It helps develop applications very quickly. Once clients get used to it and familiar with the methodology, then they don't feel so locked in. It is able to add this element of agility to our clients' software development lifecycle. That is my favorite thing about it: You're not so locked in as you used to be when developing applications.
IBM has spent a lot of time on the connections between the rules engine and its other product, the core BPM platform. They've really centralized the suite as one offering now.
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.
The development UI is sometimes a little slow.
Every client is moving to the cloud. We are still a little behind with IBM, but we are catching up from my point of view.
I would like to see more streamlined install and provisioning; preferably containerized IBM BPM would be helpful.
From what I understand, in the next release they're actually going to combine all of this together as one integrated solution... If we could have one unified way to build a solution, that would really help.
I would definitely like to see a unified interface between the BPM side of the house and the case side of the house. Something that just seems a bit more cohesive, because right now there is sort of a disconnect between the BPM and the case side of the house. That makes it a bit of a hard sell sometimes. That is definitely first and foremost on my wish list.
The main areas which need improvement are specifically around reporting and analytics.
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.
Pricing and Cost Advice
Nowadays, clients are looking at pricing as one of the major factors. For IBM products, they always think it is expensive for them. We are still educating our clients on the IBM FlexPoints licensing.
There is still a relatively high total cost of ownership to actually implement, support, and stand up solutions.
The solution has saved us time.
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.
out of 75 in Business Process Management
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Also Known As
|Business Automation Workflow||Nintex Workflow Platform|
IBM Business Automation Workflow combines business process management and case management capabilities in one workflow solution. It integrates the capabilities of business process and case management into a single workflow offering. It unites information, process, and users to provide a 360-degree view of work to drive more successful optimized business outcomes. IBM Business Automation Workflow on Cloud provides the same capabilities that are offered in the IBM Business Automation Workflow offering, all within a ready-to-use, cloud-based environment that is hosted in IBM Cloud data centers and managed by IBM.
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.
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