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Jason Blair
Reseller
Senior Solutions Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 18 2018

What is most valuable?

As a workflow automation solution, being able to route, approve and manage content is one of the few areas in SharePoint where there is a true ROI. Provides the ability to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In some instances, workflows I’ve built for customers have transformed the business, saving significant time and costs compared to manual, legacy processes. In several… more»

What needs improvement?

* Built-in reporting on-prem is limited and clunky at best. * Integration can be fairly technical, and often business rules inhibit product capabilities or force a… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio are alternatives, as are K2 and a few newer players in the visual workflow and forms design arena. These tools tend to be far more… more»

What other advice do I have?

Get a trial, talk to a technical sales rep, and just go in and try to build something. It’s pretty amazing how easy it is to use, and trials are good for 30 days. Talk to… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have tested and evaluated numerous competitors, the principal of which is K2. However, K2 is equally expensive when you get down to specifics, and requires a dedicated… more»
Moreshwar Marne
Real User
Technical Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature that I found most valuable is the ability to impersonate the users so that high-level access to certain resources can be provided. For example, impersonating the super admin allows you to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped us a lot, especially during the initial phase of a project where most of the things are done on paper. From our perspective, you can save at least thirty percent in terms of time spent… more»

What needs improvement?

The timer jobs that we have would never run on time. If you have a complex workflow, Nintex would just error out of it, without giving a "why" and "where". Error reporting is something that definitely… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Nintex was chosen as the first option.

What other advice do I have?

This is a good solution for mid-scale deployment and mid-scale usage, but as the usage increases, the issues along with it also increase. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate other options, with one of them being K2. We had seen a few reviews and consulted with Microsoft as well. Based on everyone's answers we chose Nintex.
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Matt Mallory
Real User
SharePoint Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 26 2018

What is most valuable?

The Vizio-style designer that runs in the browser is, to me, by far the most valuable feature of the solution. It means that the customer doesn’t have to install any client tools to create powerful workflows. Another feature that is very close in importance is that it leverages the out-of-the-box… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest improvement to the organizations that I work with is that it allows the users to reduce, if not eliminate completely, the amount of human interaction, for both complex as well as simple business processes. This allows the users more time to focus on aspects of their work that can have… more»

What needs improvement?

While Nintex Workflow has pretty robust troubleshooting abilities, I think that improving the default logging and notifications would be helpful. Many times we work with clients that have started a workflow, but find that it doesn’t work as they expect, and need assistance in troubleshooting and… more»

What other advice do I have?

I have used Nintex Workflow 2010 and Nintex Worflow 2013. I have not worked with a client that has the most recent version deployed. Overall, I would rank Nintex Workflow at eight out of 10. It is a strong product and is definitely best in its class. It offers strong usability with the in-browser… more»
Real User
Managing Director with 11-50 employees
Jun 07 2019

What needs improvement?

The security features for this solution need to be improved. The only complaint from our client is about the annual cost of licensing and support.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The annual support costs are expensive.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have used a number of products, and we are very happy with Nintex.

What other advice do I have?

This is a very good solution, and our client is very happy with it. 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. Nintex will give you what you want to achieve. As long as you have… more»
Harsha Vardhini
Consultant
Associate at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 26 2018

What is most valuable?

* Scheduling a site workflow is much easier and more convenient. * I like the feature of getting an email for a workflow error, then I do not have to go through every instance. * Conditional start of the workflow is the highlight of Nintex Workflow. * Only Nintex has the feature which allows… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It provides data accuracy with fewer failures. It saves time as tasks are automated. This tool is really helpful in reducing a lot of manual work. Its drag and drop components help to create a workflow faster than SharePoint Workflow Designer.

What needs improvement?

Converting a document from PDF to MS Word, or vice versa, needs to be improved.

What other advice do I have?

For the past three years, I have been using Nintex with SharePoint 2010 as well as the 2013 environment.
David Dean
Real User
SharePoint/Office 365 Architect, Team Lead at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 26 2018

What is most valuable?

* Lazy Approval (email-based approval) * External system connectivity actions * Delegation * Rapid solution development

How has it helped my organization?

We have been able to automate many different business processes for several different departments. 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. Every department/company business model and structure is unique. This tool set makes it easy to… more»

What needs improvement?

Bring all features available from the on-premise product into the cloud version and the workflow error reporting.
Milford Hutsell
Real User
IT Senior Application Analyst / Business intelligence Specialist at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 11 2018

What is most valuable?

Being able to simply create workflows to handle business processes. It allows us to route approvals to users without human intervention.

How has it helped my organization?

One of the processes that we developed was to allow requests for new login accounts. These require managerial as well as HR approval, then it sends workflows after the approval to a lot of different individuals as tasks for them to handle their part of the new user request.

What needs improvement?

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.
Amy Sawtell
Consultant
SharePoint Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Apr 26 2018

What do you think of Nintex Workflow?

What is our primary use case?

Automating business processes, such as employee annual reviews, new employee onboarding, and advanced approval processes. 

How has it helped my organization?

Approvals are completed faster now that they can be done via mobile, using LazyApproval.

What is most valuable?

Allows us to provide desktop/laptop and mobile solutions to our users. Using workflow for simple approvals and LazyApproval; the feature is easy to implement for mobile approval.

What needs improvement?

NWC forms could be better. The ability to build workflows that are not dependent on SharePoint is very desirable. The forms feature just isn’t as functional as the forms for SharePoint.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.
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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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