Nintex Workflow for SharePoint

 
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3.5

Powerful Tool, but not the right fit for some...

All in all it's a great product if you want something to improve the User Interfaces of standard Workflows in SharePoint.

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Pros
As a Whole, the Nintex product is a big leap from the workflows built into SharePoint 2010 and 2013. The improvements lie within the UI to create an easier method of creating Workflows.
Cons
Nintex is essentially an overlay of the SharePoint workflow model. Under the surface, the nuts and bolts are still the same. In our situation. we needed an enterprise wide solution that required workflows in other SQL based systems. Connecting them to SharePoint was too cumbersome, so we needed to go for an external engine that could cover both levels and chose K2.
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1.0
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4.0

Nintex Workflow for SharePoint 2007

I would recommend Nintex, but I wouldn't recommend buying their extended support. Definitely not worth the money.

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Pros
Users can easily make workflows with little IT support if the workflows aren't complicated. The GUI interface is so much better than SharePoint Designer and much less complicated than Visual Studio.

For fairly simple workflows, it is fantastic.
Cons
On the complicated items (using the web service, querying LDAP or manipulating data from any of those queries, there isn't detailed documentation.

When there is an issue, support is slow, doesn't follow up and then does now more than saying "put in a pause" or if you have pauses, they say "take out the pauses", but eventually you either stop using that particular thing or figure it out yourself. Don't count on their support at all.
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2007
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3.5

Nintex Workflow 2010

Nintex is the best scalable integrated solution which speeds up Workflow design.

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Pros
It offers more enterprise level than SharePoint Designer and is easier than Visual Studio Workflows.
It is making use of standard workflow engine.
Cons
Includes custom solutions on the server you must consider when doing SP upgrades.
That seems to become better with the SP 2013 app model and the Nintex app.
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2010
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4.0

Regarding Nintex workflows

Overall I give 4 star as rating and I recommend that IT services consulting companies who want to execute their Notes to SharePoint migrations swiftly, need to buy this suite for faster execution and customer satisfaction.

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a. I will give a 4 star to the product. I use it almost everyday for my workflow applications alongwith InfoPath 2007 and SharePoint 2007.

Its been a wonderfull experience using this workflow suite and I have made complex State Machine workflows in the matter of hours. The learning curve is really less and an average person with limited IQ can start working on this and specialize.

c. So fascinated by Nintex workflows, I have written a 2 part series on integrating InfoPath and Nintex workflows together,

Part 1 covers step-by-step tutorial on Integrating InfoPath forms with Nintex workflows via Nintex OOTB web services.
Check it out: http://www.sharepointfix.com/2009/10/infopath-2007-form-and-nintex-workflows.html

Part 2 covers step-by-step tutorial on Deployment of browser enabled InfoPath forms as Content Types using the SharePoint feature framework.
Check it out: http://www.sharepointfix.com/2009/12/infopath-2007-form-and-nintex-workflows.html

Regards,
The SharePoint Fix Team
Cons
a. I don't find a code activity, in case if I want to go for advanced workflows.

b. UI is not flexible and has a lot of internal bugs which a user discovers when he starts working with Nintex.

c. Reminder Activity halts for 5-10 mins abruptly when used with Parallel actions.

d. Flexi Action Activity does not have a corresponding webservice to complete it programmatically.
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1.0
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4.0

Performs as advertised...Good stuff...However

Nintex installs, and sets up very easily. Their documentation and support is good. Overall my experience has been very good.

The previous review talked about how the end users can do all sorts of sophisticated workflows with this thing...Well yes...To a point. It might be my user-base, but there are some pretty abstract concepts that many of my folks are just not trained to handle. Things such as posting variables, regular expressions, and so forth are just unavoidable for anything of any consequence. As a result, I often find myself involved or designing the workflow myself.

That being said, the speed at which I can put it together and deploy it is about 500% faster than if I were to do it in SPD. If you have a tech-savvy crowd, the claims of anyone can do it are true. My users are regular business users, and although certainly not stupid, their just not accustomed to thinking in programmaticly logical terms...It's not plug and play from that perspective.

It's still a good investment. If you are looking at getting into workflow in your sharepoint environment, I whole heartedly recommend this product. just a word of warning...as the admin/dev in our sharepoint environment, I am not "off the hook" as some of the language around this product would suggest...


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Pros
Easy to use interface
Exposes functionality normally reserved for SPD users to non-techs
Cuts development time down dramaticly

Cons
More a product of the workflow foundation, but has trouble with "Wait For"
Wouldn't trust with "Mission Critical" tasks
Version Reviewed
8.7.5.1 (I think)
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