Nintex, SharePoint Forms Workflow for the Masses
You may have heard that SharePoint Forms and Workflows turn SharePoint into a tool for true business automation. SharePoint comes with out of the box alerts, basics lists forms, and two-step workflows. Since SharePoint 2007, developers and Power Users have been using SharePoint Designer, InfoPath, and Visual Studio to turn SharePoint into a true development platform. While our team uses all of these technologies, we have become big fans of Nintex for the following reasons:
- Continuous Product Improvement
Continuous Product Improvement
Support for InfoPath 2013 and SharePoint Designer 2013 will match the support lifecycle for SharePoint Server 2016, running until 2026. However, there will be no new innovation in either product. In contrast, Nintex products are on a monthly update cycle. Nintex also collects product feature suggestions from customers and takes action based on feedback and voting from their customers.
Mobile is here, mobile is now. Today, employees are using mobile devices, working off-site, and in some cases, bringing their own devices to the corporate environment. Employees are mobile and so should the forms be that they need to do their job. Whether it’s in a mobile browser, email application, or via a native mobile app, Nintex Forms works as smoothly on a phone or tablet as on a desktop or laptop. Making a form mobile-friendly doesn’t require extra effort. Nintex can leverage advanced security solutions so your team can be confident allowing access on mobile and BYOD devices
One of the most powerful features of the Nintex product line is the ability to reuse what has already been created. Form and workflow authors can copy and paste objects and actions to help speed up development time. Completed forms and workflows can be exported and stored for reuse.