November 28, 2013
Incorporating Nintex workflows and forms into your SharePoint projects can help to streamline your processes, resulting in increased efficiency and happier employees. Here are five more benefits of putting Nintex to work for you.
Increasing productivity through optimized organizational processes is a key tenant of all organizations looking to stay relevant in today’s constantly evolving business world. Finding ways to cut the amount of time and effort involved in completing project work is becoming even more crucial, as companies in all industries begin to strive for “lean” structure and streamlined workflows. To address this concern for our SharePoint and Office 365 clients, we have recently partnered with Nintex, a workflow and forms integration that gives users the freedom to create customized, automated solutions for their workflow and form needs. Without further ado, the top five benefits of a Nintex integration:
1. Intuitive workflows
Looking to determine whether your organization would benefit from the implementation of a Nintex workflow? Start listing the various approval or project processes that you see in your company daily: whether it’s the request and approval or denial of vacation or a complex, multi-employee decision tree for a particular project, any workflow can be made simple with Nintex’s easy to use and to follow interface and functionality.
2. Ability to customize with CSS and create custom workflows
Our first benefit highlighted two normal workflow usages that most organizations see daily. Another common thing we have heard in our experience is the need to have a consistent branding across the organization - Nintex can help with that. Both the workflows and forms are customizable for the developers on your staff using CSS. Whether you are looking to add your company logo and colours to a form, or looking to customize right down to the size of the form boxes, Nintex gives you the freedom to make both the workflows and the forms your own.
3. Drag and drop capability makes for easy adoption
One of the biggest challenges with any new technology solution introduction is making sure that employees are actually using it on a consistent basis. By design, Nintex provides users with an easy way to create and follow workflows; using the drag and drop design familiar to most computer users, ultimately increasing the likelihood that they will adopt quickly. A lot of products like this one require a developer to extract any valuable data, but with Nintex's simplicity any intermediate level employee should be able to accomplish the same thing, potentially putting them in the running to being named the office power user, much like those who have reached Excel or Word guru status among their fellow co-workers.
4. Integration with various platforms
One of the most exciting things about Nintex is the way it integrates with the other platforms that we use every day; whether it’s your CRM, SQL, another web service or even your favourite social media site like Twitter or Yammer, Nintex lets you include them into the workflow pretty easily. The best thing about these integrations? They require no code, thus allowing any of your employees to easily incorporate them into workflows.
5. Mobile capabilities
As with any online presence today, mobile has become a going concern and workflows are no different. The Nintex apps, available for both the workflows and forms, are an awesome way to keep the accessibility of the web based version, and the ability to be just about anywhere. The capacity to be mobile is also a great draw for organizations who are looking to decrease the amount of paper they’re using while working to become more environmentally-friendly.
Have you tried working with Nintex workflow? Any tricks of the trade you've discovered along the way?