In this Power Automate Tutorial, we will discuss the difference between Microsoft Power Automate and Nintex.
Nowadays there are a number of automated platforms that are out in the technology world. Those are used to automate our business process by providing digital solutions. Also, it helps to simplify the complex business workflow without consuming more time. Some top automated tools are UiPath RPA, Kissflow, Process Maker, Automation Anywhere, Power Automate, Nintex, etc.
From these above tools, here we will understand the two most powerful widely used tools i.e. Nintex and Power Automate. There are some key differences between these two tools even they offer the same services but we have to choose the right one as per our business need. Both the tools are categories as Business Process Management.
What is Power Automate?
Microsoft Power Automate is formerly known as Microsoft flow is a cloud-based tool by Microsoft used to automate the business process by using flows with logic.
This tool is categorized as Robotic Process Automation i.e. RPA. Also, this tool has built-in AI capabilities that add intelligence to our automated process which improves our business process. It has hundreds of pre-built connectors for third-party applications.
This is the best suit for approval and working with the SharePoint list. It enables the user to build a secure workflow between your favorite applications. Also, it allows getting the notifications, collecting data, synchronizing the files, etc.
For this tool, the starting price is $40.00 per user/month with attended RPA and $15.00 per user/month with unattended RPA.
Also check out, Power Automate vs UiPath
What is Nintex?
Nintex is a leading automation cloud-based workflow platform owned by a US company i.e. Nintex Inc that was founded in 2006.
It requires the installation and setup in your on-premise farm or O365 ID(tenant). It automates and manages the business process quickly. It created documents, maps, forms, files, and so on.
Basically, it provides a solution digitally that replaces the traditional paperwork services. It makes the workflow fully automated from the business user to the enterprises level. Also, it has the ability to connector some major third-party applications such as SAP.
This tool is categorized as a No-code development platform and Digital Process automation. This analytical tool optimizes the business process in our day-to-day life.
There are 2 types of pricing plans are available in the Nintex process platform; such as:
- Work-flow based plan- $625 per month
- Enterprise-wide plans- $1665 per month. There are free trial also available.
Key features: Power Automate vs Nintex
Before using these tools, let’s check what are their key features.
Key features of Power Automate
- Easy to learn.
- User friendly.
- Hundreds of pre-built connectors.
- Trigger search.
- AI builder.
- Real time process monitoring.
- Low-code app development.
- Document generation.
- Document approval.
- Permission for sharing.
Key features of Nintex workflow
- Easy to use workflow.
- Design quiickly and intuitively.
- Automatically generate, sign, and stored documents.
- Easily collaborate accross the channels.
- Connect to your work, wherever it lives.
- User Groups.
- Workflow testing.
- Integrate with Microsoft team.
- Nintex Gateway.
- Data lookup control.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Power Automate
Advantages of Power Automate
- It supported web-based, iphone based, and Android based platforms.
- Send reminders to user in a secified time.
- Get notification on time.
- It allows to get the weather notification according to current location.
- User can get updates from the Power Automate blog.
- It can checks the bug instantly.
- The visualization of the flow is absolute natural.
- A lot of pre built templates are available in this platform those are ready to use.
- It automates the repetative works that saves a lot of time.
- It is widely available.
- It is flexible to allow for more complicated automation.
Disadvantages of power Automate
- The initial set-up process is little bit challenging and confusing.
- It is not completely low code as it needs some code in there.
- There is a limiltation of using actions in a workflow. It allows 250 actions in a single flow.
- The worflow instances are backed up and saved for 30 days.
- It can only be used within the MS office environment.
- Mobile application is not fully optimized.
Advantages and disadvantages of Nintex workflow
Advantages of Nintex workflow:
- It comes with an advanced form builder that can include complicative logics.
- It can be active for up to 1 year before they expired.
- It allows to connect multple system and applications.
- As it is an user friendly platform, it promote the citizen developments.
- It is very effective on compliance tracking.
- Less time cosuming.
- It eliminates all the manual procedures of the company.
- It minimizes the human errors hence delivering the accurates operations.
- Ease of building forms
Disadvantages of Nintex workflow
- The maintance price is higher as comparable of Power Automate.
- It has poor and clunky HTML editor.
- A little bit complicated to start some workflow for those using coded version.
- It need more assistance when using REST-API’s.
- Some extensions are bit complicated.
- It is very sophistcated for debugging and fixing the broken workflows.
- The cloud cost is very high.
From this above discussion, we concluded that both the Power Automate and Nintex Workflow Process work the same but it totally depends on the organization or user’s need and their requirements. Got an idea on Power Automate vs Nintex?
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I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site EnjoySharePoint.com