resourcesa number of workflow examples available on connect.nintex.com – including how to use state machines - how to use error handling
Introduction to Nintex
Introduction to Nintex Workflow 2010
SharePoint is Amazing, Why Nintex? We don’t. SharePoint workflows are great, and you never need anything more Of course, you’ll probably need to hire a developer to be able to do them right Or you simply don’t care about being able to read and interpret what you’ve produced and pass that knowledge along to the maintainer And you probably need to have a PhD just to translate something simple into SharePoint “Nintex Workflow 2010 looks good, but how much of it is just a nicer reworking of functionality that SharePoint already provides (e.g., site workflows, reusable workflows, the use of InfoPath for workflow startup forms and task forms)?” Everything you’re about to see on the upcoming slides: Is not delivered by SharePoint out of the box Is not offered by SharePoint Designer Is not offered by Visio
Nintex to the Rescue Design, Deploy, and Manage Everything from within SharePoint Start in SharePoint, stay in SharePoint while designing Draw and configure at the same time Easy to Learn, Master, and Use Easy drag-and-drop graphical designer One ribbon to set everything in an action Lazy Approval™ lets you complete a task with an email reply (even via mobile email) Track and Analyze Everything Workflow progress & performance statistics Step-by-step profiling Complete audit trail - Audit completions & cancellations Easy Work Reuse Can easily import/export workflows and parts of workflows (easily migrate from Dev to QA to Production)
Nintex’s Logic & Connectivity Real-World Workflow Logic Loops ForEach Iterations State Machines Switches Conditional start rules Scheduled workflows Reach More SharePoint Functions, External Applications (Most are Enterprise only) Word & Excel Services User Profiles Business Connectivity Services Exchange Server Windows Server Active Directory Microsoft CRM And Many More
Nintex Workflow’s Contribution What Nintex Adds to SharePoint What Nintex Does to SharePoint Workflow Workflow • Graphical designer • Makes it truly easy • 100+ actions • Makes it truly powerful • Management tools • Lets it model “real” work • 20 Pre-built WF Templates • Makes it governable • Brings it to everyone This tool can be used by anyone from an admin assistant, to an experienced developer (and anyone in-between)
Put another way, if you take NintexWorkflow away from SharePoint, you can’t… Implement “real” workflow logic without code Start workflows based on conditions See all workflow activity across multiple sites See which users have the heaviest workloads Put workflow changes though an approval process Approve requests/complete tasks while offline Complete tasks from a mobile device without development Change a workflow without returning to one or more extra apps Keep your workflow from looking like a code flowchart Save and reuse pieces of one workflow in another Schedule workflows Reach out to external data or SharePoint service apps Design workflows quickly and easily Offer workflow to everyone
Demo - Requirements - Take a message for a user (add this to a SharePoint list) - List Fields include: - Recipient - Contact details (phone number, address, etc.) - Contact by (email, phone, etc.) - What is the message - If it’s business related - Send an Email to the recipient notifying them of the message - Have them respond to the message with “Thanks” to acknowledge receipt of the message - If the email isn’t handled within 1 hour, and it’s business related, inform the manager of the message
Editions & PricingApproximate pricing for Nintex Workflow 2010 Edition Licensing Rules List Pricing (Approx) – Must also buy Software Assurance (1 yr @ ~20%) Workgroup Licensed per server $3,000 (USD) (WFE), Max of 5 sites (not site collections) Standard Licensed per server $8,750 (USD) (WFE), Unlimited sites Enterprise – Includes Licensed per server $17,500 (USD) many “Enterprise (WFE), Unlimited sites only” featuresExamples of “Enterprise only” features include: Word & Excel Service Integration Exchange Server Integration User Profile Management & Account Provisioning Windows Server Active Directory Business Connectivity Services Microsoft CRM Integration
In (Brief) Summary… Nintex Can: Implement “real” workflow logic without code Save and reuse pieces of one workflow in another Change a workflow without returning to one or more extra apps Nintex Enables Workflows in SharePoint to: Be truly easy and powerful Be governable Bring workflow to everyone
Q&A + Contact Any Questions? Contact Details: Nintex: Colin Phillips http://www.nintex.com/ email@example.com itgroove.net
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