Aspect Software Sponsored What Nintex Workflow 2010 Adds To Share Point 2010


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Aspect Software Sponsored What Nintex Workflow 2010 Adds To Share Point 2010

  1. 1. What Nintex Workflow 2010 Adds to SharePoint 2010<br />
  2. 2. “Workflow improved a lot in SharePoint 2010. SharePoint Designer is better, and Visio allows for graphical workflow design. Do I really need anything more?”<br />“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)?”<br />We Get Questions…<br />
  3. 3. Everything you’re about to see:<br />Is not delivered by SharePoint out of the box<br />Is not offered by SharePoint Designer<br />Is not offered by Visio<br />We Have Answers<br />
  4. 4. Design, Deploy, and Manage Everything from within SharePoint<br />Start in SharePoint<br />Stay in SharePoint while designing<br />Draw and configure at the same time<br />Immediately use finished designs<br />No desktop installs, no extra anything – just get work done<br />
  5. 5. Easy to Learn, Easy to Master<br />Easy drag-and-drop graphical designer<br />Optimized to get more done faster with fewer clicks and popups<br />One dialog box for all settings<br />One ribbon to set everything in an action<br />Guided design ensures no missed paths<br />
  6. 6. Easy to Use<br />Lazy Approval™ lets you complete a task with an email reply<br />Easy roll-up views of all pending workflow tasks, status of workflows in progress<br />
  7. 7. Track and Analyze Everything<br />Workflow progress<br />Workflow performance statistics<br />Step-by-step profiling<br />Task completion<br />User workload<br />Audit completions, cancellations<br />Status updates<br />
  8. 8. Easy Work Reuse <br />User-Defined Actions<br />Calling and monitoring other workflows<br />Templates<br />
  9. 9. Secure and Govern Workflow Design, Deployment<br />Control access to designer and to individual workflow actions<br />Enforce review of workflow changes, additions<br />Support develop-test-production staged deployments<br />Version workflow designs<br />
  10. 10. Context at Your Fingertips<br />Keep workflows looking like workflows, not program flowcharts<br />Smart, context available everywhere (context variables, constants)<br />Extend that context to meet your own needs<br />
  11. 11. Real-World Workflow Logic<br />Loops<br />ForEach Iterations <br />State Machines<br />Switches<br />Conditional start rules<br />Scheduled workflows<br />Repeatable workflows<br />
  12. 12. Connect to Content Across Your Farm<br />Query, update, delete, add content in lists/libraries across all sites, site collections<br />
  13. 13. Access External Data, Methods<br />SOAP<br />REST<br />WebDAV<br />LDAP<br />ADO.NET<br />OLEDB<br />ODBC<br />XML<br />
  14. 14. Reach More SharePoint Functions, External Applications<br />Word Services<br />Excel Services<br />User Profiles<br />Audiences<br />Business Connectivity Services<br />Search<br />BizTalk Server<br />Exchange Server<br />Office Communciations Server<br />Windows Server Active Directory<br />Microsoft CRM<br />
  15. 15. What Nintex Adds to SharePoint Workflow<br />Graphical designer<br />100+ actions<br />Management tools<br />What Nintex Does to SharePoint Workflow<br />Makes it truly easy<br />Makes it truly powerful<br />Lets it model “real” work<br />Makes it governable<br />Brings it to everyone<br />Nintex Workflow’s Contribution<br />
  16. 16. Implement “real” workflow logic without code<br />Start workflows based on conditions<br />See all workflow activity across multiple sites<br />See which users have the heaviest workloads<br />Put workflow changes though an approval process<br />Approve requests/complete tasks while offline<br />Complete tasks from a mobile device without development<br />Change a workflow without returning to one or more extra apps<br />Keep your workflow from looking like a code flowchart<br />Save and reuse pieces of one workflow in another<br />Schedule workflows<br />Reach out to external data or SharePoint service apps<br />Design workflows quickly and easily<br />Offer workflow to everyone<br />Put another way, if you take Nintex Workflowaway from SharePoint, you lose the ability to…<br />
  17. 17. Any Questions?<br />