Nintex Workflow Cloud is Rising

Nintex Workflow Cloud has gathered a lot of momentum since hitting general availability. Early adopters of the cloud platform have been successfully designing workflows and running them.

This week at Nintex InspireX 2017 we shared a recap with attendees.

Nintex Workflow Cloud hits “the sweet spot” in terms of design points. It is fast and easy to use; it connects all of the systems, applications, and repositories that customers already use; and it keeps people at the center of their processes and workflows.

As Nintex CEO John Burton said during his InspireX keynote, the point of being “human-centric” is to facilitate “interactions, not just transactions.”

The Latest – and Greatest – Step

Nintex Workflow Cloud is the latest step in Nintex’s technology journey that started 10-plus years ago.

Built from the ground up as a cloud service, the platform natively supports all deployment models, so customers and partners can use it in hybrid models that extend their existing on-premises deployments, whether from Nintex or any other software provider.

Analysts are saying that hybrid, multi-cloud deployments are now the norm, and that by 2019 more than 30% of new software investments will be cloud-only. Multi-cloud deployments refers to the idea that many enterprises are already using cloud services such as Dropbox, Salesforce and OneDrive.

In our InspireX session, we built a new workflow for managing new sales leads. We highlighted the elegant Nintex Workflow Cloud interface, where the design canvas takes center stage, with a list of actions (including pre-built connectors to numerous cloud services) in a toolbox on the left and a configuration panel on the right that works in concert with the canvas, helping provide context.

The designer simply drags-and-drops actions onto the canvas and then configures the variables appropriately.

The workflow we created includes a form with fields for capturing relevant information about the lead. It automatically generates an email to the person responsible for the next actions in the workflow; and creates a record in the relevant CRM system.

We demonstrated how to configure all of the necessary follow-up actions and approvals as steps in the workflow – without writing any code.

What’s Coming?

Nintex VP of Product Ryan Duguid said Nintex Workflow Cloud will integrate with our new Nintex Hawkeye workflow analytics capability very soon.

The intelligence provided by Nintex Hawkeye works together with the adaptability inherent in the Nintex Workflow Cloud architecture to enable continuous improvement of workflows – a key capability in the modern business environment.

Additional near-term enhancements include:

  • Support for attachments in mobile forms
  • The ability to set default values for variables
  • A connector to Microsoft’s SharePoint Online technology, which many Nintex customers use

Nintex Workflow Cloud will also soon be able to take advantage of the company’s new extensibility framework, Nintex Xtensions, which will simplify the creation of custom integrations with customers’ existing Line of Business applications.

 

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Renai Bell is a Nintex product manager and Josh Tan is a senior product manager. Both are passionate about technology and committed to the success of Nintex Workflow Cloud.