The Nintex World Tour visited Houston, Texas, on March 21st. A lot of anticipation and momentum precluded this event with the announcement of Nintex’s acquisition of robotic process automation (RPA) company, Enablesoft, maker of Foxtrot RPA.
Nintex Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer Dustin Grosse kicked off the tour with an opening talk on digital business transformation. Dustin highlighted the challenges and opportunities organizations face on their digital transformation journeys.
Dustin articulated how the Nintex Platform, with its robust set of process management and automation capabilities, is ideally suited to help companies successfully manage, automate and optimize their business processes with configuration, not code. He shared specifics, around our latest offerings – Nintex Promapp®, Nintex Sign™ powered by Adobe Sign, and Foxtrot RPA.
He also discussed how the Nintex Process Cloud is built on Azure and extends the value of the Microsoft Power Platform, helping enterprises worldwide accelerate digital transformation.
A special highlight of the keynote was the announcement of Nintex ProcessFest 2019, a three-day training conference for Nintex customers and partners, to take place September 30-October 3, 2019, at the W Hotel in Bellevue, WA, where Nintex is headquartered.
Sign up to receive registration details about Nintex ProcessFest 2019 as soon as they are made available at www.nintex.com/nintexprocessfest2019/.
Several customer stories, including one from Emerson Automation Solutions, and breakout sessions were also presented throughout the day. Attendees had the option of a business-focused track and technical track.
Below are a few session highlights.
Nintex Universal Forms
The topic of Nintex Forms always welcomes a very engaged audience as so many enterprises rely on this capability, coupled with Nintex Workflows, to turn their paper-based processes into efficient digital ones. Terry Simpson presented many of the new features that will be included in the upcoming launch of Universal Forms (environments supported: Nintex Workflow Cloud, Office 365, SharePoint Online) to attendees of the Nintex World Tour in Houston.
He also gave a preview of a few features that will be coming later this year as Nintex prepares for Universal Forms for SharePoint on-prem. (Web Service request, “wink, wink.”)
Here’s a short list of highlighted features:
- Migration support from Responsive Forms to Universal Forms
- Rules enhancements
- LOAD, INPUT and SUBMIT based rules
- Set any field value. Or ANY property, through rules
- Set multiple control properties in a single rules
- AND OR and ELSE logic in the UI
- Formula Builder enhancements
- Formula builder supports type ahead
- Validates formula as you build
- Inline help
- Variables/formulas available in more places
- Control Enhancements
- Text masks
- Email control
- Restrict past dates
- Geolocation with Google Maps API
- Signature control in Web and Mobile
- File upload improvements
- Platform Enhancements
- Clean, modern UI
- Instant preview
- Faster load time
- Export as JSON
- Same file format across all platforms
Nintex Foxtrot® RPA demonstration
One of the most popular and anticipated sessions of the day was the session delivered by Nintex technical evangelist Jesse McHargue showcasing Nintex Foxtrot® RPA. This RPA desktop application complements the capabilities within the Nintex Platform and extends the ability for organizations to create a “bot” in a fast, easy and no code way.
Jesse walked through the Foxtrot interface and showcased how easy it is to leverage the 379 actions to configure a bot on-the-fly and tell it exactly what he wanted it to do. Instead of leveraging a web service or API, Jesse was able to tell the bot exactly where to click, copy, paste, save and execute tasks across multiple desktop applications and websites.
Once configured, Jesse could run/play the bot and watch in amazement as it accelerated in speed and executed all the tasks.
It was exciting to see the bot take control of the desktop session and run so quickly.
Where to from here?
Terry Simpson closed out the day by providing Nintex World Tour attendees with actionable next steps and additional resources to ensure their continued success, including:
- Get in involved in a local Nintex User Group (there is one in Houston too!).
- Engage with process champions and automation heroes daily within the online Nintex Community
- Start earning your Nintex certifications online, visit https://learn.nintex.com to get started.
- Find a global network of Nintex partners who are well-equipped to provide your organization with formal training and valuable services.
- Provide feedback on the Nintex Platform and vote on future enhancements via the Nintex UserVoice site.
- Start your own internal Nintex User Group at your company. Many companies are large enough and have plenty of users to make this work.
- Put on an Internal Technology Fair. Set up several tables and create a fair atmosphere and have a different technology at each table. One for forms, workflow, Skype, ERP, phone system, etc.
Download more Nintex World Tour Houston presentation decks:
- Signature-based workflow: Leveraging e-signatures to drive automation
- How to Improve Collaboration with Line of Business Partners
- Unlocking the Finance Team’s Potential with Nintex
- Migrating from On-Prem to the Cloud
- How Process Management Can Optimize Process Automation
- Accelerate Sales Success with Nintex for Salesforce
Missed our previous Nintex World Tour dates? We’re still on the road and headed to Singapore on April 9th. And don’t forget to sign up for updates on Nintex ProcessFest 2019!