AWS Step Functions vs Nintex Process Platform comparison


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Executive Summary

Categories and Ranking

AWS Step Functions
Ranking in Business Process Management (BPM)
Ranking in Workload Automation
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
Nintex Process Platform
Ranking in Business Process Management (BPM)
Ranking in Workload Automation
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Process Automation (8th)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Business Process Management (BPM) category, the mindshare of AWS Step Functions is 2.5%, down from 3.7% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Nintex Process Platform is 1.8%, down from 3.2% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Business Process Management (BPM)
Unique Categories:
Workload Automation
Process Automation

Featured Reviews

Hamza Iqbal - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 18, 2024
A solution for workflow automation with easy integration capability
The major feature of AWS Step Functions is interdependency. Step Functions can determine what action to take next if one step returns a false status based on predefined logic. Step Functions aims to ensure that pipelines or workflows run smoothly by providing a backup function to execute in case of…
Sep 21, 2022
Useful for internal process automation but the integration could be improved
We use it for internal process automation The solution helped us automate several processes we used to do manually. It supports SharePoint in the platform, and it's easy to customize to the maximum extent. The integration could be improved, and we are looking for a solution on Office 365, not…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The number of historical events is great."
"The integration capability is easy, whereas building state machines is tricky."
"It's Amazon, it's scalable."
"AWS Step Functions acts as a high-level layer, allowing us to seamlessly integrate with microservices."
"It is a scalable solution."
"The solution is stable...The solution is easy to scale."
"It's a general solution that you can adapt to your own needs and is simple to use. We like that it can be integrated with everything in the AWS suite, and that the creation of the pipeline can be done using the graphical user interface."
"One can rate all the calls and that is a good feature."
"It is very easy to use."
"It provides data accuracy with fewer failures."
"It creates workflows to handle business processes. It allows us to route approvals to users without human intervention."
"I find it useful to utilize LDAP query action to find out the status of a particular user."
"It is very easy to create and deploy. I am very happy with how user-friendly Nintex Workflow is."
"The most valuable features of this solution are that it's no code, it's very flexible, and it's easy to design."
"It is very easy to use events. K2 has useful tools."
"The solution has helped us to automate our business processes, our approval systems, and automation for quickly developing on SharePoint on-prem and SharePoint online."


"It wasn't easy to understand the licensing model. It's like if you use just a little, it's cheap, but it becomes more expensive as you use more. It's like a hook that ties you inside the Amazon ecosystem. So, it creates a dependency."
"Setup took about one day. We had some errors to understand in the beginning, but now everything is working good."
"The pricing of the solution can be improved."
"The solution's pricing could be cheaper. It is cheaper than Airflow."
"The solution's data size limit can be improved."
"It is hard to coordinate the declaratory language."
"I would like to see more data transformation features in Amazon Step Functions like additional operators and logic."
"The interface can sometimes feel limited, as we're unable to see what AWS is running behind the scenes."
"The solution does not integrate with many platforms."
"Converting a document from PDF to MS Word, or vice versa, needs to be improved."
"Currently, a notable challenge lies in the alignment of user experiences across the eight or nine applications within the suite. Transitioning between applications can be somewhat cumbersome due to varying user interfaces. However, the provider is actively addressing this concern by consistently rolling out updates every four to five months, aimed at harmonizing and streamlining the interfaces. This ongoing effort is expected to enhance the user experience over time. In terms of functionality and features, the platform stands out, offering flexibility with the option for both on-premises and cloud deployment. This flexibility extends to the RPA tool, providing clients with choices tailored to their preferences. An advantage lies in the shared security and data infrastructure across the toolset, facilitating smooth data transfer between applications. This contrasts with experiences with Oracle, where data transfer may involve complexities such as the need for intermediary file formats like TXL or SCZ."
"It's very tedious to manage."
"The licensing needs to be improved. Right now, we find it's getting more expensive to use the product."
"User interface could use some improvement. Perhaps integration with Visual Studio or SharePoint Designer would be useful."
"I would also like to see the BPM features from Pega implemented, that have to do with the implementation of AI, and the robotics."
"We are currently facing a lot of issues with Nintex, and we are trying to move away from this solution."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The solution's price is reasonable."
"The solution is expensive."
"Prices for licenses of K2 are high."
"The price of this solution is affordable but the problem in Algeria is our community is a bit slower. The new clients might feel the solution is a bit expensive."
"The product’s price is competitive compared to other vendors."
"Nintex Workflow is more expensive than Microsoft's native products, but it is still considered moderately priced when compared to higher-end products such as K2."
"Our maintenance costs are reduced."
"For the initial hundred users, the cost is $21,000 per year, which I find too high."
"Comparatively, it's expensive."
"We pay on a yearly basis. It's my understanding that we pay approximately $11,000/year."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
Computer Software Company
Manufacturing Company
Insurance Company
Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm
Manufacturing Company

Company Size

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Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Amazon Step Functions?
The integration capability is easy, whereas building state machines is tricky.
What is your primary use case for Amazon Step Functions?
The major feature of AWS Step Functions is interdependency. Step Functions can determine what action to take next if one step returns a false status based on predefined logic. Step Functions aims t...
What advice do you have for others considering Amazon Step Functions?
For Step Functions error handling, one must use function calls and logging for error detection within state machines. Comparatively, AirFlow offers more room for improvement. It's like drag and dro...
What do you like most about K2?
The latest version of Nintex has many features. We have a clear roadmap and the necessary application to integrate it into our platform.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for K2?
The solution doesn’t have an extra fee. We are compatible with the package.
What needs improvement with K2?
The solution does not integrate with many platforms.

Also Known As

Amazon Step Functions, Step Functions
K2 blackpearl, K2 Five, Nintex Workflow



Sample Customers

Alpha Apps, The Guardian, SGK, Bigfinite
SEA Corp, Omnicom Group, Verizon, STIHL
Find out what your peers are saying about AWS Step Functions vs. Nintex Process Platform and other solutions. Updated: June 2024.
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