Extending your Enterprise Workflows and Forms with Services Offered in the Cloud
Today’s modern company is comprised of multiple offices, telecommuters, business travelers and clients on various continents in different time zones. In this global economy, business applications are required to meet the needs of each employee and customer whether they are in Atlanta or Hong Kong. No one wants to be sitting in an important meeting not being able to access and interact with the data and processes they need. For this month’s Tip of the Month, we’re examining the benefits of utilizing the powerful cloud features of Nintex Live with Nintex Workflow and Nintex Forms.
Everywhere you turn, there is talk of business environments and applications moving to the cloud. Nintex began supporting cloud computing two years ago with the release of Nintex Live. Nintex Live allows organizations to connect on-premise SharePoint with Office 365 and other cloud services. Businesses can build hybrid cloud and on-premise solutions in one integrated system.
Nintex Live enhances Nintex Workflow by adding more tools to the workflow rotation and connecting workflows across hybrid and distributed SharePoint deployments. Nintex Live extends the reach of Nintex Workflow by connecting SharePoint to Office 365 and an ever growing number of cloud-based services. In addition to the existing 80+ actions in Nintex Workflow, Nintex Live offers an online catalog of enterprise and consumer cloud actions that further extend the capabilities of workflow applications. Businesses can easily add these actions to their Nintex Workflow toolbox and quickly utilize them in their workflow designs.
Popular Nintex Live actions in Nintex Workflow include:
- Office 365 interactivity with libraries, lists and user management.
- Bing and Google utilities, such as language translation and URL shortener.
- Cloud storage actions for Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive.
- Social networking actions for Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and Yammer.
With Nintex Forms, Nintex Live extends the reach of business forms to customers, suppliers and remote workers outside the firewall. Businesses can easily publish SharePoint forms to the cloud that are optimized for today’s tablets and mobile devices. Nintex Live lets users deploy web and mobile-enabled forms to securely capture important data and drive key business processes.
These are exciting times with the recent release of SharePoint 2013. The roadmap for Nintex applications provides incredible options and flexibility for every organization. These innovations and enhanced features of SharePoint 2013 combined with Nintex Live in Nintex’s products will continue to give businesses innumerable benefits.
This month’s tip contributed by Eric Rhodes, Abel Solutions Senior SharePoint Consultant.