SOURCE: Appian Corporation

Appian Corporation

November 02, 2009 08:58 ET

Appian FORUM09 Conference Recap

Largest BPM Vendor Event of the Year Highlights New Product, New Services and New Community

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - Appian, the global innovator in enterprise and on-demand business process management (BPM) technology, today announced the success of last week's Appian FORUM09 conference. With more than 300 people in attendance from the US, Europe, Asia/Pacific and Latin America, Appian FORUM09 was the largest in-person BPM vendor event of the year. Such attendance in a year of constrained resources and restricted corporate travel demonstrates the commitment and passion of the global Appian customer and partner community.

Appian FORUM09 featured the unveiling of Appian 6, the industry's fastest-to-deploy and most powerful BPM Suite, as well as the Appian Professional Services BPM Framework (with extensive related product and services training courses). Appian CEO Matt Calkins outlined the company's vision for "BPM Accelerated" and Appian's ability to deliver twice the speed of other BPM software in process creation, and 10 times the speed in process execution. The conference also formalized the Appian Forum online intellectual property and collaboration community, with Appian announcing the availability of 25 new Appian-developed BPM Application Templates available for free download.

Other conference highlights included:

--  Keynote presentations from Jim Sinur, vice president at Gartner, and
    Clay Richardson, senior analyst at Forrester
--  Appian customer case study presentations from Benenden Healthcare
    Society, Chicago Department of Public Health, Clayton Holdings, Office of
    Thrift Supervision, Surrenda-link Investment Managers, UNISYS, United
    Parcel Service and others
--  Government- and commercial-focused breakout sessions
--  A BPM Center of Excellence presentation from Sandy Kemsley, BPM
    analyst and consultant
--  A "BPM Perspectives" panel of long-time Appian customers AGF Trust,
    Archstone, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Mercer HR Services discussing their
    experiences in starting and growing successful BPM programs

"At a time when budgets are tight and every dollar spent must be justified, Appian FORUM09 was a standing-room-only event," said Matthew Calkins, president and CEO of Appian. "We are honored that so many of our customers and partners from around the globe would make attending our conference a priority in such a year, because we see it as evidence of the value their organizations place on our work together."

About Appian

Appian is the global innovator in enterprise and on-demand business process management (BPM). Appian provides the fastest way to deploy robust processes, collapsing time to value for new process initiatives. Businesses and governments worldwide use Appian to accelerate process improvement and drive business performance. Appian empowers more than 2.5 million users from large Fortune 100 companies, to the mid-market and small businesses worldwide. Appian is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. region, with professional services and partners around the globe. For more information, visit

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