SOURCE: Appian Corporation

Appian Corporation

August 24, 2010 10:43 ET

Appian Named a Leader in BPM Suites by Leading Independent Research Firm

Consistently a Leader in Human-Centric BPM Suites, Appian Recognized for Providing "A Strong All-Around Offering"

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - August 24, 2010) -  Appian, the global innovator in enterprise and on-demand business process management (BPM) technology, has been named a Leader in "The Forrester Wave™: Business Process Management Suites, Q3 2010" (August 2010). Appian was among the select companies that Forrester Research, Inc. invited to participate in the comparative report, which evaluates BPM Suite vendors across approximately 150 criteria. Forrester found that the Appian BPM Suite provides "a strong all-around offering" and was one of two vendors described as providing "the best overall combination of modeling, design and development features for business and technical roles driving process improvement."

The report states: "Consistently a Leader in Forrester's Human-Centric BPM Suite Wave evaluations, Appian stands out for its completely Web-based environment -- across process discovery, development and execution. Appian's Web-based environment provides process analysts, process developers, and business users with rich and intuitive interfaces for building and managing business processes."

The Forrester Wave report goes on to say that in addition to its "business-friendly interface," Appian "also packs a strong punch when it comes to integration and performance." The report also states that "Appian continues to bet big on the growing importance and value of delivering and supporting business processes in a software-as-a-service deployment model, using the same platform it deploys on-premise."

The Appian BPM Suite delivers the ease of use, comprehensive features and flexibility required to accelerate process improvement. Appian Anywhere, the first and only complete BPM Platform-as-a-Service, delivers all the power of Appian via a low-cost, low-risk subscription model. Appian's proven methodology, including a BPM Maturity Model and BPM Framework, provides everything needed to be successful in every phase of an enterprise BPM program.

"The BPM suite market has coalesced around fundamental tenants of simplicity, power and fast time-to-value," said Matthew Calkins, president and CEO of Appian. "By continuing to drive BPM innovation in crucial areas such as collaboration, real-time architecture, integrated content management and simple migration between Cloud and on-premise deployments, Appian delivers the state-of-the-art platform for rapid and continuous process improvement."

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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