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Appian Corporation

December 12, 2014 10:47 ET

Appian Congratulates Crawford & Company on 2014 Gartner BPM Excellence Award Win

Global Insurance Claims Leader Recognized for Global BPM Platform Program

RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - Dec 12, 2014) -  Appian, provider of the leading application platform for Business Process Management (BPM) and Case Management solutions, congratulates Crawford & Company for being recognized by Gartner as a 2014 North America Business Process Management Excellence award winner, as presented this week at the Gartner BPM Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Crawford & Company, the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions, has deployed Appian's application platform on a global scale to accelerate operational decision-making and the translation of those decisions into rapid action in providing claims management services to some of the world's largest insurance companies and corporate entities. The results from more than 30 Appian-based applications around the globe have enabled Crawford & Company to accelerate overall claims management by as much as 80 percent, speed customer billing by almost 70 percent, and deliver a better experience for its customers, and its customers' policyholders.

"Crawford & Company is honored to be recognized for our enterprise-wide approach to transforming operations and customer service," said Brian Flynn, Global Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, Crawford & Company. "Appian's modern application platform is a key component in our goal of providing better service to our customers."

Crawford & Company often deploys claims adjusters to the world's most devastated regions affected by natural disasters, such as hurricanes and tsunamis, so life can begin to return to normal as quickly as possible for individuals and companies with insurance losses. Using the Appian BPM Suite, Crawford & Company has modernized business action through mobility, social collaboration, more effective decision-making, and faster action.

"Crawford & Company's Appian program demonstrates the power of a modern application platform in harnessing innovation to drive business performance and customer satisfaction," said Matt Calkins, President and CEO at Appian. "We heartily congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition."

Crawford & Company presented its award-winning case study at this week's Gartner BPM Summit, where Appian is a premier sponsor.

About Appian
As the market leader in modern Business Process Management (BPM) software, Appian delivers an enterprise application platform that unites users with all their data, processes, and collaborations -- in one environment, on any mobile device, through a simple social interface. On-premise and in the cloud, Appian is the fastest way to deliver innovative business applications. For more information, visit

About Crawford
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company ( is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford Solution(SM) offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company's shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA.

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