SOURCE: Appian Corporation

May 13, 2008 09:03 ET

Appian Enterprise Acclaimed by Leading European IT Research and Analysis Firm

BPM Suite Cited for Full Features, Flexibility, Ease-of-Use and Web Architecture

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - Appian, an innovative global provider of business process management (BPM) technology, announced today that Butler Group, a leading provider of Information Technology research, analysis, and advice, and the IT End User division of Datamonitor Plc, has released a Technology Audit that positions the Appian Enterprise BPM Suite as a leader in the market. This news comes on the heels of Appian's announcement of strong market momentum for Appian Europe, including the recent selection of Appian by leading European companies including Swiss Re and Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRDA) (NYSE: CRDB).

The Audit (which can be downloaded at extols Appian's "flexibility, comprehensiveness, speed-of-deployment, and ease-of-use." It also highlights the 100 percent web-based nature of the suite's components as "specifically designed... to support a collaborative approach to process and application development that allows all relevant business users to interact and make effective contributions at each stage of the process development lifecycle."

The report articulates Butler Group's opinion that BPM plays an important role as an alternative to static legacy systems that are limited in their functional reach, and as a result end up as inhibitors of business innovation. BPM provides business professionals with fit-for-purpose technology solutions that bypass the need for extensive rip-and-replace redevelopments. The report goes on to say, "[Appian Enterprise] has an open and collaborative role to play in the way that even the most unstructured of business processes can be developed in line with ongoing operational needs. It provides a range of facilities that enable business and IT to work together to build easy-to-use applications for the end-user community."

"Butler Group is one of the premier IT analysis firms in Europe, and their Appian Enterprise Technology Audit is testament to the strength of our BPM platform, and the dramatic impact it can have on organizations' process innovation initiatives," said Matthew Calkins, President and CEO of Appian.

About Appian

Appian is the BPM pure-play expert. Appian leads the market in BPM innovation, delivering comprehensive, flexible and easy-to-use solutions customized to the unique needs of individual organizations. Businesses and governments worldwide use Appian to simplify process innovation with the real-time visibility, control and analytics needed to improve the critical processes that determine business performance. Appian allows all users across the organization to effectively collaborate and be part of the process of achieving corporate goals. 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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