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Appian Corporation

February 24, 2009 08:58 ET

Appian Named a "Company That Matters" by KMWorld Magazine

Business Process Management Leader Recognized for Prominence in Knowledge Management Industry

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - Appian, an innovative global provider of business process management (BPM) technology, today announced that it has been named one of the "100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management" by KMWorld. The list will be publicized in the March issue of KMWorld magazine.

Now in its eighth year, the annual list is compiled by the KMWorld network of knowledge management practitioners, theorists, analysts and end-users. Hugh McKellar, KMWorld Editor-in-Chief, said, "Each company on the list embodies as part of its culture agile and limber execution of its mission, embracing a spirit of both adaptability and innovation."

The comprehensive Appian Enterprise BPM Suite is unique in its integration of Process and Knowledge Management. To facilitate effective control of knowledge, Appian delivers a suite of features to capture and manage the knowledge that flows through an organization. These features include Document Management, Content Management, Full-Text Search, and Collaboration and Discussion Forums. All of these capabilities, combined with rich Analytics, are provided as a tightly integrated suite, saving Appian customers time and money in implementation, as well as seamlessly merging process control capabilities with effective management of enterprise knowledge.

Appian and its customers regularly receive industry recognition for BPM excellence. In addition to the "100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management" list, KMWorld recently named Appian customer Concur a finalist in the "2008 Reality Awards." Concur's Appian implementation also won the Source Media "2008 Innovative Solutions Award" in the BPM category. In addition, Appian was positioned as a Leader in the new Gartner Business Process Management Magic Quadrant, 2009 report.

"We are honored by KMWorld's recognition because we believe the effective management of knowledge and content is crucial to all human-centric process environments," said Appian President and CEO Matthew Calkins. "Appian's delivery of Process, Analytics, Content and Collaboration in a single BPM suite simplifies process improvement, lowers implementation and maintenance costs, and speeds our customers' time-to-value."

About KMWorld

The leading information provider serving the Knowledge, Document and Content Management systems market, KMWorld informs more than 50,000 subscribers about the components and processes -- and subsequent success stories -- that together offer solutions for improving business performance. KMWorld is a publishing unit of Information Today, Inc.

About Appian

Appian is the Business Process Management (BPM) expert. Appian leads the market in BPM innovation, delivering comprehensive, flexible and easy-to-use solutions tailored to the unique needs of individual organizations. Businesses and governments worldwide use Appian to simplify process improvement with the real-time visibility, control and analytics needed to improve business performance. Appian allows users across the organization to effectively collaborate and be part of the process of achieving corporate goals. Appian empowers more than 2.5 million users globally and has a strong customer base in the government, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and telecommunications industries. 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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