SOURCE: Appian Corporation

Appian Corporation

June 02, 2014 09:03 ET

Appian Named a Leader in Ovum BPM Decision Matrix 2014 Report

RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - Jun 2, 2014) - Appian, the market leader in modern business process management (BPM) and Case Management software, today announced that global industry analyst firm Ovum has named Appian a "Leader" in the new "Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Business Process Management Solution, 2014" report.

The report evaluates BPM software providers based on a quantitative assessment of their capabilities across three dimensions: Technology, Execution, and Market Impact. Seven vendors were analyzed in the 2014 report.

Ovum's assessment of Appian as a global market "Leader" was based on three core Appian qualities:

  • Appian's commitment to its customers. The report states, "Of the vendors we met in the course of this research, Appian gave the greatest focus to its passion for customer success."

  • Appian's powerful and well-integrated suite. The report details that "Appian supports the full range of BPM activities from process discovery (using the collaborative process discovery tool) to case management (via the platform's support for ad hoc processes). The suite is highly integrated in terms of the user experience and the underlying runtime and repository technology."

  • Appian's extreme ease of use. The report cites Appian's "Well-crafted environments for process developers, business analysts, and business users," and states that Appian "is highly automated and provides non-technical users with everything they need to create and manage processes from start to finish."

The Ovum team also examined Appian's accelerated growth trajectory in terms of current and predicted impact on the global BPM market. According to the report, their conclusion was that "Appian is the runaway leader in terms of growth when looking at the market impact, and we expect to see this vendor consolidate its position by taking more market share in the next three years."

"Appian continues to be the driving force for innovation in BPM software," said Matthew Calkins, president and CEO at Appian. "Our Work Platform combines process, data and collaboration with native mobility to make BPM more accessible and more valuable than it has ever been."

About Ovum
Ovum provides clients with independent and objective analysis that enables them to make better business and technology decisions. Our research draws upon over 400,000 interviews a year with business and technology, telecoms and sourcing decision-makers, giving Ovum and our clients unparalleled insight not only into business requirements but also the technology that organisations must support. Ovum is part of the Informa Group.

About Ovum Decision Matrix
The Ovum Decision Matrix compares the leading solutions in major enterprise and industry-specific technology categories and greatly reduces the time and risk involved in product and service procurement. Ovum has a tested and proven set of deliverables that help IT managers make the right decision in a timely manner. The Ovum Decision Matrix is complemented by an interactive tool that enables you to personalize the comparison for your own organization.

About Appian
As the market leader in modern BPM software, Appian delivers a Work Platform that unites users with all their data, processes, and collaborations -- in one environment, on any mobile device, through a simple social interface. Appian's Business Process Management (BPM) Suite seamlessly integrates work automation with native mobile and social capabilities. Appian is available on-premise and in the cloud, with complete portability. More than 3.5 million users, from Fortune 100 companies to the mid-market and small businesses worldwide, trust Appian to power their critical business processes. For more information, visit www.appian.com.

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