SOURCE: Appian Corporation

Appian Corporation

November 07, 2011 08:57 ET

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Deploys Appian Business Process Management Software

BPM-Based Action Tracking System Designed and Deployed Under Budget and Ahead of Schedule

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - Nov 7, 2011) - Appian, the global innovator in enterprise and cloud-based business process management (BPM) software, today announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has deployed the Appian 6 BPM Suite for the agency's new Action Tracking System (ATS) across its National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). The Appian solution was developed and deployed under budget and ahead of schedule. Solution design and initial deployment was completed in merely six weeks, and within four months ATS was fully rolled out across the agency.

NOAA is a U.S. federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere. NESDIS is dedicated to providing timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources to promote, protect, and enhance the nation's economy, security, environment, and quality of life. To fulfill its responsibilities, NESDIS acquires and manages the nation's operational environmental satellites, operates the NOAA National Data Centers, provides data and information services including Earth system monitoring, performs official assessments of the environment, and conducts related research.

The Appian based ATS solution replaced email workflow processes that used a variety of systems to distribute, track, and monitor actions initiated from NOAA headquarters or from NESDIS executive offices. Key ATS features include advanced filtering of work tasks by easy-to-use text search, native collaboration and document management features that promote best practices and provide knowledge in a centralized location, audit trails of actions and status of pending or overdue actions.

"NOAA and NESDIS play a critical role in protecting our nation's interests and security in the face of increasing environmental events and change," said Matthew Calkins, president and CEO of Appian. "Appian is proud to support the agency's effectiveness in achieving its core mission."

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Appian is the global innovator in enterprise and cloud-based business process management (BPM) software. Appian's combination of simplicity and power provides everything business users need to drive transformational process improvement -- on the desktop or via mobile devices. Commercial and government organizations around the globe use Appian to increase agility and collaboration, and accelerate business performance. Appian empowers more than 3 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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