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Appian Named a Leader in Smart Process Applications by Independent Research Firm

Appian Contributor
May 6, 2013

“…one of the top vendors in dynamic case management and BPM… also scores well in terms of collaboration and mobility”

Reston, Va.— May 6, 2013 —Appian, the market leader in modern business process management (BPM) software, has been named a Leader by Forrester Research, Inc. in the independent research firm’s report: “The Forrester Wave™: Smart Process Applications, Q2 2013”. According to the report, smart process applications are a new and emerging category of applications designed to help CIOs and their firms improve the effectiveness of their human-centric business activities. To help CIOs find the right vendor partners for improving the full spectrum of human-based processes, Forrester conducted a 15-criteria evaluation of 12 software vendors.

Appian’s worksocial platform addresses the areas key to supporting truly modern work patterns for today’s extended and mobile workforce. According to the report, “Appian has been one of the top vendors in dynamic case management and BPM, and it also scores well in terms of collaboration and mobility.”

Appian provides full-function native mobile apps for all major mobile platforms that can be downloaded directly from the Apple iTunes, Google Play, and BlackBerry World marketplaces. The entire breadth of Appian’s comprehensive capabilities is available through a simple social interface that requires virtually no training.

The Forrester report cited Appian’s cloud innovations, saying, “[Appian’s] fully integrated platform that is SaaS-based is a strategic strength.” All Appian functionality, including process, data, analytics, reports, content management, collaboration and more, is delivered in code-identical form both on-premise and in the cloud. Appian was first to market with a complete BPM suite in the cloud, as well as a portable cloud architecture allowing easy migration between cloud and on-premise environments.

“An influx of new technologies has forever changed the nature of how work gets done,” said Matt Calkins, president and CEO of Appian. “This is creating new work patterns and new types of business technology solutions, such as Smart Process Applications. Appian is proud to be at the forefront of driving value for modern business.”

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