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Appian Receives Accolades for Supporting U.S. Homeland Security and Driving Product Innovation

Appian Contributor
June 4, 2013

Homeland Security Today, The Washingtonian, and KMWorld Cite Appian’s Leadership

Reston, Va.— June 4, 2013 —Appian, the market leader in modern business process management (BPM) software, has received numerous accolades from business and technology media in the first half of 2013. The company has been recognized for its role in supporting U.S. homeland security, Appian’s innovative worksocial BPM software has been cited as a leading product in 2013, and Appian CEO Matt Calkins has been honored as a D.C.-area “Tech Titan.”

Recognition for Appian’s role in U.S. homeland security came from Homeland Security Today’s annual ranking of the top companies that produce the products and services needed to secure the nation. This year, HST focused on 10 companies that are doing innovative research and development in critical homeland security technology mission areas. Appian is the first company on HST’s “The Rising 10 of 2013 – Tech Innovators Edition,” which is subtitled “Innovators and Game Changers.” Rather than provide a ranking of large contractors based on contract earnings, HST focused on companies doing innovative research and development in critical homeland security technology mission areas. According to the publication:

“This new approach to identifying the Rising 10 companies to keep an eye on this year takes us beyond static spending data and reconnects industry’s products and services with federal mission areas. And this change is, in many ways, a reflection of the new fiscal reality facing the government and its suppliers. It is no longer good enough to measure how much money government is spending on a particular problem or how much money a particular contractor has earned. Today, and for the foreseeable future, innovative, cost-effective capabilities that work and provide a measurable return on investment are what matter most.”

Not only does Appian put truly innovative next-generation mobile, cloud and social process technology into government employees’ hands, but it does so at a fraction of the time and lifetime cost of traditional hard-coded software systems and applications.

Appian’s product leadership was also endorsed by KMWorld, the leading publication on knowledge management in the enterprise. For the fifth year in a row, Appian was named to the publication’s elite list of 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management, based on Appian’s deep integration of BPM, native mobility, social collaboration and portable cloud delivery.

Appian’s combination of technology leadership and customer value resulted in additional recognition from The Washingtonian. The Washington, D.C. region’s top source of lifestyle, business and personality information named Appian CEO Matt Calkins to its influential Tech Titans 2013 list of “the people influencing the next generation of technologies and changing how we interact with the world around us.”

“Appian’s focus is ensuring the success of our customers through the most advanced, yet easiest-to-use software in the BPM industry,” said Mr. Calkins. “Our success in the market, and the recognition that goes with that success, is a direct result of our vision to transform how work gets done in commercial and public-sector organizations.”

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