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DataScan Joins Forces with Appian to Introduce New Business Process Management Tools for Wholesale Management System 4.x

Appian Contributor
October 9, 2013

Wholesale Management System 4.x Leverages Full Power and Flexibility of the Appian BPM Suite

Alpharetta, Ga. and Reston, Va.— October 9, 2013 —To continue providing leading-edge business solutions to its clients, DataScan Technologies – a global leader in wholesale floorplan accounting and risk management systems – has elevated its best-in-class suite of offerings by partnering with Appian, the market leader in modern business process management (BPM) software.

With the company’s newest release of Wholesale Management System (WMS) 4.x software, DataScan offers the power, flexibility and modern mobile and social features of the award-winning Appian Business Process Management (BPM) Suite.

Setting a new standard for floorplan management, the software allows DataScan clients to more efficiently grow their wholesale floorplan portfolios by utilizing in-depth workflow and document management capabilities, including the ability to connect documents with various data and transactions. Other advancements include configurable dashboards and more robust workflow reporting tools, such as audit trails, task escalations, and analytics that track when tasks are assigned and completed.

“DataScan teamed up with Appian to develop an optimal user experience that can be customized for the unique needs of our wholesale floorplan lending clients,” said Matt Powell, Vice President of DataScan. “The seamless integration of Appian’s BPM engine further solidifies DataScan’s WMS 4.x as the best floorplan solution on the market. It gives our clients everything they need to operate more efficiently and effectively.”

With this latest release of WMS 4.x, users can effortlessly track important target dates and exception conditions that require attention, such as credit line utilization that is nearing a pre-defined limit. The software can also automatically flag updates of sensitive data, and allow for multiple approvers of transactions and data changes. Additional features that enhance the client experience include graphical summarization and detailed task reporting.

Appian is regarded as a market leader, and is noted for its innovation and ease of use, by global research advisory firms including Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Ovum and others. Appian has more users around the globe modernizing and optimizing their mission-critical business processes than any other BPM vendor.

“Combining DataScan’s WMS product and domain expertise with Appian’s comprehensive process management and real-time analytics platform will drive real business value for floorplan portfolio managers,” said Marc Wilson, Vice President of Industry Markets at Appian. “Further, DataScan’s customers will continue to benefit over time from Appian’s relentless focus on BPM innovation.”

About DataScan Technologies
DataScan Technologies has offices in Atlanta, Cleveland, Toronto and Montreal. DataScan enables closer electronic communications between the lender and the dealer, and was the first to market dealership internet solutions for wholesale financial institutions. Its sister company, DataScan Field Services, is one of the largest automotive floorplan inventory verification and off-lease vehicle inspection companies in North America. DataScan is a division of World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla. World Omni operates as a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a diversified automotive corporation ranked No. 37 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” JM Family is also ranked No. 32 by FORTUNE® as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” its 15th consecutive year on the list.

About Appian

Appian is a software company that automates business processes. The Appian AI Process Platform includes everything you need to design, automate, and optimize even the most complex processes, from start to finish. The world's most innovative organizations trust Appian to improve their workflows, unify data, and optimize operations—resulting in better growth and superior customer experiences.

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