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Appian Congratulates NBTY, Inc. on WfMC Global BPM Excellence Award

Appian Contributor
December 11, 2015

Nutritional Supplement Leader Recognized for Store Remodel and Lab Safety Cloud Solutions

RESTON, Va.—December 11, 2015 — Appian congratulates NBTY, Inc. for being selected as a winner of the 2015 WfMC Global Awards for Excellence in Business Process Management. Co-sponsored by WfMC (Workflow Management Coalition) and, these prestigious awards recognize enterprise organizations that have demonstrably excelled in implementing innovative business process solutions to meet strategic business objectives. NBTY, Inc., which was recognized for its cloud-based solution that has revolutionized store remodeling and lab sample tracking, was selected as a top 10 overall winner for this year’s awards.

NBTY is a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of more than 20,000 vitamins and nutritional supplements within an extensive portfolio of well-known and trusted brands, including Nature’s Bounty®, Sundown Naturals®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Solgar®, Balance Bar®, MET-Rx®, Pure Protein®, Body Fortress®, Puritan’s Pride®, Vitamin World®, Holland & Barrett®, De Tuinen® and many others. Appian’s process automation and data management has helped to reduce time-consuming steps critical to NBTY, Inc.’s core business objectives, allowing the organization to maintain and grow its distribution of health and wellness products worldwide.

“NBTY, Inc. is honored to be recognized for our continued approach in modernizing operations to become a true digital business,” said John Kwamya, ‎Director, Business Process Improvement at NBTY, Inc. “Appian’s application platform is crucial to our business growth and mission to provide the best possible customer and Associate experience.”

Through Appian’s process automation and intelligent business rules, the Store Remodel Process reduced the renovation time for Vitamin World retail outlets from 35 days to 13 days for each retail location. Enterprise data management features of Appian Records allow previously manual and paper-based data collection to be automated and managed digitally within the application. This provides key stakeholders with accurate status updates and milestones for the store projects in flight.

For ensuring quality and compliance of product formulation, NBTY, Inc. rolled out the Advanced Lab Samples Tracking Project. The application creates a highly-visible, end-to-end process management cycle for the review and approval of tested supplements before they are put into production for retail and wholesale distribution. Tasks are routed to specific associates within the lab testing department, along with approval notifications for senior leadership. The application is implemented in labs across the United States and allows for the quick exchange and update of information on production lots.

Appian Cloud is acknowledged by industry analysts as a leading platform for BPM Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Businesses use the Appian platform as a single environment for the delivery and consumption of applications that accelerate smarter decisions and actions across the enterprise. This speed and intelligence is derived from Appian’s mobile accessibility through all major mobile devices (and via web browser), its intuitive social interface that requires little or no training, its complete enterprise data navigation through Appian Records, and its comprehensive analytics and reporting.

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