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Appian Named a Leader in Low-Code Development Platforms by Independent Research Firm

Appian Contributor
April 15, 2016

Appian is the Only BPM Vendor To Be Named a Leader in the Report

RESTON, Va.—April 15, 2016—Appian, a leading BPM and Case Management platform provider, today announced that it has been named a Leader by Forrester Research, Inc. in the independent analyst firm’s “The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms, Q2 2016” report. Appian is the only BPM vendor in the report’s Leaders category. In addition, Appian received the highest scores of any vendor in two of the report’s three top-level “Current Offering” criteria, Declarative tooling for low-code development, and App deployment and security features. Appian also received the highest scores possible in three of the report’s four “Strategy” criteria, Strategy Assessment, Self-Service enablement, and Partner ecosystem.

Low-code platforms represent an emerging market that Forrester began tracking in 2014. Forrester defines low-code platforms as “Platforms that enable rapid delivery of business applications with a minimum of hand-coding and minimal upfront investment in setup, training, and deployment.”

The report cites that “Appian leads with compelling developer and process tools. Appian is the only business process management (BPM) vendor to crack the Leaders category in our Forrester Wave, reflecting heavy investment over the past two years to beef up its platform to better serve developers.”

The report also states: “Appian’s greatest strengths include a full-featured process modeler, mobile and user experience development, and cloud deployment. Appian also provides centralized functionality for managing and applying style sheets and branding, with support for pixel-perfect control over user interfaces. Appian has a wide partner ecosystem, which includes strategic partnerships with the largest systems integrators, management consultants, and implementation specialists.”

Samir Gulati, Vice President of Marketing at Appian, said, “Real business transformation happens when you can rapidly turn new ideas into new and modern software applications. We believe the Low-Code Platforms market will deliver incredible enterprise value, and we intend to continue leading the evolution of the market.”

Click here to download a complimentary copy of the report.

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