In case you missed our announcement earlier this week, 2012 was a great year for Appian. Demand for our worksocial BPM software around the world drove record-breaking company performance. Conventional wisdom is that BPM is anti-cyclical to the economy because it promises cost-reduction through automation. I don't believe that. Traditional BPM had the same tough year every other industry had in 2012.
What I do believe is that "work" has changed. Where it happens, when it happens, who's involved, and how they get it done. The IT consumerization revolution is far, far from over, but it is past its infancy. Huge numbers of us today already do at least as much work via mobile devices on-the-go as we do in our offices.
That's what drove Appian's record year. 98 new customers in 12 months decided our platform is uniquely capable of harnessing social, mobile and cloud innovation to drive value in their business. Global leaders in US and international government, insurance, financial services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, retail, food and beverage, and other industries joined the Appian community.
You can be part of that community as well - even if you're not an Appian customer or partner - by coming to Appian World 2013 (April 29-May 1 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.). In addition to hearing about BPM successes, lessons learned and industry predictions, you'll get a first-hand look at the power and simplicity of the Appian BPM Suite. (If you are a customer or partner, you can also sign up for free product training). Register today!
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