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Delivering on the Promise of Digital Transformation at SIFMA OPS 2017

Michael Heffner, Vice President, Solutions and Industry Go To Market
May 19, 2017

We were delighted to participate in the recent SIFMA OPS 2017 conference in Boca Raton, Florida. It is encouraging to engage with so many of you as you undertake digital transformation to optimize performance, streamline operations, and overcome the threat of disruption at your financial services institutions.

Fact of the matter is, market forces have a way of cutting to the chase - and rather quickly. Which means that embracing digital transformation is not just a choice. It is our best option to stay ahead of the disruption curve.

Perhaps this is why in a recent survey 87% of global 2000 executives report they have digital transformation initiatives planned for 2017. The surveyalso revealed that only a handful of organizations get digital transformation right, and even fewer have benefited from the business value digital transformation promises to deliver.

Those that are succeeding with digital transformation are seeing significant impact to the business.

At SIFMA, we heard the Fidelity Information Portal success story from Maria Cavero, Sr. Project Manager. Ms. Cavero shared with the audience that Fidelity aimed at streamlining and automating all tasks around due diligence business processes, and used Appian to launch the integrated portal. She said they successfully automated and centralized core business processes, with a net impact of 75% improved efficiency and a positive end-user experience.

Develop 10x faster with Appian.

While there are many technology choices for digital transformation out there, see why Forrester cites Appian as a leader among low-code app development platforms. Forrester defines this low-code approach as "Platforms that enable rapid delivery of business applications with a minimum of hand-coding and minimal upfront investment in setup, training, and deployment." Our Appian platform is used by financial services institutions across the globe to tackle complex issues across the full range of process automation and case managementuse cases, including critical compliance requirements.

Interested in learning more? Let's set up time to discuss your digital transformation strategies.

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Mike Heffner

Vice President, Global Capital Markets and Banking Industry