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Deloitte Tech Trends and Appian

Staff, Deloitte
May 4, 2021

Every year Deloitte comes out with its annual Tech Trends, which provide “insights and inspiration for the digital journey ahead.”  They aim to identify opportunities that are likely to transform businesses over the next 18-24 months.

This year we couldn’t help but picture the important role that Appian can play in helping our customers capitalize on these trends.  Let’s discuss two of these trends.


Trend 1: Strategy, engineered

“As business and technology strategy become increasingly inseparable, technology choices bear a greater role in enabling—or potentially constraining—organizational strategy. As a result, the distinction between corporate strategy and technology strategy is blurring—each needs to inform the other.” -Deloitte Tech Trends 2021

Now more than ever, technology strategy is business strategy.  More and more businesses are turning to large scale technology transformations to help evolve their business.  Deloitte is ready to meet these needs. In fact, Deloitte was recognized by Appian as the Transformation Partner award winner at AppianGOVERNMENT20.

Delolitte knows that businesses are also looking to see how they can use technology to plan out their future strategies, and has developed an implementation approach for Appian solutions with this in mind.

Using an incremental methodology, our Appian Method focuses on the client’s MVP solution first and then builds out more capability over time to meet their roadmap and vision. With this process, we aim to inspire them to consider what other parts of their business can be improved with low-code solutions like Appian.

Their future strategies are informed through the power of low-code development.

Read more about this trend here.


Trend 2: Core revival

“Modernizing legacy enterprise systems and migrating them to the cloud may help unleash an organization’s digital potential. Until recently, these undertakings could also bust that same organization’s digital transformation budget.” But now, “some are exploring opportunities to shift core assets to increasingly powerful platforms, including low-code options.”-Deloitte Tech Trends 2021


At Deloitte, we see the power of low-code automation platforms like Appian to help businesses with their legacy system modernization projects. We have many clients who are looking to move to the cloud and looking to ease their IT budgets, and we have found that Appian can help with both asks.

This trend also goes on to say: “In the current economic climate, it’s more strategically important than ever to help your legacy core systems support the agility, innovation, and new modes of working that fuel that digital potential. Yet costs associated with popular approaches to core modernization—particularly those used with custom-coded business transaction systems such as application rewrites and cloud migrations—can give some organizations pause.”

Deloitte understands that the cost of a “core revival” can be daunting.  This is why we are so excited about the power of Appian and its cloud offerings.  We are currently working with clients to take their on-premise, legacy systems to the cloud.  We are well versed in the complexities that come with data migrations, application security, and tool integrations. Whether it’s on Appian’s managed cloud or on a client’s managed cloud, Deloitte has experience meeting the needs of its clients.

There has been no better time for a business to think in an agile and flexible manner. Applications can be rapidly prototyped, developed and deployed in the Appian platform.  Deloitte sees great potential in easing business pain points and offering the flexibility that comes with low-code.

You can read more about this Deloitte Tech Trend here.

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