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We're a Leader: 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ and Critical Capabilities for Enterprise LCAP

Elizabeth Bell, Appian
October 23, 2023

Our world demands agility, and only the organizations with the right tools will be able to adapt to today's fast-changing business landscape. 

Low-code helps organizations quickly create and customize powerful software applications to address their business needs. With an enterprise low-code application platform (LCAP), organizations are in an excellent position to respond to changing business conditions. This means they can innovate at a rapid pace, stay ahead of what might come next, and thrive into the future.

New waves of digital transformation continue to challenge the state of business capabilities across all verticals and create opportunities for technology disruptions. Modern IT leaders cannot afford to rely solely on traditional, high-code application development approaches. They must accept the march of progress to higher abstraction levels for application development and embrace low-code platforms to accelerate application development. LCAPs also provide opportunities for organizations to stay up to date with the most recent practices — for example, platform engineering and technology innovation like AI-assisted application development and, specifically, the recent trend of generative AI.

2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms (LCAP)

Notably, Gartner® released its Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms (LCAP) last week, and we’re pleased to announce that Appian has been named a Leader. 

Appian also ranked number one for the Business Workflow Automation with Integration Use Case in the October 2023 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms (LCAPs), which extends the Magic Quadrant’s research. Read the report to see how we scored for all these use cases:

  • Automating B2E departmental and workgroup.

  • Composing B2E departmental and enterprise apps.

  • Multiexperience applications.

  • Business workflow automation with integration.

  • Business digitization, prototyping and innovation.

The Gartner recognition comes on the heels of Everest Group naming Appian a Leader in their report, Process Orchestration Products PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2023, which analyzed 18 technology providers. Forrester also recently recognized Appian with the highest scores possible in the Forrester Wave™ for Digital Process Automation Software, Q4 2021. 

Learn more about why Appian was recognized below. 

A robust platform for process automation.

The Appian Platform fulfills a wide variety of business technology needs, equipping companies with generative AI, data fabric, and end-to-end process automation. 

And we make it easy to leverage AI via our patented SAIL and data fabric architecture, our AI Copilot, and our private AI strategy for faster delivery of powerful and secure end-to-end process automation solutions.

See the Appian Platform for yourself.

We’ve built our platform with AI at every level, and we’re incorporating even more AI capabilities to enhance both the user experience and software development, including: 

  • Appian AI Copilot. With the new Appian AI Copilot, powered by generative AI and available as part of our 23.3 launch, you can upload a PDF and generate a user-ready form that works perfectly within your applications. These digitized forms are enabled through AI document understanding.
  • Appian AI Skills. Appian AI Skills process content at scale and automate repetitive tasks, such as classifying emails and extracting data from documents. Developers can quickly create and train AI models and incorporate them into business functions, all in the low-code AI Skill Designer.
Combining generative AI and low-code enables developers to build powerful applications at a whole new pace—making these employees more productive and valuable than ever and reducing both time and costs in the development process.
—Appian, Generative AI + Low-Code: 4 Things to Know

We’re committed to enabling our customers with more AI-powered tools across the Appian Platform. Expect new generative AI capabilities in upcoming releases, including:

  • Self-service analytics through AI-powered natural language queries of Appian’s data fabric.
  • AI-generated workflows assembled on-the-fly based on natural language prompts.
  • AI-enabled out-of-the-box solutions.

See our vision for bringing process automation and AI together in Appian.

Appian in action.

Strong processes are at the heart of innovative and competitive organizations. Effective processes enable you to deliver excellent customer experiences. And adaptable processes you can govern at an organizational level allow you to stay compliant with local, state, federal, and global regulations, even as those regulations change.

We’re helping organizations like the US Air Force do just this: they built a new contract writing application to replace seven legacy systems. Then, there’s Addiko Bank, which shortened its loan approval times from seven to three business days. And Poste Italiane used Appian to save 25% on lead times with a case management solution.

Want to learn more? See our strengths come to life: How 12 Industry Leaders Revolutionized Their Processes.

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