June 2, 2008

Appian Announces Appian for SharePoint for Seamless Microsoft Integration

New Module Extends SharePoint with Enterprise BPM Capabilities

VIENNA, Va.— June 2, 2008 Appian, an innovative global provider of business process management (BPM) technology, today announced the availability of Appian for SharePoint. The packaged integration extends the value of the industry-leading Appian Enterprise BPM Suite for users of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS). Business users are increasingly adopting MOSS due to its native integration with other Office desktop applications. By making it easy to import process data from Appian into SharePoint, or invoke SharePoint data within Appian Enterprise, Appian for SharePoint continues Appian’s mission to offer the most flexible, easy-to-use, and comprehensive BPM suite on the market. Appian for SharePoint enables users of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 platform to take advantage of the powerful process orchestration, task handling, and process reporting capabilities of the Appian platform. Appian SharePoint WebPart interfaces can be used to handle tasks and display any process performance reports in a native SharePoint dashboard. Appian for SharePoint also gives process designers greater control over workflow and processes in the SharePoint environment. Appian for SharePoint provides services interfaces for controlling SharePoint Sites, Documents, Folders, and Permissions through Appian processes and rules. As the mandate to focus on process improvement and the alignment of business and IT increases, Appian for SharePoint plays a critical role in helping companies extend the value of their entrenched Microsoft Office environments. Marrying structured Appian processes with unstructured SharePoint collaboration areas increases knowledge sharing and improves exception handling. This deep level of integration between an industry leading BPM system and the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is unique in the industry, and will help increase user adoption of BPM by presenting tasks and work in a familiar interface.”Business process management and workflow are crucial areas where SharePoint’s basic capabilities need to be supplemented to realize maximum value,” said Matthew Calkins, President and CEO of Appian. “Many of our customers plan to use Appian for SharePoint as a powerful yet simple mechanism for bringing the power of process innovation into the hands of SharePoint users.”


About Appian

Appian delivers an enterprise platform for digital transformation that enables organizations to revolutionize their customer experience, optimize their business operations, and master global risk and compliance. Powered by industry leading Business Process Management (BPM) and Case Management capabilities, Appian’s low-code approach radically accelerates the time it takes to build and deploy powerful, modern applications, on-premises or in the cloud. For more information, visit www.appian.com.