May 25, 2004

Appian Announces Supply Chain Management Group As Newest Strategic Partner

Appian to Work with Supply Chain Management Consulting Firm on Procurement Solutions

Vienna, VA., May 25, 2004 Appian Corporation, the leading provider of process-driven enterprise solutions for business and government, today announced the company’s new partnership with Supply Chain Management Group, Inc. As part of the Appian Strategic Partner Program, Supply Chain Management Group, Inc., will work directly with Appian to identify and implement supply chain management solutions to improve competitiveness and profitability for both Appian’s and Supply Chain Management Group, Inc.’s customers. Appian expects to work with Supply Chain Management Group, Inc., to bring end-to-end, enterprise procurement solutions to a wide variety of clients in both the public and private sectors, with a planned emphasis on eProcurement.

“We see many interesting and challenging opportunities in the world of eProcurement,” said George Barlow, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Appian. “The expertise we gain by partnering with a high-level firm like Supply Chain Management Group, Inc., helps us to develop comprehensive eProcurement solutions that change the way our clients do business.”

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., Supply Chain Management Group, Inc., boasts a team of experts in supply chain management, information technology, and operations analysis. The consulting firm’s client list includes a wide range of companies, from Calgon Carbon Corporation to Westinghouse Electric Company.

“Appian’s strategic partnership gives us even more opportunities to bring our supply chain and IT expertise to those companies in need of comprehensive procurement solutions,” said John Buchanan, a principal at Supply Chain Management Group, Inc. “We will work with Appian to utilize our experience with business process improvements and paradigm shifts that improve customer service and increase productivity and profit for our clients.”

“Everyone benefits from this kind of strategic business affiliation,” added Barlow. “Appian, our strategic partners, and, most of all, our customers.”

Appian’s Strategic Partner Program brings together the world’s leading software, services, and hardware companies to deliver a comprehensive suite of capabilities and expertise to address the product strategies and business initiatives critical to Appian’s customers.

More than 14 technology and services companies currently participate in Appian’s Strategic Partner Program, including EMC, Sun, and Verity.

About Supply Chain Management Group
Supply Chain Management Group, Inc. provides expertise to identify and implement Supply Chain Management solutions that improve clients’ competitiveness and profitability. We focus on clients’ customers while concentrating on reducing clients’ cost and improving their processes. SCMG has helped develop and implement business systems solutions for a wide range of organizations. For more information, visit or call 412-321-9610.

About Appian

Appian provides a leading low-code software development platform that enables organizations to rapidly develop powerful and unique applications. The applications created on Appian’s platform help companies drive digital transformation and competitive differentiation. For more information, visit