January 26, 2010

Appian Anywhere Leads SaaS BPM Market

State-of-the-Art Offering is Most Widely Used Complete On-Demand Business Process Management Suite

RESTON, Va.—January 26, 2010 Appian, the global innovator in enterprise and on-demand business process management (BPM) technology, today announced that Appian Anywhere leads the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) BPM market both is features/functionality and in enterprise- and SMB-level adoption. As demand continued to rise through 2009 for the cost reduction and agility benefits of the Appian BPM Suite, more and more companies opted for the Appian Anywhere low-cost, low-risk “BPM in the Cloud” subscription delivery model. According to the September 2009 “SaaS BPM: Silencing the Skeptics” report from Ovum/Datamonitor, “The ongoing recession has helped the cause of both SaaS and BPM. The SaaS model has endeared itself to customers that are wary of upfront capital investments, while BPM has helped businesses adapt quickly to the massive changes in the external environment. . .Datamonitor believes that this is the right time for BPM to take its SaaS strategy mainstream.”

Most Widely Used Platform
Appian Anywhere has more users and more generated revenue than any other complete on-demand BPM platform. Appian Anywhere customers include large enterprises such as Manulife Financial, Clayton Holdings and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, as well as mid-sized businesses such as Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Surrenda-link, Wray and Nephew and more. Appian’s free 30-day full-featured trials attract new organizations and users to BPM in the Cloud every week from around the globe.

Appian also continues to attract new partners who see strong revenue opportunities by building and delivering vertical and specialized solutions on Appian Anywhere. Examples include psHealth (UK healthcare provider), NRG (oil & gas) and Oakbrook Solutions (WealthWorx, a wealth management solution). These and other partners view the reach and low marketing and support overhead offered by the SaaS platform as a distinct advantage in capturing market share.

These partner-developed applications, as well as hundreds of Appian and customer-developed applications, templates and shared components are available to all Appian customers via the Appian Forum online collaboration community.

“Appian’s on-demand BPM platform is ideal for supporting our mission to help healthcare organizations leverage technology, while reducing cost and risk,” said Ingolv Urnes, founder and principal at psHealth. “It enables us to develop world-class solutions very quickly for our customers and offers us a new and attractive subscription-based revenue stream.”

State-of-the-Art Technology
Appian is the only vendor that provides an identical and complete BPM Suite in either a SaaS or on-premise deployment, with easy one-click portability between environments. A customer may choose to start their BPM journey with a SaaS-based pilot or “quick win” deployment. As BPM matures inside the organization, the customer can easily convert its SaaS-based platform to an internal IT managed offering. Additionally, customers wishing to reduce IT expenses have the option to convert any existing on-premise Appian installation to Appian Anywhere.

Appian Anywhere sets the industry standard for BPM speed and simplicity through many unique features and functions, including:

  • Complete Suite – everything you need to model, compose and execute BPM solutions in the Cloud
  • High Security – SAS-70 Type II audited; granular user and group privileges administration
  • High Reliability – 99.5% SLA
  • Simplified Contracting – No on-premise license required, online click-wrap agreement, provisioned in minutes
  • Easy Maintenance – All upgrades are managed and implemented by Appian and automatic to the customer
  • Single-Vendor Relationship – Appian contracts, configures and manages the Amazon Cloud for customers

“Appian is leading the SaaS BPM market based on our hallmarks of simplicity and speed-to-value,” said Matt Calkins, President and CEO of Appian. “Appian Anywhere stands in stark contrast to competitive offerings which are custom, complicated, costly and incomplete. The proof is evident in the success and satisfaction of our growing SaaS customer base.”

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 www.appian.com.