November 29, 2007

Appian and Cape Clear Announce Partnership

Business Process Management and Enterprise Service Bus Pure-Play Leaders Extend Services with Integrated Process Management Solutions

VIENNA, VA. and SAN MATEO, CA.— November 29, 2007 Appian, an innovative global provider of business process management (BPM) technology, announces a new alliance with Cape Clear® Software, the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Platform leader. The combination enables the design, development and deployment of end-to-end business processes spanning system-to-system integration and service orchestration with Cape Clear’s ESB platform, and advanced human-facing process management delivered by Appian’s comprehensive BPM suite, Appian Enterprise. Customers can now enjoy the benefits of an integrated BPM and ESB environment that facilitates rapid time to solution, process simplification and less complex integration to existing systems. By bridging the gap between human interactions and system interactions, users of the combined solution will significantly improve their ability to change and modify enterprise process applications while leveraging the benefits of service oriented architecture (SOA). Appian and Cape Clear have already engaged in multiple opportunities across a variety of industries in North America. Future plans will focus on leveraging implementation and support best practices, embedded components, and other new features that extend the capabilities of both products.

“Clients are increasingly looking to bring together SOA and BPM in order to connect IT assets with the processes that ultimately consume them,” commented Ian Charlesworth, principal analyst at Ovum. “This partnership plays directly to this market demand.”

“SOA plus BPM is a compelling combination for enterprises, but although it is an easy equation to write down, in practice it is not easy to bring the value of these two initiatives together,” says Neil Ward-Dutton, research director at analyst firm Macehiter Ward-Dutton. “This partnership leverages the strengths of two best-of-breed technology providers to help customers address the opportunities and challenges that come from pursuing BPM and SOA together.”

“With this partnership, Cape Clear’s ESB is blazing a trail in on-demand, system-to-system integration and process management,” said Rich Novak, vice president worldwide sales and service at Cape Clear. “Our customers are coming to us with an increasing set of use cases where their integrations and services need to interact with people in diverse and rich ways. We can now offer them sophisticated support for human workflows via this partnership with Appian. This is further evidence of the central role played by the ESB in all aspects of business integration and automation.”

“This partnership enables organizations to align their SOA and BPM objectives from the project start,” commented Samir Gulati, vice president, marketing at Appian. “Customers will realize a better long-term return on both investments.”

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About Cape Clear Software
Cape Clear is the ESB Platform Leader that delivers proven On-Demand Integration reliability, scalability, and performance to connect any content, services, or software across the internet using Web services. Recognized by Gartner, Forrester, and ITWeek Magazine as the leading ESB, Cape Clear is in deployment by the leading financial services, communications, software on-demand, media, government, energy, transportation, and defense organizations in the world. Founded in 1999, Cape Clear Software is a privately-held firm with headquarters in San Mateo, Calif., and offices in Atlanta, Ga.; Chicago, Ill.; Denver, Colo.; Waltham, Mass.; Dublin, Ireland; and, London, UK. For more information, please visit

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