June 20, 2007

Appian Customer Archstone-Smith to Present A Real World Case Study on its Appian Deployment at BPMInstitute’s Leading BPM Conference

Vienna, VA., June 20, 2007 Appian, the leading provider of Business Process Management Suites (BPMS), today announced that Archstone-Smith, one of the nation’s largest apartment companies, is presenting at BPMInstitute’s BPM Conference to discuss its successful and rapid deployment of Appian Enterprise. In addition, Appian is also sponsoring and exhibiting at the conference to showcase its award-winning Appian Enterprise BPM suite (BPMS) along with its Appian Anywhere On-Demand solution. The conference is designed to facilitate knowledge sharing amongst BPM professionals and will host presentations by the best and brightest industry luminaries, independent analysts and experienced practitioners from world class organizations.

“Archstone-Smith selected Appian’s award-winning BPM Suite to rapidly automate its critical business processes and move from paper-based to electronic forms management,” said Samir Gulati, Vice President of Marketing, Appian. “We were able to deploy our BPM solution within six months, delivering great value to Archstone-Smith. The company’s presentation should provide other attendees with real world examples, insight and next steps of implementing a strategic BPM deployment.”

Archstone-Smith’s Director of Business Process Management, David Carpenter, will present on “Rapid BPM Deployment: Six Months To Deliver Value” on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM. Archstone-Smith, one of the nations largest apartment companies, faced three key challenges that prompted the creation of a BPM initiative: high employee turn over, thousands of forms scattered throughout the enterprise, and lack of consistency in processes. With the first of many implementation phases in process, Carpenter will discuss the original business case, the implementation scope, lessons learned, and what’s next for BPM at Archstone-Smith.

Appian Enterprise provides fully integrated process, knowledge and analytics capabilities to drive quantifiable ROI and expedite the delivery of next-generation, process-driven solutions. Appian Anywhere is the first full-featured Business Process Management Suite available via an on-demand, software as a service (SaaS) model. The entire award-winning Appian BPM Suite is now available through the Internet browser with no downloads required for modeling or running automated processes.

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.