March 27, 2006

Appian Customers and Partners Discuss the Benefits of Leveraging BPM Suites to Deploy Next-Generation Composite Process Applications

Appian Hosts Interactive Leadership Panel focused on Bringing Process to People Through Best-of-Breed Process Management, Broad Collaboration and Advanced Analytics

Vienna, VA – March 27, 2006 Appian, the leading provider of human-centric business process management suites (BPMS), has announced that it will unveil the industry’s most advanced BPM suite at Gartner’s Business Process Management Summit March 27-29, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee. As a Premier sponsor of Gartner’s second-annual BPM event, Appian will host an interactive leadership panel and present an educational session highlighting the value of using BPMS to rapidly develop and deploy next-generation composite process applications. Conference attendees will also have an opportunity to be among the first to preview Appian Enterprise 5, the latest evolution of Appian’s award-winning BPM suite. During Appian’s education session entitled: Next-Generation Enterprise Applications: Using BPM Suites to Build Process-Driven Composite Applications, Appian’s CEO, Matt Calkins will highlight the benefits of leveraging a more open, flexible BPM suite framework for building and orchestrating reusable applications and services across the entire enterprise.

Mr. Calkins’ educational session will be followed immediately by The BPM Five Interactive Panel and Workshop, comprised of Appian customers and partners and moderated by Mike Beckley, Appian vice president of product strategy. Conference attendees are encouraged to participate in this interactive case study panel comprised of process experts who will share their vision for how BPM suites can be used to rapidly build and deploy composite applications that address specific, process-centric business problems in areas including compliance, operations, procurement and government process management.

Solution Session/BPM Suite Workshop:
When: Tuesday, March 28th at 10:30am in Delta C
Presenter: Matt Calkins, CEO, Appian
Topic: Next-Generation Enterprise Applications: Using BPM Suites to Build Process-Driven Composite Applications

Interactive Case Study Panel:
When: Tuesday, March 28th at 11:00am in Delta C
Topic: The BPM Five Interactive Panel and Workshop
Panelists: Caroline Leies, Vice President, MorganFranklin Corporation
Indy Crowley, Vice President, IT, Institute for Defense Analysis
Stephen Smith, Senior Vice President, Rummler-Brache Group
Pat Steinmann, Department Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Vijay Sai, Manager, Financial and Business Systems, The Software Engineering Institute< br /> Moderator: Michael Beckley, Vice President of Product Strategy, Appian

Executive Networking Event at Appian’s Starting 5 Sports Bar:
Hosts: Appian’s Executive Team
When: Tuesday, March 28th from 6:15 – 9:15pm
Where: Jackson F Hospitality Suite
What: Conference attendees are invited to meet with Appian customers and executives and enjoy various activities at this sports-themed event featuring Golden Tee Golf, double-shot basketball, darts, and more.

“As the leading provider of human-centric BPM suites, we are pleased to participate for the 2nd year in a row as a Premier sponsor of this event,” said Kevin Spurway, Vice President of Marketing, Appian. “This conference is an opportunity for Appian to showcase our award-winning Appian Enterprise 5 BPM suite, which provides the industry’s only enterprise-class BPM solution to combine best-of-breed process management with broad collaboration and strong analytics functionality, effectively bringing process to people. We look forward to highlighting how our customers are leveraging Appian Enterprise to expedite the delivery of next-generation, process-driven solutions.”

For hands-on Appian Enterprise 5 BPM Suite tutorial and demonstration, or to speak with a business process expert, please visit Appian’s booth during the Vendor Showcase reception on Monday, March 27, or Tuesday, March 28. The Appian Solution Session and Interactive Case Study Panel are open to all attendees.

Gartner’s Business Process Management Summit 2006 will provide business and IT executives and project managers with the strategies and technologies they need to support process modeling, transformation and management. Attendees will learn how to get started with BPM, build a process-centric organization, and understand the roadmap to future trends in BPM. Additional information and the full agenda are available at

For more information about the conference and for a complete view of the agenda, visit

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