May 30, 2006

Appian to Deliver BPM-based E-Procurement Solution for Defense Information Systems Agency

Appian Technology to Manage and Automate DISA’s End-To-End Procurement Process

Vienna, VA., May 30, 2006 Appian Corporation, the leading provider of human-centric business process management suites (BPMS), today announced that Appian’s Government Acquisition Management solution was selected by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) as part of its recent contract award to Pearson Analytic Solutions (formerly KEI Pearson), to create an Enterprise Business Modernization (EBM) System. As a BPM-based e-procurement solution, Appian’s Government Acquisition Management solution is the core of the new EBM system which will allow DISA to better manage its procurement lifecycle, allowing efficient, integrated “one-stop shopping” for DISA’s Procurement and Logistics/Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (PL/DITCO).

Powered by the award-winning Appian Enterprise BPM suite, Appian’s Government Acquisition Management solution is a 100 percent Web-based, end-to-end solution that will connect procurement operations, systems, and DISA personnel in a collaborative, process-driven procurement framework. DISA will leverage Appian’s solution to increase operational efficiencies by providing a single web-based system for customers, contractors, and administrators to manage all pre-award, award and post-award activities.

“Appian’s experience in providing federal government agencies with BPM-based procurement solutions is a perfect fit for this critical project,” stated Allen Shay, president and CEO, Pearson Analytic Solutions. “We look forward to working with the Appian as we provide DISA with the technical assistance, project management and business process analysis and support that they need to get EBM up and running quickly and smoothly.”

The Government Acquisition Management solution is a component of Appian’s Government Process Management (GPM) Suite, comprised of government-specific solutions that drive improvements in productivity and work quality by automating complex government processes and providing real-time access to critical government information and applications. Although it standardizes the use of procurement best practices, the Government Acquisition Management solution is process-based so it gives individual agencies the flexibility to easily adapt to meet their changing requirements. Built on the industry-leading Appian Enterprise BPM suite, Appian’s solutions provide fully integrated process, knowledge and analytics functionality to drive quantifiable ROI and expedite the delivery of next-generation, process-driven solutions.

“We are pleased that DISA has joined the growing number of government agencies that are leveraging Appian’s flexible, process-based approach to streamlining and improving acquisition processes,” said Kevin Spurway, Vice President of Marketing at Appian. “Appian is excited to play a key role on the team that will provide DISA with a way to optimize their procurement processes in order to gain significant process improvements. Implementing Appian’s Government Acquisition Management solution will allow DISA to effectively enforce policy compliance, reduce acquisition cycle times and ultimately drive acquisition cost savings.”

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