September 15, 2011

Appian Enhances BPM Enablement Program for Strategic Business Process Management Success

Expanded Appian Reference App Simplifies Process Application Development

RESTON, Va.—September 15, 2011— Appian, the global innovator in enterprise and cloud-based business process management (BPM) software, today announced a new and expanded Appian Reference App as part of its comprehensive services offerings and methodology for ensuring BPM software project and program success. The enhanced Appian Reference App, a component of Appian Professional Services’ BPM Enablement offering, is immediately available in the cloud for all Appian customers and partners directly from Appian Forum, Appian’s online content and knowledge-sharing community.

Appian already provides a large set of reference apps in the cloud covering HR On-boarding and Security Processing, Federal Procurement and a host of process areas in Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare and other industries. The new and enhanced Appian Reference App provides a “guided tour” for building applications from specifications to design to final product, capitalizing on Appian’s best-practice delivery methodology and incorporating Appian’s latest Mobile BPM and Social BPM capabilities. It will be continuously upgraded in step with all future enhancements to Appian functionality.

The new Appian Reference App makes it easy for developers to quickly create high-value process applications by:

  • Demonstrating Appian best practices in process application development
  • Following Appian’s proven STAR Methodology (Strategize, Transform, Actualize and Rollout)
  • Providing examples of both simple and complex Appian software features
  • Showing how to get the most out of Appian’s mobile features and social business interface
  • Including detailed explanations and annotations for all parts of the application
  • Including two fully working process applications, as well as a collection of standalone example models

“Appian’s BPM Enablement service provides the expert guidance and/or staffing needed to get a BPM project team member off the ground and delivering results rapidly,” said Medhat Galal, Director of Appian’s Center of Excellence. “The new Appian Reference App is a major step in our mission of ensuring customer and partner success and enabling BPM self-sufficiency.”

In addition to BPM Enablement packages, including Quick Start, Turn-key and Expert Staffing, Appian Professional Services also delivers BPM Enhancement and BPM Excellence services. BPM Enhancement services deliver dedicated or on-demand solution support teams to ensure production deployment success and to extend the value of Appian solutions. BPM Excellence services enable an iterative evolution that guides customers through an enterprise BPM roadmap and BPM Center of Excellence (CoE) services to create enterprise-wide BPM programs.

“Appian ensures the success of our customers by combining comprehensive and world-class professional services with our industry-leading BPM software suite,” said Matthew Calkins, President and CEO of Appian. “As a result, our customers achieve unparalleled business value while avoiding many of the common pitfalls of a BPM implementation.”

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