August 3, 2005

Appian & Evans Incorporated Partner to Deliver Process-Focused Compliance Solutions

Companies Combine Leading Business Process Management Technology with Best Practices Methodologies to Enable Self-Sustaining Compliance

Vienna, VA., August 3, 2005 Appian Corporation, the industry’s first Business Process Management (BPM) company to deliver advanced process, knowledge and analytics functionality in a fully integrated suite, today announced a strategic alliance with Evans Incorporated, a business process reengineering firm committed to helping organizations evolve their business processes, expand their use of technology, and improve their work environments. Combining best-of-breed process-driven compliance solutions and proven best practices methodologies, Appian and Evans will focus on accelerating customers down the path to self-sustaining compliance. Recognizing the necessity of aligning processes and technology best practices and implementations, specifically in the areas of compliance and regulatory issues, the companies will work together to improve performance of strategic business processes for commercial and government organizations.

“We are very excited about this partnership. Together, we enable customers to successfully design, communicate, implement and manage their strategic modernization initiatives,” said Susan M. Evans, Ph.D., CPE, President of Evans. “With Evans’ unique human-centered approach to change management and Appian’s flexible business process management platform, our customers can adopt solutions over time to continuously improve and support their evolving businesses.”

This alliance combines Evans’ expertise in business process improvement with Appian’s award-winning BPM technologies to deliver solutions that address real-world business needs. Appian’s BPM suite delivers advanced, fully integrated process, knowledge and analytics functionality that drives quantifiable ROI and facilitates the creation of next-generation, composite process solutions. With strong experience in business process improvement, Evans provides a wide range of information technology design and support services that revolve around helping its customers integrate technology into their work environments.

“As corporate requirements for operating efficiency, regulatory compliance and process improvement continue to increase in size and complexity, organizations are demanding comprehensive solutions that incorporate world-class technology and effective best practices methodologies,” said Kevin Spurway, Vice President of Marketing at Appian. “Combining Appian’s leading BPM technology with Evans’ expertise in business process improvement allows us to deliver solutions that enable organizations to continuously manage and improve their strategic business processes.”

About Evans Inc.
Incorporated in 1994, Evans Inc. is a woman-owned consulting firm committed to helping its clients improve their organizations by evolving their business processes, the way they use technology, and their work environments. The firm provides a full range of business process improvement (BPI) services, leveraging skills in both the business and information technology areas. The company views information technology as a key business enabler, and its staff has the experience to guide clients toward the effective use of technologies to increase the efficiencies and effectiveness of their business processes. For more information, please visit www.evolvenow.us.


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.