January 31, 2005

Appian and iWay Software Announce Strategic Partnership

Partnership Combines Power and Agility of Appian Enterprise BPM Suite with iWay’s 280+ Industry-Leading Adapters

Vienna, VA., January 31, 2005 Appian Corporation, the first Business Process Management (BPM) company to deliver advanced process, knowledge management, and analytics capabilities in a fully integrated suite, and iWay Software, an Information Builders company, today announced a strategic partnership which will focus on providing intelligent integration adapters to the Appian Enterprise BPM Suite. Through this partnership, Appian is expanding the reach of its BPM solution into existing legacy and commercial enterprise applications, while significantly reducing the costs and complexities typically associated with integrating multiple, disparate information systems. Using iWay Software’s comprehensive Universal Adapter Framework, Appian customers can leverage the scalability and flexibility of Appian Enterprise to rapidly integrate third-party applications into their business processes. iWay’s 280+ Intelligent integration adapters plug seamlessly into Appian Enterprise, providing its high-performance process engine with fast, efficient, and reusable tools to connect to virtually any legacy system, mainframe, database, and commercial enterprise without any custom coding.”As organizations deploy enterprise-wide Business Process Management solutions, they often need to leverage critical information assets across highly distributed, heterogeneous environments,” said George Barlow, vice president of Strategic Alliances at Appian. “Appian’s partnership with iWay provides a cost-effective alternative to expensive, full-blown integration solutions for customers who need to simply and rapidly connect their business processes to third-party business applications and proprietary systems.”

Appian Enterprise 4 ships with a standard interface to the iWay Universal Adapter framework and includes step-by-step integration wizards that allow users to create reusable connections to the most commonly used business applications, including PeopleSoft, Oracle, and SAP. These integrations can be saved and reused in any Appian Enterprise process diagram. Appian Enterprise Developer’s Edition ships with a plug-in to Eclipse, the popular open source integrated development environment (IDE), allowing developers to easily customize any integration of their components.

iWay Adapters for Appian Enterprise
More than 280 Adapters for Appian Enterprise are currently available, including:

  • Packaged Application Adapters for Appian Enterprise. Enables organizations to tap into APIs and data structures of popular business packages, including SAP, PeopleSoft, Siebel and Oracle, so they can expose the business logic and data of their packaged applications across the Appian Enterprise BPM suite.
  • Mainframe and Legacy Adapters for Appian Enterprise. Provides connectivity with mainframes and legacy business systems, proving access to information storehouses that would otherwise be underutilized. The adapters provide access to relational, hierarchical, network, and OLAP databases, as well as file structures and enable mainframe connectivity.
  • B2B Adapters for Appian Enterprise. Supports transformation of non-XML formats, such as SWIFT, FIX, HIPAA, HL7, and EDI (X.12 and EDIFACT), to XML to be used within Appian Enterprise and then to any target system.
  • Data and Technology Adapters for Appian Enterprise. Supports bi-directional integration between transaction systems, such CICS and Tuxedo.

iWay adapters for Appian Enterprise are available immediately. Prices vary by adapter. For more information please visit Appian’s Web site at www.appian.com.

About iWay Software
iWay Software, an Information Builders company and the world’s leading adapter vendor, accelerates business integration by providing tools that make service-oriented architectures easy to implement. Clients achieve short-term ROI by using iWay to reduce custom programming and to solve problems quickly, while incrementally creating an architecture that supports long-term projects. The biggest names in software, including BEA and Microsoft, use iWay adapters to simplify access to ERP and CRM systems, messaging, legacy systems, e-business protocols like AS2 and ebXML, and more. Additional message transformation and data integration make iWay a natural integration choice – standalone or with other middleware. For more information visit www.iwaysoftware.com.

About Appian

Appian provides a leading low-code software development platform that enables organizations to rapidly develop powerful and unique applications. The applications created on Appian’s platform help companies drive digital transformation and competitive differentiation. For more information, visit www.appian.com.