June 15, 2005

Appian and Morgan Franklin Corp. Partner to Deliver Comprehensive, Web-Based Compliance Management Solutions

Vienna, VA., June 15, 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 MorganFranklin Corp. (MFC), a professional services company focused on helping customers reengineer critical business processes to improve data management, enhance productivity and ensure compliance with current regulatory laws.

The companies will work together to provide commercial and government customers with high-performance, standards-based solutions designed to streamline, orchestrate and optimize their strategic business processes, while preserving and extending existing IT investments.

“We are excited about the opportunity to combine Appian’s proven Business Process Management Suite with MorganFranklin’s extensive experience with the management and transformation of business processes,” stated Bob Morgan, CEO of MorganFranklin Corp. “Appian’s product suite integrates well with our strength in helping companies structure, manage and drive value from their corporate data.”

With this partnership, Appian and MorganFranklin Corp. are recognizing that there is a unique opportunity to leverage BPM technology in addressing Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance challenges. According to Gartner, the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and future regulatory requirements requires that collaboration systems be formal, process-oriented and documented. These formalized and supported collaborative processes can increase efficiency and become a platform for other kinds of collaboration and knowledge-sharing across other areas of the business.

“Together, Appian and MorganFranklin Corp. are delivering the platform, tools, functionality, and methodologies necessary for building collaborative, Web-based solutions to address specific business process challenges,” said Kevin Spurway, Vice President of Marketing at Appian. “This lifecycle approach to process management is especially critical for organizations looking to leverage flexible, extensible BPM-based platforms and solutions for their current and future compliance management initiatives.”

Appian and MorganFranklin Corp. realize that delivering and deploying BPM tools to manage mission-critical business controls will be a key success factor for companies looking to cost-effectively manage operations without sacrificing performance.

About MFC
MorganFranklin Corp. (MFC) is a diversified professional services company committed to improving the competitiveness and efficiency of our commercial and government clients by providing them with a comprehensive array of business advisory, management consulting, engineering and integration services. For more information, visit www.morganfranklin.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.