March 4, 2005

Appian named to “100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management 2005” List

KMWorld Recognizes Leaders in the Knowledge Economy

Vienna, VA., March 4, 2005 Appian Corporation, the first Business Process Management (BPM) company to deliver advanced process, knowledge management, and analytics capabilities in a fully integrated suite, today announced it has been recognized in KMWorld’s elite “100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management” list. Recognizing knowledge management as a key enabler of next-generation BPM, Appian was among the first companies to deliver fully integrated collaboration and knowledge management tools as part of its BPM suite, Appian Enterprise.”The list was conceived as a way to identify some of the organizations leading the way in the knowledge economy,” stated Hugh McKellar, Editor-in-Chief of KMWorld. “While the criteria varied, the companies recognized have either helped to create a market, redefine one or enhance one. And, they all share one very important characteristic – velocity of innovation.”

In determining the organizations leading the knowledge economy,KMWorld editors consulted with a wide range of KM practitioners, including analysts, industry experts, vendors and end-user customers. KMWorld’s list, which includes a diverse cross-section of companies who are implementing and advancing knowledge management in innovative ways, is intended to generate interest in and discussion about knowledge management tools and services.

“We are pleased to be recognized by KMWorld for our leadership and innovation in this market,” said Matt Calkins, president and CEO of Appian Corporation. “Appian has had tremendous success in applying knowledge management in ways that increase and enhance the productivity of intellectual capital. Having deployed the largest KM projects in the world, including the U.S. Army’s intranet which now has 1.8 million registered users, we realized early on that the most successful projects are those that link KM with high value business processes. By knowledge-enabling critical processes, our BPM suite, Appian Enterprise, is connecting the right people with the right information, and delivering it in the right context, allowing our customers to make better-informed decisions about their business.”

KMWorld has more than 50,000 subscribers, making it the leading information provider for the Knowledge, Document, and Content Management market. The publication is a subsidiary of Information Today, Inc., and offers solutions for improving business performance.

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