August 3, 2007

Appian Named a Leader in Human-Centric BPM for Java Platforms by Leading Independent Research Firm

Appian Enterprise Recognized for “Strong Analytics and Collaboration Features”

Vienna, VA., August 2, 2007 Appian, an innovative global provider of business process management (BPM) technology, was recognized as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Human-Centric BPM For Java Platforms, Q3 2007. Recognized for its strong analytics and collaboration capabilities, Appian was among the select companies that Forrester invited to participate in this Forrester Wave Report, which evaluated leading human-centric business process management suite (BPMS) vendors across approximately 150 criteria. Forrester found that Appian’s BPM suite, Appian Enterprise, “is the easiest to use for building processes that pull together human work, analytics, and collaboration tools.”The report highlights Appian’s competitive advantages and key differentiators, stating: “This pure-play process specialist has a background in BI, as well as in monstrous deployments in terms of the number of users… It also has extremely powerful methods for administering massive numbers of end users. The company has true thought leadership in integrating BPM with BI, and also in expanding BPM to include collaboration tools for ad hoc processes.”The Forrester Wave goes on to state “Appian’s thought leadership in the areas of analytics and collaboration raises the bar for other vendors and truly differentiates the product. In addition, Appian’s development environment is one of the most user-friendly of all those we evaluated, without sacrificing functionality along the way… It is 100% Web-based with configurable and granular access. There is also an ‘impact analysis’ UI that clearly outlines the hypothetical and real impacts of changes to processes.”

“The 100% Web-based product’s excellent reporting capabilities and modeling environment make it one of the most powerful products in this market. Appian Enterprise unifies business intelligence (BI), collaboration, content, and process features.”

“By focusing on critical areas, such as collaboration, analytics and runtime processing, Appian has established itself as a thought and innovation leader in the Business Process Management arena,” said Matt Calkins, Appian chief executive officer. “Appian not only delivers one of the strongest BPM solutions on the market, but we also provide customers with one of the easiest solutions to deploy and manage, which ensures that they quickly gain value, even in the most complex environments.”

Appian Enterprise provides fully integrated process, knowledge and analytics capabilities to drive quantifiable ROI and expedite the delivery of next-generation, process-driven solutions. Appian Enterprise provides organizations with the industry’s most sophisticated platform for rapidly developing and deploying next-generation composite process applications and is the industry’s only enterprise-class BPM solution to combine best-of-breed process management with broad collaboration and strong analytics functionality, effectively bringing process management capabilities to a much wider audience.

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