March 6, 2007

Appian Named One of KMWorld’s “100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management” For Third Consecutive Year

Vienna, VA., March 6, 2007 Appian, the leading provider of Business Process Management Suites (BPMS), today announced that it has been selected as one of KMWorld Magazine’s “100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management” for the third consecutive year.

Now in its sixth year, KMWorld’s “100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management” list is compiled by the publication’s editors, colleagues, KM practitioners, theorists, analysts, vendors and their customers.

“The list is conceived as a way to recognize some of the organizations leading the way in the knowledge economy. It’s designed to encourage a broader discussion of KM,” said Hugh McKellar, Editor In Chief of KMWorld. “Criteria for inclusion differ, of course, as do the technologies recognized, but all companies share the following: Each has helped to create a market, redefine one or enhance one, and all of them demonstrate the capacity for customer-driven agile innovation. Compilation of the list is a year-long, collaborative but informal process with vendors, analysts and colleagues.”

Last year, Appian released the latest version of Appian Enterprise, the award-winning BPM Suite widely recognized as one of the industry’s most sophisticated platforms for process improvement and process innovation. Last month, the company also announced Appian Anywhere, the first full-featured BPM Suite available via an on-demand, software as a service (SaaS) model. This subscription service provides all the functionality of the Appian BPM Suite plus additional features to provide organizations and departments with effortless site branding, administration and application deployment.

“We are proud to be highlighted by KMWorld for the third year in a row,” said Philip Larson, Director of Product Management for Appian. “Being named to the ‘100 Companies That Matter’ list validates our success in Business Process Management and affirms our belief that content and knowledge add value to business processes. The heart of Appian’s success in BPM continues to be finding innovative ways for organizations to connect corporate strategy to the work people do everyday.”

About KMWorld
The leading information provider serving the Knowledge, Document and Content Management systems market, KMWorld informs more than 50,000 subscribers about the components and processes – and subsequent success stories — that together offer solutions for improving business performance. KMWorld is a publishing unit of Information Today, Inc.

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