December 19, 2011

Appian Named Shortlist Leader in Ovum BPM Decision Matrix Report

Business Process Management Specialist Earns Highest Technology Scores

RESTON, Va.–December 19, 2011– Appian, the global innovator in enterprise and cloud-based business process management (BPM) software, today announced that global industry analyst firm Ovum has named Appian to the prestigious “Shortlist” in its new “Decision Matrix: Selecting a Business Process Management Vendor 2011” report.

The report evaluates BPM vendors based on a quantitative assessment of their technology capabilities, end-user sentiment and market impact. Top vendors are put in the “Shortlist” category, with others placed in “Explore” or “Consider” categories.

Somak Roy, Ovum Senior Software Analyst and author of the report, said, “Exceptional Technology and User Sentiment scores lead us to assign a ‘Shortlist’ rating to Appian, the only BPM specialist in the top Decision Matrix category.”

According to the report, “Appian scores the highest for the technology dimension, beating behemoths such as IBM.” In addition, “Appian’s User Sentiment score is remarkable, and unmatched by any other vendor with a ‘Shortlist’ rating.” The report recognizes Appian’s innovation leadership in Mobile BPM, Social BPM and Cloud BPM, stating, “Appian has made good use of contemporary user interface constructs and smartphone applications…Cloud-delivered BPM is the other notable aspect of Appian’s portfolio.”

“Appian is driving BPM software to new heights of enterprise value in the mobile and social age,” said Matthew Calkins, president and CEO of Appian. “By making BPM universally accessible and personalized to individual users, we allow everyone to reap the benefits of process innovation.”

About Ovum
Ovum provides clients with independent and objective analysis that enables them to make better business and technology decisions. Our research draws upon over 400,000 interviews a year with business and technology, telecoms and sourcing decision-makers, giving Ovum and our clients unparalleled insight not only into business requirements but also the technology that organizations must support. Ovum is part of the Informa Group.

About Appian

Appian delivers an enterprise platform for digital transformation that enables organizations to revolutionize their customer experience, optimize their business operations, and master global risk and compliance. Powered by industry leading Business Process Management (BPM) and Case Management capabilities, Appian’s low-code approach radically accelerates the time it takes to build and deploy powerful, modern applications, on-premises or in the cloud. For more information, visit