March 21, 2014

Appian Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in New Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for Intelligent Business Process Management Suites 2014 Report

RESTON, Va.— March 21, 2014 Appian, the market leader in modern business process management (BPM) and Case Management software, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant in the new “Magic Quadrant for Intelligent Business Process Management Suites 2014” (Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Intelligent Business Process Management Suites 2014” by T. Jones, et al, 3/17/2014).

Gartner defines an iBPMS as “an advanced category of BPM-enabling technologies. It is the natural evolution of the earlier BPMS market, adding more emphasis on support for greater system and human intelligence within business processes.” The report positions 14 vendors that are focused on this maturing market space.

A modern iBPMS platform embraces the technologies that are disrupting IT today: social collaboration, mobility, enterprise data/analytics, and cloud computing. As the report states, “Modern iBPMSs have added enhanced support for human collaboration, integration with social media, mobile access to processes, more analytics and real-time decision management.” In addition, “Vendors that grew in the flat [BPM] market tended to be those that offered iBPMS products, and those that were addressing the drivers for quicker project starts by delivering on cloud infrastructure.”

Matthew Calkins, president and CEO at Appian, said, “Appian delivers a single Work Platform that accelerates smarter decisions and actions. Through the unification of process, mobile, social, cloud, and data, we believe our customers are realizing Gartner’s vision of Intelligent Business Operations today.”

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About Appian

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