December 19, 2007

Appian Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in Recent Business Process Management Suite Magic Quadrant

VIENNA, Va.— December 19, 2007 Appian, an innovative global provider of business process management (BPM) technology, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, 2007” (Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, 2007” by J. Hill, et al. December 14, 2007.)

According to the report, “The products from all leaders have unique features that make sophisticated technical capabilities much more accessible to business process analysts and operational managers… Many leaders exhibit strong innovation in the products, business models, consulting and educational services, and solutions.”

“Appian is pleased to be positioned by Gartner in this way. This is the latest in a year of industry recognitions that validate the hard work and innovative spirit of our management team and staff,” said Matt Calkins, Appian chief executive officer. “We have led the market in BPM innovation since 1999, delivering the first and only comprehensive BPM suite that is simple to use, and easily customizable to the unique needs of individual businesses. Appian Enterprise’s 100 percent web-based architecture, combined with key document management, real-time analytics, and monitoring capabilities, simplifies process collaboration and innovation between business and IT, allowing all users across the organization to be part of the process of achieving corporate goals.”

Appian Enterprise delivers 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 composite process applications, and is the industry’s only enterprise-class BPM solution to effectively put process innovation in the hands of business users.

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted December 14, 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


About Appian

Appian delivers an enterprise platform for digital transformation that makes it easy for organizations to move fast and revolutionize the customer experience. 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. The world’s most innovative organizations use Appian to revolutionize their customer experiences, transform their business operations, and master global risk and compliance.