December 9, 2013

Appian Receives “Strong Positive” Rating in New Gartner, Inc. MarketScope Report on BPM Platform-as-a-Service

Appian, the market leader in modern Business Process Management (BPM) software, today announced that Appian Cloud has been given a “Strong Positive” rating in the new Gartner, Inc. “MarketScope for Business Process Management Platform as a Service”

Reston, Va.— December 9, 2013Appian, the market leader in modern business process management (BPM) software, today announced that Appian Cloud has been given a “Strong Positive” rating in the new Gartner, Inc. “MarketScope for Business Process Management Platform as a Service” report (Gartner, Inc. “MarketScope for Business Process Management Platform as a Service,” by M. Cantara, et al, November 15, 2013). Appian Cloud is the platform as a service delivery method for the Appian BPM Suite. Appian customer deployments are fully and easily portable between on-premise and cloud environments.

The term “bpmPaaS” refers to the delivery of business process management (BPM) platform as a service (PaaS) capabilities by a service provider. The MarketScope profiles the bpmPaaS capabilities of 14 vendors. According to the report: “bpmPaaS offerings differ in their abilities to automate, transform and manage processes and degree of cloudiness, as well as to accelerate application development and integration. This research reveals how these differences can be a roadblock to, or an accelerator of, business innovation.”

“Strong Positive” is the highest rating in the report methodology. The report defines the rating this way:

“Strong Positive is viewed as a provider of strategic products, services or solutions. Customers: Continue with planned investments. Potential customers: Consider this vendor a strong choice for strategic investments.”

According to Gartner, “Businesses use bpmPaaS to automate business processes, rapidly develop applications, connect business processes spanning multiple organizations, manage knowledge work and improve collaboration.” The MarketScope helps business process owners and senior IT managers involved in business process improvement and transformation programs identify the different characteristics of bpmPaaS offerings and determine if the technology in those offerings, as well as the commercial terms of their cloud contracts, is suited to their needs. The report also states: “PaaS is a mainstream component of organizations’ cloud strategies. Seventy-five percent of organizations surveyed are using PaaS or plan to, and bpmPaaS is the third largest segment in the PaaS market.”

Matthew Calkins, president and CEO of Appian, said, “Appian Cloud is a secure, scalable and reliable way to create a more nimble and adaptive organization. It is the fastest way to realize the full benefits of our modern work platform.”

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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.