August 23, 2005

Appian Further Solidifies Lead in BPM Market, Offering RFID Integration to Enhance Process-Driven Solutions

Company Showcases RFID-Enabled, BPM-Based Asset Management Solution at 2005 U.S. Army DOIM/AKM Conference

Vienna, VA., August 23, 2005 Appian Corporation, the first Business Process Management (BPM) company to deliver advanced process, knowledge, and analytics capabilities in a fully integrated suite, will demonstrate it’s RFID-enabled, BPM-based Asset Management solution at the 2005 Directorate of Information Management (DOIM)/Army Knowledge Management (AKM) Conference, August 23 – 25, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. By offering integrated radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, Appian’s Asset Management solution allows organizations to capture critical information about their physical assets and significantly improve the way they manage their inventory and supply chains.”The U.S. Army is well known for its visionary approach to information management,” said Kevin Spurway, Vice President of Marketing, Appian Corporation. “Appian is pleased to have the opportunity at DOIM/AKM to demonstrate the fusion of next generation process management software and RFID as an extended Internet technology. Together, BPM and RFID enable solutions that deliver compelling advantages over existing asset and inventory management approaches.”

Powered by Appian Enterprise, Appian’s Asset Management solution enables organizations to document the existence of and actively manage their assets, while providing a comprehensive view of the location of those assets. By implementing an integrated BPM and RFID solution, organizations can gather asset information in real-time while reducing human error and improving organizational ability to track inventory, equipment and other material. Appian’s Asset Management solution transcends basic RFID-enabled asset tracking to automatically identify aging hardware, expiring warranties, service agreement status, or potential failures. Once issues are identified, the solution automatically initiates the internal business processes that trigger repair operations, routine maintenance, or replenishment activities.

According to Forrester Research’s RFID: The Complete Guide published in Spring 2005, “RFID opportunities hinge on new processes – most of which will require users to look beyond their current legacy and packaged applications. More and more, firms will use composite applications – a collection of Web services that knit together content and function in a specific sequence – to manage RFID activities.”

Traditional enterprise applications lack the architectural flexibility, scalability, and real-time analytics functionality necessary for ensuring reliable processing of the increased data volumes RFID adoption is expected to generate. Built on a highly scalable and extensible BPM platform, Appian’s Asset Management solution supports intelligent filtering and routing of information to the appropriate destinations, while facilitating end-to-end orchestration of RFID-related processes that span multiple applications and enterprises.

With this new composite process solution, Appian further extends its leadership in the BPM Suite (BPMS) market as the first provider to combine integrated RFID technology with sophisticated process management and composite application development capabilities such as document management, rules management, real-time analytics, dashboards and portal functionality.

Co-Sponsored by AFCEA International and the Army Chief Information Officer (CIO/G-6) and NETCOM/9th ASC, the Directorate of Information Management (DOIM)/Army Knowledge Management (AKM) Conference is the premier forum for Government and Industry to exchange ideas about commercial best business practices and government implementations.

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