March 5, 2008

Appian Voted “Best in Show” at BPM Tech Show

Audience Selects Appian From 15 Competitors For Delivering The Most Compelling Overall Vendor Offering

VIENNA, Va.— March 5, 2008 Appian, an innovative global provider of business process management (BPM) technology, today announced it was selected as “Best in Show” by the attendees of the BPM Tech Show, which ran February 25-27, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. Taking place at various locations in the U.K. and U.S. since 1996, the BPM Tech Show has emerged as the leading event focused exclusively on minimizing risk and accelerated decision-making around BPM software selection. Last week’s event involved nearly 150 individuals representing a wide variety of government and commercial organizations seeking BPM solutions. Among BPM Tech Show attendees polled, 70% stated that their decisions to purchase were “greatly influenced” by what they saw presented last week. Of these, 57% stated they expected to purchase a BPMS solution within 6 months, and more than 90% cited expectations to do so within a year. Disclosed budgets for anticipated BPM software investments ranged from $50,000 to over $1,000,000.

Attendees participated in a series of presentations delivered by 15 invited vendors, and ranked each based on their perceived value and overall presentation quality. Appian received the highest marks in both regards, along with comments such as “Truly Innovative,” “Great UI” as well as “Superior Demo, Powerful Capabilities.”

In a tightly contested competition, Appian bested other participating vendors including Ascentn, BEA Systems, BizAgi, Bluespring Software, Cordys, Graham Technology, HandySoft, Integrify, Itensil, Fujitsu, Lombardi, Pallas Athena, Pegasystems and TIBCO.

At the event’s conclusion, several vendors also participated in a moderated “shoot out” session, demonstrating their approach to addressing a specific business process use case provided a week prior. Here Appian tied for first place (based on audience voting).

“Our selection as Best-in-Show overall, and our performance in the head-to-head vendor shoot out, are testaments to the power and flexibility of the Appian Enterprise platform,” said Samir Gulati, Vice President of Marketing at Appian. “The BPM Tech Show attracts a very savvy audience in the process management community, and we are proud to receive this honor.”

About the BPM Tech Show
This unique event format was designed by leading independent consultants and industry analysts in the field of BPM. The BPM Tech Show is the only of event its kind, designed to go from introduction to evaluation of BPM software. This event program was designed to help organizations minimize risk and accelerate decision-making around BPM software selection. Based around an assessment framework and onsite introductions to the leading BPM vendors, it provided an opportunity for delegates to fast track their BPM projects and technology assessments, saving them hundreds of hours and many thousands of dollars. The BPM Tech Show is held every four months in locations across the U.S. and U.K. For more information visit

About Appian

Appian provides a leading low-code software development platform that enables organizations to rapidly develop powerful and unique applications. The applications created on Appian’s platform help companies drive digital transformation and competitive differentiation. For more information, visit