May 16, 2006

Intelligent Enterprise Names Appian a Company to Watch in Eighth Annual Editors’ Choice Awards

Leading Technology Publication Recognizes Industry’s Hottest Product and Solution Providers

Vienna, VA., May 16, 2006 Appian, the leading provider of human-centric business process management suites (BPMS), today announced that it has been recognized as a “Company to Watch” in Intelligent Enterprise’s eight annual editors’ choice awards. Appian’s people-centric approach to BPM is highlighted as key factor for its inclusion on the prestigious list, which appears in the May 2006 issue.”Every year we sift through our editorial coverage, reviews and research, including discussions with our top contributing writers and editors, and make our selections,” said David Stodder, editor-in-chief, Intelligent Enterprise. “Determining which companies to spotlight is always tough; we look beyond just financial performance to consider a range of leadership qualities. In our results, sometimes the smaller, innovative providers are more influential in the creation of ‘intelligent’ enterprises than the big software behemoths. We offer our congratulations to Appian for its inclusion as a ‘Company to Watch.’”

In determining the organizations that provide exceptional vision, technology innovation and customer leadership, Intelligent Enterprise reviewed a year’s worth of editorial research, reviews and conversations with the Intelligent Enterprise community of readers and contributing experts. The Editors’ highlighted the 48 companies as leading “Companies to Watch” across six categories that included business intelligent, business process management, enterprise applications, information integration, information management and performance management.

“This recognition by Intelligent Enterprise joins a list of recent accolades from the industry that acknowledge Appian’s innovative approach to BPM by bringing the processes to the people,” said Kevin Spurway, Vice President of Marketing for Appian. “We are pleased that Intelligent Enterprise has validated our leadership and innovation in the BPM market.”

Appian continues to receive accolades for technology and business leadership, having been recently named to KM World’s 2006 “Top 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management” list, and as a leader in the BPMS market by Forrester Research.

A complete list of this year’s honorees appears in the May 2006 issue of Intelligent Enterprise and on the Web site.

About Appian

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