May 1, 2006

National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation Selects Appian Enterprise to Manage and Analyze 100 plus Business Processes

Company Selects Appian Enterprise 5 to Automate, Integrate and Analyze its Strategic Business Processes

Vienna, VA., May 1, 2006 Appian, the leading provider of human-centric business process management suites (BPMS), today announced that National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC), the premier private-market not-for-profit finance cooperative serving the nation’s rural utility systems, selected the award-winning Appian Enterprise BPM suite to automate its credit and compliance workflows, integrate disparate systems, and continue to deliver superior service to its 1000+ cooperative members.”After conducting an internal audit to identify, evaluate, categorize and prioritize more than 110 business processes that could be automated, we looked to partner with a company that could provide an enterprise platform with sophisticated document management capabilities, leverage a SOA infrastructure and give us increased visibility,” said Michael Carr, Vice President and CIO, CFC. “Appian exceeded all of our requirements and the Appian Enterprise BPM suite’s scalable design provides us with unmatched insight and control over our strategic business processes.”

The industry-leading Appian Enterprise BPM suite provides fully integrated process, knowledge and analytics functionality to drive quantifiable ROI and expedite the delivery of next-generation, process-driven solutions. CFC plans to leverage key components of the Appian Enterprise BPM suite including analytics, document management and Web services capabilities.

Using Appian Enterprise BPM suite, CFC will provide its managers with unprecedented visibility into and control over their strategic business processes. Appian Enterprise’s secure, Web-based reporting dashboards will allow CFC to establish and measure key performance indicators and view performance metrics, exception notifications and process audit trails, so that managers can quickly identify business issues and inefficiencies and take corrective action.

As a key component to CFC’s new Enterprise System initiative, Appian Enterprise BPM suite will electronically orchestrate data exchange among CFC’s Credit Workflow systems and compliance processes and transform them into a single, consolidated end-to-end enterprise process. The Appian Enterprise BPM suite complements CFC’s existing infrastructure and will enable seamless data exchange across several pre-identified business processes, creating cross-functional capabilities between Credit Workflow and Borrower Compliance functions.

“CFC has a strategic vision to not only gain additional efficiencies by improving its business process, but also develop an enterprise platform that will scale to its increasing needs,” said Kevin Spurway, Vice President of Marketing at Appian. “With Appian Enterprise BPM suite, CFC will increase business process efficiencies as they continue to enhance member services and support.”

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