July 19, 2010

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Selects Appian BPM

Multi-Million Dollar Contract Leverages Business Process Management Platform for Security Process Improvement

RESTON, Va.—July 19, 2010 Appian, the global innovator in enterprise and on-demand business process management (BPM) technology, today announced that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has selected the Appian BPM Suite for process automation and improvement. Appian will provide the technology platform and consulting services to create OCC’s Personnel Administration and Security System (PASS), a new enterprise system to automate on-boarding, off-boarding and security processing for all OCC employees and contractors. This contract includes an initial award with a value of over $2.1M for the initial phase with options to more than $3.6M to be exercised. The OCC is the agency of the U.S. Department of the Treasury that oversees the execution of laws relating to all national banks, and establishes rules and regulations governing the operations of those banks. OCC’s BPM license purchase represents an investment in Appian technology and consulting services to automate and improve one of the agency’s core support systems. The Appian-based PASS solution is being driven by OCC’s Critical Infrastructure Protection and Security (CIPS) office. PASS will replace OCC’s collection of existing personnel security systems, improve business processes, and enhance data management. To-date, OCC has used a number of disconnected systems – Microsoft (MS) Excel, MS Access, and Lotus Notes databases – to manage security actions. The ad hoc and disconnected nature of these systems has resulted in a number of potential issues. Using Appian, OCC will:

  • Enhance its safeguards for personally identifiable information (PII)
  • Eliminate redundant data entry through automated interfaces between existing systems
  • Create a central system of record for contractor information
  • Significantly ease data filtering, aggregation and report generation
  • Improve financial audit compliance through accountability for personnel processes

Further, by reducing the manual effort currently required to complete tasks, CIPS personnel will be able to focus more of their time on the core business of OCC security.

“Government agencies are increasingly turning to Appian’s BPM technology to automate manual processes, integrate disconnected systems, improve transparency and increase collaboration,” said Matthew Calkins, president and CEO of Appian. “We look forward to helping OCC optimize the performance of its core systems.”

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