November 3, 2008

Surrenda-link Investment Management Selects Appian Anywhere (SaaS BPM) to Support Client Services

Investment Management Company to Deploy BPM for Policy Purchasing Procedures

Appian, an innovative global provider of business process management (BPM) technology, today announced that Surrenda-link Investment Management, a specialist asset manager advising on and managing assets worth over £1 billion / US $1.9 billion (as of 31/12/2007), has selected the Appian Anywhere Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) BPM Suite to manage their Client Services procedures. 

The Surrenda-link marketplace is constantly evolving, with ever increasing investment from Surrenda-link’s clients. In response, the company determined that process automation would yield significant benefits in productivity, the quality of client services delivered, and the company’s ability to scale as the business grows. Surrenda-link, however, did not want to lose its flexibility in responding to changing client needs. Using BPM from Appian, Surrenda-link will gain both automation and increased flexibility in its Policy Purchase process. 

Surrenda-link made the Appian selection after a thorough vendor evaluation. Conducted over five months, the evaluation process involved the company’s Business Analysts, IT department and business users. 

Bruce Spicer, Head of Information Management at Surrenda-link, said, “Appian offered us a unique approach with the Appian Anywhere Software-as-a-Service solution for our Business Process Management needs. Appian was the only vendor we found with a fully integrated suite, a good commercial model, and a proven track record in SaaS success. Additionally, we have built a strong working relationship with Vikki Hailey, Business Development Manager for Appian Europe.” 

Appian’s Managing Director for EMEA, Justin Thomas, said, “Appian is pleased to welcome Surrenda-link as a new and valued Appian Anywhere client. This strategic relationship reinforces the value of our SaaS solution and provides Surrenda-link with the flexibility and total control required to manage their business processes without the overhead of maintaining their own IT infrastructure.” 

About Surrenda-link:
Surrenda-link Investment Management has been established for almost two decades. Surrenda-link has been at the forefront of innovation with investments based upon life insurance policies. In 1992, Surrenda-link became the first company in the UK to devise and launch a TEP investment fund, and in 2004 created what is thought to be the world’s first Life Settlement-based stock exchange listed fund. For more information, visit www.slinvest.co.uk.


About Appian

Appian delivers an enterprise platform for digital transformation that makes it easy for organizations to move fast and revolutionize the customer experience. Powered by industry leading Business Process Management (BPM) and Case Management capabilities, Appian’s low-code approach radically accelerates the time it takes to build and deploy powerful, modern applications, on-premises or in the cloud. The world’s most innovative organizations use Appian to revolutionize their customer experiences, transform their business operations, and master global risk and compliance.