February 28, 2007

Talisen Partners with Appian to Integrate and Resell the Company’s Industry Leading Business Process Management Solution

Appian and Talisen Highlight Value of the Partnership with AmerenUE Customer Deployment

Vienna, VA., February 28, 2007 Appian, the leading provider of Business Process Management Suites (BPMS), today announced that it has signed a partnership with Talisen Technologies to integrate and resell the company’s leading BPM technology. Talisen will be extending the value of its wide breadth of security and infrastructure solutions by incorporating Appian’s leading BPM technology for automating key processes within customer environments. Already at work at AmerenUE, Talisen Technologies and Appian have successfully collaborated to provide AmerenUE with an automated solution for managing its design change notification system, ensuring complete control over and visibility into the entire process. Talisen Technologies served as the prime contractor, providing solutions and services to achieve AmerenUE’s desired business outcomes, with Appian delivering the underlying technology required to achieve these objectives. For future customers, Talisen will leverage both Appian’s enterprise solution as well as its breakthrough Web-based, on-demand solution, depending on customer requirements.

“Talisen is a strong believer in the value that BPM technology can deliver to just about every aspect of a company’s business from SOX to IT to Marketing, and Appian Enterprise is one of the most robust solutions available,” said George Van Antwerp, Vice President of Talisen’s BPM Practice. “Appian’s legacy in the business intelligence space, proven customer base, and willingness to work with partners makes this an attractive relationship for Talisen.”

Talisen distinguishes itself from many other IT consulting and systems integrators because of its focus on IT and business alignment. Talisen recognizes that organizations that achieve supernormal results are those whose IT organizations are devoted to the pursuit of business goals and focus on continuous process improvement. Talisen’s clients include The Boeing Company, Emerson and the British Ministry of Defence.

Appian delivers a powerful and efficient development environment, enabling Value Added Resellers to extend the benefits and ROI of their complementary offerings. As organizations look to leverage BPM and human workflow tools as a platform for speeding time to market for their process-based solutions, Appian Enterprise delivers the broadest set of BPM capabilities on the market as well as new tools that enable software vendors to easily embed it within their existing solutions.

Appian Enterprise provides organizations with the industry’s most sophisticated platform for rapidly developing and deploying next-generation composite process applications. The latest evolution of Appian’s award-winning Business Process Management Suite (BPMS), Appian Enterprise 5.5, is the industry’s only enterprise-class BPM solution to combine best-of-breed process management with broad collaboration and strong analytics functionality, effectively bringing process to people.

“As one of the leading companies in its space, Talisen Technologies is an ideal Appian partner, providing solutions and services specially designed to improve the way customers manage their businesses,” said Jim R. Hilbert, Vice President, Central Region at Appian. “Recognized as one of the most functional and easy to implement BPM suites on the market, Appian Enterprise enables our partners to integrate the industry’s strongest process capabilities, while increasing the efficiency and adaptability of their existing solutions.”

Appian’s Partner Program provides VARs with dedicated support, including marketing, development and technical support to ensure the success of their implementations. Appian also offers the widest range of training tools and options in the BPM market including specialized programs for its VAR partners. Appian courses and certifications offer both business and IT users the skills to effectively use, customize, and develop on Appian Enterprise, and to leverage the BPM suite for greater ROI.

About Ameren
With assets of 19 billion, Ameren serves approximately 2.4 million electric customers and almost one million natural gas customers in a 64,000 square mile area of Missouri and Illinois. Ameren owns a diverse mix of electric generating plants strategically located in its Midwest market with a generating capacity of more than 16,200 megawatts.

About Talisen Technologies
Founded in 1991, Talisen Technologies provides IT and business process management solutions, high grade security solutions and managed infrastructure services for large organizations in financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, government and aerospace & defense. Talisen has been recognized on the Deloitte and Touche Fast 50 Program for seven consecutive years. Its core competencies include expert utilization of ITIL disciplines, deployment of best practice IT service management solutions and the management of efficient, mission critical systems. The Talisen Gateway is a platform for supply chain collaboration that includes identity management for all employee and non-employee users. More than 80,000 users worldwide across Talisen client organizations and their partners, including 11 of the Fortune 100, rely on The Talisen Gateway for secure access to files and application systems. Based in St. Louis, Talisen has grown into a multinational presence, with offices in the U.K. More information is available at www.talisentech.com.


About Appian

Appian delivers an enterprise platform for digital transformation that enables organizations to revolutionize their customer experience, optimize their business operations, and master global risk and compliance. 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. For more information, visit www.appian.com.