April 4, 2017

How Appian Is Gaining BPM Marketshare by Using ‘Low-Code’ Approach

Appian's cloud management system and set of applications is deployed by high-end players across a number of industries that include financial services, insurance, health care, life sciences and the public sector.

March 13, 2017

How One Airport is Reaching for the Cloud

Picture an airport, sitting on 18,000 acres, with 50 buildings, and 1,800 direct employees. Add on the 67,000 people who report to work at the airport every day, and another 176,000 passengers passing through the terminals on a typical day, and you have a business that needs efficiency and scale to run effectively.

March 9, 2017

Making IT professionals play nice with low-code developers

With the Department of Labor predicting a shortage of professional developers by 2020, more citizen developers are taking matters into their own hands, building sophisticated enterprise apps with capabilities ranging from task management to automating workflows.

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March 6, 2017

Why BPM is now taking a central role in digital transformation

Driven by the need for speed and agility—beyond traditional needs of efficiency and optimization—organizations turn to BPM to drive digital transformation.

March 3, 2017


SiliconANGLE covers insights from a recent survey exploring the large trend and growth of citizen application developers and risks cited by IT leaders, including data integrity, security and integration.

March 2, 2017


CIO Dive covers Appian’s recent survey insights related to citizen developers and security, highlighting that ‘More than three in four business and IT leaders believe citizen developers need to use an enterprise low-code platform to mitigate risks,’ as part of a larger story on the direction of enterprise tech.

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February 24, 2017

Digital transformation via low-code options

When it comes to service delivery, speed is not always the government’s forte. Yet the Agriculture Department saw a 75 percent drop in the time it took to insure a farmer’s crop after revamping the USDA application that farmers used to apply for insurance using a low-code platform.

February 9, 2017

Survey Indicates ‘Citizen Developer’ Security, Data Risks

Judging from the dozens of low-code tools available -- with more arriving regularly -- the "citizen developer" movement is taking enterprise development by storm in the face of a skills shortage that especially impacts the mobile and Big Data spaces.

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February 6, 2017

The 20 Coolest Cloud Platform And Development Vendors Of The 2017 Cloud 100

Appian offers a number of intuitive visual tools and services that bridge IT and business units, helping enterprises rapidly deploy multichannel mobile applications.

February 6, 2017

What enterprise software developers can learn from consumer apps

With employees frustrated by complex, confusing enterprise apps, companies have been taking cues from consumer world and mobile-first development approach to eliminate paperwork and bolster ROI.

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December 2, 2016

Transforming legacy processes with agile cloud technology

Department of Labor builds a cloud-based Workforce Integrated Performance System on Appian.

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October 28, 2016


Michael Heffner, Global Capital Markets and Banking Industry Lead , Appian speaks about digital transformation in financial services.

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October 13, 2016

Is iBPMS the Secret Ingredient for Agile Digital Transformation?

Learn why developers are embracing low-code platforms to deliver sustainable apps faster

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October 10, 2016

Learning from Customers

Matt Calkins, Appian CEO, discusses Appian's business, key customers and growth strategies in this podcast from Middle Market Executive.

October 3, 2016

Low-Code Development Pays Off for Derivatives Marketplace

According to Ari Studnitzer, managing director of architecture and product management at CME Group, the company has embraced a low-code platform that is helping keep both users and regulators happy.

September 15, 2016

Transformed Reality

Appian's Evi Cohen explores how mobility and collaboration seem to be key to ensuring high quality from end to end in clinical studies.

August 30, 2016

Technology Issues and Trends Pertaining to Workflow

Identifying and engaging with the key business stakeholders up-front is key. I my experience, business stakeholders do not typically ask for workflow. They ask for solutions to their problems.

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August 26, 2016

Appian CEO: ‘When we do an IPO, we will do it on our terms’

Appian's Matt Calkins recently took a trip to San Francisco to meet with potential investors, continuing a dance with a public offering.

August 18, 2016

Appian CEO Matt Calkins on the Rise of the Citizen Developer and the State of the Global Economy

Appian's CEO joins the Bloomberg Advantage to discuss why the high demand and limited supply of developer talent will lead to the rise of the citizen developer.

August 9, 2016

Enterprise Mobility: Conquering The Battle Between Cost and Quality with Low-Code

Now that we know mobility has indeed caught fire in the business sector, how does a business differentiate when every business is mobile? The answer is to change your mindset. It’s not about the device anymore, but rather how you use it.

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June 30, 2016

Building an App With No Coding: Myth or Reality?

Appian came out on top when PC Magazine took four low-code tools (Appian Quick Apps, Microsoft PowerApps, Salesforce Lightning, and Zoho Creator), put them in a room with four developers from our Ziff Davis Tech team for one hour, and watched them try to build a basic app and customize it—without writing a single line of code. Oh, and they filmed the whole thing, too.

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June 27, 2016

Modern Medicine: FDA Looks to Evolve IT, Agency Culture

Brad Wintermute, deputy CIO of the FDA, said at the recent Appian World event in Washington, D.C., that “well over” 90 percent of the information the agency receives for the drugs, food, medical devices and other items it regulates comes in electronically.

June 14, 2016

This Is What Your Company Should Look Like

It is clear that corporate tech has quickly evolved from being a cost center to serving as an enabler. And the best stuff can’t be bought: 69% of execs think custom software is necessary for digital transformation, according to Appian.

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June 14, 2016

Can Federal IT Lead the Way in Secure Cloud?

Appian CTO Michael Beckley shares why, because of the size and scope of the federal IT market, FedRAMP has the real potential to elevate the security posture of U.S. cloud service providers.

May 26, 2016

Businesses lack a streamlined approach to digital transformation

Most business executives understand the importance of digital transformation, but they aren't prepared for how quickly they need to adapt, according to research from Gartner.

May 20, 2016

Appian World 2016 Highlights the Rise of the Citizen Developer

Appian, a business process management (BPM) and case management platform provider, held its Appian World user conference in Washington, D.C., last week. The theme of the event was the rise of the citizen developer, a future where any employee with any technical ability can build a "Quick App."

May 17, 2016

FDA deputy CIO: Security vital to IT strategic plan

With pharmaceutical companies in some cases spending $1 billion to develop a new drug, it's crucial that FDA protects the submissions it receives, said the agency's Deputy CIO Brad Wintermute.

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May 17, 2016

FDA plans major IT refresh

The Food and Drug Administration's last technology overhaul took place in 2007 after a review by an FDA subcommittee criticized the agency's IT systems. To prevent itself from falling behind again, the FDA has devised a strategic IT plan through 2018, with tactical milestones, deadlines and a roadmap for increased mobility.

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May 17, 2016

Digital transformation: The biggest concerns

An Appian/YouGov survey analyzed 400 business executives, from companies with more than a billion dollars in revenue, about their digital business transformation plans, and the results are just in.

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May 17, 2016

Newest Version of Appian Platform Speeds Up Digital Transformation

This week at the Appian World 2016 conference, Appian unveiled the latest version of its BPM and Case Management platform.

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May 17, 2016

New products of the week 5.16.16

Appian Quick Apps Key features: Appian Quick Apps enables citizen developers without technical knowledge to create fully-functional business application in 15 minutes or less. Apps are automatically supported on leading devices, desktop web browsers and mobile devices.

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May 17, 2016

Businesses are slow with digital transformation

An Appian / YouGov survey analyzed 400 business executives, from companies with more than a billion dollars in revenue, about their digital business transformation plans, and the results are just in.

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May 17, 2016

How Custom Software Drives Digital Transformations

The vast majority of executives said their company has either already completed or is expecting to complete a digital business transformation within the next five years—and many said the deployment of custom software solutions is helping them get there, according to a recent survey from Appian. - See more at: http://www.cioinsight.com/it-strategy/enterprise-apps/slideshows/how-custom-software-drives-digital-transformations.html#sthash.OGZNlToA.dpuf

May 17, 2016

Appian’s Quick Apps Move Citizen Developers Toward Digital Transformation

Appian has delivered Quick Apps, a new platform to help bridge the developer skills gap by enabling users to build apps with little or no code.

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May 17, 2016

Build an App in 15 Minutes With Zero Coding Using Appian Quick Apps

Many application development platforms market themselves as true "low-code" or "no-code" options for business, but few can actually pull it off. Appian Quick Apps—a new capability in the latest release of the Appian business process management (BPM) platform—lets users create a fully functioning web or mobile app in a completely visual interface without typing a single line of code.

May 17, 2016

Citizen Developers: Low Code Is Now Enterprise-Class

The rise of ‘citizen development’ signals the end of shadow IT. That realization is one important takeaway from QuickBase’s second annual Empower customer conference, and its first since Intuit sold the company to an equity firm earlier this year.

May 17, 2016

Appian CEO Matt Calkins on Digital Transformation

Appian's CEO joins Bloomberg Advantage to discuss why many executives have been slow in meeting their digital transformation goals.

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May 10, 2016

Businesses are slow with digital transformation

An Appian / YouGov survey analysed 400 business executives, from companies with more than a billion dollars in revenue, about their digital business transformation plans, and the results are just in.

May 4, 2016

Multiple Pivots, Taking on Giants, to Over $100 Million in Revenue: Matthew Calkins, CEO of Appian (Part 1)

Matt’s first couple of bets didn’t pan out. The story is interesting on many levels, the pivots being two critical ones. Also interesting is how the company managed to compete with much better funded competitors and win.

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April 29, 2016

Matt Calkins is betting the future of his unicorn software company on … less coding?

When Appian CEO Matt Calkins looks at the business process software market, he sees only one path to big growth: less coding — a lot less coding. Ultimately, he wants Appian — one of the few unicorns in Greater Washington’s tech scene — to be the go-to “low-code” platform that allows companies to build mission-critical process software without having to spend months designing it and instead cut that time down to days or even hours.

April 14, 2016

Why you may not be getting the most out of the hybrid cloud

The benefits of cloud computing are no secret to the federal government -- to the contrary, they’re extremely well documented. Beginning in 2011 with then-federal CIO Vivek Kundra’s ‘CloudFirst’ initiative, the government has taken significant steps toward unlocking the primary benefits of the cloud: lowered cost, agility, increased shared services between agencies and efficiency of service for both internal stakeholders and public citizens.

Washington Business Journal
March 23, 2016

Viewpoint: Unicorns are make believe, good companies are real

Greater Washington’s technology community does not need the hype a unicorn label brings. But it’s here. Time to confront the mythical horse.

March 23, 2016

Appian looks at cloud deployment options, noting hybrid cloud makes sense in the near term

It’s a gamble. Cloud adoption is barreling along at breakneck speed, but even as round and round it goes, where it will stop no one knows. Should businesses put all their money on the cloud or play it safe by keeping one foot in traditional networking and another in the new technology – in other words, the hybrid cloud?

March 15, 2016

Regulatory Tug-Of-War And The Rise Of The Hybrid Cloud

The tug-of-war between regulatory compliance and operational efficiency is causing companies to turn to the “hybrid cloud” for their business applications.

March 10, 2016

Software Maker Appian Said to Interview Banks for Potential IPO

Appian Corp., a maker of business-process management software, has interviewed banks to help underwrite a potential initial public offering, according to a person familiar with the matter.

March 10, 2016

Why Companies Are Leveraging Hybrid Cloud for Apps

Malcolm Ross, Vice President of Product at Appian recently spoke with us about the trend of deploying business applications in a hybrid cloud environment and the benefits of doing so.

February 24, 2016

Shifting Winds

New research reveals companies are changing their mobile strategies for 2016. Appian CTO Mike Beckley sees a greater emphasis on enterprise mobile; that is, universal access to business process and data, and a diminished focus on individual siloed apps.

February 16, 2016

Custom software drives Vitamin World stores remodeling

CIOs contemplating ways to transform their businesses for the digital age must make a series of important technology choices. One such decision helped nutritional supplement outfit NBTY cut by more than half the remodeling time of its Vitamin World stores thanks to custom software that helped architects and other workers more quickly share information.

Washington Business Journal
February 10, 2016

The $1B march: CEO Matt Calkins says ‘keeping our options open this year’ on IPO

With a new billion-dollar valuation based on a recent offer for a stake in the company, Reston-based business software company Appian Corp. is open to an IPO now more than ever.

January 27, 2016

Why IT Is Committing to the Mobile Enterprise

The vast majority of IT decision-makers queried are keenly focused on a mobile enterprise transformation, according to a recent survey from Appian.

January 19, 2016

Computer America – WhiteSmoke; Appian

There is a new way – better and faster – to deliver innovative business applications that improve decision-making, mobilize key data and processes, and unite business and IT in driving bottom-line performance. This is Appian. The one enterprise application platform for your success.

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January 18, 2016

Appian CEO: ‘We’re Different From Your Usual Unicorn’

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Appian, a Reston, Va.-based enterprise app software development platform co., carried a massive $1 billion valuation.

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January 12, 2016

The Rise of the Mobile Enterprise Is Upon Us

A subtle, yet profound shift is starting to occur in how organizations approach mobile computing, according to the findings of a new survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Appian, a provider of business process management (BPM) software. - See more at: http://www.channelinsider.com/mobile-devices/slideshows/the-rise-of-the-mobile-enterprise-is-upon-us.html#sthash.78ZdzqWx.dpuf

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January 11, 2016

Investor Says Appian Has Crossed $1B Valuation

An investor in 17-year-old company Appian Corp . wants the world to know his firm is now valuing it at north of $1 billion--even though the company hasn't raised funding in two years.

January 8, 2016

Appian Crosses $1 Billion Valuation

Custom software maker Appian Corp. said its valuation is north of $1 billion, a milestone it has reached after 17 years and just $47.5 million in venture capital.

January 5, 2016

Mobility Critical for Customer Engagement

IT decision makers believe cloud-based applications and solutions and enterprise mobility will yield the biggest returns to their companies in 2016.

January 5, 2016

Cloud Based Apps to Provide Big Returns for Companies in 2016

Appian recently surveyed over 300 IT decision makers to provide insight into how companies will approach mobilizing their businesses in 2016. The survey was conducted by Harris Poll.

January 4, 2016

How CIOs will refine digital transformation in 2016

CIOs are prioritizing different needs as they help their organizations evolve to become more digital thanks to security, mobility, analytics and cloud (or SMAC) technologies. A few CIOs shared their top projects for 2016 with CIO.com.

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