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.
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.
Greater Washington’s technology community does not need the hype a unicorn label brings. But it’s here. Time to confront the mythical horse.
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?
The tug-of-war between regulatory compliance and operational efficiency is causing companies to turn to the “hybrid cloud” for their business applications.
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.
Matt Calkins, CEO of Appian, discusses the business and why the global custom software market is hot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The vast majority of IT decision-makers queried are keenly focused on a mobile enterprise transformation, according to a recent survey from 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
IT decision makers believe cloud-based applications and solutions and enterprise mobility will yield the biggest returns to their 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.
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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Close to 60 percent of respondents said their company's budget for custom application development will increase in 2016, according to a survey of 306 IT decision makers by Harris Poll on behalf of Appian.
According to a new report from Harris Poll announced today, enterprise mobility will top IT investments in 2016. The survey reveals that more than 90 per cent of IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) see enterprise mobility as the critical function for customer engagement, competitiveness and operational productivity in 2016.
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According to a new report, announced today, more than 90 percent of IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) see enterprise mobility as the critical function for customer engagement, competitiveness and operational productivity in 2016. Additionally, nearly three in four (73 percent) say their companies are planning to mobilize the entire organization, shows the new Appian study conducted by Harris Poll.
Appian CEO Matt Calkins joins the Bloomberg Advantage to discuss why companies will be investing heavily in mobile in 2016.
Companies are getting more strategic with their mobile app initiatives, find two new surveys.
Tonight, we unveiled the winners of 50 on Fire, a collection of companies, CEOs, startups and entrepreneurs that are driving the District's innovation economy.
As companies look to maximize their visibility in a world that is increasingly mobile, many organizations are looking to develop mobile apps to grow their businesses going forward.
Matt Calkins founded Appian in 1999, long before app became a noun. He found his sweet spot in the world of business process management, that jargon-filled practice (automation, execution, optimization) of making work easier by helping companies create customized software.
Sidney Fernandes, CIO of the University of South Florida System (USF), talked to ZDNet about how the cloud is letting them develop and deploy applications more rapidly and cost-effectively than using traditional on-premise approaches.
Long-time BPM vendor Appian Corp. says today’s fast-paced business climate cries out for better ways to build and deploy smarter apps. Appian’s new app platform combines BPM’s power to build apps ‘drawing a picture’ with easier ways for apps to share data and run on multiple devices – often with little or no coding. IDN speaks with Appian CEO Matt Calkins.
Our weeklong “Bubble 2.0?” series revisited the dot-com bust of 15 years ago and examines the similarities, differences and lessons for investors today.
At Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, there’s an app for – well – just about everything.
To ease passengers on their way, and resolve problems that pop up more quickly, the world's fourth busiest airport has introduced over 40 mobile applications during the last two years. That means airport employees can find out that a parking garage is full, and then redirect passengers, simply by checking their mobile devices.
Appian was recently doing a round of road-show conferences, and when they landed in my backyard, I decided to stop in for the day and see what was new. I missed Appian World this year and was looking forward to a bit of a product update as well as some of the local customer stories.
In the world of technology journalism and media, the focus has long been on profiling the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The narrative is simple, but it's also immediately captivating and memorable; to have a single person represent a brand.
Community banks, faced with increasingly strict regulation, often find it a challenge to meet profitability goals. More challenging still, the mobile and web services from larger institutions can draw away even the most loyal customers.
Appian has launched the new Appian App Market, which allows customers to view and access a large inventory of pre-built business applications and platform components for use in accelerating deployments on the Appian Platform.
(AUDIO CLIP) Appian CEO Matt Calkins Joins Bloomberg Advantage to Discuss Appian’s App Market Launch
Application Platform Leader Turns Mobile Apps into Mobile Enterprise with Modern Custom Software.
Reston-based business software company Appian Corp. launched a new app marketplace Monday filled with pre-built app frameworks for its customers. Companies just need to fill in the details for any available app and it will be as good as any native app, according to Appian.
Just as Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook thinks apps will power television in the future, Appian believes customizable apps are the future of business operations as more IT executives ditch box software and transition their companies to the cloud.
Just 10 years ago, enterprise technology was tied to a desktop or workstation, iPhones did not exist. Social collaboration meant instant messaging.
Recognizing that paper-based processes were crippling its student-advising program, a Florida college has developed a cloud-based app to enhance student-faculty communication.
Casually mentioning the term “smart glasses” is tantamount to saying Google Glass for most people, today—which was recently renamed Project Aura.
The Internet of Things is quickly becoming a reality. Increasingly, greater numbers of products now include Internet-connected technology, such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips to help facility tracking of inventory, for example.
In today’s workforce, mobile technology, big data and the cloud are changing the way we collaborate with each other – and the way we access both business applications and enterprise data.
I’m often asked what I’d recommend for the surge in bring your own device business technology, especially for mobile workforce productivity.
“If you aren’t using social and mobile for your business, you’ve fallen behind,” said the chief information officer at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Here’s how DFW, one of the nation’s busiest airports, combined social collaboration and mobile in a cloud-based deployment to improve customer service and increase business productivity.
Marketing, as the saying goes, is part art, part science. The fundamentals of the job, or the science part if you like, includes writing ability, coding, and a strong command of enterprise systems like CRMs, marketing automation, and content management systems.
The mobile revolution continues to drive consumer interest and appeal, especially as wearables begin to enjoy more widespread adoption with devices such as the newly released Apple Watch.
Expect both businesses and government agencies to show increasing interest in customized software platforms for handling upgrades across systems and devices.
If someone told you that you could manage your BPM with the Apple Watch, you probably wouldn’t think twice about it.
Appian is the latest cloud service provider (CSP) to earn FedRAMP’s stamp of approval for its Platform-as-a-Service offerings.
With rumors heating up that the next iteration of Google's dormant Glass product line will be professionally focused, leaders in the app development space are envisioning the many enterprise use cases for the smartglasses.
Appian Vice President of Product Marketing Malcolm Ross discusses the AppleWatch and the significance of wearables and BYOD in the workplace to drive business transformation.
Appian Named to The Washington Post’s “Top Workplaces 2015;” Ranks 7th for Midsize Companies Region-wide”
Appian is a technology company that sets itself apart by taking its business solutions mobile, offering an application platform that helps organizations collaborate and share data on mobile devices.
Appian, a Reston company that creates tools for businesses to design custom software, is looking to go public. As I reported this week, the company appears to have plenty of runway for growth.
Appian Corp. has not been shy about its ambitions to go public. As CEO Matt Calkins told my predecessor, the company is looking to further expand its product offerings, which provide a suite of tools to more effectively design custom software, and thus solidify their dominance of the market.
Appian has received a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program authorization for the company’s cloud offerings.
Appian Modern BPM Application Platform Expands Healthcare Footprint at Health Plan, Insurance, Payer Conference
This is one of two short trip reports for last week’s America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute in Nashville (my other trip report). Check out my 10 part series on the coming intersection between health plan IT and Business Process Management.
Enterprises obtain workforce software to organize employees, improve customer experience, and more effectively allocate resources. Workforce optimization (WFO) software focuses on ensuring quality, managing performances, and deriving actionable data insights.
As enterprise mobility matures, many firms are moving to deploy custom mobile apps to empower their mobile workers.
When it comes to custom software in the cloud, the findings of a recent survey make it clear that IT channel professionals must address both influencers and decision makers in the sales cycle.
The Agriculture Department's Risk Management Agency has been on a journey to modernize its financial management systems for the past four years.
Every two years, Washingtonian compiles a list of the most influential and exciting people in the local technology scene. It’s a snapshot of a sector that’s seemingly always in the midst of rapid change as our devices get smarter, start-ups get leaner, and the world becomes more connected.
AppianWorld, Appian’s annual conference, continues to grow in line with the company’s scale and ambition. Some things – important things – remain the same, though.
Washington, D.C.--While there has been much hoopla surrounding the release of the Apple Watch, one industry exec thinks it and other wearables need to mature and offer solid use cases before the average organization will invest in them.
Despite strong support for innovations in custom software and cloud-based app development platforms, business executives and IT decision makers disagree when it comes to the prioritization of and investment in these enterprise technology solutions, according to a new Harris Poll omnibus survey from Appian.
Reston-based Appian Corp. turned to the D.C. offices of architectural firm RTKL for work on its offices. RTKL took an usual approach, designing smart interiors influenced by board game design theory. RTKL transformed Appian’s 13,752-square-foot office space into a collaborative environment to reflect its brand and need to share information in real time.
In the second part of a national two-part study on current IT trends and market opportunities, business executives and IT decision makers from companies across diverse industries, services, locations and work force size showed mixed opinions on the prioritization of and investment in enterprise technology solutions.
This week I’m attending Appian World in Washington DC. It’s always been an interesting conference for showcasing thought leadership in BPM technology and providing thought-provoking customer presentations. For example, Appian is probably the first BPM software vendor to demonstrate an integration with the Apple Watch.
Accounting firm, KPMG, and business process management company, Appian, have partnered to help clients harness the power of disruptive technologies through the use of business apps.
Appian CEO Matt Calkins joins the Bloomberg Advantage to discuss recent Business Executives Survey Report and Appian World 2015 conference.
Perception can become reality, and this is not necessarily good news. This is particularly true during times of major change, which we are currently experiencing in almost every aspect of information and communications technology (ICT)—and especially since the perceptions of those in charge of making technology investment are at odds with both the perceptions and realities of those responsible for assuring risk mitigation, enhancing the customer experience, etc.
Listen to enough conference speakers, peruse enough analyst reports, and read enough trade press articles, and one can be forgiven for thinking that business and IT people aren’t even aware of each others’ existence.
In the national energy market, alternative energy companies (wind, solar, etc.) have emerged as real competition for traditional large oil, gas and electricity suppliers.
EDP Renewables (EDPR) is the 3rd largest renewable energy company in the United States, is leveraging technology to harness the power of big data, with efforts resulting in more than $200 million in ROI in the first 24 months of implementation.
Companies, turning to software to establish competitive advantage, are developing more and more applications in-house. Not every business has the resources or the inclination to handle that work entirely on its own, though.
As the leading proponent of process-aware technology in healthcare, I am especially excited to announce I’m working with Appian, the market leader in modern Business Process Management (BPM) software.
With the mobile app market growing faster than ever, developers are looking for new ways to simplify their process. Horizontal development may be the next big thing in this highly popular field.
Business process management (BPM) can improve your organization's efficiency and its ability to adapt to changing market conditions.
As the Business process management (BPM) industry is evolving continuously, mobile, social, and cloud features are being integrated into all the products.
As the digital revolution transforms the way enterprises interact and do businesses, the insurance world is fundamentally going through a major transfiguration.
Matt Calkins, Chairman/President/CEO of Appian Corp, talks about how Appian got started, what they deliver in customized business software, and cloud computing. He joins The Bloomberg Advantage with Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn.
The most important change in how custom software is created these days has nothing to do with programming languages, development environments, agile methodologies or code repositories.
To keep up with the latest demands, enterprise application developers rely on a range of tools. Appian provides business process management (BPM) and case management software to deliver an enterprise application platform that unites users with data, processes, and collaboration—all in one environment.
Do you think that an insurance company would underwrite the same clients if a claims handler were making underwriting decisions? Do you think an underwriter would accept or reject more claims than an adjuster faced with the same type of claim?
It may go against the grain of everything we've been hearing the past 20 or 30 years, but the future of software is made for purpose, custom designed.
Back in the mini-computer era (somewhere around the mid-1960s) our notion of software was that of custom-designed applications built to do a specific job on one machine, or perhaps one dedicated network of machines. But ever since the arrival of the PC in the 1970s we have been pushed towards using ‘boxed’ software that should supposedly be fit for purpose in any use case, in any market vertical.
Insurance companies can use mobile devices and apps to get immediate access to contextually relevant information, speed tasks and increase productivity by putting tools and other problem-solving capabilities into their users’ hands.
In today’s competitive business environment and challenging economic climate, many organizations struggle to meet the demands of 21st-Century business. As these organizations look for new, more streamlined approaches, we are increasingly seeing technology at the heart of this mission.
At least half of the companies surveyed by Appian (a business process management specialist) still prefer them to those they can buy off the shelf.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- A major shift is taking place in enterprise-level software development as companies are looking toward using custom software instead of the prepackaged variety, according to a recent survey.
The Pentagon is researching business process management software to replace aging procurement systems. But Appian's Chris O'Connell says DISA may already have what the department needs.
What's different about security strategies in the aftermath of the 2014 data breaches? More money, more monitoring, more employee training, and that's just for starters.
Appian, provider of the leading application platform for business process management (BPM) and Case Management solutions, today announced the availability of a new commissioned research study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Appian, that identifies the need for new application development platforms and approaches to meet the demands of 21st-Century business.
Has the business obsession with speed reached a breaking point for software developers?
As a chief executive, I know software development teams are always being pushed to deliver new applications, add new features, and continually update existing capabilities across the business. Most of the time those demands do not come with additional budget dollars.
As we launch into 2015 with wishes and expectations for the year ahead, one thing is clear: We're in the midst of a global transformation as more and more people are moving from the offline and disconnected world to being constantly connected.
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