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January 28, 2009

How Good Does a Process Definition Need to Be?

Business process management (BPM) is often promoted as the key to achieving breakthrough improvements in business performance...


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December 22, 2008

SourceMedia, DM Review Announce Innovative Solution Award Winners


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December 4, 2008

IT Process Reality Check – Nine Process Management Killers

Process improvement and overall IT governance can make your IT organization transparent and align objectives to the corporate strategy--making governance a long-term cost-saving measure as well...


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November 18, 2008

Appian Announces Significant Q3 Gains

Appian, an innovative global provider of business process management (BPM) technology, today announced a host of new customer wins secured in the third quarter of 2008...


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November 17, 2008

Appian Readies Upgrades of BPM Suite

The latest version of Appian Enterprise 5.7 introduces features that make the product easier to use, such as expanded support for custom data types and Web services...


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November 10, 2008

Appian Releases Enterprise 5.7 BPM Software, Launches ShareBase Community Concept

On November 10, Appian made a point release of its core business process management (BPM) middleware available. More interestingly, the company launched Appian ShareBase, a repository of BPM content contributed to initially by Appian staff and eventually by customers and partners...


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November 10, 2008

Appian Releases Enterprise 5.7

Appian, a vendor of business process management technology, has unveiled Appian Enterprise 5.7, the latest version of its BPM Suite, and Appian ShareBase, described by company officials as “a repository of BPM content contributed by customers, partners and Appian staff..."


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November 3, 2008

Appian Customer Concur Named KMWorld Reality Award 2008 Finalist

Throughout each year, KMWorld is introduced to the best and the brightest of the suppliers and the practitioners in the trade. We conduct dozens of interviews, hundreds of briefings and review probably thousands of press releases and e-mails....


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October 23, 2008

Podcast: Get BPM Results Now

What follows is my podcast with Samir Gulati, Vice President of Marketing for Appian. Samir has 15 years of enterprise software experience and in this podcast we discuss how BPM is transforming the insurance industry, and we also offer a quick glimpse at what will be covered at Appian's upcoming Webinar, BPM for Insurance, which will be moderated by Deb Smallwood, ebizQ's Community Manager for Insurance...


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October 8, 2008

Improving Process Model Quality to Drive BPM Project Success

In recent years, use of BPM systems as a platform for custom business application development has accelerated. Many organizations have achieved significant benefits in efficiency, consistency and transparency of their business operations...


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July 21, 2008

Appian Funding

Appian, a self-funded company until now, is taking on $10M in venture from Novak Biddle, who primarily fund IT startups....


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July 21, 2008

Appian funds its SaaS strategy with first venture funding

In March, when Appian announced its business process management (BPM) software contract with Enterprise Rent-a-Car, I noted that a lot of Appian’s technology such as Appian’s Form and Rules Designers and other real-user-facing components all work via a straight Web interface (no need for Flash, plug-ins, etc.). That helps support the company’s ability to deliver its Software as a Service (SaaS) offering called Appian Anywhere via almost any client...


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July 8, 2008

Microsoft Climbs Higher Into the Cloud

Microsoft is offering some of its most popular acquisitions via cloud computing with the rollout of Microsoft Online Services. Like many vendors adopting this delivery mode, Microsoft is seeking to exploit companies' eagerness to downsize their internal IT and computing infrastructures to the greatest extent possible


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July 1, 2008

Do BPM vendors eat their own dogfood?

I really dislike that expression, but it’s commonly recognized to mean that a company is using its own products to run its own business.


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June 11, 2008

Is BPM for Real? What Users Think

Before an enterprise begins to implement business process management (BPM) software, it needs to decide whether its business processes are primarily straight-through or are mostly workflow-driven.


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June 10, 2008

Matt Calkins Named Top DC-area Entrepreneur

When some people feel the urge to create, they join a pottery class. Matt Calkins built a company, and we’re not talking about a lemonade stand: Appian, a leader in business process management, has taken in more than $100 million over the last five years.


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June 8, 2008

Appian for SharePoint: Another Link to MOSS

Appian announced on June 2nd 2008 the availability of Appian for SharePoint. Thus Appian become another independent BPMS vendor that has decided to provide tighter integration to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS)...


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April 30, 2008

How Real Time Analytics Delivers Significantly Better BPM

Organizations of every stripe are awakening to the value of business process management (BPM) as a powerful methodology by which to run their operations...


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March 25, 2008

BPM: It’s Not Just About Integration Engines Anymore

Let's face it; you really don't need business process management (BPM) middleware inside your own firewall.


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March 24, 2008

Appian BPM at Enterprise: Can renting BPM be like renting a car?

Appian announced today that Enterprise Rent-A-Car has gone live with an Appian-Enterprise-based business process management (BPM) solution for Enterprise’s IT department. A couple of things surprised me about the announcement...


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March 24, 2008

What’s Driving BPM Demand? It’s the Economy, Stupid

The model-driven approach and new SaaS-based offerings are sparking interest in business process management technology, but the recession may send demand over the top.


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March 17, 2008

Archstone Drives Efficiency and Reduces Cost with Business Process Management from Appian

As one of the largest real estate investment organizations in the country, Archstone is a recognized leader in apartment investment and operations...


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March 12, 2008

Peanut Butter and Jelly, Wine and Cheese… BPM and SaaS

SaaS is the delivery of software applications on a hosted platform accessed through the Internet using a web browser and typically priced on a pay-as-you-go basis. Business Process Management (BPM) refers to software programs that enable the design, automation, analysis, and optimization of business processes...


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January 18, 2008

Control the Playing Field with BPM

The world of modern professional sports is ruled by data. Everyone from league owners to rabid fans is awash in statistics and metrics detailing the minutiae of team and individual player performance...

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