Archive for April, 2010

Today’s organizations are increasingly decentralized with remote, always-connected workforces. The trend towards alternative workplace structures has been spurred by recent economic uncertainty and will accelerate due to “generation Y” demands for greater work/life balance. At the same time, the pervasive connectivity of the Internet has created a consumer culture for which “anytime, anywhere” access is the basic expectation. For organizations to compete effectively, retain talent, and meet this new level of customer expectation, business applications must adapt to the new rules of how work is done on-the-move. In this arena, BPM sits front-and-center. More »

The past 6 months have been some of the most exciting times for Appian on all fronts, from dramatic market consolidation, to amazing customer growth for Appian.  It seems this cycle of success for Appian really kicked off with the release of Appian’s most powerful BPM platform yet, Appian 6.  Appian 6 has dramatically accelerated the speed customers can deploy and manage their BPM applications and improve their enterprise processes.  With innovative features like fit-for-purpose BPM dashboards and one-click deployment of BPM applications, customers who have migrated from Appian 5 to Appian 6 have raved about the benefits and accelerated process improvement they have received after upgrading.

After Appian 6 was released, Appian committed itself to change the way we delivered software.  As our SaaS business has grown, Appian has changed to the development methodology of a SaaS company.  This means, rapid releases, effortless upgrades, and a continuous stream of new features being introduced into the platform.  The pace of innovation at Appian has tripled since the release of Appian 6 and the features in our pipeline are guaranteed to shake-up the BPM market.  As other BPM vendors are looking to cash out and leave their customers holding the bag, Appian is throwing down the gauntlet” to the competition, challenging them to match Appian in innovation and customer success.

gauntlet Throwing down the Gauntlet with Appian 6

With that note, Appian has made available the latest version of Appian 6 for download from Appian ForumAppian Anywhere customers using the Appian SaaS service will be upgraded automatically to the latest version of Appian. More »

Last week, Appian released its Q1 results.  Generally, we keep quarterly results to ourselves and do semiannual ‘momentum’ press releases.  This time we publicized the quarter, for two reasons: it was awfully good, and it’s ‘quadrant season’ for the major analyst firms so all good news helps.

We grew 58% over last quarter (not last year) which is to say the company is 58% bigger than it was 90 days ago.  There are multiple reasons for this. More »