The Evolution of Workflow to Modern BPM
In summary, workflow is an old technology that has been around for a few decades. It is not very robust and agile. It cannot do the complex process orchestration that involves multiple rules, decision gateways, systems, events, documents, users, that a Business Process Management (BPM) Suite can handle. Furthermore, the BPM software market has been evolving rapidly in the past decade. Many of the traditional vendors got acquired, new ones emerged, while Appian kept raising the bar with innovative and modern BPM capabilities.
So the question is, do you want to drive a Ford Model T from the 1900s or do you want to drive a modern Tesla Model S? Wherever you are in the BPM journey, whatever your budget is, there is a solution to meet your needs.
Download the latest Gartner MarketScope for Business Process Management Platform as a Service (BPM PaaS) and read why Appian is the only leader out of fourteen BPM vendors in this report. Then contact us to learn how Appian can help you achieve your goals and deliver value to your organization.
If you would like to learn more about this topic, please read my blog series on workflow, BPM, and mobile phones:
- Part 1: The History of Workflow and Business Process Management
- Part 2: The Rise of the Business Process Management Suite with integrated capabilities to design, execute, manage, and optimize business processes, rules, complex events, and provide Business Activity Monitor (BAM)
- Part 3: Modern intelligent Business Process Management Suite (iBPMS) with enterprise mobility, social collaboration, big data analytics, cloud computing, and more.
Director of Product Marketing