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Appian World 2014 is approaching fast. With input and participation from the Appian community, the agenda is looking great. Whoever you are – Business Analyst, Developer, Executive, or other – and whether you are just starting with BPM, expanding an initial deployment or managing an enterprise program, we have what you need. In addition to product training, best practices and tips & ticks sessions, a host of Appian customers will be sharing insights from their BPM journeys, both on the main stage and across the four conference Tracks.

One of the key mainstage presenters will be William Flowers, Vice President of Information and Technology Services at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. You may have seen the press release we issued earlier this month on DFW’s Appian Cloud program, and how it is supporting the airport’s drive to eliminate paper. The release has a lot of the program facts. In his presentation, Mr. Flowers will explain the strategic thinking behind those facts.

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The start of a new year can be summed up in one word: Evaluation. Whether it is to spend more time at the gym or take on a new hobby, you essentially evaluate where you finished the last year, and look to where you want to be in the year to follow. And there’s no better place for evaluation than within business application development.

Appian’s own Chief Technology Officer Michael Beckley recently shared his thoughts with on how CIOs will need to align modern application development strategies for the new year. Michael doesn’t sugar coat it; if you’re going to create successful applications, you must incorporate cloud and mobile solutions or you’ll find yourself with legacy software. Rethinking existing business process systems to adopt a cloud and mobile strategy is the only sure way to build truly modern applications and avoid the legacy trap.

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Enterprise Software Wish List1 Holiday Wish Lists for Business and IT Executives

Business Executives Wish For:

  • Business visibility into sales pipelines, operational processes, project milestones, and other key performance indicators (KPIs) with Business Activity Monitor (BAM)
  • Responsive, real-time access to business news, tasks, records, reports, and actions from any device for modern enterprise mobility
  • Reduce paper waste and manage documents, images, multimedia and case files online with Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
  • Empower team members to share and access knowledge with a social collaboration platform
  • Increase operational efficiency, resolution effectiveness, and agility with Business Process Management (BPM) More »

Gartner has published a new report called “MarketScope for Business Process Management Platform as a Service.” The report looks at vendor offerings for BPM PaaS to assess how effectively they automate, transform and manage processes; how “cloudy” they truly are; and how well each platform delivers on the promise of Cloud BPM to accelerate application development and integration. In Gartner’s words, “This research reveals how these differences can be a roadblock to, or an accelerator of, business innovation.”

Appian is the only BPM PaaS vendor to receive a “Strong Positive” rating (the highest rating possible). According to the report:

  • Appian Cloud is one of the few cloud-native bpmPaaS offering full iBPMS capabilities, including an in-memory events and analytics engine that supports real-time access to and analysis of KPIs managed by Appian Cloud or sourced from external BI systems, applications and event streams.
  • Unlike many of its competitors, the vast majority of Appian Cloud deployments involve production systems, rather than development and test environments.
  • Appian Cloud is a direct model-driven application platform that is appropriate in situations where non-IT resources will be developing and evolving significant portions of the BPM solution.

You can read a complimentary copy of the full report at:

Capture Gartner Ranks Appian the Only Strong Positive Vendor in the BPM Platform as a Service Market

Ben Farrell

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A few days ago, we announced Appian’s 3rd-Quarter 2013 performance results. It was a record-breaking three months. Total software revenue jumped 31 percent over Q3 last year. Total sales orders hit an all-time Q3 high. That’s good enough all on its own – particularly in light of the economic turbulence and spending reductions that continue to confront public and private sector markets. But the big drivers behind our success in the quarter and to-date in 2013 indicate encouraging trends for the future.

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Raj Subramanian, the Chief Information Officer for the Ohio Office of Budget and Management, has told me that he considers migrating OBM’s IT to the cloud to be one of the smartest decisions he has ever made. In the current issue of Government Technology, he explains why.

Yes, cost is part of it. OBM has a responsibility to be a good steward of Ohio’s public funds. But mostly, it’s about speed. Raj is among the vanguard of CIO’s who focus their energies on business value. His primary objective is to put innovative, high-value functionality in business users’ hands quickly. Appian Cloud is his platform for achieving that. In just one year, his small team launched four transformative process applications on Appian, three of them enterprise-wide, on employees’ desktops and their mobile devices.

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Appian is once again proud to sponsor the upcoming Gartner ITxpo 2013 in Orlando, Florida, October 6-10 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort Hotel.  Attendees of this symposium will discover the latest breakthroughs in mobile, social, and cloud development, while forging partnerships to drive improved business processes in the ever-changing digital and social enterprise.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the world’s top gathering of IT leaders and executives, including 2,500 CIOs. The 2013 agenda offers over 500 analyst sessions, workshops, roundtables and keynote speeches across five full days. In addition, this year’s agenda focuses on specific title responsibilities and ways to adapt new ideas and strategies to target select industries, along with insight for what’s new in IT innovations.

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Cloud+CTO IT Executive Jobs Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Rain?The market for enterprise corporate software in the cloud is expanding and maturing. The benefits of cloud computing are proven and more organizations are saving costs, increasing efficiency and agility, and leveraging other benefits of cloud computing. According to Gartner, more than 50% of global 1,000 companies will utilize cloud services by the end of 2016. As more companies and organizations take advantage of the cloud, what does it mean for traditional CIOs, CTOs, and other IT executives?

Appian’s co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Michael Beckley, penned an insightful article for on “How the Cloud is Changing the Role of Technology Leaders.” Beckley maintains that IT leaders need to hone new skills or risk being relegated to the role of IT order-taker in the cloud era. “More than ever, CIOs and CTOs need to bring new ideas and perspectives about how their executive-level function can drive business growth. Fail and both they and the companies they work for may be eclipsed by more forward-thinking competitors.”  More »

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Organizations of all sizes and industries can create enterprise applications within a week, instantly deploy them in the Cloud and on all major mobile device platforms, and save hundreds of millions. Join the webinar to learn how Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Appian, an AWS Technology partner, enable faster and more agile modern application development in the cloud.

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Mobile, cloud, and social technologies continue to push into the enterprise, and utilizing these technologies in truly modern applications has already proven to be incredibly beneficial from both an IT and end user standpoint. Where “traditional” applications are designed for one specific hosting model, one specific type of device access, and one proprietary front-end interface, modern applications incorporate native mobile capabilities and portable cloud/on-premise hosting – all accessible through a simple social interface – in a fluid and ubiquitous manner. Fundamentally, there are three attributes that a modern application must have:

1) It can be accessed on any device – and it provides the same look-and-feel and functionality regardless of the device type

2) It utilizes a universal “zero-training” interface to drive adoption and use

3) It can be hosted on-premise, in a public, private or hybrid cloud – and can be easily moved from one environment to another

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