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Appian 6 is Here!

Today, Appian announced the impending availability of Appian 6.  Appian 6 raises the bar in the BPM market by making the discovery, construction, and deployment of enterprise BPM application easier than ever.  Our main theme around Appian 6 is Process Acceleration.  Accelerated results and faster deployments represents the value customers will experience with the Appian 6 platform given the ... Read More

Appian for SharePoint

Appian recently released the latest update to the Appian for SharePoint module. Appian for SharePoint has been a success over the past year in helping customers bring the enterprise BPM capabilities of Appian to the very common Microsoft SharePoint platform.  Of course, many other BPM companies offer their own version of SharePoint integration, but I ... Read More

CFO King in 2009..

We’ve all seen the recent changes in the market and the mad rush by many companies to increase cash levels to prepare to weather the impending financial storm. At the helm of many companies as they enter this storm is the CFO. Often having the keenest eye for managing cash, the CFO is being relied upon ... Read More

Sharing the Wealth…

First.. pardon my absence from the blogging scene for the past month.  I’ve had my hands full with my new daughter, Maddie.. Not to bring up “Joe the Plumber” again, one month after the election, but I’d like to take a minute to highlight how “Sharing the Wealth” among Appian users has benefitted our Appian ... Read More

Gartner’s Most Contentious IT Issues

Appian was the sole BPM vendor sponsor at the recent Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. We were there because, as I noted in a previous post, we believe that BPM technology is a powerful remedy for the competing challenges facing IT: developing and deploying new business-driving services, while also fighting the fires to maintain existing systems. Gartner issued ... Read More

The Business of IT: Delivering Transformative Services Requires Process Improvement

IT departments are tasked with two primary, and sometimes competing, objectives. The first, driven by executive management, is to make IT transformative to the business through new and innovative services. The second, driven by the realities of complex technology infrastructures, is to fight the daily fires and do the maintenance and upgrades required just to ... Read More

Appian Forum Wrap-Up

A big thank you needs to go out to all those who attended the Appian Forum.  This was certainly a milestone event in the history of Appian and a fantastic education and networking event in building your BPM practice. The Appian Forum was kicked off by Forrester Vice President and Research Director Connie Moore.  Followed ... Read More

Appian / Mega Partnership

I’ve been waiting to blog about our partnership with Mega for a few weeks now.  We at Appian have been very busy with our recent Appian Forum event and Gartner BPM Show, and with those events behind us, there are many topics to catch up on. The Appian / Mega partnership is an exciting relationship ... Read More

More on BPM Centers of Excellence

Another member of Appian’s professional services organization, Medhat Galal, was chosen to provide insight for DM Review on an article entitled Centers of Excellence: The Path to Process Innovation Success.  In this article Medhat provides great insight in why organizations need a CoE to compliment any BPM initiative.  He also covers defining a CoE and setting ... Read More