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The Technical Case for Case Management – Part 2 – Ad-Hoc Activities

In my previous post, I introduced the topic on the technical case for case management.  As case management gets more and more buzz in the BPM community, I believe it is important to define what everyone is talking about in technical terms.  Specifically, what are the exact features that can ensure a customer has all the tools necessary ... Read More

BPM: A Platform for Managed Change – UK Dinner Event

We’re pleased to announced an exclusive event we are hosting with premier research firm Ovum on Tuesday, May 25. “BPM: A Platform for Managed Change” is a complementary dinner and discussion on the business value of BPM that is open to senior IT and business executives. It will be held at the swanky Bam-Bou (part of The ... Read More

The Technical Case for Case Management – Part 1

There’s been a lot of discussion from the larger BPM community recently around Case Management.  Analysts and vendors have been releasing a bevy of definitions and analysis trying to define exactly what “Case Management” is.  Some analysts, like Bruce Silver, have been tracking this aspect of process for some time though.   Unlike BPM, that has some relatively ... Read More

Making BPM Mobile

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 ... Read More

Throwing down the Gauntlet with Appian 6

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 ... Read More

Q1 Success and Building the Future of BPM

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 ... Read More

BPM—Changing how you do business – ETM Podcast Roundtable

I had another chance to speak with Enterprise Technology Management (ETM) in a roundtable podcast hosted by Dana Gardner from Interarbor Solutions and a couple other BPM vendors.   Topics in this roundtable discussion included different perspectives on current and future trends in Business Process Management, the evolving role of IT over the next decade, and modern day SOA ... Read More

Uniting Process Architecture and Execution – Whitepaper

At Appian, we’ve seen a growing interest in the market to unite traditional Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Analysis modeling (EA/BPA) with executable BPM diagrams.  Despite consolidation in the market between EA/BPA tools and BPM execution frameworks, the historical results of integration have been poor, with disjointed development, to much “Lost in Translation”, and a lack of ... Read More

IT/Business – Shared Purpose – Podcast with ETM

I recently had the opportunity to sit down in a podcast with Ali Klaver, Managing Editor of Enterprise Technology Management (ETM) to discuss the growth of BPM inside corporations, common benefits customers are realizing with BPM and how BPM is increasing the collaboration between IT and business. We certainly live in exciting times in the BPM industry.  We have ... Read More