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Stop the Federal Government COTS Madness

The Federal Government’s poor IT performance is an old story, but it got renewed attention this week because of two new documents.  The first was Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel’s release of his final “Shared First” strategy document which sets guidelines that should lead to better returns on IT investment.  The other event was a memo ... Read More

The Art of the Possible with Modern BPM for Insurance

The famous German statesman, Otto von Bismark, is credited with saying “Politics is the art of the possible.”  So too goes technology, particularly in insurance.  Lots of things are theoretically possible to do with insurance information systems, if there are no constraints on resources.  Insurance CIOs are never in that position.  In fact, they are ... Read More

A Preview of Appian’s BPM Software Vision at CIO Perspectives

Appian is a regular sponsor of CXO Media’s “CIO Perspectives” conference series. At tomorrow’s CIO Perspectives New York, our CEO Matt Calkins will discuss Appian’s vision for BPM software in the modern age of mobility, cloud computing and social business collaboration. This will be a preview of the keynote presentation Matt will deliver next week ... Read More

Gartner, Forrester and More Predict the Future of Business Process Management Software at Appian World 2012

It’s an exciting time for business process management software. As the technology drives deeper into the mainstream of enterprise IT, it is intersecting with enterprise mobility and social business collaboration efforts. As more BPM projects mature into enterprise-wide process improvement programs, Cloud BPM is offering a new way to scale BPM initiatives. As Big Process ... Read More

Hear Appian’s Vision for Business Process Management Software at Appian World 2012

Our CEO, Matt Calkins, calls the current state of Business Process Management software offerings “feature-incomplete.” The flurry of BPM technology acquisitions by stack vendors over the last two-plus years may create an attendant assumption that the market has “matured.” While important leaps forward have been made, Appian believes BPM software has yet to reach its ... Read More

Hear the Latest on BPM Software for Improving Federal Procurement

Federal procurement practices continue to be a hot topic of discussion as government agencies look for new ways to comply with Obama Administration mandates to reduce waste, deliver projects more quickly, and increase the efficiency and transparency of operations. Many federal procurement teams are turning to BPM software and Appian’s Acquisition Business Management solution to ... Read More

Salvaging Investments in the Wake of ERP’s Demise

Ask not for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for…ERP. These monolithic, cumbersome and inflexible systems are not up to the challenges and requirements of the Mobile, Cloud and Social Age. If you have experience dealing with an ERP system – simply using one or, heaven help you, trying to extend one to fit the ... Read More

Experience Mobile, Cloud and Social BPM Success at Appian World 2012

Appian World 2012 is coming up fast. If you haven’t yet registered for the premier complimentary event for Appian customers, partners and the Business Process Management community at-large, do it today! At the conference you’ll hear BPM visions and predictions from a variety of industry experts (Gartner, Forrester, Kemsley Design, MWD Advisors, Michael zur Muehlen). ... Read More

What is Process Improvement in the Age of Mobile, Social and Cloud? Get the Answer at Appian World 2012

Things are moving fast in the world of BPM. Even experienced process pros who have already logged years in the trenches are confronting new realities and requirements related to the rise of enterprise mobility, social technologies and cloud computing. So the question is, “What is process improvement in the Age of Mobile, Social and Cloud? ... Read More

2012 “State of the CIO” Survey Resu

CIO released its 2012 “State of the CIO” survey results in January. The summary article states that, “Overall, as 2012 unfolds, companies plan to complete major initiatives using technologies that they expect will change the role of CIO… These include analytics, cloud, mobility and social media.” CIOs in regions throughout the U.S. will examine what ... Read More