Posts Tagged ‘BPM in the Cloud’

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 changing needs of your business and your customers – you already understand the problems. If you don’t, Forrester Research and Forbes Magazine have two quick primers for you.

The question is this: What does the demise of ERP mean for companies that have sunk massive investments into these antiquated beasts? Must they either forsake those investments and even throw good money after bad through massive rip-and-replace efforts, or just continue to suffer and struggle? Thankfully, modern BPM software offers a third way.

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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). You’ll also get all sorts of product insights and tips (and yes, free training) from Appian experts. But beyond all of that, the best reason for a BPM professional to attend Appian World is to hear success stories, lessons-learned and best-practices from other in-the-trenches BPM professionals.

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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?

The answer: it is an opportunity. Come to Appian World 2012 and find out why. Regardless of whether you’re a seasoned pro or a process improvement newbie, mobile/social/cloud can get you to the next level fast.

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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 precisely that means for them during the 2012 CIO Perspectives event series, produced by CIO Magazine.

As a sponsor of the series, Appian will be on-hand to discuss how our Mobile, Cloud and Social BPM combines with real-time predictive analytics to deliver smarter processes that automatically adjust based on new events. This is what Gartner calls “Intelligent Business Operations (IBO),” and it is a path to corporate Super-Star status for the CIO.

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As reported in Federal Computer Week, a January 19 report from the Defense Business Board (DBB) states that “pursuing IT efficiencies could save DoD between 25 and 50 percent on annual expenditures, while also improving mission effectiveness and achieving return on investment even ahead of schedule.”

The report outlines a four-step approach of “normalizing, standardizing and rationalizing applications; rationalizing and consolidating data centers; rationalizing data and security; and then migrating appropriate components to the cloud.” The DBB urged the department to act decisively in these areas, warning that the consequences could otherwise be disastrous.

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Earlier this week we announced Appian’s results for 2011. In the immortal words of Frank Sinatra, “it was a very good year.” The numbers speak for themselves: 90 new-name customers, a 219 percent jump in license orders over 2010, and nearly 40 percent of total orders coming for Appian Cloud.

The story behind the numbers is testament to how enterprise mobility, social collaboration and cloud computing are reshaping the IT landscape. Appian’s Mobile BPM, Cloud BPM and Social BPM address the broken state of enterprise software today.

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Gartner’s Jim Sinur recently predicted that 2012 will be “The Year of Intelligent Business Operations (IBO),” and stated that Intelligent Business Process Management Software (iBPMS) is the central enabling technology. Appian customers are among the vanguard of “leading edge organizations” Jim mentioned that are making IBO a reality today. This is because the innovations Appian has pioneered (Mobile BPM, Social BPM, Cloud BPM, real-time event architecture, in-memory analytics, extreme ease-of-use) are all crucial components to enacting an IBO strategy.

Click here to read a paper by Appian Principal Consultant Glenn Smith on “Intelligent Business Operations: BPM & Analytics in the Event-Driven Enterprise.”

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Global IT industry analyst firm Ovum has published its annual “Decision Matrix: Selecting a Business Process Management Vendor” report, a comparative evaluation of the top BPM software vendors. Appian has been named the #1 vendor on Ovum’s prestigious “Shortlist.” This is based on unmatched scores across Technology criteria (including a call-out of our innovation around Mobile BPM, Cloud BPM and Social BPM) and User Sentiment (i.e., making sure customers are happy and successful with our software).

The report places the top vendors in the “Shortlist” category, with others placed in “Explore” or “Consider” categories. We’ll have the report available as a download on our site shortly, but in the meantime, here are some stand-out quotes:

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Appian is the sponsor of the Process Management track at IQPC’s Process Excellence Week Orlando, January 16-20 at the Buena Vista Palace, Lake Buena Vista, FL. On Day 2 of the conference, Appian Matt Calkins will deliver a presentation that should not be missed by anyone looking to understand how to make Mobile BPM, Cloud BPM and Social BPM work in their organization.

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This morning we announced the under-budget and ahead-of-schedule deployment of our BPM software at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).  The solution was designed and rolled out in six weeks, with full agency deployment in under four months. NOAA is using Appian across its National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). NESDIS collects global environmental data from satellites and other sources and provides information services regarding Earth system monitoring and official assessments of the environment.

Appian is now instrumental in supporting NESDIS’ mission to be “the world’s most comprehensive source and recognized authority for satellite products, environmental information, and official assessments of the environment in support of societal and economic decisions.

Picture1 The Ever Expanding Use Cases for BPM Software

This is a very cool use case for BPM, and it made me start thinking about the ever-widening types of applications for which our on-premise and Cloud BPM, Mobile BPM and Social BPM is being used.

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