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Why Cloud: Is cloud BPM right for me?

Deploying Appian for cloud BPM is appropriate for:

  • Organizations that want to use the power of business process management to begin realizing ROI immediately because there are no significant up-front investments and minimal startup costs
  • Companies that want to immediately begin process discovery and documentation, create business performance dashboards and collaborate across geographic boundaries to create core-functional process pilots without incurring the typical costs and delays associated with infrastructure hardware and enterprise software license procurements
  • Appian partners and independent developers can use Appian to create applications for resale in both vertical and horizontal markets

Deployment: Should I choose a cloud or on-premise BPM deployment?

Cloud BPM with Appian delivers powerful benefits that exceed those of an on-premise BPM deployment in the areas of:

  • Reduced project risk by minimizing up-front capital investment in hardware and software
  • Increased freedom to focus on core business with scarce IT resources
  • Elimination of on-going fees for software maintenance and systems operation and operating systems

Appian customers enjoy the freedom to migrate their cloud and on-premise BPM deployments because Appian’s cloud BPM is built on the same code base as the on-premise Appian suite.

Process Modeling: Why not just model my processes in the cloud?

Process modeling is only one aspect of a process improvement initiative. To truly reap the benefits of a process-centric focus, process models must be actionable within a process engine. Appian delivers the full featured capabilities of the Appian BPM Suite (with integrated process, analytics, content, and collaboration) via an on-demand delivery method.

Reliable and Secure: Is Appian cloud BPM reliable and secure?

Yes. Appian’s cloud BPM platform provides a highly reliable and secure platform for your organization to build and manage your enterprise processes. Appian can provide a 99.95%% uptime guarantee, SOC 2 report, SOC 1 report, ISAE 3402 audit reports, PCI-DSS certification, NIST 800-53r4 controls, TLS encryption of all data, and SAML integration for secure single sign-on with your current enterprise identity management.

Certified Browsers: What are the certified web browsers for Appian?

  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Chrome

Please note the Appian Process Modeler is only certified for use with Internet Explorer.