HELLA Modernizes Business Processes with Appian Cloud Platform
May 15, 2018
Initial Roll-out of Two Comprehensive Applications Underway
RESTON, Va. — Appian (NASDAQ: APPN) today announced that HELLA, the lighting and electronics expert, is implementing Appian’s low-code business process management platform. HELLA chose Appian for its fast and easy implementation, greater flexibility, and faster roll-out of processes. In addition, its fully managed, EU-hosted Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) significantly reduces system administration time and efforts.
Appian replaces HELLA’s previous workflow system, which had become too inflexible for HELLA’s needs. HELLA is currently using Appian for two administrative processes. The first two applications went live as pilot applications in just six months. This included not only the time needed for implementing the workflows, but also for the system set-up and development of the initial interfaces to HELLA’s ERP system and databases.
HELLA is planning to develop additional applications, which will run on Appian across all business divisions and functions. These will include purchasing, D&D, logistics, and production amongst others.
“We have decided to implement Appian as it streamlines our processes across all business units. After much detailed consideration and testing, Appian fulfilled all our requirements, including easy development of applications,” said Falko Krauß, Head of Solutions and Integration at HELLA. “Moreover, we also checked third-party opinions regarding Appian, such as Gartner and Forrester rankings which underlined our own impressions of the technology.”
“HELLA has a strong vision for streamlining its processes and modernizing the customer experience,” said Dirk Pohla, Managing Director at Appian. “Appian provides a platform to accelerate that vision while meeting the requirement of keeping cloud-hosted data within Europe.”
Appian provides a software development platform that combines intelligent automation and enterprise low-code development to rapidly deliver powerful business applications. Many of the world’s largest organizations use Appian applications to improve customer experience, achieve operational excellence, and simplify global risk and compliance.