VIENNA, VA.-- October 25, 2007-- Appian, an innovative global provider of business process management (BPM) technology, and TeamCatapult, a management and technology services company, today announced a strategic partnership designed to deliver BPM solutions to the U.S. federal government. Appian's deep technical expertise and leading BPM suite together with TeamCatapult's business consulting services will enable U.S. government agencies to maximize their technology investment and strategize ongoing business improvement.

Leading government agencies are increasingly looking to BPM solutions to help streamline the business of government. Daily challenges, such as budgetary constraints, policy changes, and public demands for greater accountability continually push organizations to drive improvements in productivity and work quality by automating complex business processes and providing real-time access to critical information and applications.

Since its founding in 1999, Appian has been working with government agencies and key systems integrators to enable agency-wide process improvements. The automation of complex processes and the provision of real-time access to critical information and applications drive significant, measurable improvements in productivity and work quality.

"TeamCatapult's deep consulting expertise is a natural complement to Appian's BPM technology," said Joe Barry, Appian vice president, channels and alliances. "TeamCatapult's consulting methodology, project management, and continuous process improvement skills will benefit our common U.S. government customers and empower them to maximize their BPM investment agency-wide."

"Successful BPM projects demand an enterprise-wide approach, clearly defined business processes, sufficient attention to personnel and cultural impacts, and an on-going plan for continuous process improvement," stated Sara Kindsfater-Yerkes, vice president, TeamCatapult. "By marrying Appian's BPM technology with TeamCatapult's team of consultants, we will empower U.S. government agencies to achieve continuous process improvement through the alignment of IT systems and business processes."

For more information on Appian's expertise in delivering BPM solutions to government organizations, please visit For more information on TeamCatapult's BPM expertise, please visit

About TeamCatapult
TeamCatapult provides management and technology consulting services to companies seeking breakthroughs in performance excellence. They help to bridge an often large gap between the technology and business aspects of an organization through the alignment of people, process and technology enabling their clients to reach new and sustainable levels of performance. Their approach is grounded in practical improvements for measurable results. Their services include Business Process Management, Strategic Human Capital and Organizational Transformation.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, TeamCatapult is a growing small woman-owned business with a solid base of commercial and government clients. For more information, visit or call 301-253-3713.

About Appian
Appian is an innovative global provider of business process management (BPM) technology. By implementing Appian's BPM technology, business and governments worldwide are empowered to easily drive process improvement. Appian's flexible and easy-to-use products enable customers to quickly adopt BPM while providing real-time business visibility. Headquartered in the Washington D.C. region, Appian has professional services and partners worldwide to address the process improvement requirements of its customers. For more information, visit

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Nathaniel Palmer
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VP and CTO
Rated as the #1 Most Influential Thought Leader in Business Process Management (BPM) by independent research, Nathaniel Palmer is recognized as one of the early originators of BPM, and has led the design for some of the industry’s largest-scale and most complex projects involving investments of $200 Million or more. Today he is the Editor-in-Chief of, as well as the Executive Director of the Workflow Management Coalition, as well as VP and CTO of BPM, Inc. Previously he had been the BPM Practice Director of SRA International, and prior to that Director, Business Consulting for Perot Systems Corp, as well as spent over a decade with Delphi Group serving as VP and CTO. He frequently tops the lists of the most recognized names in his field, and was the first individual named as Laureate in Workflow. Nathaniel has authored or co-authored a dozen books on process innovation and business transformation, including “Intelligent BPM” (2013), “How Knowledge Workers Get Things Done” (2012), “Social BPM” (2011), “Mastering the Unpredictable” (2008) which reached #2 on the Best Seller’s List, “Excellence in Practice” (2007), “Encyclopedia of Database Systems” (2007) and “The X-Economy” (2001). He has been featured in numerous media ranging from Fortune to The New York Times to National Public Radio. Nathaniel holds a DISCO Secret Clearance as well as a Position of Trust with in the U.S. federal government.

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