VIENNA, Va.—February 23, 2009—Appian, an innovative global provider of business process management (BPM) technology, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant in the 2009 "Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites" (Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, 2009" by J. Hill, et al. February 18, 2009).
“Appian is very pleased to be positioned in this way by Gartner,” said Matthew Calkins, Appian President and CEO. “Economic conditions are driving a focus on process across all industries. Appian’s comprehensive technology, its ease of use, and the availability of the entire suite in on-premise and on-demand deployment models, is making the value of process improvement available to organizations of all sizes.”

Appian Enterprise delivers fully integrated Process, Analytics, Content and Collaboration to simplify process improvement and drive quantifiable ROI. Appian provides organizations with the industry's most sophisticated platform for rapidly developing and deploying composite process applications, putting process innovation in the hands of business users. Appian Anywhere is the industry’s only complete BPM Suite available via an on-demand model with low subscription pricing.


About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted February, 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Appian
Appian is the Business Process Management (BPM) expert. Appian leads the market in BPM innovation, delivering comprehensive, flexible and easy-to-use solutions tailored to the unique needs of individual organizations. Businesses and governments worldwide use Appian to simplify process improvement with the real-time visibility, control and analytics needed to improve business performance. Appian allows users across the organization to effectively collaborate and be part of the process of achieving corporate goals. Appian empowers more than 2.5 million users globally and has a strong customer base in the government, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and telecommunications industries. Appian is headquartered in the Washington D.C. region, with professional services and partners around the globe. For more information, visit
Nathaniel Palmer
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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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