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Industry’s Only Full-Featured SaaS BPM Suite Enhances Security and Administration Through Open, Interoperable Standard

Appian, an innovative global provider of business process management (BPM) technology, today announced that Appian Anywhere, the industry’s only complete BPM Suite delivered as a service, supports the OASIS Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) standard. Using SAML to integrate Appian Anywhere with Single Sign-On (SSO) centralizes user management, increases security, and provides an industry-standard approach to enterprise SSO efforts.

SAML is an XML-based security standard that enables federated identity management across security and policy domains to enable more seamless cross-domain business interactions. SAML allows business entities to make assertions regarding the identity, attributes, and entitlements of a user to other entities, such as a partner company or another enterprise application. A standard approach to federated identity management is vital for the future of on-demand software delivery.

 

Appian Anywhere’s use of SAML offers distinct advantages for Appian’s SaaS BPM customers, including:

 

  • Easy integration with existing corporate authentication systems
  • Complete interoperability due to the use of an open standard
  • Simplified and centralized user administration
  • Faster adoption and time to value by speeding the creation and authentication of new user accounts

 

“Appian has always focused first and foremost on making BPM easy to deploy, adopt and use, whether on-premise or as a service,” said Matthew Calkins, president and CEO of Appian. “Our support of the SAML standard in Appian Anywhere increases the already substantial value proposition of BPM as a service.”

 

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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 www.appian.com.

Nathaniel Palmer
Author: Nathaniel PalmerWebsite: http://bpm.com
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 BPM.com, 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 Amazon.com 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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