Appian Enterprise Delivers Ongoing Process Excellence to Customers


With enhancements that have been integrated into the product over the past year culminating in today's new release, as well as new features that will be available in upcoming releases, Appian continues to deliver the most compelling BPM solutions to the market, simplifying business innovation through flexible, comprehensive and easy-to-use technology.

On the heels of a stellar third quarter where Appian generated the second-highest order volume in the company's history, today's new release of Appian Enterprise provides customers with multiple new enhancements that simplify process collaboration and innovation between business and IT, allowing all users across the organization to be part of the process of achieving corporate goals. New enhancements optimize the product's performance under high load; reduce memory utilization; improve manageability; improve the product's already impressive performance; and add benchmarking components.

Forrester Analyst Colin Teubner discussed Appian's BPM suite in The Forrester Wave™: Human-Centric BPM For Java Platforms, Q3 2007. His report stated: "Appian Enterprise is designed for simplicity, and it shows. [The product] is the easiest to use for building processes that pull together human work, analytics, and collaboration tools. It also has extremely powerful methods for administering massive numbers of end users."

Earlier this year, Appian incorporated new user-friendly features into Appian Enterprise that included an improved AJAX-powered interface designer and rules creator, real-time analytics, and desktop and Microsoft Office integration — all designed to simplify and make BPM more accessible to everyone within the organization.

Evolving to Address Business Dynamics
As the challenges and requirements encountered by businesses worldwide continue to evolve, so too does Appian Enterprise, growing with customers to utilize process as a way to empower the business. Simplicity and scalability will continue to be key themes for the product, and development will focus on making Appian Enterprise easier to use, develop and manage, as well as allowing for better utilization of system resources so the solution is lighter and quicker in Web browsers and has the ability to support the most demanding process environments.

In addition, Appian Enterprise is already available to customers as a subscription-based model and hosted platform; in 2008, Appian will enable a complete software-as-a-service market offering, including trial licenses, turn-key enablement of environments and a complete solution marketplace with pre-built process applications.

"Appian is proud of how we work with our customers to allow them to embrace process as a tool for competitive advantage," said Ali Alavi, Appian vice president of software development. "Over the past several years, as Appian has achieved enormous successes in winning new business in the enterprise BPM market, Appian Enterprise continues to meet the demands of 21st century businesses. We will continue to deliver the industry's easiest to use, develop and manage BPM suite to the market to truly empower the business users of today as well as tomorrow."

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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

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.