Appian Review

SAIL enables creation of complex, responsive UIs, including UI logic and appearance

What is most valuable?

SAIL (Self-Assembling Interface Layer), a scripting language provided by Appian. It is the equivalent of JS and CSS. It allows creation of complex UIs which are also responsive. With SAIL, we have a single language for both the UI logic and its appearance. UI components can be built as reusable components and used in multiple UI interfaces.

Process Modeling enables creation of business process workflows. You can create complex business workflows in a visual manner, and it is also easy to debug/monitor.

What needs improvement?

Offline capabilities and responsive capabilities could be better. The mobility features of Appian platform are still evolving.

Native mobile capabilities or hybrid mobile app capabilities are very limited. Things like offline sync, offline storage, access to smartphone device features, etc. are not supported by the Appian platform yet.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

How is customer service and technical support?


How was the initial setup?

It is Java based, can be deployed in JBoss or WebSphere container.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it eight out of 10. It certainly is the best for enterprise application development.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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