Most Helpful Review
Form building capabilities and well thought out process modelling are key points to this product.
Another advantage of this tool is its reports and records. You can maintain dashboards, layouts. If you with a Java solution, it takes six months time. If you use this tool, you can finish in one or one and a half months' time.
There is a version coming out every six months with performance improvements.
Call Web Service Smart Service - Web service integrations with other systems are super simple and fast to create, supported by low code menus.
Write to Data Store Entity - Saving data in SQL databases is done easily using entities. Entities (CDTs in Appian terminology) define relationships and target schema tables via XSD files.
The Application Designer is very user friendly. There are also lot of plug-ins that you can use and, for the most part, they are free.
What stands out are the speed of the product, the quick, easy development, and visual diagramming.
The tech support is quite good.
It provides us the capability of producing business processes for documents that are launched immediately when a document comes into the repository.
Authoring tool is slow to use resulted in limitations on how quickly solutions can be built.
Even though the company has made great improvements in online documentation, featuring rich material which includes case studies of real-life use cases, the material could definitely be better in quality and coverage of use cases.
A point of improvement would be the SAIL forms. The built-in tool used to generate forms does not have debugging support (to view local variables as they change on live preview, and step-by-step valuation) which is a big drawback for form development. Moreover, the script language used to build SAIL forms does not support inheritance or lambda expressions (functions as arguments of other functions), which makes the code base more verbose.
The reporting is not as good as in similar products. They could also improve the dashboards.
It needs better integration with our existing application ecosystem.
We would like to see more reduced latency. We would like to make sure that the scale-out factor will be much more as workloads come in.
It would be nice if you could create your own customized apps when the business needed them.
Appian is easy to set up, but JBoss is complex. JBoss is the application server for running Appian.
The place of improvement is merging or combining all of the workflow functionality into one seamless tool. Now, there are multiple installations that are different. Case Foundation, before you can put Case Manager and you've got IBM BPM, and the roadmap is there to merge them altogether. But that's the struggle at the moment, it's having multiple installations and disparate workflow applications.
Pricing and Cost Advice
It's good value for the price.
I think that if somebody is really serious at looking at business value, then by all means, the product is well worth the value. You get representative business value for the price that you pay for the product, and for the implementation of the product.
Product pricing compared to some of the earlier vendors, like IBM, CA, and Oracle, is quite well-priced. Although, we do feel that as we increase the number of users and the workload increases, we will have to spend more.
We will have to have a dialogue or negotiate a price for future use. To start with, it is a reasonable price. As we go ahead, we will have to make sure the costs are inline with our expectations as we grow our user base and workloads.
It is expensive, but powerful. I would recommend comparing against cheaper licensing products and open source.
BPM done right is a huge value proposition for almost any company, and with Appian's low code rapid development model, the ROI can be huge, while the break-even point should be accelerated tremendously.
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Also Known As
|Also Known As||Appian BPM, Appian AnyWhere, Appian Enterprise BPMS||Case Foundation, FileNet Business Process Manager|
|Overview||With Appian, your organization can rapidly build, deploy, use, and scale problem-solving apps. And with the flexibility of on-premises and cloud portability, you'll always address your unique challenges the way that makes the most sense for you.||IBM Case Foundation is for organizations that need to harness unstructured information and integrate it with business processes to drive critical business decisions. It enables organizations to create, manage and optimize case-based processes and is designed to decrease development costs while significantly improving process performance. Case Foundation links specific pieces of content with a structured workflow. It's an on ramp for organizations that choose to move from document-centric workflow solutions to the advanced capabilities of IBM Case Manager.|
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|Sample Customers||Hansard Global plc, Punch Taverns, Pirelli, Crawford & Company, EDP Renewables, Queensland Government Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (, Bank of Tennessee||Suncorp Group Limited|
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