Compare Appian vs. iGrafx

Appian is ranked 6th in Business Process Management with 11 reviews while iGrafx is ranked 15th in Business Process Management with 4 reviews. Appian is rated 8.4, while iGrafx is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Appian writes "We are creating workflows in an agile manner". On the other hand, the top reviewer of iGrafx writes "Provides comprehensive way to connect workflow and cross-feed documents, but needs support for multi-page processes". Appian is most compared with Pega BPM, ServiceNow and Camunda BPM, whereas iGrafx is most compared with Visio, ARIS BPM and Bizagi. See our Appian vs. iGrafx report.
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Form building capabilities and well thought out process modelling are key points to this product.The process models provide self-documenting systems.Since implementing we have had a faster time to solution, with fewer resources needed.Process culture is making noise inside the organization because now, everybody knows that their time is being monitored.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.

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Finding the right symbol and creating links, horizontal and vertical are the features I use.Another good feature is that the numbering of the shapes in iGrafx is much easier and more convenient, in comparison to what is found in Visio. So far I haven't found anything similar to what I have with iGrafx, in that regard.This product fulfills ninety percent of our needs, and we're happy as users of it.Web diagramming and RACI have helped expedite the process, capture, and ownership initiatives of our organization.It has simplified compliance with regulations and company standards.

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Authoring tool is slow to use resulted in limitations on how quickly solutions can be built.My only request is that they decrease the license costs.We would like to have more granular control for interface styling.The documentation needs to be improved.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.

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In the next release, I would like to see more layers like three, four, and five. It might be possible but I haven't seen it yet.Dragging and dropping shapes is not as user-friendly as in Visio. In Visio, it's very easy to work with shapes and in very few minutes you can plot a whole, multi swim-lane, cross-functional process.It would be helpful to be able to do more analytics and generate reports on historical documents that have already been uploaded to the server.I would love to see a template and shapes for customer journey mapping.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The cost depends on the number of users, although I recommend taking an unlimited license.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.

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My company is trying to replace iGrafx because the license is a little bit expensive.

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Also Known As
Appian BPM, Appian AnyWhere, Appian Enterprise BPMS
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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.iGrafx business process management and analysis solutions empower organizations to achieve maximum performance. iGrafx captures and communicates the alignment of strategy, people, processes and technology, and unites the entire organization around delivering business value. iGrafx delivers strategic and operational decision support to enable our customers to become and remain world class competitors.
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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 TennesseeMultinational Bank
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm50%
Software R&D Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
University13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Financial Services Firm18%
Comms Service Provider7%
Transportation Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm36%
Manufacturing Company10%
Healthcare Company9%
Mining And Metals Company9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise72%
REVIEWERS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise44%
Large Enterprise44%
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