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"Process culture is making noise inside the organization because now, everybody knows that their time is being monitored.""Since implementing we have had a faster time to solution, with fewer resources needed.""The process models provide self-documenting systems.""We appreciate the drag and drop functionality and the easy to access plug and play features.""Appian also has very flexible local integration.""Good workflow engines that bridge the gaps of processes.""Form building capabilities and well thought out process modelling are key points to this product."

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"I think that it adds value to any organization, mainly in terms of business applications where you need workflows.""It is very easy to use events. K2 has useful tools.""Easily maintained and customization is quite simple.""Out of box connectivity with UiPath.""The solution offers very good integration capabilities. We've never had issues integrating it without solutions."

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"The documentation needs to be improved.""We would like to have more granular control for interface styling.""My only request is that they decrease the license costs.""The solution could use some more tutorials to help brand new users figure out how to use the product effectively.""They should provide more flexibility so designers can create a more picture perfect device.""Lacks integration with other products.""Authoring tool is slow to use resulted in limitations on how quickly solutions can be built."

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"I would also like to see the BPM features from Pega implemented, that have to do with the implementation of AI, and the robotics.""It is very flexible because you can design your own main forms, but if there were some templates according to your market, it would be more useful for a new customer. That would make K2 more user friendly and easier to use.""Difficult to include external partners with the solution deployed on-premise.""Heavy, cumbersome and inflexible.""The licensing needs to be improved. Right now, we find it's getting more expensive to use the product."

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"The cost depends on the number of users, although I recommend taking an unlimited license.""The solution offers a monthly subscription model. That's what we use. I recall it being about $90 a month. They do have different tiers."

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Top Answer: Easily maintained and customization is quite simple.
Top Answer: I think there can be improvements in the product but that may be linked to the decisions that we have taken to put it on-premise, because now we're making big changes and the scope of the project has… more »
Top Answer: Our use case of the solution is to help the sales people in the field, enable them to have all the information from the backend and to more easily put together a proposal for management regarding new… more »
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Appian BPM, Appian AnyWhere, Appian Enterprise BPMSK2 blackpearl, K2 Five
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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.

K2's process automation platform helps your company grow and take automation to a new level. Tackle any business problem—large or small—and create an app to solve it, without writing lines of code.

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Hansard Global plc, Punch Taverns, Pirelli, Crawford & Company, EDP Renewables, Queensland Government Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (, Bank of TennesseeSEA Corp, Omnicom Group, Verizon, STIHL
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Financial Services Firm42%
University17%
Computer Software Company17%
Healthcare Company8%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government6%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider17%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
Healthcare Company6%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise66%
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Small Business50%
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Large Enterprise38%
Find out what your peers are saying about Appian vs. K2 and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Appian is ranked 7th in Business Process Management with 7 reviews while K2 is ranked 17th in Business Process Management with 5 reviews. Appian is rated 8.6, while K2 is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Appian writes "Offers flexible local integration that we have used extensively to integrate with our Legacy system". On the other hand, the top reviewer of K2 writes "Doesn't require customized coding but lacks flexibility and can feel cumbersome". Appian is most compared with ServiceNow, Pega BPM, Camunda BPM, Mendix and OutSystems, whereas K2 is most compared with Nintex Workflow, Camunda BPM, Pega BPM, IBM BPM and ARIS BPM. See our Appian vs. K2 report.

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