Compare Appian vs. Microsoft Azure App Service

Appian is ranked 7th in Rapid Application Development Software with 6 reviews while Microsoft Azure App Service is ranked 16th in Rapid Application Development Software with 4 reviews. Appian is rated 8.2, while Microsoft Azure App Service is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Appian writes "Low-code characteristics lead to fast development cycles". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure App Service writes "It saves us time and money and installation is really easy". Appian is most compared with Pega BPM, ServiceNow and Camunda BPM, whereas Microsoft Azure App Service is most compared with Oracle Application Express (APEX), Adobe ColdFusion and Microsoft PowerApps. See our Appian vs. Microsoft Azure App Service report.
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Pros
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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Overall, all of the features are very good.The product is scalable.The program is stable and we've had no technical issues so far.It's very easy to use. That's one of the advantages for the business, that you don't need to struggle to configure your website and your app service. Microsoft made sure to make it stable and very easy to configure.

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Cons
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.

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I am new to the intervention and I find it difficult to find my way around the user interface. I have my own learning tool. However, it could be simpler for new users.The solution is quite expensive. If you need more features, you need to pay for them.I would like to see faster adoption and templates that we can use.Sometimes we face problems, but those are technical problems in Microsoft, bugs or something doesn't work as expected, but that's normal.

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

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Azure doesn't cost as much as other services.

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Also Known As
Appian BPM, Appian AnyWhere, Appian Enterprise BPMSAzure App Service
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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.

Azure App Service Web Apps (or just Web Apps) is a service for hosting web applications, REST APIs, and mobile back ends. You can develop in your favorite language, be it .NET, .NET Core, Java, Ruby, Node.js, PHP, or Python. Applications run and scale with ease on Windows-based environments.

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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 TennesseeReal Madrid, Absolut, AccuWeather, Heineken, NBC News, Paramount
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm50%
Transportation Company13%
Software R&D Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Financial Services Firm14%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government8%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise71%
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