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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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"The most valuable features are quick customization, solid deployment processes, and excellent reliability.""We haven't had any issues with stability so far.""I'm not sure what the most valuable aspect of the solution is, but I can say that their finance and auditing systems are quite impressive. You can audit in different invoices right to procurement. It's all quite seamless.""Features they are integrating to the other services.""The most valuable feature is ease of use."

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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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"The cost of data storage is an issue once the company grows.""I would like to have integration with Google.""The solution offers upgrades at a slower pace. The solution needs to keep up with competitors.""They need an easy way of getting details and then adding to it and then being able to do it in a more simplified way""The marketing automation needs improvement."

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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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"It is an expensive program."

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Appian BPM, Appian AnyWhere, Appian Enterprise BPMSSalesforce1, Force.com, Salesforce Platform
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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.The Salesforce1 Platform brings together Force.com, Heroku, and ExactTarget into one family of cloud services all built API first to help deliver apps that connect products, users, and next generation experiences. Designed for scale and speed, it provides a fast way to build apps with open APIs, back-end services, integration tools, starter templates as well as powerful developer environments; there's no limit to what you can build.
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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 TennesseeADP
Top Industries
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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 Firm8%
Government7%
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Computer Software Company45%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company9%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
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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%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise33%
Find out what your peers are saying about Appian vs. Salesforce App Cloud and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
446,626 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Appian is ranked 6th in Rapid Application Development Software with 7 reviews while Salesforce App Cloud is ranked 10th in Rapid Application Development Software with 5 reviews. Appian is rated 8.6, while Salesforce App Cloud is rated 8.2. 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 Salesforce App Cloud writes "Offers good integration and has good stability ". Appian is most compared with ServiceNow, Pega BPM, Camunda BPM, Mendix and Bizagi, whereas Salesforce App Cloud is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Microsoft PowerApps, ServiceNow and Oracle Application Express (APEX). See our Appian vs. Salesforce App Cloud report.

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