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2014-11-06T12:42:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Appian?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Appian, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20Real User

I rate Appian an eight out of ten.

2021-09-28T09:01:35Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Appian a nine out of ten.

2021-08-23T23:52:03Z
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Other than the pricing concerns, it's a really great platform. If you're considering using Appian, my advice is to work with people that have experience building solutions with it, because that's going to lead to fewer problems down the line. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Appian a rating of nine. It's a great business management platform.

2021-05-24T15:36:02Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

First, you have to understand the business logic behind all of your systems before you start developing and interconnecting the systems, and the process flows across the systems. That's the best advice I have. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight. In terms of the traffic, the user interface should be improved so that it provides real-time data for complex connections between systems. If that is improved, I would give this solution a higher rating. Otherwise, it's a very stable and very robust product.

2021-03-12T03:38:47Z
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Real User

We're just a customer and an end-user. We don't have a relationship with the company. Currently, we are in the middle of a test pilot. We have about 20 users experimenting with the solution as we speak. I would recommend the solution to others. However, I would advise them to measure the requirements associated with the complexity of implementation related to how much coding they need, how complex their interactions will be. These variables may be factors when choosing which tool to use. I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

2021-02-04T03:06:48Z
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Top 20Real User

We are Appian integration partners. We have multiple clients using Appian, although some want to move over to Microsoft. I would recommend the solution. It's quite easy to use, and the drag-and-drop functionality is great. For example, we have database records, and therefore we can easily pull the data from the database and connect and run the process. It's very easy when it's compared to previous versions. One thing to note, however, is that we do have a lot of memory. The memory has to be maintained and managed properly, otherwise, the system performance will come down. I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten. There really is nothing like it on the market right now.

2021-01-23T16:13:36Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

If anyone has to work on a BPM, then it's the best tool, and it's currently the market leader in terms of BPM in our country. In the BPM category, I will rate 10 out of 10 for this product.

2020-12-04T13:33:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The product needs to be supported by top management for it to work. This is one of the things that we faced at the very beginning. Second, from a technical point of view, you need to have a dedicated team taking care of this from a product management point of view, not necessarily from a technical point of view because that can be outsourced. I recommend not doing the development in-house, rather to outsource it with one or two partners and the corporate team. I recommend going for the full cloud-based solution architecture rather than having part of it inside and part of it outside. If there is no issue with data sharing then I would recommend going for a fully cloud-based solution. It gives an advantage and reduces a lot of management headaches. I would rate this solution a nine out of 10.

2020-10-06T06:57:39Z
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Real User

I would definitely recommend Appian. It has come a long way and it's a good product. It's entering into the area of a local application development platform. Appian is continuously making product updates every quarter. I would give Appian a rating of nine out of ten.

2020-08-04T07:26:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We don't have a business relationship with Appian. We're just customers. We're most likely using the latest version of the solution. I would definitely recommend the solution and invite other companies to try it out. They even have the trial edition. That way, you can test the solution before having to purchase the application edition. If you decide to go forward, it is $90 per user per month. They have the enterprise edition as well which is a bit more. The solution is that it's available on different devices as well, which makes it very flexible and easily adaptable to a lot of different environments, including Windows, Linux, Mac, and Android. The product also caters to all sizes of companies, whether you are small or large. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

2020-07-29T07:45:56Z
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Real User

This is a great product.

2019-08-23T18:17:00Z
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Real User

In general, Appian is a great competitor in process automation. However, in my opinion, compared with IBM they lack documentation, development methodology guides (scrum is not enough for BPM adoption) organizational change management is a prerequisite for any BPM journey, real examples like IBM Redbooks, the academy is great I think that more real business cases would be better, webinars etc In my opinion, it is not good to let developers design their own business database. Normally, they are not experienced at this. Perhaps for mid-size business, there is no problem, but when you have a big business it gets complicated and a database designer is required.

2019-07-05T14:34:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

Compare this product closely to open source options, IBM and Pega. For simple solutions using simple models Appian may be sufficient and would provide better ROI than investing in building a team to support a more complex tool but for complex models I'd look for a stronger tool-set.

2014-11-06T12:42:00Z
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