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2014-11-06T12:42:00Z

What needs improvement with Appian?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Appian.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 20Real User

The solution could improve by being more responsive when dealing with large quantities of data. Additionally, they can make the decision or rules engine better. It cannot handle too many rules or too many decisions at once.

2021-09-28T09:01:35Z
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Top 10Real User

The solution could improve robotic process automation.

2021-08-23T23:52:03Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The graphical user interface could be easier to use. It should be simplified. When we're dealing with a large number of complex applications, the user interface is not the best. There could be a simpler design especially when it comes to providing a view on handling large users/user groups.

2021-03-12T03:38:47Z
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Top 20Real User

We've had some issues in regards to functionality. We are currently facing some challenges regarding the potential of using more advanced instruction in order to compare items. We'd like to have more modules so that we can understand the solution a bit better. I would like to see more complete university tools. For example, with UiPath, I have had a good experience related to a free course in order to provide some users some different levels of knowledge. This extra training helps users not only use the solution but to develop further within the tool.

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

We have clients that want to use Office 365, Microsoft Analytics, and Power Apps. Appian just isn't the same as using something specifically designed to cater to the Microsoft Suite. The solution used to be a bit more difficult to use, but we've added Tempo and now everything is much easier. We can do things very quickly.

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

It is very expensive. It is also not easy to learn. Training tutorials could be improved.

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

We'd like to see the employee experience improved, something we can integrate with SharePoint. Right now we're looking at the Power BI which belongs to Microsoft. It has a lot of good features for low-code no-code development kinds of things. I'd like to see the ability of the software itself to integrate with the core systems. It's a gap that Appian hasn't fulfilled. I'd like to see integration with Microsoft products as an additional feature. Microsoft Team, or something like that. It's not there or if it is, it requires some work to enable easy integration with SharePoint.

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

The user interface is good, but it's not perfect. They should provide more flexibility so designers can create a more picture-perfect device. There should be more features on mobile UX development as well. Currently, it's easy to use and It gets the job done, but it's not flexible in regards to creating the mobile application from scratch. You have to play within the framework and the rules of the UX; however, that's something that not many customers like. Customers want a flexible mobile application development platform. I think Appian should make a lot of improvements with respect to their mobile application development by providing more flexibility for designers in order to allow them to create their own UX components and control the display of the data onscreen. I would like to see more flexibility in terms of the UI. I know that it's not designed to be a big application that allows you to do multiple things, like creating the second year stream of the pie, for example. I feel like Appian has been so instrumental in making their entire product local, and have really improved the user interface design, but the user interface design is limited to authenticated users only — although there are some limited pieces available on the login page. I would like Appian to extend their local capabilities to the login page as well so that we could create an available application that can be targeted to any customer. For example, if you flipped it, you would see information about various products and other information, something that could be very realistic if only Appian would allow these capabilities to be extended to the login page.

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

We're still researching the platform. I don't have a strong opinion on what might be missing. They seem to be constantly upgrading their products. The solution could use some more tutorials to help brand new users figure out how to use the product effectively.

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

They are continuously improving the platform. Three months ago I would have suggested they make smart service creation easier (using their API to create components), but they have done that. My only request is that they decrease the license costs.

2019-08-23T18:17:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We've used a good number of Business Process Automation tools in the past and none of them have given the value for money we are seeing with Appian. Appian enables us spend the least time designing beautiful and robust interfaces that automatically render in Web browsers and native mobile apps securely without any additional effort. With very little learning curve, an Appian designer will start designing very complex and dynamic interfaces that consume data from everywhere. We would however like to have more granular control for interface styling in future releases. Appian releases updates to the platform every quarter.

2019-08-18T17:47:00Z
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Real User

I would like to see better monitoring for business events in synchronization with business rules. There should be a better development for Cases, because it is not really a capability of the product. You have to develop the behavior. The documentation needs to be improved.

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

Support for complex models really needs significant improvement Flexibility in the architecture is not there Management or reusable assets is extremely limited and poorly designed Business rules are not aligned to industry best practices Authoring tool slow to use resulted in limitations on how quickly solutions can be built Integration to project SDLC (such as testing methods, build systems etc needs work)

2014-11-06T12:42:00Z
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