8base vs. Appian

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
8base
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
8base calls itself a Developer Acceleration Platform using low code to empower developers and businesses to create and host powerful software applications quickly and easily. The vendor says their differentiators include: Developer acceleration platform Low-code BaaS GraphQL, Serverless Autoscaling Role-Based Access Controls SDK UI Kit Command Line Interface Data…
$25
Appian
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Appian is a low-code development and business process management platform. It features drag-and-drop design for app building, automated work processes, unified data management, and cloud-based deployment.
$0
Pricing
8baseAppian
Editions & Modules
FREE
$0
DEVELOPER
$25
one-time fee
PROFESSIONAL
$150
one-time fee
CUSTOM
Contact
one-time fee
Appian Community Edition
$0
Application - Input-Only
$2
per month per user
Application - Infrequent
$9
per month per user
Application - Standard
$75
per month per user
Platform
Custom Quote Priced per user with unlimited apps.
minimum 100 users, no maximum
Unlimited
Custom Quote Priced per development with unlimited apps.
unlimited
Platform
Custom Quote Priced per user with unlimited apps.
Minimum 100, no maximum
Unlimited
Custom Quote Priced per development with unlimited apps.
Unlimited
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
8baseAppian
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
8baseAppian
Top Pros
Top Cons

No answers on this topic

Features
8baseAppian
Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
8base
7.0
1 Ratings
21% below category average
Appian
9.0
75 Ratings
4% above category average
Visual Modeling9.01 Ratings8.873 Ratings
Drag-and-drop Interfaces7.01 Ratings8.972 Ratings
Platform Security5.01 Ratings9.171 Ratings
Platform User Management8.01 Ratings8.872 Ratings
Reusability7.01 Ratings9.375 Ratings
Platform Scalability6.01 Ratings9.473 Ratings
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8baseAppian
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Score 9.8 out of 10
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Quixy
Score 9.8 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Quickbase
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
8baseAppian
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(139 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(19 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(95 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(118 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
8baseAppian
Likelihood to Recommend
8base
Although we are not a startup and 8BASE allows our backend to be production-ready instantly and thus better support and management of our hardware and scale are automatically progressive with our business. It leaves us more time for hardware development. Recommending to consider acquiring both for all types of companies.
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Appian
Appian works great for automating manual processes and integrating multiple systems through its toolset. It gives great flexibility for establishing rules for approvals, routings, escalations, and the like. Because of the low code toolset, it's very easy to deploy and make changes as needed as processes evolve and as the organization learns to utilize the system better. Minimal maintenance is required to support the applications build on the platform. Some of the automated testing integration with tools like Jenkins is limited so that may be an issue for some.
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Pros
8base
  • Non-technical people can use accessible software.
  • Cost
  • The simple set up.
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Appian
  • Allows at a glance workflow documentation which assists in the need we have for information readiation.
  • Drag and drop interface for workflow development greatly speeds our apps time to market.
  • Using the advanced features of Appian, we are able to create working sites in a fraction of the time it would take to do so using "traditional" development.
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Cons
8base
  • the UI is complex to handle at first.
  • Lags in many applications.
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Appian
  • Search issues when type ahead and database search are used in the same field.
  • Buttons implementation where user is require[d] to click on the button description - if clicks on the button outside that text - button will not work.
  • Problems with using certain off-the-shelf performance tools like WebLoad or Neoload. That is because of different dynamic variables being used internally in Appian - which these tools are unable to correlate. We are still investigating using other tools like Jmeter to overcome dynamic correlation problem for performance testing.
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Likelihood to Renew
8base
No answers on this topic
Appian
We recently renewed our license with Appian. We are convinced that its flexibility, relative ease of use, the support they provide, there mobile advancements and their general willingness and desire to see us succeed all contributed to our reason to renew our agreement with Appian
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Usability
8base
No answers on this topic
Appian
Appian is a low code environment, because of this, a very good visual interface is required. Appian is providing a feature-rich dashboard [that] we can use for building the dashboards and other interfaces. Appian also provides patches and releases to enhance these features. A developer can start off development just by going through a basic course from the Appian learning community.
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Support Rating
8base
No answers on this topic
Appian
Appian is one of the leading low code business automation platforms that support RPA, decision rules, case management, workflow automation, and machine learning all in a single bundle. But it is also harder to implement and replace the traditional business process.
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In-Person Training
8base
No answers on this topic
Appian
As analyst I participated in a developer boot camp. At times it was hard to keep up but most of the time it made sense. Trainer took the time to explain and slowed pace down to answer questions etc.
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Online Training
8base
No answers on this topic
Appian
Very boring; hard to get through quickly, but rather effective in demonstrating the use of the platform.
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Implementation Rating
8base
No answers on this topic
Appian
It was really seamless. SaaS in the true definition of the word. We logged on and started using the product. Very easy.
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Alternatives Considered
8base
No answers on this topic
Appian
Appian has enormously transformed and keeps on updating the product every quarter to meet the latest needs of the world with new innovations & technologies being integrated within the platform. What gives more pleasure than a product that keeps on continuous[ly] improv[ing]?
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Return on Investment
8base
  • It is stable in its security.
  • Simple development has allowed us to handle less wasted time.
  • Short-term goals are easily met.
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Appian
  • I believe it has negatively impacted our release dates. There may have been a misunderstanding as to the learning curve, even though it is "low code."
  • The look and feel of the applications created using Appian have uniformity and it's easier to have "reuse" between applications.
  • There is less developer control when it comes to features. I think this mainly has to do with the amount of plugins available. I would think there should be many more available plugins. But again, our use case is probably different than most others.
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ScreenShots

Appian Screenshots

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