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Likelihood to Recommend

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM

Originally we used it as a guide for a workflow and it was amazing. As I stated earlier, we currently use it to decimate status based on tasks, great. We tried to use it as more of a Project Management platform and it wasn't really the best, but it isn't made for that either. Then again, using Microsoft Project can be linked to it to communicate the milestones.
Craig Rosenblum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Appian

I believe that Appian is very well-suited to provide an approval work-flow. For making requests where there is a specific hierarchy of approvals that must occur, it is great. For example, if an employee needs to make a capital request for a long term project, the number of approvals can be set based on the amount of the items/work that is to be capitalized. If the amount is < 10000, maybe only manager approval is required. If the amount is over 10,000, Department Budgetary approval is also required. Over 25,000, Finance approval is required. Over 100,000, executive approval is required. Appian makes it very easy to set these conditions and send out tasks based on them. Appian also Excels at reporting. Appian provides the tools to report on any of the data that is captured in the request. This data can be exported to Excel to be used for audits or data management. Data can be reported in a variety of ways grid format, generate a pdf, or with charts and graphs. I don't believe that Appian should be used to replace any cost accounting type of functions. There are enterprise systems, such as Oracle that do a better job with that. Appian's strength is providing workflows.
Christine Mulready | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
Appian
8.0
Visual Modeling
Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
Appian
7.5
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
Appian
8.0
Platform Security
Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
Appian
9.2
Platform User Management
Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
Appian
7.5
Reusability
Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
Appian
7.8
Platform Scalability
Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
Appian
8.1

Pros

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM

  • Ease of use for both end users and administrators
  • Limitless workflow development to automate processes
  • Flexibility to integrate with other software platforms
Carly Cockman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Appian

  • I have observed after version 17.1 we have a lot of good features in Appian that improve usability (UX). This adds real value in this competitive Digital space.
  • You can understand business use case and convert it to a logical process automation.
  • Process Modeller has improved a lot and providing smart services use adds more value.
  • Service integration helps us to seamlessly integrate with third-party systems
Ravi Joshi, PMI-ACP® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM

  • Reporting - If reporting is important, you may consider another platform like Tableau which can be fed from Agiloft
  • Sorry, just reporting
Craig Rosenblum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Appian

  • Advanced functionality requires use of the Appian expression language. The more advanced the logic, the harder it is to build with the expression language. This means development expertise is more relevant if you need advanced functionality, which I imagine applies almost all the time. I would much prefer if they allowed some common language such as JavaScript out of the box.
  • Debugging has proved difficult. It’s easy for developers to get the app to or feature to a “working” state but it needs robust alpha testing.
  • Deployment can be tricky. When a solution gets big and there are many teams and dependencies, it needs a careful process to ensure things don’t break.
  • Reasuability of Appian objects is both a pro and con. Reusing objects across apps may be more trouble than its worth because of creating heavy dependencies. Experience is helpful to strike the right balance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 16 answers
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
Michael Campbell, PMP,CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
As with our brains, we only use 10% of its capability. It can be as complex as you want it to be or as simple. The training requirements to use it have been minimal depending on the application. This is really a reflection as to how the workflow was configured
Craig Rosenblum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Appian

Appian 8.4
Based on 44 answers
Great platform for providing business process management. Fairly easy to learn tool (especially now that I have seen the evolution over 5 years). More difficult to master, but there is a great community that is always willing and able to help solve your problem.
Helmut Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have enlisted the help of Agiloft support on various occasions and it has been excellent. You work with an individual that understands your workflow and will help you figure out how to make corrections
Craig Rosenblum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Appian

Appian 8.0
Based on 67 answers
We have a mixture of onsite and offshore support by Appian and their partner Cognizant. Our stated support hours for the business are 9-5pm Mon-Fri. Cognizant being located in India provides us with coverage up to 9pm should anything happen that needs urgent attention. Appian Cloud Support are also there should we have any issues connecting to the application.
Paul Cabrelle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Appian

Appian 8.6
Based on 4 answers
It was really seamless. SaaS in the true definition of the word. We logged on and started using the product. Very easy.
Peter Newnam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM

We evaluated a couple of products and found that they were either unable to create the workflow that we needed and lacked support. But to be fair, we evaluated the previous generation of Intellect.
Craig Rosenblum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Appian

We went through a light-touch Request for Proposal process, explaining the problem we were trying to fix and giving lots of examples of the current process and pain points. Appian was one of 10 respondents but stood out as having all of the components that would make putting the customer first, sharing information across multiple government agencies, workflow, low code and speed to build a working prototype that would work on multiple devices (pc, mobile, table) out of the box.Appian understood the problem we were trying to fix, and their response answered the majority of our concerns about how to solve the problems for the business customer by using and re-using information. Other providers could do some parts of the functionality needed, or offered to build the prototype from scratch, or couldn't meet our timeframes (due to length of delivery or lack of resources). Some of the respondents missed the point entirely and simply did not meet the requirements we set.Another factor was the cost estimate presented by the respondents - Appian was not the cheapest, but they were definitely not wildly expensive (unlike a couple of other respondents)!
Lynley Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM

  • Agiloft has streamlined the requisitioning process and eliminated manual effort and repetitive low-value tasks.
  • We now have a single source of truth for our SOC audits.
Carly Cockman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Appian

  • Currently we have no negative impact. We have a better follow-up on our tasks and we believe that tasks are completed faster.
  • However we don't finish every project and we can't realy calculate our ROI. It's hard to give you some numbers.
Frederic Fernandez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Appian

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
10.0
Appian
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
Appian
9.0

Usability

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
10.0
Appian
8.4

Support Rating

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
10.0
Appian
8.0

In-Person Training

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
Appian
9.0

Online Training

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
Appian
10.0

Implementation Rating

Agiloft Custom Workflow/BPM
Appian
8.6

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