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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Low-Code Development

    8.6

    Appian

    86%

    Blueworks Live

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Appian ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Visual Modeling

    8.5
    85%
    74 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Drag-and-drop Interfaces

    8.5
    85%
    73 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform Security

    8.7
    87%
    72 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform User Management

    8.3
    83%
    73 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reusability

    8.8
    88%
    76 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform Scalability

    8.7
    87%
    74 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    Appian

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Blueworks Live

    75%
    Blueworks Live ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    14 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    15 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    13 Ratings

    Process Engine

    Appian

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Blueworks Live

    78%
    Blueworks Live ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Process designer

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    16 Ratings

    Process simulation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    13 Ratings

    Business rules engine

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    14 Ratings

    SOA support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    13 Ratings

    Process player

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    14 Ratings

    Support for modeling languages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    15 Ratings

    Form builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    13 Ratings

    Model execution

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    13 Ratings

    Collaboration

    Appian

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    Blueworks Live

    73%
    Blueworks Live ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Social collaboration tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    16 Ratings

    Content Management Capabilties

    Appian

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Blueworks Live

    85%
    Blueworks Live ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Content management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    14 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Appian is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Blueworks Live is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Appian

    87%
    140 Ratings
    7.7

    Blueworks Live

    77%
    18 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.9

    Appian

    89%
    19 Ratings

    Blueworks Live

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.6

    Appian

    86%
    95 Ratings

    Blueworks Live

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.2

    Appian

    82%
    172 Ratings
    8.3

    Blueworks Live

    83%
    10 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    9.0

    Appian

    90%
    1 Rating

    Blueworks Live

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    6.0

    Appian

    60%
    2 Ratings

    Blueworks Live

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    1.2

    Appian

    12%
    9 Ratings

    Blueworks Live

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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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    IBM

    It's hard to recommend a tool that does not follow the universal industry standard (BPMN2). Like Visio, it looks and feels like the standard is respected (shapes, naming convention, etc.) but Blueworks Live does not in fact follow any of it. It is a good tool for any company that is primarily looking at drawing diagrams (e.g., export them as images), as opposed to building live processes.
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    Pros

    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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    IBM

    • Cloud based, hence quick and easy access without any installation requirement
    • Easy and intuitive, making modeling much easier
    • Visio import is one of the best in Blueworks
    • Low cost compared to some other tools in the market
    • User management is quite easy from an admin perspective
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    Cons

    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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    IBM

    • In particular, we have had problems with the availability of the service because the platform frequently crashed.
    • Is not easy to pull some indicators.
    • We would like to be able to see a different interface, long ago with the same.
    • Payment process is not easy.
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    Pricing Details

    Appian

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Appian editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Free01
    Standard60.002
    Flat FeeContact Sales3
    EnterpriseContact Sales4

    Footnotes

    1. none
    2. per user per month
    3. one fixed price per app, unlimited users
    4. unlimited number of apps, priced by user

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Blueworks Live

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Blueworks Live editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      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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      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      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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      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      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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      IBM

      I have gotten great response for the very few times I needed support.
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      In-Person Training

      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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      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Online Training

      Appian

      Very boring; hard to get through quickly, but rather effective in demonstrating the use of the platform.
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      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      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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      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      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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      IBM

      To start an environment you don't need to have a data model well defined. You can start and then adapt your data model with different needs and degree of depth. It's very easy to produce effective documentation with less effort. Last but not least, to maintain all the stuff it's cheaper than other solutions.
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      Return on Investment

      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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      IBM

      • We spend less time searching through notes and messages trying to figure out which process we liked most, which worked best, etc
      • We can view processes and simulated processes in real time
      • It easy to share and collaborate with other team members and get their feedback
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