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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Caspio

Contact forms are incredibly easy to build and customize, as are most other kinds of more involved forms. Forms allow html input and can be designed in a number of ways. It's helpful if you know some HTML. JavaScript knowledge can add advanced options, but is not necessary for the most common uses. The company used to call itself "No-Code," but has changed to say "Low Code," which is much more accurate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Appian
8.2
Caspio
8.3
Visual Modeling
Appian
7.6
Caspio
7.0
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Appian
8.2
Caspio
7.2
Platform Security
Appian
9.3
Caspio
9.0
Platform User Management
Appian
7.6
Caspio
8.0
Reusability
Appian
7.9
Caspio
9.5
Platform Scalability
Appian
8.6
Caspio
9.3

Pros

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

Caspio

  • Caspio is an online database platform. It allows one to create multiple tables and views to be stored via the web. Tables can be configured to not only hold data but also to hold files like Word docs and images.
  • Caspio is great at creating online forms and reports. It allows the user to create forms to capture, update data, whether it's password protected or just a simple form.
  • As a database platform, one can create online tables and forms linking multiple tables and views to each other. I would say it is the Microsoft Access of the online platforms.
  • The system is very easy. Wizards allow one to create forms, tables, and datapages. Since the platform is online, you may access your database anywhere.
Salvador Curiel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Caspio

  • Pricing for additional storage could be a bit more competitive
  • The builder wizard is helpful, however there could be a tutorial for first time users
  • Calendar pdf exports would be usefull
Daniel Fisher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Caspio

Caspio 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are committed to Caspio Bridge. We could migrate to another product, but we would not be able to do so quickly. I estimate that we would need about a year (maybe more) to convert all of our forms and processes if we were to switch to some other product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Appian

Appian 8.6
Based on 45 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

Caspio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Appian

Appian 8.1
Based on 123 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

Caspio

Caspio 8.5
Based on 2 answers
I've had some instances where my team and I discovered a bug in Caspio. We alerted the company, and the bug was fixed in the next regular update of the software. The few times that I've had to contact support, it was a pretty good experience. They're not terribly quick to respond and take action, but they don't ignore you, either.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Caspio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Appian

Appian 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Really great training platform. Very visual and easy to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Caspio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 8 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

Caspio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Appian

The main advantage of Appian is the cost structure that is more suitable for starting a test-project to see how develop in Appian and most of all how Appian is accepted inside the company. In few weeks you can show the first results and start the journey on digitalization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Caspio

GroupHigh is so frustrating to use. It is constantly changing the way you can search for bloggers, and we can never find exactly what we are looking for
Lynzee Jablonka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Appian

  • Our objective to reduce customer effort when dealing with government by 25% was exceeded. In the process of applying for an alcohol licence renewal alone, we saw approximately 80% reduction in time and effort for the business customer - and that was just a prototype! Imagine the possibilities when this is taken into a live environment!
Lynley Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Caspio

  • Positive impact of easy of adding new varieties.
  • Positive impact of having new emails added directly to email list through Zapier.
  • Positive impact on increasing productivity of our staff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Appian

General

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

Appian Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0
Standard60.002
Flat FeeContact Sales3
EnterpriseContact Sales4
  1. per user per month
  2. one fixed price per app, unlimited users
  3. unlimited number of apps, priced by user
Additional Pricing Details

Caspio

General

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

Caspio Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Explore$1251
Build$2501
Grow$5001
CorporateCustom Pricing
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
> All plans include unlimited application users. > Use visual point-and-click tools to build custom database applications without IT or programming skills. > Embed apps seamlessly on any website, intranet, CMS or portal in a few clicks. > Enterprise-grade scalability and reliability on cloud infrastructure running on AWS and Microsoft SQL Server. > Compliance plans support strict regulatory requirements: HIPAA; FERPA; PCI DSS Level 1; VPAT 2.0/Section 508; GDPR; EU-US Privacy Shield; SOC 1, 2 & 3; ISO 9001, 27001; CSA Star Level 1, 2 & 3; 3D Secure 2. > Project consultations for planning and customization, in-depth online help, how-to videos and instructor-led training. > Pricing plans designed for teams of all sizes.

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