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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

GoCanvas

GoCanvas is ideal for any company that dispatches individuals to sites or locations and then those individuals have to do some sort of report or form to turn in and then send to their clients. The dispatch function adds a lot of power to the platform to allow one traceable documentation from scheduling to the finalization of the report. The best part is that it can be customized to any trade or function out there. It also is handy for mechanics or any other trade that needs to log info at their destinations and submit those to an office or client
Daryl Pollak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Appian
8.2
GoCanvas
Visual Modeling
Appian
7.6
GoCanvas
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Appian
8.2
GoCanvas
Platform Security
Appian
9.3
GoCanvas
Platform User Management
Appian
7.6
GoCanvas
Reusability
Appian
7.9
GoCanvas
Platform Scalability
Appian
8.6
GoCanvas

Survey Format & Appearance

Appian
GoCanvas
10.0
Survey templates
Appian
GoCanvas
10.0
Themes
Appian
GoCanvas
10.0
Custom logo/branding
Appian
GoCanvas
10.0

Survey Content

Appian
GoCanvas
10.0
Changes to live survey
Appian
GoCanvas
10.0
Question design help
Appian
GoCanvas
10.0
Multiple question types
Appian
GoCanvas
10.0

Survey Logic

Appian
GoCanvas
10.0
Survey logic flexibility
Appian
GoCanvas
10.0

Survey Reporting & Analytics

Appian
GoCanvas
10.0
Response tracking
Appian
GoCanvas
10.0
Data export
Appian
GoCanvas
10.0
Standard reports
Appian
GoCanvas
10.0
Custom reports
Appian
GoCanvas
10.0
Analytics
Appian
GoCanvas
10.0

Survey Administration & Security

Appian
GoCanvas
10.0
Access controls
Appian
GoCanvas
10.0
Compliance
Appian
GoCanvas
10.0

Survey Distribution

Appian
GoCanvas
10.0
Vendor-offered crowdsourcing
Appian
GoCanvas
10.0
Respondent restrictions
Appian
GoCanvas
10.0

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

GoCanvas

  • GoCanvas can adapt to you and the structure of your company. Our documents were sometimes a work in progress, and it was easy to change them when needed.
  • GoCanvas made my Sales Team more efficient and structured. We had set documents they needed to fill out and within those documents, certain areas needed to be completed before they could move forward, which enabled my team to be more accurate and fully detailed.
Anonymous | 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

GoCanvas

  • More features with app builder.
  • Chat features in real time.
  • Streaming services.
Niares Hunn | 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

GoCanvas

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

GoCanvas

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

GoCanvas

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

GoCanvas

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

GoCanvas

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

GoCanvas

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

GoCanvas

Danielle Thompson | 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

GoCanvas

  • GoCanvas has streamlined our communication, dispatch and reporting to reduce errors and wasted time. The impact is not exactly measurable, but it has been a substantial impact.
  • It has automated many of the admin functions necessary for processing reports prior to using GoCanvas. We were able to cut one full admin position and reduce another to part time which has saved us money.
Daryl Pollak | 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

GoCanvas

General

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

GoCanvas Editions & Modules

Edition
IndividualFree
Business$452
Professional$552
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

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