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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

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

IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

The tool is ideal for automating any type of mapped process that can be automated. It handles particularly well with PDFs, but leaves something to be desired with Excel. OCR is better used in this tool than in its rivals.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Appian
8.2
IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere
Visual Modeling
Appian
7.6
IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Appian
8.2
IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere
Platform Security
Appian
9.3
IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere
Platform User Management
Appian
7.6
IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere
Reusability
Appian
7.9
IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere
Platform Scalability
Appian
8.6
IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

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

IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • It has its own programming language
  • Courses for beginner partners in the tool
  • Possibility to develop DLLs as medabots
  • More than 500 tasks for automation
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

IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • Extract data from image(OCR).
  • Debugger
  • Installation wizard.
Anonymous | 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

IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

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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

IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

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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

IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

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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

IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

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Online Training

Appian

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

IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

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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

IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

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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

IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

This tool is the market leader by giving the developer more freedom by developing their robots. It has more than 500 task possibilities to be used.
Anonymous | 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

IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • Low implementation cost
  • Low maintenance cost...
  • Problems with Token Validation
  • Robots work with low error rate
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

IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

General

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

IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere Editions & Modules

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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Appian
8.3
IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Appian
9.0
IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

Usability

Appian
8.6
IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

Support Rating

Appian
8.1
IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

In-Person Training

Appian
9.0
IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

Online Training

Appian
10.0
IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

Implementation Rating

Appian
9.0
IBM Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

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