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Score 8.3 out of 101
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Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Appian

Surely Appian is not a Site Development Tool. So we should avoid the use of a system for just UX development. We should look for process automation as much as we can mature the use cases.
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Informatica Master Data Management

Not many products like this exist, due to the tremendous effort needed to get them off the ground, but for data mining this product is perfect!
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Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Appian
7.6
Informatica Master Data Management
Visual Modeling
Appian
7.1
Informatica Master Data Management
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Appian
7.5
Informatica Master Data Management
Platform Security
Appian
8.8
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Platform User Management
Appian
7.8
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Reusability
Appian
7.8
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Platform Scalability
Appian
6.4
Informatica Master Data Management

Pros

  • Easy to modify the appreance of a form: you can do it with users.
  • Flexibility: you can really create a lot of different apps for different topics.
  • The speed in development in order to have the first functional mock-up as soon as possible.
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  • Gather data.
  • Manage data.
  • Present data to the user.
  • Correlate data.
  • Data manipulation.
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Cons

  • No source control. In 19.1 they have included very minimal source control, but basically if you want to use GIT etc. you might be out of luck.
  • Very minimal debugging.
  • Appian boasts it is "low code", but it is anything but, especially if you want to do anything non trivial. To Appian's defence on this one, I've not seen any framework that is truely "low code". I've also noticed Appian's marketing has moved away from this.
  • Very hard to install and upgrade. This should be easy, but very hard to get right, very easy to mess up.
  • Doesn't scale easily, this again is a lot of hard work to get right and hard to maintain.
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  • Setup is complicated, involved months and sometimes years to set up and tune.
  • Maintenance is complicated.
  • Clustering could be a pain.
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian9.2
Based on 16 answers
The amount of time and effort that we have spent on our applications with Appian almost guarantees that we will be renewing our licenses. The ROI of Appian has been very benfical
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Usability

Appian8.5
Based on 32 answers
Overall, Appian as a development platform is good and bad.On the down side, it has basically no source control as of 19.1 (though they argue it does), has very limited debugging built in, the language to create your UI is one of the weirdest you will come across (but once you get your head around it, it works - and they have improved the drag and drop UI builder, but you will pretty much always need to update the code it generates at some point). The BPMN is not standard, but easy to understand.On the plus side, buildings processes is easy and fun. Once you understand it, building the forms you will need is very easy too. Building your business rules uses the same language as the UI, so that isn't too hard either. You can put an application together reasonable quickly, including accessing other systems via RESTful services and so on
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Support

Appian8.4
Based on 55 answers
Would like a more personal support mechanism (i.e. if a ticket has gone back and forth, say 3 times, and still not resolved, people should get on the phone).
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Implementation

Appian8.2
Based on 3 answers
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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Alternatives Considered

Have evaluated a number. Pegasystems and others are similar but use scripting languages a lot which requires technical knowledge to apply. Appian's improvements on the dynamic forms have greatly improved the functionality but there are some improvements there. I think if Appian had a form process flow designer that would be for specifically the form that worked in conjunction to the process flow designer I think that would be awesome for point and click form design and logic development.
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Less expensive then the competitors, modules are self-sustained and able to function directly. It involves less coding, and a lot of things can be done in house!
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Return on Investment

  • Master data process increased speed of processes 50%.
  • Product management processes increased timely information by 25% faster with decision making.
  • Improved accuracy of data across the enterprise as reduced issues by 20%.
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  • Ability to aggregate multiple sources and gather with Informatica has been great!
  • Ability to revert data back to the users in a timely fashion is a great asset of Informatica MDM.
  • Coding of the modules and such in-house has saved us thousands!
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Appian

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Yes
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Informatica Master Data Management

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