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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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft is well suited for users who are not too technical. These users are able to easily drag and drop domain fields from their database to create friendly table reports. Users can easily add filters to their reports which allows for reusability. On the other hand, if a user is looking to add information that has many-to-many relationships, duplicates will appear. Having duplicates in an ad-hoc view and not being able to easily remove them is a big issue for many of our clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

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

BI Standard Reporting

Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.2
Customizable dashboards
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.6
Report Formatting Templates
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.4
Drill-down analysis
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
Formatting capabilities
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.4
Report sharing and collaboration
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.3
Publish to Web
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
9.0
Publish to PDF
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
9.0
Report Versioning
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.7

Access Control and Security

Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
9.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
9.2
Role-Based Security Model
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
9.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
9.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
9.2

Mobile Capabilities

Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1
Dedicated Android Application
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.4
REST API
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.6
Javascript API
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8
iFrames
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.6
Java API
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.7

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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

  • Jaspersoft has an excellent self-service module that allows ad hoc report creation and can be easily worked by non-technical users as well.
  • Using this tool, it doesn't matter if you are viewing the report on a desktop screen or smaller mobile screens, the experience is seamless.
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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

  • The UI on the report designer, Jaspersoft Studio, looks a little outdated. I think that Studio as a whole could use a facelift. Additionally, Jaspersoft Studio tends to slow down over time, requiring a restart of the program.
  • There is a bit of a learning curve with all of the intricacies of Jaspersoft Studio, it's kind of overwhelming when trying to learn it from nothing.
  • One functionality that seems to be missing, that would help our use-case, would be the ability to parameterize a JSON URL as a data source. For example, if there was a call to a set of JSON data, it has to be a static URL. But in many cases, APIs that return JSON take parameters via the URL. Jaspersoft does not support that.
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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 9.0
Based on 23 answers
JasperSoft has been amazing. It is well documented, fast, and transparent in how it functions. We have been very confident in JasperSoft in every aspect of our business and offerings where we've used it. On top of that, their improvements to the product have been fantastic. I am really looking forward to seeing where they take their product and how we can leverage that to please our clients
Craig LaValle | 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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 8.0
Based on 9 answers
I think it's a tool well suited for a software developer. Others with less coding skills could struggle somewhat with the tool. I find java a little unforgiving as a language for expressions and not very user friendly for the technically dis-inclined. Sometimes the numeric conversions cause issues (who knew that 0 and 0.0 would cause different things to happen). Previous experience with a reporting tool that used visual basic for its' expressions that I found much simpler to use. On the other hand, java is so widespread, you can easily google the syntax to accomplish what you need to do.
Gerald Meachem | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Appian

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 8.0
Based on 6 answers
We've never had an outage of the software itself. If it was unavailable, it was due to a network outage, not a problem with Jasper.
Peter Larabell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Appian

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 7.0
Based on 6 answers
Complex reports on heavy data load may take considerable amount of time. We have experinced some latencies/misfires regarding to this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 7.1
Based on 38 answers
They have a great customer support ticketing system in which they always respond same-day. They offer conference calls with srcreensharing as well in order to better understand your issues.
I wish that the lower level support access came with more than just 12 cases per year though as this makes us less likely to reach out for questions on things that we then instead try to solve ourselves which results in loss of time in trying to acquire new features and or solve a problem.
Ashley Lee | 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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 8.0
Based on 4 answers
It did the job of getting us to our deadline we set for ourselves for initial launch. The customer we launched the product for was also there to learn about it at the same in order to better understand the capabilities. This helped greatly so that the customer was on the same page on what was possible when using jaspersoft. I think most people would not want their customers aware the product they are using is third-party but in this case it was a new experience for us both and so as we learned more about jaspersoft, we both had better communication on what the future road map was for their business needs in BI.
Ashley Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Appian

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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 6.5
Based on 7 answers
Resources available in the TIBCO Knowledge Base are covering almost everything. They are well organized, and covering almost every possibility. There is always the change to get back to the TIBCO support or to the dedicated Customer Success Manager whenever something very specific or bound to a customization is not covered.
Davide Marzucco | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 7.8
Based on 30 answers
Having just completed an upgrade to the latest version of Jaspersoft, I am happy to say their support was very good. There were a couple of small challenges which were not easily resolved, but they were primarily related to the fact that we had skipped updates for a couple of versions. The current update procedures assumed we were upgrading from the prior latest version (6.4) to to the new version (7.1).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

It's been a long time since we have been using Jasper, so I can't really remember the details, but mainly it was about comparing how easy it was to integrate with our Java-based product, reporting capability, and datasources/platform supported.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Appian

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Jaspersoft

TIBCO Jaspersoft 8.0
Based on 3 answers
We haven't really started to explore the scalability of the product as yet, but in terms of existing deployments it has done what we need it to do.
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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

  • When we demo our Jaspersoft environment to potential clients, their eyes light up and they sit up in their chairs a bit more. A lot of our meetings have ended with with the client very interested in our product due to Jaspersoft.
  • Our existing clients have been very satisfied with the adhoc features of Jaspersoft. We've been able to provide them better access to their data on their terms instead of ours. Of course this turns into a huge win for us.
  • We've always used SQL Server Reporting Services to deliver our reports to our clients. Converting to Jaspersoft has allowed us to generate the reporting layer that our clients demand. They no longer feel like they are settling for what we offer.
Robert Mills | 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

TIBCO Jaspersoft

General

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

TIBCO Jaspersoft Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Jaspersoft offers flexible pricing for ISVs and SaaS per customer or by CPU core.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Appian
8.3
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Appian
9.0
TIBCO Jaspersoft
9.0

Usability

Appian
8.6
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.0

Performance

Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.0

Support Rating

Appian
8.1
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.1

In-Person Training

Appian
9.0
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.0

Online Training

Appian
10.0
TIBCO Jaspersoft
6.5

Implementation Rating

Appian
9.0
TIBCO Jaspersoft
7.8

Scalability

Appian
TIBCO Jaspersoft
8.0

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