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Score 8.7 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Appian

The possibilities are endless once you start looking at individual processes. You really start to question why you have previously implemented solution specific systems when workflows and apps can do the same job without the added expense. You are really only limited by your organisation's ability to develop apps and flows. We have a high contractor population in technology so building an in-house capability is somewhat restricted.
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Mendix

When trying to take many small to midsize applications and quickly convert them this tool is ideal. I can't stress enough how much our organization has enjoyed this tool and hope to use it in more areas. For large scale applications, I would recommend doing an analysis of the application and see if there is any way to break it into smaller pieces that would be easier to maintain.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

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

Pros

Appian

  • Ease of Use - one of our main drivers was that it had to be simple to use. Moreso when a large proportion of our userbase are external to the airport and sometimes unknown, which makes training a particularly difficult task. We also didn't want our internal users to be slowed down after the introduction so again we put a lot of effort into making the interface as simple to use and visually uncluttered.
  • Version upgrades, enhancements, minor bug fixes and all loaded without much interruption to the system availability time. We generally schedule version upgrades so that they occur at 1am local time to avoid any impact on our user base.
  • Appian & Cognizant resources assigned to our implementation were and still are absolutely amazing. Going above and beyond to maximise the benefits that we obtain from the implementation. Proactive when it comes to dealing with business units that are somewhat stuck in their ways, happy to demonstrate better ways of doing things and providing solutions to problems that would have been otherwise assigned to the too hard basket.
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Mendix

  • Mendix is a good solution for those that have a business process and distinct workflow that can be replicated by custom application development, especially for those building a startup business or just getting started with application development for internal solutions because of its "low code" environment.
  • You will find that developing on Mendix will cost between 40% to 60% less than traditional development because the environment doesn't require highly specialized technology experts to code the application.
  • Mendix lends itself well to an Agile development methodology and SCRUM. The platform allows for iterative, rapid development. With Kermit, we release updates weekly and can rapidly prototype, test and deploy anything from bug fixes to new features.
  • Because Mendix is a platform as a service, your team can concentrate on your niche and business expertise rather than adding a group of IT staff to manage hardware and software infrastructure
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Cons

Appian

  • We had such a short timeframe for implementing the prototype that we did not get an opportunity to explore the drag and drop business process modelling functionality - this is available in the Appian product, and would enable low code development, but I can't really comment on how good it is.
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Mendix

  • The ecosystem needs growing. It would been nice to see more Mendix developers creating things on the app store.
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian

Appian 9.1
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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Mendix

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Appian

Appian 8.3
Based on 32 answers
Overall I would say Appian is pretty easy to use. The learning curve for building forms and simple processes is short. However, a significant benefit of Appian is its use of business logic. In this case the user will need a deep understanding of logic statements (If, Or, And, etc). Also, to better use the data then a designer should have a good understanding of setting relationships between data points, building DB views and SQL queries. To realize the full power of Appian it does take someone with some development experience a good 6-12 months to be a well-rounded developer/designer. Also, it will help if the person doing the designing has some information architecture, interaction design experience. Knowledge on how organize data, layout forms, establish design patterns, will make the use of the forms easier.
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Mendix

Mendix 8.2
Based on 1 answer
A 10 would say I have nothing to wish for. A 9 means I haven't seen anything better.This tool really helps you in the whole creation and maintenace cycle, so from requirements to building/modeling to testing to deploying to capturing feedback.
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Support

Appian

Appian 8.4
Based on 55 answers
We have Appian support here full time who are always helpful and understand both the products and our needs. They help guide the product to help it stay stable.On the odd occasion we need to call Appian themselves, they have always been responsive and genuinely want to help us solve the issue.Recently I've needed to send in quite a few support tickets for various issues, none of them were critical and 2 or 3 of them were just questions. Each time I got a response very quickly and each time the help was what was needed.
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Mendix

Mendix 8.0
Based on 3 answers
The combination of a forum, a support desk, expert services and great partners make that you can solve just about any issue.
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Implementation

Appian

Appian 8.2
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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Mendix

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Appian

We were attracted to Appian for the following reasons:- industry leader for business process management systems- ease of use- low development platform- ability to build once and deploy to different environments- the availability of a java API enables us to interface with our online systems- simple to use and provides a common application to make adoption easier and reduce training requirements.
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Mendix

We used to use BMC Remedy ARS as a solution platform. Mendix was better on most parts that are important to us: ease of use, visual modeling, consistency, price, cloud, mobile devices, AppStore, widgets, the list goes on.
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Return on Investment

Appian

  • The business users already are showing excitement to the idea that they can convert their manual process into automated and computerized process.
  • Managers are happy to find a place where they can track work and get a quick idea about how progress or lack of is there.
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Mendix

  • Business value has been added
  • Development time has been a lot shorter than with previous projects
  • Changing processes will be easier to include in the future
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Pricing Details

Appian

General

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

Appian Editions & Modules

Appian
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Mendix

General

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

Mendix Editions & Modules

Mendix
On-premise Edition
Enterprise Edition
$1,6751
Pro Edition
$1,2501
1. per month (billed annually)
SaaS Edition
Free Edition
$0
Pro Edition
$1,2502
Enterprise Edition
$1,6752
2. per month (billed annually)
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