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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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Mendix

Mendix is the program for organizations that have an agile mindset, for organizations that believe that change is key for sustainable growth. Also Mendix is the development tool for organizations that want the business to be in control of IT instead of the other way around. In the same vain I believe Mendix to be less appropriate for organizations that lack the above vision.
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Pros

  • 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
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  • Fast. Build solutions in days instead of weeks. Mendix is an ideal tool for really making SCRUM work. Iterate fast and develop features fast. And if it does not work as intended you can adapt quickly.
  • Open. The customer is the owner of the data so it should be easy to get data in or out. Mendix shines in this area. You can use Mendix to become the oil between the other information systems. Extract from one system, enrich the data and export it to another system.
  • Mobile. Making the product available on a phone or tablet is a must these days. With Mendix you can do this.
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Cons

  • 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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  • Document templates. These are a weak point. Creating them takes too much time compared to how fast you can build other stuff in Mendix. You can achieve your goals but it will take you some time.
  • The Mendix license cost is something to be considered. For small companies the license cost can be steep if the free version is too limited for your goal. The step from the free version to the paid version is too steep in my opinion.
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian9.5
Based on 11 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
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Usability

Appian8.8
Based on 28 answers
A good start, but difficult to learn and too much documentation, Must become simpler to go into the future and becoming a standard of web development.
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Mendix8.2
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

Appian8.4
Based on 52 answers
Never had any issues - any problems we had were dealt with quickly and efficiently. Suggestions for improvement were always taken on board.
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Mendix8.0
Based on 3 answers
Response times are quick and you will get updates regularly about the status of your request. Even with very technical questions they have specialists that can help you with your problems it will give you an answer or help you with a work around.
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In-Person Training

Appian9.0
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.
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Online Training

Appian10.0
Based on 1 answer
Really great training platform. Very visual and easy to use.
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Alternatives Considered

When evaluating Appian we were asked to compare it to other enterprise tools we currently use such as Atlassian's JIRA and Rally. It is really impossible to compare the two for the simple fact that within Appian you can build the workflows and data capture mechanisms that each of these tools offer. The difference is that with Appian you can customize the workflows to an infinite degree whereas with an off the shelf application you are relatively limited to what the developer provides.
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Cordys has cost us a lot of money. Mendix and OutSystems are similar products but we just liked Mendix better. The Mendix community is really helpful. You get answers in hours when you post a question on their forum. And the Mendix's help desk is also always there to help you out if you run into a problem.
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Return on Investment

  • Appian is agood workflow tool and solves many problems, but for us the main challenge is to train people. So, there should be more support from Appian's side to make learning easy.
  • Appian study videos also should have more examples. I do not see any examples, they just talk about the theory. Now I am seeing some of the newer videos which are better.
  • Appian should work on training videos more, and should provide more support to the community.
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  • Without Mendix we could not have been where we are now. A development platform as Mendix can make the difference in a constantly changing environment.
  • Upgrading to newer versions of Mendix is a breeze when you stay within a main version (e.g. M6.x to Mx6.x+1) and even between versions (Mx5 to Mx6) most of the time it is no problem at all and there are only minor changes needed to upgrade.
  • Learning Mendix is simple. Just start playing with it and see for yourself how easy it is and feel the joy of developing applications.
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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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