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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.
Ravi Joshi, PMI-ACP® profile photo

OpenText MBPM

Metastorm is well-suited for scenarios in which internal stress testing an application is needed in a hurry before showcasing it to potential customers. It supports different views of the process from Swimlane perspective, so different methodologies can be handled. It is an Enterprise level tool and handles both small and large projects quite well, although smaller companies may be stressed out by the amount of time it takes to properly maintain the application.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

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

Reporting & Analytics

Appian
OpenText MBPM
6.9
Dashboards
Appian
OpenText MBPM
7.6
Standard reports
Appian
OpenText MBPM
9.0
Custom reports
Appian
OpenText MBPM
4.0

Process Engine

Appian
OpenText MBPM
7.4
Process designer
Appian
OpenText MBPM
8.4
Process simulation
Appian
OpenText MBPM
7.4
Business rules engine
Appian
OpenText MBPM
9.0
SOA support
Appian
OpenText MBPM
6.0
Process player
Appian
OpenText MBPM
7.0
Support for modeling languages
Appian
OpenText MBPM
8.0
Form builder
Appian
OpenText MBPM
6.6
Model execution
Appian
OpenText MBPM
6.4

Collaboration

Appian
OpenText MBPM
6.7
Social collaboration tools
Appian
OpenText MBPM
6.7

Content Management Capabilties

Appian
OpenText MBPM
6.0
Content management
Appian
OpenText MBPM
6.0

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® profile photo

OpenText MBPM

  • Integration into third party applications
  • Rapid Development; allows developers to quickly build and/or change workflows
  • Powerful user interface design
  • High degree of scalability
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Cons

Appian

  • Limitation of objects capability such as 'Date / Calendar' object.
  • Limitation on the number of pages to be displayed. Here, total / max. number is 5 main pages / tabs.
  • Limitation on displaying / positioning of sub-tabs below each main page / tab. it is only possible to display the sub-tabs below the main page / main top level tab, and if the number of tabs are increased, the UI / sub-tab display becomes busy / cluttered with the title.
Kaisar Hossain (MBA PMP, 6 Sigma, Scurm/ profile photo

OpenText MBPM

  • Lack of a graphical user interface email editor
  • Auto creation of later activities in model viewer would be nice in order to quickly generate outcome scenarios
  • Built-in reporting is somewhat limited
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian

Appian 9.1
Based on 16 answers
Appian has become an integral part of our organisation and is heavily relied on
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OpenText MBPM

OpenText MBPM 8.0
Based on 4 answers
I am very happy with Metastorm and fully intend to use it for the next several years. The only concern for me regarding Metastorm is the indications that OpenText will discontinue the product in the future. I have not yet evaluated Cordys, and cannot comment on how it will perform as OpenText's heir apparent.
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Usability

Appian

Appian 8.2
Based on 32 answers
It has been easy so far to use what I have learned, but I have not learned enough to use the application in great detail.
Raul E. Menendez, MBA profile photo

OpenText MBPM

OpenText MBPM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Although it is intuitive to use it does require training
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Support

Appian

Appian 8.4
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).
Keith Currie, B. Sc., PMP profile photo

OpenText MBPM

OpenText MBPM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great customer service for an API support related query
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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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OpenText MBPM

OpenText MBPM 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

Appian

Experience with TIBCO business process design, however, that was several years ago. No other experience with other business process design software.
Alan Bratetic profile photo

OpenText MBPM

Metastorm was used to meet specific client needs. Ease of use and navigation was one big factor
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Return on Investment

Appian

  • 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%.
Keith Currie, B. Sc., PMP profile photo

OpenText MBPM

  • Easy and convenient access to client configuration information
  • It provides numerous built-in controls which are quite useful during rapid development cycles
  • It also provides a tremendously rich .NET framework which can be used to tweak the experience to the needs of each individual customer
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Pricing Details

Appian

General

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

OpenText MBPM

General

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

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