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Appian

Since I do custom programming I tend to like to write programs to fill in the gaps for systems that are purchased or developed by other companies. Overall Appian does best with regards to workflows that have definitive starting and ending points or are repetitive processes that need to run when triggered by something else. When I was in training at Appian headquarters I noticed that the company uses their own product for their internal processes and even the employees use it to solve their own business problems. Overall it can be made to do many things. I still tend to write my own software when it comes to relational database tools and processes that I may need to be more asynchronous to any other processes but those can be done in Appian as well.
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Oracle Integration

For all type of integration except those with a huge volume. It can deal with 20MB of transactions and processing of 1GB file when a file is being read using file or FTP adapters. It cannot be used for EDI as this support is not there. OICS is a perfect fit for other integration and is best when a customer has Oracle applications in the landscape. It is even greater if you have a requirement to create a custom form and make use of Process Cloud. All of these work very well together seamlessly. API needs can be handled by APIary.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Data Integration

Appian
Oracle Integration
8.7
Pre-built connectors
Appian
Oracle Integration
9.6
Connector modification
Appian
Oracle Integration
7.4
Support for real-time and batch integration
Appian
Oracle Integration
9.2
Data quality services
Appian
Oracle Integration
8.2
Data security features
Appian
Oracle Integration
9.2
Monitoring console
Appian
Oracle Integration
8.6

Pros

  • I took the Appian training in Reston, VA and was impressed by the flexibility of the product. I am a software developer and found their JavaScript tools to be helpful and useful to customize and manipulate the various forms. It helped me leverage the out of the box product and add what I wanted to add without having to wait for them to develop a node that I needed to use.
  • There is a user community from which you can get help on almost any question or problem you may encounter. This helps when you have something you want to do and don't have the expertise yet to accomplish it. There are many who have come before you that probably know at least one if not 5 different ways to accomplish what you want to do.
  • The documentation of a workflow process uses standard BPMN language. It makes this more universal to have a process be created using third party tools and have it represent the workflow correctly in Appian.
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  • The visual mapping tool is very intuitive.
  • There are many out of the box connectors and adapters available.
  • Orchestration and Scheduling is visual and does not require a development background.
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Cons

  • I mainly had to get used to the different paradigms that the software has. They are constantly making changes to improve the software so I didn't encounter things that were so hard to work with that I couldn't figure out a work around.
  • At the time I was using the tool, I encountered some technical limitations when using certain browsers. Some browsers don't support the date controls so I had to do some work arounds. The revision control isn't too bad but it does create a lot of revisions that you may have to sort through in order to find what you were looking for if you wanted to revert to a previous revision.
  • We used a Cloud implementation rather than hosting it locally. There are limitations when you do that in that it is harder to access local databases but I was able to eventually get access to local data but I had to do some custom programming outside of Appian to get that to happen.
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  • More documented examples would be nice to have. In general, most software (and really anything that has instructions) can always improve in that area, in my opinion.
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian9.5
Based on 11 answers
Due to management decision, we decided not to move forward with Appian
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Usability

Appian8.8
Based on 28 answers
It’s relatively easy to configure custom applications out of the box. Accessibility of the cloud environments is a huge plus with customers being located in various locations.
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Support

Appian8.4
Based on 52 answers
They are prompt in their responses, and helpful in finding the root cause of issues, although I think if Appian could provide a better tool to debug code it will reduce the need for support in general.
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Oracle Integration9.0
Based on 1 answer
The team is proactive and takes the issue up for resolution, they follow continuous development and release.
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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

Against programming languages like .NET and Java, Appian is faster to design and develop applications, but it lacks the flexibility in UI and advanced debugging tools. Against Pega, Appian is easier to use and less expensive.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • We run big integration practices and that practice is pretty successful. We have seen the customer getting quick ROI as the initial investment is not much. The customer can also get a free 1-month trial instance of OICS to try out. All of our customers are happy with this investment so far.
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Pricing Details

Appian

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

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Oracle Integration

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details
Try for free: https://cloud.oracle.com/tryit Pay-as-you-go/hour pricing https://cloud.oracle.com/en_US/OIC/pricing

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