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Appian

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Appian

Top Rated
159 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

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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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Oracle SOA Cloud

SOA suite is well suited for any company running multiple components from the following list: Weblogic, JDeveloper, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle Enterprise Manager, and JavaDB. It allows seamless development utilizing one or any combination of these components to create powerful services. It is not well suited for companies [only] utilizing a single one of these technologies
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Pros

  • Repeatable process. Once implemented in Appian, you have an automated process that will always work in the same way. No more dependencies on people remembering what needs to be done or how to do it.
  • Great integration with other applications. Appian allows you to integrate with many other applications to provide a seamless process flow.
  • Reporting capability. Appian has the ability to report on information from any connected system to provide real-time data. Very nice graphical and textual reports can be created.
  • Sites. The ability to create a place for a user to be able to perform their required job without having to see all of the other applications, reports and records. This allows a very focused approach for a user to interact with the system.
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  • Quick to learn the basics
  • Harnesses multiple powerful technologies including Weblogic, JDeveloper and the Oracle Service Bus
  • Allows the creation of flexible muti platform solutions
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Cons

  • Even if Appian is working a lot on it, it should improve the low-coding features.
  • Improvement of the form design not using sail.
  • Foster the connection for different customers, all of them using Appian. Having a process across companies and not only offices could be great.
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  • Previous 11g releases are not as unified and streamlined as advertised
  • Learning curve to building intricate solutions can take significant time and investment
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Appian9.5
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Other prosed applications are under review or developement
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Usability

Appian8.8
Based on 28 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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Support

Appian8.3
Based on 52 answers
There are lots of materials online. However, it would be easier for users to have specific training and/or specific videos based on the projects they are working on.However, we are having 3rd party vendor (Bits in Glass Inc.) to provide us with support in Appian development. We are also going through various Appian training videos available online such as YouTube.
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In-Person Training

Appian9.0
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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
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Really great training platform. Very visual and easy to use.
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Alternatives Considered

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SOA Suite Leverages JDeveloper and is much more robust than the standard tool. It incorporates so much more and has easy to use GUI features making it truely no comparison
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Return on Investment

  • I have seen Appian cut losses in time and resources attributed to mistakes in following procedures.
  • When Appian processes are created from well-defined requirements, the processes can save an organization much due to better throughput.
  • If Appian processes are constructed from requirements that are not well thought out, the processes can be resource consuming.
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  • Better solutions utilizing the best technology to solve the need
  • Faster development
  • Less failures of services and downtime
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Appian

General
Free Trial
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Oracle SOA Cloud

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details
Free Trial - https://www.oracle.com/tryit/ / Oracle Cloud Platform trial with up to 3,500 free* hours

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