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Appian

Top Rated
159 Ratings

ProcessMaker

12 Ratings

Appian

Top Rated
159 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

ProcessMaker

12 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 101

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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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ProcessMaker

Recommended government and company use.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Appian
ProcessMaker
8.3
Dashboards
Appian
ProcessMaker
8.3
Standard reports
Appian
ProcessMaker
8.2
Custom reports
Appian
ProcessMaker
8.3

Process Engine

Appian
ProcessMaker
8.5
Process designer
Appian
ProcessMaker
9.1
Process simulation
Appian
ProcessMaker
8.2
Business rules engine
Appian
ProcessMaker
9.0
SOA support
Appian
ProcessMaker
8.4
Process player
Appian
ProcessMaker
8.2
Support for modeling languages
Appian
ProcessMaker
7.3
Form builder
Appian
ProcessMaker
9.2
Model execution
Appian
ProcessMaker
8.3

Collaboration

Appian
ProcessMaker
7.1
Social collaboration tools
Appian
ProcessMaker
7.1

Content Management Capabilties

Appian
ProcessMaker
8.6
Content management
Appian
ProcessMaker
8.6

Pros

  • Appian is great for sharing information across processes. The platform is designed such that objects from one application can be simply referenced in another (if your security permits it, of course.) This makes information sharing across processes quite simple from a technical implementation perspective.
  • Development cycles on Appian are shorter as compared to traditional methods. We're able to churn out solutions at a higher velocity.
  • Building a user interface is fast and simple. It has limited widgets but meets our needs 95% of the time out of the box.
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  • Easily controllable task workflow design
  • Integrated data analysis capabilities
  • Strong scalability
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Cons

  • Advanced functionality requires use of the Appian expression language. The more advanced the logic, the harder it is to build with the expression language. This means development expertise is more relevant if you need advanced functionality, which I imagine applies almost all the time. I would much prefer if they allowed some common language such as JavaScript or Groovy out of the box.
  • Debugging has proved difficult.
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  • Real time communication function base on role relationship or task process group.
  • Role Relationship Model Presentation
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian9.5
Based on 11 answers
If given the chance I would use Appian again. It was a good tool and they are constantly improving it. It was fairly easy to use and any developer who knows JavaScript can customize it to their hearts desire. Once I got used to how it operated my creativity increased and I began thinking of many different types of workflows I could create both for the company and for myself.
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Usability

Appian8.8
Based on 28 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.
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Support

Appian8.3
Based on 52 answers
In general, the Support team respond quickly and are knowledgeable and helpful. Account Management has been good and we have recently had an onsite visit from an Appian Architect and Account Manager to discuss Appian in the Cloud. Follow up from this meeting has been good with further information and pricing information received on a timely basis.
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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

As a matter of fact, I was not part of the selection process when Appian was selected for SADIE project. Appian was selected because of its quick application development capability. I heard - someone from the 3rd party development company mentioned - that anything can be built between 4-6 months (of course, enough time and adequate resource availability are factors to consider).
Kaisar Hossain (MBA PMP, 6 Sigma, Scurm/ profile photo
Simple, and easy to use..
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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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  • I'm using Communication edition to introduce BPMN in my organization. I can build the first process in a short time, make my boss more confident with my job.
  • But, with ProcessMaker, we need more time to design code to handle the process, and without PHP/Javascript Programmer, it seems hard to work with more and more processes online.
  • However, IE Browser is not well supported, somewhat let the user confuse.
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Pricing Details

Appian

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

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details

ProcessMaker More Information