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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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Promapp

Good for investigating the diverse ways your workers can share and collaborate with the material in your Promapp library. Promapp functions admirably with SharePoint. Promapp is a cloud-based device and stores your procedures remotely. You should consider having a reinforcement of material on the off chance that there is ever a blackout, though. I can state amazingly that this is very uncommon and they've moved to AWS for cloud-unwavering quality, yet a few chiefs inside your association may demand a reinforcement "blustery day" plan being set up to get to vital material.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Appian
Promapp
8.5
Dashboards
Appian
Promapp
7.9
Standard reports
Appian
Promapp
9.0

Process Engine

Appian
Promapp
8.7
Process designer
Appian
Promapp
8.9
Support for modeling languages
Appian
Promapp
9.0
Form builder
Appian
Promapp
8.1

Collaboration

Appian
Promapp
9.6
Social collaboration tools
Appian
Promapp
9.6

Content Management Capabilties

Appian
Promapp
9.0
Content management
Appian
Promapp
9.0

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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  • The Promapp Team have a strong process flow methodology that underpins the software. This facilitates a more consistent and robust review and documentation process - rather than having intricate "if/then" types of process flows it encourages the user to focus on the key points and how to communicate these.
  • Promapp is software as a service in a cloud hosted environment that allows cost effective set up without having to worry about the systems infrastructure. Performance of the application has been consistently good.
  • The team at Promapp actively work with their user community to develop improvements to the system. This community approach is beneficial for teams that are new to comprehensive process mapping and improvement.
  • The training requirements of the system are relatively light given the intuitive nature of the user interface. Obviously as you get more adventurous it helps to have a cadre of committed and well trained users.
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Cons

  • Appian is continually improving the product but having to learn new features every 3 months (upgrade schedule) can be a challenge.
  • Graphical user interface could use some additional improvements but it has come a long way already.
  • Sites could use some additional modifications. Currently, the News Feed is not available on a site.
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  • Some of the linkages in the Risk Module reporting between mitigants and the key risks could be more comprehensive.
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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
Great platform for providing business process management. Fairly easy to learn tool (especially now that I have seen the evolution over 5 years). More difficult to master, but there is a great community that is always willing and able to help solve your problem.
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Support

Appian8.4
Based on 52 answers
Appian updates happen automatically and regularly (about every two months or so). We are informed when updates are coming to understand the timing, and in our short timeframe (about 6 months) we have had no issues with functionality breaking
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Promapp10.0
Based on 1 answer
Chat built into the product. Support team is willing to take end user questions also, which lowers the burden to support. There is also great training and help built into the product. There is also a customer success team that touches base semi-regularly.
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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

We went through a light-touch Request for Proposal process, explaining the problem we were trying to fix and giving lots of examples of the current process and pain points. Appian was one of 10 respondents but stood out as having all of the components that would make putting the customer first, sharing information across multiple government agencies, workflow, low code and speed to build a working prototype that would work on multiple devices (pc, mobile, table) out of the box.Appian understood the problem we were trying to fix, and their response answered the majority of our concerns about how to solve the problems for the business customer by using and re-using information. Other providers could do some parts of the functionality needed, or offered to build the prototype from scratch, or couldn't meet our timeframes (due to length of delivery or lack of resources). Some of the respondents missed the point entirely and simply did not meet the requirements we set.Another factor was the cost estimate presented by the respondents - Appian was not the cheapest, but they were definitely not wildly expensive (unlike a couple of other respondents)!
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Promapp was selected by the business, primarily for its ease of use. While for technical BPMN modeling and simulation iGrafx was great, it is not approachable and at the time the license model was not conducive to enterprise rollout. Blueworks Live was a middle ground, but we went with the end user preference.
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Return on Investment

  • Automation of business processes
  • Time taken per process
  • Update and expand those processes
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  • Promapp is a core component of our business management system and has been used extensively in our ERP evaluation and implementation project
  • The Risk Management features allowed integration with the process management activities and removed the need to acquire a separate risk management tool.
  • The tool is well accepted in the organisation and is the goto reference point for business processes.
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Pricing Details

Appian

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

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

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