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Appian works great for automating manual processes and integrating multiple systems through its toolset. It gives great flexibility for establishing rules for approvals, routings, escalations, and the like. Because of the low code toolset, it's very easy to deploy and make changes as needed as processes evolve and as the organization learns to utilize the system better. Minimal maintenance is required to support the applications build on the platform. Some of the automated testing integration with tools like Jenkins is limited so that may be an issue for some.
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Using it in the application support team is worth it as it is capable of carrying a lot of information. But using it for a Service Desk operation might not be of much use as it won't be used up to its full potential and will be costly as compared to other alternatives available in the market.
Read full review Pros Allows at a glance workflow documentation which assists in the need we have for information readiation. Drag and drop interface for workflow development greatly speeds our apps time to market. Using the advanced features of Appian, we are able to create working sites in a fraction of the time it would take to do so using "traditional" development. Read full review The best ITSM management just in 1 tool. User friendly for no IT people when they must raise a IT issue. It offer very good workflow during incident or request item. Read full review Cons Search issues when type ahead and database search are used in the same field. Buttons implementation where user is require[d] to click on the button description - if clicks on the button outside that text - button will not work. Problems with using certain off-the-shelf performance tools like WebLoad or Neoload. That is because of different dynamic variables being used internally in Appian - which these tools are unable to correlate. We are still investigating using other tools like Jmeter to overcome dynamic correlation problem for performance testing. Read full review Providing admins/devs with easier mechanisms for providing businss stakeholders with self-service admin capabilities across the platform Tutorials on how to be the best at reporting in servicenow Guided tour functionaltiy is a bit rigid and could use more workflow capabilities Making it easier to push form variables to the user so there is more context when providing an approval. The out of box approval UI/form is terrible in my opinion. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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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Everybody in the company is happy to use ServiceNow. All people are happy to use a user-friendly web tool in order to open IT incidents. IT people can easily support people with a stable and solid tool.
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Appian is a low code environment, because of this, a very good visual interface is required. Appian is providing a feature-rich dashboard [that] we can use for building the dashboards and other interfaces. Appian also provides patches and releases to enhance these features. A developer can start off development just by going through a basic course from the Appian learning community.
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As a regular user of the ServiceNow platform, including the incident management, change management and enterprise application management modules, I find that I am able to competently use the platform with minimal training and assistance. User guides are available from the vendor if required. The customisable front-end that we use in the organisation as an ordering tool for internal IT services is very easy to use, and makes searching for the required IT service simple for business users.
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Appian is one of the leading low code business automation platforms that support RPA, decision rules, case management, workflow automation, and machine learning all in a single bundle. But it is also harder to implement and replace the traditional business process.
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They are Knowledgeable. They explain from the layman's perspective and are always quick and ready to help. They carry the patient in their conversation and provide a detailed understanding of our query. They also help to build knowledge. They are quick in rendering their help in Service Now forums. They understand their responsibility as the face of the company and are on top of things.
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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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Very boring; hard to get through quickly, but rather effective in demonstrating the use of the platform.
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It was really seamless. SaaS in the true definition of the word. We logged on and started using the product. Very easy.
Development Team Lead for BPM, Integration and Special Project Teams
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Appian has enormously transformed and keeps on updating the product every quarter to meet the latest needs of the world with new innovations & technologies being integrated within the platform. What gives more pleasure than a product that keeps on continuous[ly] improv[ing]?
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ServiceNow is by far a better tool over Remedy. Its ability to integrate so seamlessly to so many tools allows for plenty of opportunity to streamline and improve processes. Servicenow has intuitive flows that allow you to quickly pivot if process change. Its adaptiveness is what makes it far better solution over Remedy
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Our base managed service MSA is very clear and focused on our use of ITSM (ITIL role license). Other parts of the platform use some sort of transaction count licensing. This type of pricing does not work for an implementation of our scale.
Service Management Portfolio Lead and Enterprise Architect
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Very easy to use. Capture more data from the Incident and problem management. Easier to escalate and following the change management process to resole the issues.
Read full review Return on Investment I believe it has negatively impacted our release dates. There may have been a misunderstanding as to the learning curve, even though it is "low code." The look and feel of the applications created using Appian have uniformity and it's easier to have "reuse" between applications. There is less developer control when it comes to features. I think this mainly has to do with the amount of plugins available. I would think there should be many more available plugins. But again, our use case is probably different than most others. Read full review Ensuring good service support internally and externally has triggered opportunities to sustain good links with everyone and opened the door to more sales and successful business and ServiceNow has been key in all this, so the investment came back to us faster than expected. Read full review ScreenShots