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Appian

Top Rated
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Score 8.3 out of 101

TIBCO iProcess

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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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TIBCO iProcess

TIBCO iProcess is a very nice option if your process is large, complex, has a lot of cases (instances) or huge number of users. It is really performant. Also thanks to "Technology plug-ins" add-in it has wonderful integration with TIBCO Buinessworks, what opens you BPM to any kind of external system integration.But if you are managing only small, local, departmental processes it feels too big and too complex, there are other more suitable products.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Process Engine

Appian
TIBCO iProcess
4.3
Process designer
Appian
TIBCO iProcess
5.0
Process simulation
Appian
TIBCO iProcess
2.0
SOA support
Appian
TIBCO iProcess
9.0
Process player
Appian
TIBCO iProcess
2.0
Support for modeling languages
Appian
TIBCO iProcess
5.0
Form builder
Appian
TIBCO iProcess
5.0
Model execution
Appian
TIBCO iProcess
2.0

Pros

  • Ease of Use - one of our main drivers was that it had to be simple to use. Moreso when a large proportion of our userbase are external to the airport and sometimes unknown, which makes training a particularly difficult task. We also didn't want our internal users to be slowed down after the introduction so again we put a lot of effort into making the interface as simple to use and visually uncluttered.
  • Version upgrades, enhancements, minor bug fixes and all loaded without much interruption to the system availability time. We generally schedule version upgrades so that they occur at 1am local time to avoid any impact on our user base.
  • Appian & Cognizant resources assigned to our implementation were and still are absolutely amazing. Going above and beyond to maximise the benefits that we obtain from the implementation. Proactive when it comes to dealing with business units that are somewhat stuck in their ways, happy to demonstrate better ways of doing things and providing solutions to problems that would have been otherwise assigned to the too hard basket.
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  • Performance. TIBCO iProcess is the most performant BPM I've even seen.
  • Manage large workloads. It can handle tens of thousands users and groups, hundreds of thousand or million live cases.
  • It can also manage very large and complex process definitions.
  • Very stable, once you get your business process up and running it is very stable.
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Cons

  • We had such a short timeframe for implementing the prototype that we did not get an opportunity to explore the drag and drop business process modelling functionality - this is available in the Appian product, and would enable low code development, but I can't really comment on how good it is.
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  • Due to its age iProcess is still a 32bit native application, albeit it has Java integration.
  • It lacks case management and you end up also implementing your own business organization model to enrich iProcess users, groups and roles.
  • It does not have process isolation, everything runs using shared jobs.
  • Horizontal scalability is very limited but HA works very well.
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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
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

Appian8.3
Based on 52 answers
We have Appian support here full time who are always helpful and understand both the products and our needs. They help guide the product to help it stay stable.On the odd occasion we need to call Appian themselves, they have always been responsive and genuinely want to help us solve the issue.
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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
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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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iProcess is a previous generation product, it lacks OSGi and cloud so it is seen as "old". Due to this, it is difficult to choose new installations. All other options seem shiny in comparison. But regarding performance and stability, it is still unsurpassed.
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Return on Investment

  • Appian has provided a very uniform and consistent user experience, which has a positive impact for the user.
  • Appian is designed for rapid development, so business problems can be automated very quickly.
  • We have found that Appian has halved operational costs in all parts of the company.
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  • Numbers are difficult to crunch, the best impact is that you always know the status of a single business case and the system runs fast and smoothly; your users will forget what waiting is.
  • Case tracking is perfectly accurate, having that you can extract statistical data and predict and optimize your business very accurately.
  • TIBCO iProcess administrators must be quite skilled; that increases your overall costs so the ROI will be delayed a bit.
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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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TIBCO iProcess

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