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Score 9.1 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Appian

Appian is very well suited for complex business processes. If implementing using traditional methods is daunting, then Appian would be a good alternative. It follows that simpler business processes would be a breeze. Also, it's well suited for situations where sharing data across processes/applications is likely. There's no need to "integrate" from Appian app to Appian app, so sharing data within the platform is trivial from a technical implementation perspective. Appian may not be as well suited for dealing with very large datasets (tens of thousands of records), it seems too much data may start taxing the system.
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WaveMaker

WaveMaker is a great platform for enterprise and SME's because it can save a lot on resources and time. The price is very low compared to the other competitors of WaveMaker and the best thing about WaveMaker is its no lock-in policy, you can always download the code and work on other IDEs. Overall an amazing platform.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Appian
7.6
WaveMaker
9.3
Visual Modeling
Appian
7.1
WaveMaker
9.0
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Appian
7.5
WaveMaker
9.0
Platform Security
Appian
8.8
WaveMaker
9.5
Platform User Management
Appian
7.8
WaveMaker
9.5
Reusability
Appian
7.8
WaveMaker
9.5
Platform Scalability
Appian
6.4
WaveMaker
9.5

Pros

Appian

  • I have observed after version 17.1 we have a lot of good features in Appian that improve usability (UX). This adds real value in this competitive Digital space.
  • You can understand business use case and convert it to a logical process automation.
  • Process Modeller has improved a lot and providing smart services use adds more value.
  • Service integration helps us to seamlessly integrate with third-party systems
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WaveMaker

  • WaveMaker has helped us create internal applications in very short amount of time at a very low cost.
  • The interface is really clean and it is easy to understand, you need not be an expert coder to work on WaveMaker.
  • You can download your developed application and deploy it on any server you wish. There is no lock in whatsoever.
  • The support team is super supportive and they are genuinely interested in solving your problems.
  • WaveMaker helps you develop web and hybrid applications simultaneously, so you will be saving a lot of time and effort.
  • WaveMaker is constantly upgrading and the team makes sure that they inform the users about the upgrades.
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Cons

Appian

  • 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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WaveMaker

  • I believe that for this case, is important the technical support, which solves you or give workarounds that work for your issues. It answers in 24 hours, in labour days.
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 16 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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WaveMaker

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Appian

Appian 8.0
Based on 32 answers
The interface is as difficult to use as you make it. We like to follow the KISS principle and automate the mundane so that our staff can concentrate on their day job and not have to worry about what happens next.
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WaveMaker

No score
No answers yet
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Support

Appian

Appian 8.4
Based on 55 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.Recently I've needed to send in quite a few support tickets for various issues, none of them were critical and 2 or 3 of them were just questions. Each time I got a response very quickly and each time the help was what was needed.
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WaveMaker

WaveMaker 9.0
Based on 1 answer
There were instances where we had specific requests and the support team was really helpful because they were really concerned about getting me a solution.
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Implementation

Appian

Appian 8.2
Based on 3 answers
It was really seamless. SaaS in the true definition of the word. We logged on and started using the product. Very easy.
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WaveMaker

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Appian

The main advantage of Appian is the cost structure that is more suitable for starting a test-project to see how develop in Appian and most of all how Appian is accepted inside the company. In few weeks you can show the first results and start the journey on digitalization.
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WaveMaker

WaveMaker is much cheaper and performs better.
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Return on Investment

Appian

  • Our objective to reduce customer effort when dealing with government by 25% was exceeded. In the process of applying for an alcohol licence renewal alone, we saw approximately 80% reduction in time and effort for the business customer - and that was just a prototype! Imagine the possibilities when this is taken into a live environment!
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WaveMaker

  • WaveMaker has helped us reduce the number of developers working on the application development.
  • It has helped us save a lot of time.
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Pricing Details

Appian

General

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

Appian Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

WaveMaker

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

WaveMaker Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
WaveMaker EnterpriseContact Sales1
  1. Developer based pricing
SaaS Edition
WaveMaker Online$1,5001
  1. 3 users/month
Additional Pricing Details
Predictable pricing that does not impose any limits on your applications. Learn more at https://www.wavemaker.com/pricing

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Appian
8.6
WaveMaker
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Appian
9.0
WaveMaker

Usability

Appian
8.0
WaveMaker

Support

Appian
8.4
WaveMaker
9.0

In-Person Training

Appian
9.0
WaveMaker

Online Training

Appian
10.0
WaveMaker

Implementation

Appian
8.2
WaveMaker

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