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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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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
WaveMaker
9.3
Visual Modeling
Appian
WaveMaker
9.0
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Appian
WaveMaker
9.0
Platform Security
Appian
WaveMaker
9.5
Platform User Management
Appian
WaveMaker
9.5
Reusability
Appian
WaveMaker
9.5
Platform Scalability
Appian
WaveMaker
9.5

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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  • 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 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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  • There is absolutely nothing that can go wrong with the kind of price WaveMaker offers, their trial experience is great and their support is exceptional.
  • There is a learning curve involved and personally I do not feel that this is a negative because WaveMaker helps you to create business grade applications, but there will be users who might find it difficult to catch up on some features. However, with an exceptional support team these things can be managed.
  • WaveMaker has really good documentation but sometimes that becomes exhaustive because there are a lot of things that are covered.
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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
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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Support

Appian8.4
Based on 52 answers
We have a mixture of onsite and offshore support by Appian and their partner Cognizant. Our stated support hours for the business are 9-5pm Mon-Fri. Cognizant being located in India provides us with coverage up to 9pm should anything happen that needs urgent attention. Appian Cloud Support are also there should we have any issues connecting to the application.
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WaveMaker9.0
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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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

Our approach to selecting Appian was more of a solution based approach to an existing problem. Since then, our Enterprise Architect has been instrumental in mapping out where we will be taking Appian and how it can be applied across the organisation.
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I have tested Android Studio, but I needed a complete IDE with commercial support, a team of competent people which can give me solutions in case of issues, and a tool easy to use, so I can concentrate on my projects. I am satisfied to date, starting in 2010 when I implemented on UNIX servers the applications compiled with Free WaveMaker (at that year).
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Return on Investment

  • We have only had the software since March 2017 so it's a bit premature to be able to quantify what effect on ROI. We have seen efficiency gains in processing times and throughput when compared to previous years statistics.
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  • WaveMaker Rapid has helped us build internal applications really fast at a fraction of cost that has been quoted by one of our vendors.
  • As of now there is no negatives that we are facing with WaveMaker.
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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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WaveMaker

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

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