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Appian

Top Rated
159 Ratings

WEBCON BPS

3 Ratings

Appian

Top Rated
159 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Score 9.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Appian

The possibilities are endless once you start looking at individual processes. You really start to question why you have previously implemented solution specific systems when workflows and apps can do the same job without the added expense. You are really only limited by your organisation's ability to develop apps and flows. We have a high contractor population in technology so building an in-house capability is somewhat restricted.
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WEBCON BPS

Really well suited for processes which work with documents, seems less (but it is possible) appropriate for single/no data actions (e.g. just provide a quick update in SQL database without any process).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Appian
WEBCON BPS
9.1
Dashboards
Appian
WEBCON BPS
9.1
Standard reports
Appian
WEBCON BPS
9.1
Custom reports
Appian
WEBCON BPS
9.1

Process Engine

Appian
WEBCON BPS
8.9
Process designer
Appian
WEBCON BPS
9.1
Process simulation
Appian
WEBCON BPS
10.0
Business rules engine
Appian
WEBCON BPS
8.2
SOA support
Appian
WEBCON BPS
9.1
Form builder
Appian
WEBCON BPS
8.2
Model execution
Appian
WEBCON BPS
9.1

Content Management Capabilties

Appian
WEBCON BPS
9.1
Content management
Appian
WEBCON BPS
9.1

Pros

  • The team we had to build the prototype (including the consultants from Appian) was fantastic. We implemented the prototype in three short Agile sprints (6 weeks in total), and the resulting prototype was high quality with lots of functionality of excellent quality.
  • Because Appian is a product suite, all the components worked seamlessly together - we had no issues with integration and could focus on the experience for the business customer, the concepts to prove and the problems we were there to solve.
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  • Great time-to-business: process are delivered really fast (e.g. project lasts 3 weeks for medium/medium-large size process)
  • Low entry threshold to develop processes in this tool (the training is 1 - 2 days)
  • Unified and out-of-the-box standardized (customizable as well) generated User Interface. That helps users to use the new processes with no/or really training and with simple one A4 page quick manual (or even without it)
  • Easy to migrate between versions of the tool (WebCon BPS) and SharePoint versions
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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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  • The configuration of the user interface is sometimes not so flexible. However, it can be developed from the (fully flexible then).
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian9.5
Based on 11 answers
Other prosed applications are under review or developement
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Usability

Appian8.8
Based on 28 answers
Overall I would say Appian is pretty easy to use. The learning curve for building forms and simple processes is short. However, a significant benefit of Appian is its use of business logic. In this case the user will need a deep understanding of logic statements (If, Or, And, etc). Also, to better use the data then a designer should have a good understanding of setting relationships between data points, building DB views and SQL queries. To realize the full power of Appian it does take someone with some development experience a good 6-12 months to be a well-rounded developer/designer. Also, it will help if the person doing the designing has some information architecture, interaction design experience. Knowledge on how organize data, layout forms, establish design patterns, will make the use of the forms easier.
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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
Based on 1 answer
Really great training platform. Very visual and easy to use.
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Alternatives Considered

Did not participate in selection process
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WebCon has got best (in my opinion) time-to-business rating
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Return on Investment

  • We were not able to implement all of the projects we had going before our company was bought out by another competing company. The new company decided to abandon Appian even though it was a good tool.
  • That being said, I was able to roll out three of the projects that I was working on even though they were not used by the company due to the selling of our company.
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  • ROI seems really quick, as processes are delivered really fast (on the go in an agile way)
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Pricing Details

Appian

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Appian Editions & Modules
Appian
Additional Pricing Details

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WEBCON BPS

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$0*
1.  installation
WEBCON BPS Editions & Modules
WEBCON BPS
Edition
WEBCON BPS Express
$01
1. installation
Additional Pricing Details
WEBCON BPS Express is a free edition for test and productive use up to 10 GB of database size (see starter.webcon.com) WEBCON BPS Standard and Enterprise versions are available as perpetual, per user licenses. Pay per month model is also available.

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