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Score 8.3 out of 101
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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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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).
Dominik Cholewiński profile photo

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

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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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  • The configuration of the user interface is sometimes not so flexible. However, it can be developed from the (fully flexible then).
Dominik Cholewiński profile photo

Likelihood to Renew

Appian9.5
Based on 11 answers
We need more time in the real world to determine if it will be renewed. But it is definitely being used presently and is being evaluated
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Usability

Appian8.8
Based on 28 answers
It keeps getting better! New releases every quarter keep the rich functionality getting even better and the ideas for further improvement just keep coming.
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Support

Appian8.4
Based on 52 answers
Appian updates happen automatically and regularly (about every two months or so). We are informed when updates are coming to understand the timing, and in our short timeframe (about 6 months) we have had no issues with functionality breaking
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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

We were attracted to Appian for the following reasons:- industry leader for business process management systems- ease of use- low development platform- ability to build once and deploy to different environments- the availability of a java API enables us to interface with our online systems- simple to use and provides a common application to make adoption easier and reduce training requirements.
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WebCon has got best (in my opinion) time-to-business rating
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • 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
Yes
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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