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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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Winshuttle

Winshuttle is well suited for situations involving complex end-to-end business processes that involve repetitive tasks that end up taking time and effort. Also, it works particularly well in situations involving large volumes of information processing for cut-over activities for example, or for maintaining and changing on a mass scale for a large number of records. In situations where volume and complexity are not barriers, the use of Winshuttle is not as appropriate, perhaps.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

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

Pros

Appian

  • Appian is great for sharing information across processes. The platform is designed such that objects from one application can be simply referenced in another (if your security permits it, of course.) This makes information sharing across processes quite simple from a technical implementation perspective.
  • Development cycles on Appian are shorter as compared to traditional methods. We're able to churn out solutions at a higher velocity.
  • Building a user interface is fast and simple. It has limited widgets but meets our needs 95% of the time out of the box. Appian regularly enhances there UI capabilities.
  • Appian has drag and drop UI building, so a proficient Appian designer can build the interface in real time along side the business stakeholders.
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Winshuttle

  • Mass data loads
  • Repetitive Scripts we can give to the user base
  • Ad Hoc Data pulls
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Cons

Appian

  • Advanced functionality requires use of the Appian expression language. The more advanced the logic, the harder it is to build with the expression language. This means development expertise is more relevant if you need advanced functionality, which I imagine applies almost all the time. I would much prefer if they allowed some common language such as JavaScript out of the box.
  • Debugging has proved difficult. It’s easy for developers to get the app to or feature to a “working” state but it needs robust alpha testing.
  • Deployment can be tricky. When a solution gets big and there are many teams and dependencies, it needs a careful process to ensure things don’t break.
  • Reasuability of Appian objects is both a pro and con. Reusing objects across apps may be more trouble than its worth because of creating heavy dependencies. Experience is helpful to strike the right balance.
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Winshuttle

  • There is so much that I love about this product, that this is a really tough question. I find that the tool is very easy to use and implement with team members that are not as familiar with reporting and technical skills. The only issue that I really face with the tool is regarding text notes fields and pop up's on accounts or materials. It's somewhat tricky to program text note fields at times with the tool. When processing order entry, my company has various different pop ups that can happen depending on the customer or material that is being used. These tend to be very tricky and often require us to break out the orders by material types.
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian

Appian 9.1
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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Winshuttle

Winshuttle 8.7
Based on 12 answers
While the business decision to renew is not up to me, I will be urging management to continue using it because of the positive impact it has had in my area.
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Usability

Appian

Appian 8.2
Based on 32 answers
Great platform for providing business process management. Fairly easy to learn tool (especially now that I have seen the evolution over 5 years). More difficult to master, but there is a great community that is always willing and able to help solve your problem.
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Winshuttle

Winshuttle 7.4
Based on 3 answers
It is very good software, and it is technical software to a point. To use it to its maximum level you have to learn it like any good tool
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Support

Appian

Appian 8.4
Based on 55 answers
The ticketing system works quite well and they improved a lot adding some help-desk centers in Europe (more comfortable with the timezone you are working in). For incidents, the answers from support are satisfying too.
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Winshuttle

Winshuttle 9.2
Based on 3 answers
This is by far the best support group for an outside vendor I have dealt with. They really care about our issues, and work to resolve them quickly.
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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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Winshuttle

Winshuttle 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Our design was simple. Originally we implemented two developer licenses, and 2 runner licenses
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Alternatives Considered

Appian

As a BPM team we evaluated several other products and narrowed the search down to IBM and Appian. We had the respective companies do a head to head demo and we were impressed with both but found that the cloud based nature of Appian was more appealing so we didn't have to support an infrastructure locally. There are pluses and minuses. As a developer it would have been more desirable to have a local installation so I had more direct access to our other local databases but the maintenance with keeping a local system up with a team of 3 IT people who were already stretched to the limits in bandwidth made the Cloud option more practical.
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Winshuttle

This tool has been recommended by Salesforce.
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Return on Investment

Appian

  • Master data process increased speed of processes 50%.
  • Product management processes increased timely information by 25% faster with decision making.
  • Improved accuracy of data across the enterprise as reduced issues by 20%.
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Winshuttle

  • Positive: Reduce significantly programming resources needed
  • Positive: Improve productivity on employees
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Pricing Details

Appian

General

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

Winshuttle

General

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

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