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Appian works great for automating manual processes and integrating multiple systems through its toolset. It gives great flexibility for establishing rules for approvals, routings, escalations, and the like. Because of the low code toolset, it's very easy to deploy and make changes as needed as processes evolve and as the organization learns to utilize the system better. Minimal maintenance is required to support the applications build on the platform. Some of the automated testing integration with tools like Jenkins is limited so that may be an issue for some.
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Workflow automation where you need business resiliency adjusting processes during time to enhance client experience. Zuri is easy. It allows easy updates on stablished (simple and robust!) processes to enhance the workflow. Operations Eficiency gets focus on reducing the human hours and human errors in communications (e-mails), manuals tasks such as spreadsheets and data treatments, all types of repetitive tasks can be automated. Easy, simple and fast by non technical people. Scenarios where you need to automate workflows to ensure qualify and controlling the progresses and productivity of teams, people and organizations. Dashboards and reports specifically created for my own KPIs and goals. I could benefit from more business intelligence, getting my operations data structured (structurated data) and then used Analytics to better understand where and how to improve my operations to: increase client experience, improve profit margins while I was decreasing costs and waist.
Read full review Pros Allows at a glance workflow documentation which assists in the need we have for information readiation. Drag and drop interface for workflow development greatly speeds our apps time to market. Using the advanced features of Appian, we are able to create working sites in a fraction of the time it would take to do so using "traditional" development. Read full review Workflow automation made simple and fast by non technical people. Hyperautomation (technology and processes orchestration). Visual and intuitive interface developed for citizen developers and IT teams. Accelerate the automation solutions development by IT teams (from simple to complex). Read full review Cons Search issues when type ahead and database search are used in the same field. Buttons implementation where user is require[d] to click on the button description - if clicks on the button outside that text - button will not work. Problems with using certain off-the-shelf performance tools like WebLoad or Neoload. That is because of different dynamic variables being used internally in Appian - which these tools are unable to correlate. We are still investigating using other tools like Jmeter to overcome dynamic correlation problem for performance testing. Read full review AI can be slightly improved. Process mining can be slightly improved. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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
Read full review Usability
Appian is a low code environment, because of this, a very good visual interface is required. Appian is providing a feature-rich dashboard [that] we can use for building the dashboards and other interfaces. Appian also provides patches and releases to enhance these features. A developer can start off development just by going through a basic course from the Appian learning community.
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Appian is one of the leading low code business automation platforms that support RPA, decision rules, case management, workflow automation, and machine learning all in a single bundle. But it is also harder to implement and replace the traditional business process.
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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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Very boring; hard to get through quickly, but rather effective in demonstrating the use of the platform.
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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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Appian has enormously transformed and keeps on updating the product every quarter to meet the latest needs of the world with new innovations & technologies being integrated within the platform. What gives more pleasure than a product that keeps on continuous[ly] improv[ing]?
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We tried other options, saw many demos, some customized, and used some Trials. Zuri was faster and simpler to model processes and activate the automation solutions. Zuri does now require technical knowledge to automate processes. Business people (citizen developers) can easily create their own automations in simple way, in minutes. Despite, Zuri is less expensive. And, it is used by entire organization, not only IT teams. Although IT teams have the governance (full governance and control - including auditing reports ready in clicks) the business people are on the spot too. IT teams use it to accelerate (faster and better, more controlled!) automation solutions (from simple to complex - all with drag and drop feature) the business people (Sales, Marketing, HR, Suppliers, Logistics...) they can easily automate their processes without the waiting time until IT team can deliver what is needed today.
Read full review Return on Investment I believe it has negatively impacted our release dates. There may have been a misunderstanding as to the learning curve, even though it is "low code." The look and feel of the applications created using Appian have uniformity and it's easier to have "reuse" between applications. There is less developer control when it comes to features. I think this mainly has to do with the amount of plugins available. I would think there should be many more available plugins. But again, our use case is probably different than most others. Read full review ROI was around 7 to 9x the second option we had. Less expensive than other BPMS tools (options), very fast to implement. Additionally, this is a BPMS tool that is used by all organization, not only IT teams. Democratized expertise on automation leaving IT team free for more strategic projects rather than creating processes/workflow automation solutions for businesses teams. Read full review ScreenShots