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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Scalability

I want to point out, I don't believe low-code exists yet. Also, the definition of code needs to be defined before we head down this road. I am sure the advocates of low-code don't fully understand what coding is, or turn a blind eye to it.

Having said that, Appian does meet these criteria, but to be honest, it could do them a lot better (I know they are trying to get there).

It is scalable, but very hard to set up and get that right. Integration with existing platforms isn't too hard, especially if those platforms are web services themselves, but if they sit on an application bus like IIB or JMS or even Kafka, then it can be done, but will take a lot more work.
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PRASOON PANDEY | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Scalability

Appian meets all these criteria but sometimes very weird kind of error comes and when i try to Google it, i never find any solution. It would be better if you can study possible errors and possible reasons for them, and have a forum to discuss answers. That will help a lot in learning the concepts.
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Patrick Bortmann | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Scalability

While we have not deployed workflows at a mega-scale, so far the performance we have observed is great. Integrating in our ecosystem was not a problem, even with the most exotic, proprietary or home-grown systems we rely on, despite a somewhat limited library of adapters, which required that we involve our traditional development teams to create custom interfaces and components. Over time, however Appian has added a lot of what we needed out of the box - one of the disadvantages of being early adopters!
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Scalability

Appian is reasonably scalable but doesn't have the toolset for the more complex models that we sometimes require.

We are happy with the security offerings. We have made fairly extensive use of the java API to integrate with our online websites to create custom smart services with credentials stored in the secure credentials store.

There have been some Appian integration issues with proxy services and SharePoint.

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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Scalability

Appian is secure, hosted in AWS. In terms of scalability, you can scale up, but scaling out can be more challenging depending on the nature of your application. Integrating Appian into an organisation can be achieved using the API functionality it has to expose APIs to read and write data, although you may find configuring VPNs tiresome. We've chosen to implement a specific integration layer to help abstract Appian from the majority of the integration challenges.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 15, 2017

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Scalability

Appian is scalable and they offer high-availability on-premise and cloud offerings for large scale implementations. As the app scales they will also provide customized support if needed. I have used Appian at 4 different companies and we have never had one issue with security. Integration has improved significantly; Appian does particularly well as an end-point with the ability to integrate across many protocols.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Scalability

Appian meets the criteria of being scalable, secure and easy to integrate with all the other applications in the organization. Security has been a big plus point for our organization and integrating Appian within our organization has never been an issue. It can easily talk to any application without risking security.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 15, 2017

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Score 8 out of 10
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Scalability

This may be true from a scalability and security perspective. However, in my opinion, the greatest concern is that the product be easy to integrate across the organization. We have many in-house applications with master data and MedDRA or World Health Organization Drug Dictionary (WHO DD) interfaces. These frequently updated dictionaries require periodic updates and Appian lacks the ability to handle this by updating automatically.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 12, 2017

Appian met our needs

Score 8 out of 10
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Scalability

I think Appian meets this description for projects that don't have a lot of complexity. It is secure and scalable if implemented correctly, but complex integrations may be more of a challenge.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Scalability

Appian's platform scales differently between the cloud-hosted version supported by Appian and the on-premise model, but both are enterprise class. The security is enabled through an onboard or external security platform (if you want to integrate with your other core systems and provide single sign-on), with separation between the authentication layer and the role-based authorization layer. Many methods of integration are supported, including data layer, web API (REST or SOAP), MQ and many others provided via plug-ins.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Scalability

The main integration tool that Appian has is the invocation of WebServices so that these become the main form of integration with other systems.

Appian lacks an agile mechanism to build ad-hoc extensions (as for Java services) to perform more complex integrations. Another point is that the management of groups and users can only be done from the product and it is not possible to delegate other applications outside the product.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Scalability

Appian is easy to integrate because it provides many integration methods, such as web service, database, and etc. In terms of security, it's OK. I don't think it performs well at scalability. It's hard to create a cluster for load-balancing, load-distribution or fail-over.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Scalability

It is low code, since a lot of the workflow is drag and drop, writing expression rules, implementing the Appian SAIL, and so forth. It is all simplified for the enterprise. It is a scalable architecture that can be easily maintained, updated, and implemented. It is robust with performance monitoring. Appian provides integration with SharePoint, Web API, and so forth with other platforms.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 15, 2017

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Scalability

Appian is very easy to integrate across the organization, the hurdles are always internal checks and balances never an issue with the product.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Visual Modeling (8)
7.1
Drag-and-drop Interfaces (7)
7.5
Platform Security (8)
8.8
Platform User Management (9)
7.8
Reusability (9)
7.8
Platform Scalability (9)
6.4

About Appian

Appian provides a low-code software development platform that combines intelligent automation and business process management to rapidly deliver powerful business applications. Many of the world’s largest organizations use Appian applications to improve customer experience, achieve operational excellence, and simplify global risk and compliance.

Appian Features

Low-Code Development Features
Has featureVisual Modeling
Has featureDrag-and-drop Interfaces
Has featurePlatform Security
Has featurePlatform User Management
Has featureReusability
Has featurePlatform Scalability

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  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

Appian Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Mac
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web