Appian Rocks!
April 08, 2020

Appian Rocks!

Rob Kolosky | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Appian

Appian is currently being used by one department. We have an annual program where we distribute items for our members so they can prepare for working in the heat of summer. Appian manages the entire distribution of the items to the members, allowing users to see requests, manage the number of items shipped to members, and ship the items out.
  • Follow business processes
  • Customize the display to the current user and show them relevant information
  • Integrate with just about anything
  • Appian has new releases every 3 months, and it's hard to find anything it doesn't do well.
  • What used to take weeks to modify can be done in hours.
The Appian product we received at the beginning was a much more simplified tool. In the span of using it, it has grown new features that we have come to rely on. Each new feature introduced has been a positive inclusion, and has only progressed the platform forward. Eight years later, the platform we have is vastly different than what we received, but most of the code we originally wrote would still work.
With a short class for experienced developers, it's easy to get up to speed using Appian to design workflows. End-users have a much shorter training requirement, usually with no instruction required. This allows developers to produce more code, and solve more business issues, while end-users get the benefits of quick releases and faster, iterative development for their everyday tools.
Appian is fantastic as a business process management tool. If you have a business process where things have to get done in a specific order by a specific group of users, these are the things that Appian shines at.

Where Appian falls short is in data crunching or vast data visualizations, as it was not designed for that. While it can do those things, there are better tools for them.

Appian Feature Ratings

Visual Modeling
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Platform Security
Platform User Management
Platform Scalability