Great for speedy user interface implementation!
July 28, 2021

Great for speedy user interface implementation!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Appian

Appian is being used to replace older technologies in development of the support tools for the analysts in Fitch. Currently, it is more of a pilot program on a department level. So far, it looks successful and has prospects to be used across the whole organization. Appian addresses problems which we had with other technologies which were not flexible enough to allow for implementation of the applications to meet their needs.
  • Appian speeds up the development.
  • Easier to build user interfaces.
  • When application using Appian fails - Appian throws pretty detailed errors helping debugging.
  • 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.
  • Our business clients are happy with speed - the new features are being implemented.
  • Bug fixes turnaround is fast.
  • Proof of Concept development is much easier and faster.
Our development team has a periodic (weekly) meeting with an Appian architect. Also, if the adhoc problem arises - response is fast.
Most of the out-of-the box Appian features work. Only on a couple of occasions [did] developers need to create Java patches.
I was not involved in Appian platform selection, so cannot provide feedback on this topic.

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Appian is well suited to quickly develop a proof of concept (POC) to demonstrate to the business how the desired feature will work - before committing to a full development. In our organization, Appian proved itself to be well suited to replace applications build previously on Jira.

On the other hand, there are some limitations which require creating Java or Java script functions. At this point, we did not try to convert the larger projects currently developed in Java into Appian - this is where we foresee the Appian limitations.

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