Blockchain for business: Vendor landscape

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Blockchain platforms have evolved from their cryptocurrency origins. They are now being built to target enterprise use cases across many different industries (from financial services, through manufacturing and the supply chain, to healthcare, insurance, government, telecoms, and more). They’re also becoming far better integrated with business systems and complementary technologies like IoT and business analytics […]

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Appian: all in on Case Management, Intelligent Automation

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At Appian’s annual user conference last month the company showed how it’s embracing Case Management and the notion of Intelligent Automation; the two come together in a new product. Although the Appian Platform has offered many of the capabilities that a Case Management platform needs to exhibit for a couple of years now, the company […]

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Appian and Pegasystems: a tale of two growth paths

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Appian and Pegasystems, two Process Application Platform leaders and frequent competitors, both released their full-year financial results in the past week. What do they show us? Appian released its results on February 23rd. Appian’s overall revenue for 2017 grew 33% to $176.7m; net loss widened 148%, from $12.5m a year earlier to $31m. Appian has […]

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Process Application Platforms 2018: Vendor shortlisting guide

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Despite what you might think from looking at some analysts’ market reports, there’s no overall ‘best vendor’ or ‘best product’ – at least when it comes to Process Application Platforms. What makes sense for you depends completely on your context. This report shows how certain kinds of customer context suit certain technology vendors, and will […]

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Process Application Platforms 2017: Appian

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This report assesses the capabilities of Appian’s Process Application Platform, and also examines the partners and intellectual property that Appian can offer customers exploring associated technology implementations. This assessment report forms part of a series of reports from MWD Advisors which assesses business process application technology offerings – technology-related capabilities which support organisations wanting to design, […]

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BPM+RPA: Appian packages Blue Prism

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The drive to create portfolios of work automation products continues, with Appian’s deal to market, sell, implement and support RPA technology from Blue Prism. The announcement came just a day after IBM announced a tie-up with Automation Anywhere, which will see it sell, deliver and support the latter’s RPA technology. The partnership between Appian and […]

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Webinar: The low-code (r)Evolution

Low-code app development platforms have seen a huge spike in popularity over the past couple of years. Their immediacy means they’re a great fit for situations where you need to start small and make a difference quickly. However low-code platforms aren’t only for small-scale, departmental apps that solve team co-ordination problems; they can also be […]

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Appian embraces work automation for Digital Transformation Platform play

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For some time Appian has pitched itself as much more than a pure ‘BPM platform provider’. Its recent announcements, focused on various work automation technologies, signal that it’s now pushing further, faster. Of course, since its inception Appian has been doing more than ‘just’ BPM. Right from the start, its platform included content and document management and enterprise collaboration tools […]

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Appian’s everyman developer pitch: Quick Apps

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At Appian World in Washington this week, CEO Matt Calkins unveiled a new capability in the Appian Platform: Appian Quick Apps. The proposition: build a simple forms-and-data application in 15 minutes or less. The thing that makes it interesting: being able to enrich and extend these applications where required using the full-blown tools. Quick Apps, […]

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bpmNEXT: Remixing BPM for the digital age

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Last week I was lucky enough to present in the ‘business of BPM’ track at the fourth annual bpmNEXT conference in Santa Barbara, CA. My session at bpmNEXT was on ‘Remixing BPM for the digital age’. The main point I made: BPM technologies deliver capabilities that all organisations pursuing a digital transformation agenda need – […]

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