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Appian Named Shortlist Leader in Ovum BPM Decision Matrix Report

Business Process Management Specialist Earns Highest Technology Scores (December 19, 2011)

RESTON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/19/11 -- Appian, the global innovator in enterprise and cloud-based business process management (BPM) software, today announced that global industry analyst firm Ovum has named Appian to the prestigious "Shortlist" in its new "Decision Matrix: Selecting a Business Process Management Vendor 2011" report.

The report evaluates BPM vendors based on a quantitative assessment of their technology capabilities, end-user sentiment and market impact. Top vendors are put in the "Shortlist" category, with others placed in "Explore" or "Consider" categories.

Somak Roy, Ovum Senior Software Analyst and author of the report, said, "Exceptional Technology and User Sentiment scores lead us to assign a 'Shortlist' rating to Appian, the only BPM specialist in the top Decision Matrix category."

According to the report, "Appian scores the highest for the technology dimension, beating behemoths such as IBM." In addition, "Appian's User Sentiment score is remarkable, and unmatched by any other vendor with a 'Shortlist' rating." The report recognizes Appian's innovation leadership in Mobile BPM, Social BPM and Cloud BPM, stating, "Appian has made good use of contemporary user interface constructs and smartphone applications... Cloud-delivered BPM is the other notable aspect of Appian's portfolio."

"Appian is driving BPM software to new heights of enterprise value in the mobile and social age," said Matthew Calkins, president and CEO of Appian. "By making BPM universally accessible and personalized to individual users, we allow everyone to reap the benefits of process innovation."

About Ovum
Ovum provides clients with independent and objective analysis that enables them to make better business and technology decisions. Our research draws upon over 400,000 interviews a year with business and technology, telecoms and sourcing decision-makers, giving Ovum and our clients unparalleled insight not only into business requirements but also the technology that organisations must support. Ovum is part of the Informa Group.

About Appian
Appian is the global innovator in enterprise and cloud-based business process management (BPM) software. Appian's combination of simplicity and power provides everything business users need to drive transformational process improvement -- on the desktop or via mobile devices. Commercial and government organizations around the globe use Appian to increase agility and collaboration, and accelerate business performance. Appian empowers more than 3 million users from large Fortune 100 companies, to the mid-market and small businesses worldwide. Appian is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. region, with professional services and partners around the globe. For more information, visit

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