Appian Features

Appian

Low-code application development platform

4.19/5 (64 reviews)

Appian Feature Summary

  • Collaboration
  • Event monitoring
  • Mobile development
  • Software development
  • Process modeling & design
  • Collaboration
  • Business rules management
  • Business process automation
  • API availability
  • Activity management
  • Automatic notifications
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Compliance management
  • Content management
  • Custom development
  • Custom user interface
  • Customizable templates
  • Data extraction
  • Data mapping
  • Document storage
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Incident management
  • Mobile integration
  • Offline access
  • Process management
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time data
  • Real time monitoring
  • Design management
  • Visual analytics
  • Application security
  • Drag & drop interface
  • PCI DSS compliance
  • API
  • Case management
  • Business intelligence
  • Maintenance scheduling
  • Security auditing
  • FDA compliance
  • Automatic formatting
  • Reporting & statistics
  • FISMA compliance
  • AICPA risk assessment
  • Tagging
  • Preview functionality
  • Task management
  • Collaboration tools
  • Geolocation

Competitor Feature Comparison

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Auditing
Automatic Formatting
Automatic Notifications
Business Intelligence
Case Management
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Compliance Management
Content Management
Custom Development
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Extraction
Data Import/Export
Data Mapping
Design Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
FDA Compliance
FISMA Compliance
Forms Management
Geolocation
HIPAA Compliance
Incident Management
Maintenance Scheduling
Mobile Integration
Offline Access
PCI DSS Compliance
Preview Functionality
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Security Auditing
Tagging
Task Management
Third Party Integration
Visual Analytics
Workflow Management
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API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Auditing
Automatic Formatting
Automatic Notifications
Business Intelligence
Case Management
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Compliance Management
Content Management
Custom Development
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Extraction
Data Import/Export
Data Mapping
Design Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
FDA Compliance
FISMA Compliance
Forms Management
Geolocation
HIPAA Compliance
Incident Management
Maintenance Scheduling
Mobile Integration
Offline Access
PCI DSS Compliance
Preview Functionality
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Security Auditing
Tagging
Task Management
Third Party Integration
Visual Analytics
Workflow Management
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API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Auditing
Automatic Formatting
Automatic Notifications
Business Intelligence
Case Management
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Compliance Management
Content Management
Custom Development
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Extraction
Data Import/Export
Data Mapping
Design Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
FDA Compliance
FISMA Compliance
Forms Management
Geolocation
HIPAA Compliance
Incident Management
Maintenance Scheduling
Mobile Integration
Offline Access
PCI DSS Compliance
Preview Functionality
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Security Auditing
Tagging
Task Management
Third Party Integration
Visual Analytics
Workflow Management
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Mobile apps

iOS App


19 reviews

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


160 reviews

Appian Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Appian's features:

Divya Yeruva

Appian Designer

2017-04-04

Working on Sail, Workflows, sites, dashboards,quickapps, records, reports, ui design.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Omkar Kannav

Excellent BPM platform

2017-04-03

It's a great platform to develop and deploy application in a faster way.

Pros

Continuous delivery and deployment, easy development

Cons

Process model design and implementation is not that easy, Reporting for huge data affects the performance

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Frederic Fernandez

Grdf appreciation

2017-04-04

We are waiting for since few months, it's why we are developing custom api and too much custom plug in.

Pros

Easy to create custom development. Easy to understand.

Cons

Process Testing tool where are you ?

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Savvy Patro

Perfect Use Cases and Deployment Scope

2018-01-09

Pros

Quick and rapid designing and implementation of process and application (including workflows and UI). Easy integration between applications within Appian and out of Appian platform.

Cons

A better way to handle multiple calls for smart activities in a process model.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Amir Hanna

Appian Developer

2017-04-03

It features many integration points with other platform and rapid user interface development

Pros

Multiple integration points and easy to use interface, multiple browser support and rapid user interface development

Cons

No much customization for user interface

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Appian

None

Source: Capterra
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Henry Dai

Software developer

2017-04-03

And the UI design using sail form is the best.

Pros

UI design

Cons

Integration

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Karen Davis

Getting greater

2017-04-03

If we could export reports and move portal apps to Tempo easily, it would be amazing.

Pros

Intuitive

Cons

Need more assistance transferring to new software functionality

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Rawich Poomrin

Appian offers low code application creation with BPM/workflow capability.

2017-04-04

With ability to create most parts of applications without coding, businesses can get more done with less time and efforts.

Pros

Easy to get started and built basic UI and workflow.

Cons

May have difficult learning curve for some users.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Appian

Work with a trusted partner to start the right ways.

Source: Capterra
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Bret Birnbaum

Appian review

2017-04-05

With a complete development platform you will be deploying processes in a rid fashion.

Pros

Complete feature set

Cons

Can be a bit inflexible when it comes to UI design.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Vijay Kumar

Appian - the perfect BPM tool that has Agile in mind

2018-01-09

Pros

From web APIs to SQL integration.

Cons

Appian training is linear and does not cater for real life problems.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jahnavi Potluri

Data analyst

2017-04-03

Appian has been very helpful for setting up new account opening automations. Recommend them to financial organizations who want a one stop place for setting up all of their new account opening procedures or operations.

Pros

User interface

Cons

Api

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Appian

Nothing

Source: Capterra
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Amin Khawaja

Appian review

2017-04-03

Used it as BPM tool to create a mobile application for safety and compliance.

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

UI needs to be a little better

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Appian

More customized User experience options

Source: Capterra
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Ankush Johri

Appian review

2017-04-03

I m working with Appian from last three years now. It's awesome product with much friendly with developers

Pros

Easy designing and development

Cons

Some time maintaining web service cut become difficult to export

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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John Gabra

Next level application platform

2017-04-03

Great features and functional UI.

Pros

Rapid development cycles.

Cons

The expression language is unique and needs to be learned to perform advanced features. Would rather use JavaScript or groovy natively.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Appian

After some experience with the platform, it's benefits will show.

Source: Capterra
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Kyle Jones

Good for agile low code rapid development.

2018-05-05

Rapid small scale development.

Pros

Large array of plugins to support the functionality you need like APIs or SQL integration.

Cons

Frequent updates can be annoying. Lack of documentation is a huge problem since you cant just google for answers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Marianne Bowen

Creating great enterprise solutions

2017-04-03

It offers many of the benefits we are looking for and we will move additional applications into Appian.

Pros

The UI and ease of use

Cons

The fact that there cannot be multiple work streams in development

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Srinivasan TP

Appian Review By Srini

2017-04-03

Quick deployment and clean and simple UI. Zero training interface.

Pros

EAse of use Simple UI Multiple devices

Cons

Extensibility of ui

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sunil Kumar

Appian experience

2017-04-05

Very process driven, quick app option for pic and then to the full development cycle is very helpful.

Pros

Easy to develop a quick app.

Cons

Expensive, Report need more options

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Appian

Samsung gear

Source: Capterra
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Parag Seth

Appian feedback 2017

2017-04-03

Good workflow, Still to mature into a robust tool with better ui capabilities + performance monitoring and debugging capabilities

Pros

Good workflow capabilities

Cons

Very basic ui Immature deployment and monitoring capabilities

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Appian

There is a lot of potential for Appian to become framework for creating apps.....

Source: Capterra
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Peter Valbonesi

Bc teachers federation Appian systems

2017-04-03

It is an excellent producer for application development, support no workflow. I thoroughly enjoy supporting the various servers and systems

Pros

Ease of enhancement, application and social media development

Cons

Complexity of some of the process models, difficult system to res,tart.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Appian

I hav recommended the system to many organizations.

Source: Capterra
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Suren Rangaraju

Appian Product Review COG

2017-04-03

The product UI required a overhaul for a long time.

Pros

Price and applicability as a light weight BPM software

Cons

Rigid UI and cannot customize easily

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Appian

Would like to see Appian considered as an alternative to the open source RedHat JBPM

Source: Capterra
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Patrick Van Herpen

My Appian review

2017-04-03

Quick development. Proper low code platform.

Pros

Quick development time.

Cons

UI features could be improved to compete with modern standards like Angualr

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10

Recommendations to others considering Appian

No

Source: Capterra
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David Go

Senior Appian Consultant

2017-04-03

Project exists of 2 different applications and multiple integrations.

Pros

Low code

Cons

UI possibilities

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sachin Pandey

Consultant

2017-04-03

Several applications deployed on the same platform make maintenance easy

Pros

Easy to learn

Cons

Parallel development can be challenging

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Appian

Not really

Source: Capterra
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Ivan Vazquez

Incredible fast to create business process and integrate with your systems

2017-04-03

The full power of Appian for us has been its capability to integrate all the different systems and provide a seamlessly interface extremely easy for end users.

Pros

Integration and interoperability

Cons

Require heavy training to reach expertise.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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