Appian Features

Appian

Low-code application development platform

4.21/5 (68 reviews)

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API
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Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
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Application Management
Approval Process Control
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Business Process Automation
Business Process Control
Calendar Management
Change Management
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Compatibility Testing
Compliance Management
Compliance Tracking
Configurable Workflow
Configuration Management
Custom Development
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Data Modeling
Data Visualization
Debugging
Deployment Management
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
File Sharing
Forms Management
Inventory Management
Iteration Management
Knowledge Management
Mobile Access
Mobile Development
Monitoring
Offline Access
Process Change Tracking
Process Modeling & Designing
Project Management
Project Time Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Purchasing & Receiving
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
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Software Development
Source Control
Status Tracking
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Application Management
Approval Process Control
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Business Process Automation
Business Process Control
Calendar Management
Change Management
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Compatibility Testing
Compliance Management
Compliance Tracking
Configurable Workflow
Configuration Management
Custom Development
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Data Modeling
Data Visualization
Debugging
Deployment Management
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
File Sharing
Forms Management
Inventory Management
Iteration Management
Knowledge Management
Mobile Access
Mobile Development
Monitoring
Offline Access
Process Change Tracking
Process Modeling & Designing
Project Management
Project Time Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Purchasing & Receiving
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Requirements Management
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Software Development
Source Control
Status Tracking
Strategic Planning
Surveys & Feedback
Task Management
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Third Party Integrations
Version Control
Web App Development
Web/Mobile App Development
Workflow Configuration
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Application Management
Approval Process Control
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Business Process Automation
Business Process Control
Calendar Management
Change Management
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Compatibility Testing
Compliance Management
Compliance Tracking
Configurable Workflow
Configuration Management
Custom Development
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Data Modeling
Data Visualization
Debugging
Deployment Management
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
File Sharing
Forms Management
Inventory Management
Iteration Management
Knowledge Management
Mobile Access
Mobile Development
Monitoring
Offline Access
Process Change Tracking
Process Modeling & Designing
Project Management
Project Time Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Purchasing & Receiving
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Requirements Management
Search/Filter
Software Development
Source Control
Status Tracking
Strategic Planning
Surveys & Feedback
Task Management
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Third Party Integrations
Version Control
Web App Development
Web/Mobile App Development
Workflow Configuration
Workflow Management
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Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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168 reviews

Appian Feature Reviews

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

Omkar K.

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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Amir H.

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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Sachin P.

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

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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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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 1001-5000 employees)

Great for rapid application development

2021-03-30

I was able to quickly standup useful business applications with Appian that has helped my department become more productive in day to day tasks.

Pros

Appian's rapid application development capabilities allow you to quickly standup a production ready application with a user interface and business workflows.

Cons

Some of the things involved in application development are not standards based.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Frederic F.

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
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sunil K.

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. Well documented

Cons

Expensive, Report need more options

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Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Appian

Samsung gear

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Bret B.

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
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Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Marianne B.

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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Peter V.

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
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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.

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Ankush J.

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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Divya Y.

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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Kyle J.

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
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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John G.

Next level application platform

2017-04-03

Great features and functional UI. All processes are tracked.

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
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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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Patrick V.

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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Travis T.

Appian review

2017-04-03

We are moving so quick that at times we are outrunning our clients' ability to keep up with our agile requirements and development!

Pros

Rapid prototyping and development

Cons

Occasionally the baseline modules aren't designed in a way that would best fit our use case, such as with the charts and graphs

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Appian

Continue moving on product enhancements!

Source: Capterra
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Vijay K.

Appian - the perfect BPM tool that has Agile in mind

2018-01-09

Pros

Appian has covered all the bases with all the plugins you could possibly need. From web APIs to SQL integration.

Cons

Appian lacks in on-premise support for high availability requirements. Appian training is linear and does not cater for real life problems. On-premise organisations suffer from the multiple releases/updates throughout the year. It seems every release has major updates.

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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Siwar B.

Great product for university processes

2017-04-03

As a project manager and product owner I have been impressed with the ease of use of the application as we rolled out the product to university students.

Pros

Ease of use and speed of development

Cons

Inability to customize set features in platform

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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Alok B.

Fanstastic product to do quick go to market

2017-04-05

Combined with agile development it is getting business blessings.

Pros

Quick development. Fast output.

Cons

Not a great amount of credentials in market from financial services related to work we do.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Appian

None at this time

Source: Capterra
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Savvy P.

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.

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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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Sarah J.

A comfortable ship to be on board in the journey for digital transformation

2018-01-09

Pros

The speed in development in order to have the first functional mock-up as soon as possible.

Cons

Improvement of the form design not using sail.

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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Parag S.

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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Henry D.

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
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Amin K.

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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Srinivasan T.

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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Karen D.

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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