Appian Introduced Latest Version of its Enterprise Low-Code Platform
- IT Innovations
- 05.04.2017 09:30 am
Improved Platform Designed to Enable Organizations to Innovate Faster and Build Smarter Business Applications
On April 4, at the Appian World 2017 conference (#Appian17), Appian unveiled the latest version of the Appian Platform (TM). The new version of the enterprise low-code platform boasts a series of enhancements extending Appian's leadership in enabling rapid and meaningful digital business transformation. These include innovative new design capabilities, interface usability and flexibility as well as an enhanced Appian online community experience.
Using Appian, organizations can quickly expand innovative ideas into full-scale applications and evolve applications over time as new requirements emerge. Benefits of these new applications include faster time-to-market, instant mobility, native cloud architecture, increased productivity, cost savings, incremental revenue, and improved customer engagement. From automating manual tasks to creating complex enterprise applications that affect the bottom line, the Appian Platform can be a critical component of a company's digital transformation strategy.
Last year, Appian announced its Quick Apps feature, a zero-code approach for jump-starting enterprise solutions and enabling citizen developers. This year, Appian extends that concept to the development of business logic and enterprise integrations through its new Decision Designer and Integration Designer. Appian Decision Designer is designed to make it easy for non-technical people to compose the complex business logic that drives intelligent business processes. Appian Integration Designer is designed to enable users to quickly create re-usable integration points across enterprise systems in an intuitive low-code design experience. In addition, with new emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation, Appian intends to exhibit seamless integration to apply these new work models within the Appian platform.
"Appian has been a key enabler of our digital transformation strategies, making it easier for us to constantly adapt to the changing demands of customers and employees," said Ingolv Urnes, founder at psHEALTH. "The platform evolves as the nature of work and work technologies evolves, which can enable future-proofing our IT infrastructure. For example, we are leveraging Appian and AI at psHEALTH for smarter, faster and safer management of patient referrals to hospitals and other services."
The latest version of the Appian low-code enterprise platform provides value in the execution of digital transformation. Below are some specific details showcasing the technical upgrades companies will see.
· Design Business Rules with Zero-Code
- Use Decision Modeling Notation-based designer to define rules in a decision table
- Apply decision rules anywhere, such as interfaces, process logic or integrations
· Enhanced Collaboration through an Open Appian Community Experience
- It's now easy for Appian's rapidly growing developer community to access documentation, training and collaborate with fellow developers
· Flexibility to Express Your Brand with Modern User Interface (UI)
- New UI layouts
- Updated styling and intuitive behavior with push notifications for mobile users
"Our low-code platform enables digital transformation by connecting people, process, and data," said Michael Beckley, chief technology officer at Appian. "Publicly releasing our platform documentation and opening our developer community simplifies getting started with Appian. Expanding your enterprise Appian program to your customers, suppliers, partners just got easier."
Available both on-premise and in the cloud, Appian Cloud is deployed across a wide variety of industries including financial services, insurance, healthcare, life sciences, public sector, and others. The collaboration with AWS deepens Appian Cloud's worldwide local availability, complementing its existing availability in 10 AWS Regions, including US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Northern California), AWS GovCloud (US), Ireland, Germany, Brazil, Australia, Singapore and most recently, Canada, and the United Kingdom - with plans to extend into France this year. Appian Cloud's global customer roster includes industry leaders such as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, DFW International Airport and the United States Department of Agriculture in the US, John Lewis, MHRA and Punch Taverns in the UK, Australia's Queensland Government and many others around the world.
Appian Cloud additionally has an extensive collection of security accreditations, making it one of the most highly trusted platforms for rapid application development. Appian is accredited for HIPAA, SOC 2 and SOC 3, The PCI Data Security Standard, G-Cloud 8 Framework and more. In addition, Appian has FedRamp 2.0 certification, a US government-wide program that verifies an established and highly secure environment that has withstood comprehensive audit review, and delivers significant time and cost savings. Appian Cloud also offers reliability with 24×7 system monitoring, and a 99.95% uptime SLA.