Mobility’s Impact on Development Making BPM Essential

Application development platforms increasingly need to be focused on creating mobile solutions. Organizations across a variety of sectors are embracing mobility and this move makes proprietary mobile apps and services a priority. However, the process of adapting internal development to support large-scale proprietary mobile app use presents major challenges and significant operational disruption. A recent MGI Research study found that many organizations are putting a greater emphasis on mobile app development, and getting solutions into production on schedule and on budget is increasingly important.

Mobility changing the development landscape The news source explained that approximately 68 percent of organizations will budget $100,000 or less for a mobile app development project. However, just 16 percent of mobile app projects actually go off smoothly enough to deliver a return while being developed within the confines of the budget. This challenge of staying within spending confines while delivering significant value is heightened by difficulties keeping projects on schedule.

Approximately 75 percent of respondents said they aim to finish mobile development projects nine months or less. With such a rapid development cycle in place, it is easy for projects to quickly get off schedule. In fact, only 11 percent of organizations polled reported that they could consistently ensure a timely delivery of mobile apps.

Mobility strategies are changing the app development landscape.

These challenges – in terms of keeping projects on budget, on schedule and valuable – are incredibly problematic as organizations become more dependent on employees using mobile devices to get the job done. Process management tools are adapting to help companies solve these problems, and BPM software can play a vital role in promoting mobile app development efficiency through process automation, optimization and customization. Furthermore, many BPM tools are able to function as a mobile application platform, allowing users to perform code-free development to fine tune apps and services based on process needs.

Considering the value of BPM as an application development platform Business process management has, as a concept, long existed with a focus on creating ways for businesses to fully understand how workers get the job done and help create the most efficient process framework to support efficient operations. As more organizations embrace mobility and proprietary apps, this means being able to quickly fine tune custom apps and services to make sure they support employee needs. A sales manager can’t wait nine months for the development team to add a new component to an app. BPM solutions increasingly offer code-free development functions that empower workers to customize mobile apps and maximize the value of such solutions.

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Creating Government Cost Savings with BPM

Recent efforts to dramatically reshape the way government agencies have approached IT systems have forced agencies to evaluate systems in an entirely new way.
Government CIOs must evolve and adapt to the new demands, and Appian’s business process management platform is a business-ready solution that can deliver the flexibility needed to optimize operations today and in the future.
In past years, the returns generated by government IT improvements have been small compared to private sector gains. In-house development and commercial-off-the-shelf software is costly, and often limited by the questions asked during development. In addition, what’s requested today may not meet needs in the future as agency requirements evolve.
Appian BPM delivers a code-free platform to rapidly deploy new applications – and quickly adapt them over time. This puts new business capabilities in employees’ hands quickly, and eases compliance with Federal CIO “First” mandates, such as Cloud First and Future First.
While “Cloud First” is an important part of shifting IT priorities, there will always be data sources that need to stay behind firewalls. This means cloud-based systems must securely interoperate with on-premise data sources, while also providing complete portability to an on-premise environment.
Mobile and social technologies are also an important part of “Future First.” The growth of smartphones in the business world shows that mobile capabilities are essential, while the problems inherent with tracking work via email show that social can help accelerate better – and more visible – decisions.
Appian BPM gives government agencies a modern, flexible platform to keep pace with changing requirements without costly rip-and-replace approaches. That helps government agencies see real ROI from their IT.

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Appian Positioned As Leader In Gartner Magic Quadrant Report For Intelligent Business Process Management Suites 2014

PolariseMe congratulates Appian on being positioned as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) report for Intelligent BPM Suites (iBPMS) 2014 that also evaluated BPM products from other vendors such as IBM, Oracle, Software AG, OpenText and Newgen Software Technologies. Appian has consistently been ranked as a leader in the BPMS and iBPMS Gartner MQ rankings for eight consecutive years now. Also, Appian is the only BPMS vendor rated a “Leader” in iBPMS Magic Quadrant (MQ), “Outstanding” for Case Management, and “Strong Positive” for BPM Platform As A Service (PaaS).

Gartner Magic Quadrant for iBPMS 2014: Appian Ranked As A Leader

Gartner Magic Quadrant for iBPMS 2014: Appian Ranked As A Leader


A few of the Appian BPMS vendor and product strengths outlined in the Gartner iBPMS 2014 report include:

  • “Appian is one of the most business-user-friendly products in the iBPMS market…”
  • “…Unlike other iBPMS vendors that offer BPM PaaS, the majority of clients that deploy Appian Cloud use it for production rather than development and testing.”
  • “Appian leads in the number of implementations that combine social, mobile and cloud, and has a reputation for requiring fewer consulting resources and less time to deploy compared with other offerings in the iBPMS market.”

Click here to download complimentary Gartner iBPMS 2014 report


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