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KMWorld Names Appian BPM Suite "Trend-Setting Product 2009"

Leading Business Process Management Suite Uniquely Integrates Content Management & Collaboration

RESTON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/24/09 -- Appian, the global innovator in enterprise and on-demand business process management (BPM) technology, today announced that the Appian Enterprise BPM Suite has been named a 2009 "Trend-Setting Product" by KMWorld Magazine. The award will be publicized in the September issue of the publication.

"The tight economy has increased the demand for BPM technology, as organizations have looked to lower operational costs, increase efficiencies, and generally do more with less," said Hugh McKellar, KMWorld Editor-in-Chief. "Appian's BPM Suite provides a comprehensive set of capabilities for managing and improving human-centric work processes."

KMWorld's Trend-Setting Products award, now in its seventh year, is an annual listing of enterprise technology products that clearly demonstrate identifiable technology breakthroughs and deliver exceptional value. This year, more than 800 products were assessed by KMWorld's judging panel, which consists of editorial colleagues, analysts, system integrators, line-of-business managers and technology end-users.

The Appian BPM Suite provides a complete platform for easily designing, executing, managing, and optimizing business processes. Appian's unique 100 percent Web-based architecture delivers an integrated set of process, analytics, content and collaboration capabilities through a Web browser, putting the power of BPM in the hands of business decision-makers. The Appian BPM Suite can also be delivered as Appian Anywhere, the only complete Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) BPM Suite available on-demand with low per user, per month pricing.

"Appian accelerates the value organizations receive from process improvement initiatives," said Matthew Calkins, president and CEO of Appian. "We are honored by KMWorld's recognition that Appian continues to set the industry standard for innovative, powerful, yet easy-to-use BPM technology."

About KMWorld

KMWorld (www.kmworld.com) is the leading information provider serving the Knowledge Management systems market and covers the latest in Content, Document and Knowledge Management, informing more than 50,000 subscribers about the components and processes -- and subsequent success stories -- that together offer solutions for improving business performance. KMWorld is a publishing unit of Information Today, Inc. (www.infotoday.com).

About Appian

Appian is the Business Process Management (BPM) expert. Appian leads the market in BPM innovation, delivering comprehensive, flexible and easy-to-use solutions tailored to the unique needs of individual organizations. Businesses and governments worldwide use Appian to simplify process improvement with the real-time visibility, control and analytics needed to improve business performance. Appian allows users across the organization to effectively collaborate and be part of the process of achieving corporate goals. Appian empowers more than 2.5 million users globally and has a strong customer base in the government, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and telecommunications industries. Appian is headquartered in the Washington D.C. region, with professional services and partners around the globe. For more information, visit www.appian.com.

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