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We performed a comparison between ADONIS and Appian based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Business Process Management (BPM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
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"The product is useful for designing business processes and for repositories.""The best features of the system include good analytics for business processes including the calculation of time and cost.""It is a stable solution.""It's a very complete solution.""It's easy to handle the solution thanks to being drag and drop"

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"The most valuable features are the low coding and low code data.""The low code functionality and being able to get applications faster to customers or to the market are valuable.""The setup is easy.""It's a stable product.""Appian's most valuable feature is that we can create end-to-end process workflows with minimum turnaround.""The initial setup is easy.""The most valuable features of Appian are the VPN engine, it is fast, lightweight, and easy to set up business rules. Business teams can do it by themselves. That is a very good feature.""Appian is easy to install and set up, and it does not come out with your audit. It has accessible process orchestration and process management. With Appian, the time to market is much faster."

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"Rearranging things to get information from the objects and the model together to get a report out of them could be done better.""We have to use a different solution to automate our business processes.""When you update a page, the information on the quick links sidebar on the left side doesn't stay in the same place. It moves down, so you have to scroll to find it. That's not very user-friendly.""There is a function to check if the model BPMN is being used correctly, but the report from the check is not always very clear.""The solution is in English and we have added certain parts in Russian as this is easier for our students. It would be useful to have the system in Russian."

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"One of the areas that Appian is working on is to improve its UI capabilities and give more flexibility to the UI.""There are four areas I believe Appian could improve in. The first is a seamless contact center integration. Appian does not have a contact center feature. The second is advanced features in RPA. The third would be chatbot and email bot integration—while Appian comes with chatbot and email bot, it's not as mature as it should be, compared to the competition. The fourth area would be next best action, since there is not much of this sort of feature in Appian. These are all features which competitors' products have, and in a mature manner, whereas Appian lacks on these four areas. I see customers who are moving from Appian to Pega because these features are not in Appian.""Authoring tool is slow to use resulted in limitations on how quickly solutions can be built.""Appian could be improved by making it a strict, no-code platform with free-built process packs.""If we could calculate the amount of data that will be realized, it would help us a lot.""Sometimes, clients expect us to implement ERP using Appian, which is very complicated. In such cases, I don't believe that Appian is a good tool for that.""The performance is pretty good, but the distortions need to be optimized in order for it to work well.""Something I would like to see improved is an SQL database connection."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The product's pricing is medium, so I rate it a five out of ten."
  • "The product’s price is quite competitive."
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  • "Appian is very flexible in their pricing. In general, Appian's pricing is much, much lower when compared to competition like Pega or other products. Appian also has a flexible licensing model across geographies. Pega usually goes with a single licensing cost—which is a US-based cost—for all global customers, and it's costly. Whereas Appian has a different regional licensing cost model and it can be cheaper, depending on geography. So Appian's licensing is very flexible, and cheaper when compared to other competition."
  • "You can't really test the software properly without actually buying the license first."
  • "More flexibility in the licensing model is still needed because initially there were customers who are looking at only one or two use cases of business areas, but now the business areas are changing and there is a larger scope. One license model may not fit everyone. They need to be a little more flexible on the licensing model."
  • "The cost is a bit higher than other low-code competitors, OutSystems and Mendix. The price needs to be more competitive."
  • "If you're doing an enterprise-wide digital transformation, Appian is worthwhile, but not for just one or two use cases because the license costs are higher."
  • "I'm sure it is cost-effective, but right now, we're just toying around with it. So, I don't have any hard numbers."
  • "Licensing of Appian is less expensive when compared to other BPMs in the market."
  • "It is fully managed, and I don't believe there are any additional expenses."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It's easy to handle the solution thanks to being drag and drop
    Top Answer:Rearranging things to get information from the objects and the model together to get a report out of them could be done better.
    Top Answer:I design, maintain, and govern the tool to roll it out in the company. I use the solution for business process modeling. For ADOIT, the solution is used for enterprise architecture management or the… more »
    Top Answer:Appian is fast when building simple to medium solutions. This solution offers simple drag-and-drop functionality with easy plug-and-play options. The initial setup was seamless and very easy to… more »
    Top Answer:Appian is actually pretty big on educating its users, including with courses that reward you with certifications. There is a whole section on their company’s website where you can check out the… more »
    Top Answer:We had some issues when we were setting up Appian. It was quite surprising, since this is a low-code tool which, in its essence, means it is meant for business users and inexperienced beginners. So… more »
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    Also Known As
    Appian BPM, Appian AnyWhere, Appian Enterprise BPMS
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    ADONIS BPM suite is users' best-rated tool for process management, analysis and optimization, trusted by SMEs and large corporations worldwide. It helps you transform your business and create competitive advantage by streamlining processes, enhancing operational efficiency, boosting transparency and creating a customer-centric organization. You can start creating your digital twin with ADONIS already today, as the cloud-based ADONIS:Community Edition is available for free. For more information please visit

    Appian is a unified low-code platform and solution used by businesses to build enterprise applications and workflows. This product adapts to the needs of clients and the technologies they are already using to combine their data in a single workflow and maximize resources. The platform has four main components through which it transforms the work process for companies of various sizes. They are:

    • Complete automation: Through complete automation, companies are able to coordinate and manage employees, existing systems, bots, data, and artificial intelligence (AI) in a single workflow. The solution offers a way to centrally manage all third-party automation vendors as well.

    • Low-code applications: Appian offers the ability to build applications faster with visual development and low-code tools. All applications are ready-made to be suitable for mobile.

    • Low-code data: Appian lets companies source data from multiple types of sources, eliminating the need for data migration. Through no-code and low-code solutions and industry-standard connectors, the platform also eliminates the need for data silos.

    • Enterprise ready: The platform offers options for companies to scale their businesses to an enterprise level without complications.

    Appian is utilized across a diverse set of industries, including automotive and manufacturing, energy and utilities, education, financial services, telecom and media, transportation, retail, insurance, healthcare, and life sciences. The most frequent use cases of Appian are customer journey, governance, risk and compliance, operational efficiency, supply chain, distributed order management, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) management.

    Appian Features

    Appian has various features that allow users to create solutions for their businesses. These features can be separated into a few groups according to function, including automation, low-code application development, and integrations and data. Some of the most frequently used features of Appian include:

    • Robotic process automation (RPA): Users of Appian can assign software bots to perform rules-based tasks that need to be repeated over a set course of time. This can improve efficiency and performance within an organization while saving human resources.

    • Intelligent document processing: The tool offers a feature for quick and accurate extraction and structuring of data. This can reduce time and costs for organizations because it eliminates the need for outsourcing such services.

    • AI: Appian utilizes artificial intelligence to enhance applications, workflows, and automation. AI is also used to address complex processes and unique situations.

    • Business rules: Organizations can automate and simplify work processes while adhering to their operating procedures.

    • Application development: Appian provides a low-code development feature that allows users to deploy applications over ten times faster than through conventional approaches. This feature not only allows for quick application building, but also applications that run on multiple types of platforms, seamless data integration, and business scalability.

    • Integrations and data: Appian allows for data integration from a wide array of sources without the need for migration. This contributes to easy access to data across systems, real-time data insights, improved user experience, and accelerated development.

    Appian Benefits

    The benefits of using Appian include:

    • The solution ensures seamless organization growth, as it supports various UX patterns, common data schemes, and upgrades, used to facilitate application development on a bigger scale.

    • Appian can increase process speed and deliver applications considerably faster compared to conventional development.

    • The platform is easy to use and suitable for complete beginners to build applications and workflows.

    • Appian offers a variety of design tools that facilitate development and deployment.

    • Appian offers detailed real-time data insight which allows organizations to access relevant information about their processes as they are developing.

    • The solution offers clients the ability to move data between the cloud, on-premise, and hybrid configurations.

    • The platform is easy to optimize, which allows businesses to utilize it according to their personal needs.

    • Appian offers connectivity across web, mobile, email, voice, and chat, providing a multi-channel experience for companies and their clients.

    Reviews from Real Users

    A practice leader - digital process automation at a computer software company values Appian highly because the product is easy to develop, low-code, and has a good user interface.

    Alan G., an advisory board member at Codecon VR, Appian offers a clear application life cycle, easy to learn documentation, and comes with a fundamentals course.

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    Sample Customers
    Trusted by small to large enterprises worldwide: ABB, Allianz, Comcast, ERGO, Emerson, Glencore, Lincoln Financial Group, Marel, Raiffeisen bank, Schroders, Southern Water, Stadt Wien, UNIQA, VAUDE, Voestalpine, Volksbank, Vorwerk
    Hansard Global plc, Punch Taverns, Pirelli, Crawford & Company, EDP Renewables, Queensland Government Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (, Bank of Tennessee
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company14%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Computer Software Company33%
    Financial Services Firm30%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Educational Organization24%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Company Size
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise29%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    ADONIS vs. Appian
    November 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about ADONIS vs. Appian and other solutions. Updated: November 2023.
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    ADONIS is ranked 15th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 5 reviews while Appian is ranked 3rd in Business Process Management (BPM) with 29 reviews. ADONIS is rated 8.0, while Appian is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of ADONIS writes "Offers a training part and a production part for modeling processes, allowing for efficient process modeling". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Appian writes "Stands out with its integration capabilities, but the backend modeling can be streamlined a little bit". ADONIS is most compared with ARIS BPA, SAP Signavio Process Manager, Camunda, Bizagi and iGrafx, whereas Appian is most compared with Microsoft Power Apps, Camunda, OutSystems, ServiceNow and Pega BPM. See our ADONIS vs. Appian report.

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