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We performed a comparison between Appian and iGrafx 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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Pros
"It is really simple to create a new app, and I like the data-centric aspect of the BPM tool.""Recently, we added Appian Process Mining, Appian Portals, and now Appian RPA.""Appian helps you do a lot of things. It's easy to configure and build an application platform, and it offers a lot of features that you find in an RPA solution. It's flexible so you can reuse it for a variety of use cases.""It has good integrations. We were looking for out-of-the-box integration with both on-prem and publicly accessible data sources. We needed integration with the cloud, OData, our REST API feed, and then on-prem passthrough to go to a SQL database or on-prem APIs through Azure local deployment, etc.""The initial setup was seamless. We didn't run into any hardships at all.""Form building capabilities and well thought out process modelling are key points to this product.""I find the BPM the most valuable feature.""Appian's most valuable feature is that we can create end-to-end process workflows with minimum turnaround."

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"iGrafx gives you the capability of documenting your process and then the ability to use it as a tool for analysis to identify the loopholes and shortcomings of your process.""The solution is very stable.""We found the technical support to be helpful.""Simulation is most valuable."

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Cons
"The UI of Appian is more internal. Recently, there has been an addition of an external user portal for the customer-facing stuff. It's still coming out.""I would like to see more features for enterprises. They would also benefit from adding documentation and training on their site.""It is also not easy to learn. Training tutorials could be improved.""Appian could improve their customer-facing initiatives.""I would like to see more complete university tools. For example, with UiPath, I have had a good experience related to a free course in order to provide some users some different levels of knowledge. This extra training helps users not only use the solution but to develop further within the tool.""Appian could include other applications that we could reuse for other customers, CRM for example.""What could be improved is more on the front end perspective, like the user interface and the mobile application aspect.""The graphical user interface could be easier to use. It should be simplified."

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"It would be nice to have a Spanish user interface available to us.""The solution could benefit from improvements to its interface. More specifically, when compared to other tools, the process modeling features lack symbols or object types that are used to represent the information or data within the process.""It can be more user-friendly.""With iGrafx, the implementation and the licensing were pretty complex."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's an enterprise tool and can be used by enterprise only. So it's a very expensive tool."
  • "The licensing will be on a monthly basis. We are estimating that cost to be around $2000 to maybe $3,000 per month. We don't foresee any costs above that."
  • "The pricing can be a little confusing to customers."
  • "The price of this solution is a little high here in Mongolia."
  • "The license is a bit expensive and the pricing model is sometimes confusing for new users or business users. It is difficult for them to know what volume of usage they will have to be able to purchase the best-suited license at the beginning."
  • "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."
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  • "The licensing part is one of the problems. Its licensing depends on the number of users, so it sometimes gets expensive."
  • "Our license is a subscription-based model that is per user. The solution is not expensive, I believe a subscription-based model is $10 per user."
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    Questions from the Community
    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:It is really simple to create a new app, and I like the data-centric aspect of the BPM tool.
    Top Answer:Hi @MallikKesavaraju, @Vanessa-Blazquez, @reviewer1682547, @AlanGulle, @Abubakar AL Seed ​and @reviewer1475019, Can you please help @Smeeta Mital ​with this question?
    Top Answer:Provides a valuable BPMN feature.
    Top Answer:If the price of the solution was more competitive, it would have made things easier for our company to extend the usage. Because we are mostly Microsoft-oriented, there are people more inclined… more »
    Top Answer:My primary use case of this solution is for charting the processes in relation to the ISO 9000 standard, as far as the process goes. I try to use it as extensively as I can. If I see that a process… more »
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    Also Known As
    Appian BPM, Appian AnyWhere, Appian Enterprise BPMS
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    Overview

    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.

    iGrafx business process management and analysis solutions empower organizations to achieve maximum performance. iGrafx captures and communicates the alignment of strategy, people, processes and technology, and unites the entire organization around delivering business value. iGrafx delivers strategic and operational decision support to enable our customers to become and remain world class competitors.
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    Sample Customers
    Hansard Global plc, Punch Taverns, Pirelli, Crawford & Company, EDP Renewables, Queensland Government Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (, Bank of Tennessee
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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company37%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    University7%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Government9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
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    Consumer Goods Company33%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Engineering Company11%
    Pharma/Biotech Company11%
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    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government11%
    Insurance Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise59%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    Appian vs. iGrafx
    November 2022
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    Appian is ranked 3rd in Business Process Management (BPM) with 27 reviews while iGrafx is ranked 14th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 4 reviews. Appian is rated 8.4, while iGrafx is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Appian writes "Stands out with its integration capabilities, but the backend modeling can be streamlined a little bit". On the other hand, the top reviewer of iGrafx writes "Has great features, offers a simplified setup, and reduces duplication". Appian is most compared with Microsoft Power Apps, Camunda Platform, ServiceNow, Pega BPM and Salesforce Platform, whereas iGrafx is most compared with Visio, ARIS BPA, SAP Signavio Process Manager, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and IBM Blueworks Live. See our Appian vs. iGrafx report.

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