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Find out what your peers are saying about Appian vs. Mendix and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"Good workflow engines that bridge the gaps of processes.""I find the BPM the most valuable feature.""Appian has many valuable features, the first being the ease of development—rapid development. Second, the process of learning the product and tool is faster when compared to its peers in the market. It's closer to low-code, and while it's still not very easy, it's more low-code than other products in the industry. Appian has a good user interface, a seamless model user interface, which comes without additional coding. It can also integrate with multiple systems.""We appreciate the drag and drop functionality and the easy to access plug and play features.""Compared to other code tools that I've seen, Appian has a more robust rules engine""The initial setup was seamless. We didn't run into any hardships at all.""In terms of interface, it's very good. In terms of infrastructure, it's amazing and already using multiple tools behind the scenes. It's a low-code platform, so it's very easy to implement.""It provides us with real-time data on all connected systems in terms of how they're integrated with each other and how they are performing in a workflow manner."

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"The most valuable features are the integration and UI customization.""We find it intuitive and easy to use.""The solution is stable.""The most valuable features are the decorative style, model-driven development, and the fact that Mendix validates flows. Mendix is quick to develop because it's a low-code platform. It's very robust, flexible, open, and scalable. It's for a low-code customer. The tooling is also really good and it has mobile capabilities.""There are free online learning and certifications if a user would like to learn more and better understand the solution.""The features that I have found most valuable with Mendix are its business process management and its minimal low code, both from an interface perspective and from a process perspective."

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Cons
"They should provide more flexibility so designers can create a more picture perfect device.""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.""The graphical user interface could be easier to use. It should be simplified.""It is also not easy to learn. Training tutorials could be improved.""Authoring tool is slow to use resulted in limitations on how quickly solutions can be built.""Lacks integration with other products.""Lacks business rules management as part of the solution.""What could be improved is more on the front end perspective, like the user interface and the mobile application aspect."

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"An improvement I would like to see is the ability to version manage independent modules. Their version management for software repositories must be better. It's good and you can do it, but it needs work.""Mendix is slightly less scalable than I'd like.""There's no direct tech support.""There needs to be an increase in the number of the UI components.""There are not enough developers who are using Mendix. The knowledge base available online and in the market is not as rich as other competitors.""You need experienced programmers and developers to understand this solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The solution offers a monthly subscription model. That's what we use. I recall it being about $90 a month. They do have different tiers."
  • "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."
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  • "Licensing costs are similar to those for all other IT technology, but they vary by region."
  • "Mendix seems a bit expensive. But in terms of wanting to have less developers and higher velocity, the total cost of ownership is fine. It's not cheap, though."
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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: 
    Appian has many valuable features, the first being the ease of development—rapid development. Second, the process of learning the product and tool is faster when compared to its peers in the market… more »
    Top Answer: 
    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… more »
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    The most valuable features are the integration and UI customization.
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    Licensing costs are similar to those for all other IT technology, but they vary by region. As such, the United States, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Jordan all have disparate licensing costs, even when it… more »
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    While it is difficult for me to address which areas of the solution are in need of improvement, as I manage Mendix projects, but do not utilize them, I would point out the transformation of the BPM… more »
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    Appian BPM, Appian AnyWhere, Appian Enterprise BPMS
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    Overview
    With Appian, your organization can rapidly build, deploy, use, and scale problem-solving apps. And with the flexibility of on-premises and cloud portability, you'll always address your unique challenges the way that makes the most sense for you.
    The Mendix App Platform enables enterprise development teams to rapidly build, integrate, and deploy beautiful multi-device applications. Enterprise IT teams that need to quickly build innovative and differentiating applications in close collaboration with business stakeholders use Mendix.
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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
    Genzyme, TNT, Yahoo, Capgemini, Roche, D&B, Aegon, kpn, AZL, Sky, Arch, Penn State Univeristy, BancABC
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm33%
    Computer Software Company22%
    University11%
    Healthcare Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government8%
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    Financial Services Firm40%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Real Estate/Law Firm13%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise51%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Small Business64%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise29%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Appian vs. Mendix and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,643 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Appian is ranked 5th in Rapid Application Development Software with 16 reviews while Mendix is ranked 9th in Rapid Application Development Software with 6 reviews. Appian is rated 8.4, while Mendix is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Appian writes "Easy to develop, low-code, and has a good user interface ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mendix writes "Responsive with a straightforward setup and good online training". Appian is most compared with Pega BPM, ServiceNow, Camunda Platform, Microsoft PowerApps and Salesforce Platform, whereas Mendix is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, OutSystems, Thinkwise, Pega BPM and Oracle Application Express (APEX). See our Appian vs. Mendix report.

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