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Appian vs. Microsoft Azure App Service
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Appian vs. Microsoft Azure App Service and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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"The product has a very good mobile app.""Compared to other code tools that I've seen, Appian has a more robust rules engine""It's a stable product.""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.""Appian's most valuable features are the quick time it takes to develop for the market. It's easy and faster than other BPM solutions.""It has great documentation and excellent community support.""The initial setup was seamless. We didn't run into any hardships at all.""The technical support is excellent."

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"The best feature is scalability, which allows you to target potential clients worldwide by connecting the application to a local server. This makes the application readily accessible, and the response time will be much better.""Azure data factory is a good tool.""Debugging using Application Insights is a valuable feature.""I like that it's a ready-to-use, out-of-the-box solution that provides all of the necessary functions for customers, such as codes that can be quickly switched from the production version, or from test and DEV versions to production.""The technical support from Microsoft Azure App Service is good.""It's a platform as a service, so we don't have to manage the infrastructure to hold the websites."

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"There could be a scope of enhancement for capturing the variety of use cases.""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.""We'd like improved functionality for testing new devices.""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.""One thing which can be really helpful is that there is some kind of a recorder made available rather than scripting everything.""Something I would like to see improved is an SQL database connection.""Lacks business rules management as part of the solution.""The graphical user interface could be easier to use. It should be simplified."

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"The logging and monitoring could improve in Microsoft Azure App Service.""Lacking somewhat in template data flows.""The solution needs better integration capabilities on the network side.""It would be fantastic if Microsoft morphed after my exit service, removing it from subscriptions and moving it to different regions, especially for that service.""Initially, there were some rare instances when the server went down because it was deployed on Linux.""If you're on the cloud, you just get a web interface without much detail for additional configuration or the authority to configure the root or system-level configuration."

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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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  • "Less than USD $100 per month."
  • "We have no complaints about the pricing."
  • "Azure App Service is expensive compared to its competitors, especially its cloud-only version."
  • "Where there are different customer sizes, some customers consume $5,000 US dollars per month. I have some customers who pay and consume more than $20,000 US dollars per month, for example. It is determined by customer sizes and requirements, which vary from month to month."
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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:The technical support is excellent.
    Top Answer:It's a SaaS solution. The solution is moderately priced. I'd rate it a three out of five in terms of affordability. Appian being a complete automation platform, the initial amount covers everything… more »
    Top Answer:Microsoft Azure App Service is helpful if you need to set up temporary servers for customers to run their programs in locations that other cloud providers do not cater to. When servers are closer to… more »
    Top Answer:I like that it's a ready-to-use, out-of-the-box solution that provides all of the necessary functions for customers, such as codes that can be quickly switched from the production version, or from… more »
    Top Answer:Price could always be cheaper. It is not about the license fees, but rather about the pay-as-you-go services. Customers consume varying amounts of quality services and pay roughly the same amount… more »
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    Also Known As
    Appian BPM, Appian AnyWhere, Appian Enterprise BPMS
    Azure App Service, MS Azure App Service
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    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.

    Azure App Service Web Apps (or just Web Apps) is a service for hosting web applications, REST APIs, and mobile back ends. You can develop in your favorite language, be it .NET, .NET Core, Java, Ruby, Node.js, PHP, or Python. Applications run and scale with ease on Windows-based environments.

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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
    Real Madrid, Absolut, AccuWeather, Heineken, NBC News, Paramount
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company38%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Small Business36%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Appian vs. Microsoft Azure App Service
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Appian vs. Microsoft Azure App Service and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,229 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Appian is ranked 3rd in Rapid Application Development Software with 26 reviews while Microsoft Azure App Service is ranked 11th in Rapid Application Development Software with 6 reviews. Appian is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Azure App Service is rated 8.6. 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 Microsoft Azure App Service writes "Good backup and restore, with vertical, horizontal, and DEV scaling options". Appian is most compared with Camunda Platform, ServiceNow, Pega BPM, Microsoft PowerApps and K2, whereas Microsoft Azure App Service is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Oracle Application Express (APEX), Pega BPM, ServiceNow and OutSystems. See our Appian vs. Microsoft Azure App Service report.

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