Appian vs. IBM BPM: Buyer's guide and reviews

Discover what real IT Central Station users think of Business Process Management solutions.

Business processes define how the enterprise does business and provide the backbone for business change. Business process management technology allows managers to drive business processes using models and automate the interactions with LOB systems, while at the same time managing user participation and providing visibility into process execution data.

But, as the market becomes increasingly saturated with different vendors all claiming their solution is the best, how can you be sure which one is right for your business?

IT Central Station put together a new, independent report based on real users' feedback. The selected two leading business process management solutions and compiled a detailed and direct comparison of both the offerings.

Rating the top business process management solutions

IT Central Station outlined an initial 61 solution providers in their vendor directory but selected two standout business process management solutions, Appian and IBM, to compare in . The criteria used to evaluate the solutions consists of product reviews, ratings and comparisons to other solution providers. Each offering included in the report is accompanied by a sample of its customers, its top comparisons and some also have a breakdown of the industries and company size the majority of their reviewers originate from listed.

All the reviews included in the report have been posted in the 24 months prior to publication and are from real, authenticated users. These reviews are comprised from a selection of four key topic areas to ensure readers get an unbiased overview of each offering. These topic areas consist of the most valuable features of the solution, the improvements it made to the users' organization, how the solution could be improved upon to and where relevant, its pricing, set up cost and licensing fee.

Based on tens of thousands of comparisons and dozens of bespoke reviews offers unbiased feedback on the most widely used business process management solutions in the marketplace today.