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Appian Enterprise BPM Suite selected by Archstone-Smith to automate mission critical business processes

Appian BPM Helps Drive Efficiency into Customer-Facing Business Processes

VIENNA, Va., December 11, 2006 -- Appian, the leading provider of Business Process Management Suites (BPMS), announced today that Archstone-Smith, one of the nation’s largest apartment companies, has selected the award-winning Appian Enterprise BPM Suite to automate its critical business processes and move from paper-based to electronic forms management.

"Organizations are quickly becoming more process-centric in order to stay competitive," said Matt Calkins, CEO at Appian. "With Appian Enterprise, Archstone-Smith will provide its users with a dramatic improvement in productivity and faster response times while the organization increases its overall business process efficiencies."

Appian Enterprise provides fully integrated process, knowledge and analytics capabilities to drive quantifiable ROI and expedite the delivery of next-generation, process-driven solutions. Appian Enterprise enables customers to automate, execute and optimize cross-functional business processes from beginning to end. This empowers business users to integrate operational and customer-related data systems from existing internal enterprise systems.

"The selection of Appian Enterprise was the result of an exhaustive review of a number of the leading BPM providers that included a very detailed hands-on proof of concept demonstration,” stated Donald Davidoff, Archstone-Smith group vice president, pricing and revenue management. “Appian's out of the box functionality, combined with its integrated document management and next generation forms design capability, proved to be the platform that best met the needs of our growing business."

Appian Enterprise provides organizations with the industry’s most sophisticated platform for rapidly developing and deploying next-generation composite process applications. The latest evolution of Appian’s award-winning Business Process Management Suite (BPMS), Appian Enterprise 5, is the industry’s only enterprise-class BPM solution to combine best-of-breed process management with broad collaboration and strong analytics functionality, effectively bringing process to people.

About Appian

Appian is the first business process management (BPM) company to deliver advanced process, knowledge, and analytics functionality in a fully integrated suite. Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations are deploying Appian's award-winning software, Appian Enterprise, to drive continuous process improvements and build next-generation, composite process solutions. For more information, visit www.appian.com.



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Tony Welz, 703-218-3555 x 226
tony@w2comm.com 

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