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Appian: Pushing the BPM Envelope—Part Two
To further discuss the issues brought up in last week’s post on business process management (BPM) provider Appian, TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic recently spoke to the

life source water  Oakley, Nike, Punch Taverns), life sciences/pharmaceuticals (four of the world’s top five pharma companies are Appian customers—Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, Merck, Novartis), transportation (Appian customers like Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Melbourne Airport and UPS), and energy/utilities (Appian customers like EDP Renewables, Husky Energy, Ameren, Marathon Petroleum, Memphis Light, Gas and Water).   Much of this new market penetration has been driven by Appian’s “write once, run everywhere”

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