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Appian and Celonis partner up to boost business process transformation

By Catherine Knowles
Thu 16 Jan 2020
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Appian has partnered with Celonis with the aim of accelerating digital business process transformation and continuous process improvement for joint customers.

Celonis is an AI-enhanced process mining and process excellence software. The collaboration will result in Appian’s low-code automation platform being united with the process mining technology of the Celonis Intelligent Business Cloud (IBC).

Appian senior vice president global partnerships and industies, Marc Wilson, says, "The initial integration between the two companies enables Celonis IBC users to seamlessly connect to Appian for process mining across the Appian environment.

"Appian is the central orchestration platform for the modern workforce of people, robots, and AI systems. Our partnership with Celonis makes that entire ecosystem of human and machine business processes available for fast and easy pinpointing of opportunities for process improvements."

Celonis VP partnerships Marc Kinast says, "Appian and Celonis share a vision for a world of fluid and frictionless business that delivers exceptional experiences for customers and employees.

"Great business experiences come from great business processes that are constantly optimised as conditions evolve. Thats what our partnership with Appian will deliver."

The Appian Platform is a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms (LCAP) and in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Intelligent Business Process Management Suites (iBPMS).

The combination of development speed and process management means Appian makes it up to 20 times faster to create and change high-impact business applications, according to the company.

Appian also simplifies building artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) into any application, the company says.

Celonis delivers business value by enabling companies to discover inefficiencies across a range of operational functions, act to improve businesses processes in real time and monitor them for performance.

KPMG LLP principal technology enablement Todd Lohr says, “A new era of continuous improvement is emerging with the ability to not only use process mining to get to the root of process performance, but in tandem use a low-code platform to drive near real-time improvements.”

“Closing the loop between process mining and process management technologies, and making that available in a low-code context, brings continuous process improvement into the digital age at digital speed,” says Lohr.

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