November 10, 2008 - Appian, a global provider of business process management (BPM) technology, unveiled Appian Enterprise 5.7, the latest version of its BPM Suite, and Appian ShareBase, a rich repository of BPM content contributed by customers, partners and Appian staff.


Appian Enterprise 5.7 introduces several new features that make it easier to design, execute, manage and optimize key business processes. These features are centered on enabling users to rapidly build process-based applications that seamlessly integrate people and systems.


Expanded support for custom data types in Appian Process Models. Complex data types can be used to define process variables, which are available for use in process nodes, forms and report. Enhanced Web services support across a wide range of services and the latest standards. Automatic creation of complex data types allows for more flexible mapping of Web Service inputs and outputs. Web services for remote portlets support WSRP 1.0 consumption and publication of third-party WSRP content into Appian Portal Pages


Appian Enterprise 5.7 will be generally available on December 19th, 2008. The Appian ShareBase repository is immediately available, and is free to use with an Appian product license.


All content in the repository is contributed by the members of the Appian community, and includes process models, smart services, form libraries, rules, enhancements and other extensions. Appian ShareBase will enable a new level of knowledge-sharing among Appian users that will help expand the value of Appian’s BPM Suite technology.

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