Business Processes
McLean, VA


Overall Rank: 527
Category: Business Processes
Category Rank: 53


  • Top Software Company of 2022


Appian Corporation, which produces and provides a low-code automation platform in the United States and internationally, was founded in 1999 by Michael Beckley, Robert Kramer, Marc Wilson, and Matthew Calkins, the last of whom serves as Chief Executive Officer. The company’s platform is able to automate the creation of forms, workflows, data structures, reports, user interfaces, and other software elements that require manual coding. Its nearly 1,800 employees serve the financial services, government, life sciences, insurance, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, telecommunications, and transportation industries with hard-earned expertise. The company’s fourth quarter 2021 cloud subscription revenue increased 39% year-over-year to a stunning $51.2 million.

Roughly two years ago, Appian AI was introduced, enabling AI capabilities on the company’s platform. Also in 2020, the company finalized its acquisition of Novayre Solutions SL, the developer of the Jidoka robotic process automation (RPA) platform. Process mining company Lana Labs was also bought out at around the same time, giving the company’s low-code software suite an additional selling point, as process mining helps businesses improve efficiency and lower costs.