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Software Description:

Appian is an integrated low-code platform that enables companies to build applications and perform a digital transformation.

The service is primarily aimed at companies that need a low-code building of business process management (BPM) applications, with a broad deployment. The platform offers automation of complicated processes, provides visual development tools and gives an intuitive and simple-to-use interface.

Along with app development, Appian offers business process automation solutions to set processes and procedures. The platform makes it easy to simply reference the object from one application to another, enabling information sharing at an organization level.

When it comes to deployment there are three options offered: cloud-based, on-premise, and hybrid.

Software Description:

Create and manage your data model:

  • Use the web-based, all-in-one dashboard for powerful data manipulation, to view analytics, schedule and send push notifications. Create all your classes and manage your data using Parse dashboard.

REST API tool:

  • With the API Console, you have a quick and easy access to all functions of your REST API, allowing you to play around with the API or debug issues without writing a single line of code.

Automatic emails:

  • Send automatic verification and welcome emails to your users. Use your own HTML template.

Social login:

  • Connect your users via traditional logins or third party social networks with just a few lines of code. We take care of linking accounts across networks, resetting passwords, and keeping everything safe and secure so you don’t have to.

Setup running tasks with background jobs:

  • Easily schedule recurring tasks like sending engagement emails, updating data, and long running computation at any time interval via the dashboard. View job status data and customize job frequency as required.

WebHooks:

  • Work in your preferred coding language and define a URL to receive a POST linked to a trigger set off when a specific cloud function is called. This keeps you informed of app events and connected with the various user and device interactions.

Config parameters:

  • The simplest way to store your app's parameters for updating on the fly. Keeping configurations out of your app's binary means config changes do not require a fresh app release.

Setup permission to access your data:

  • Use CLPs and ACLs to manage your API permissions. CLP is the easiest way to lock down your app is with class-level permissions.
  • Almost every class that you create should have these permissions tweaked to some degree.
  • For classes where every object has the same permissions, class-level settings will be most effective.
  • An ACL specifies a set of users who can read or write an object's data. So, before you can use ACLs, you have to have Users. There are many ways to handle users on Parse.

Multiple SDKs:

  • No matter what platform you're building for, Parse Server has the SDKs you need to create an amazing mobile/desktop/IoT/Web experience.
  • No matter what you’re creating for the desktop and the web, our SDKs will help you move faster than you ever thought possible. Perfect for standalone products, or experiences that complement your mobile app.

Easy user account management:

  • At the core of many apps, there is a notion of user accounts that lets users access their information in a secure manner.
  • Parse Server provides a specialized user class called PFUser that automatically handles much of the functionality required for user account management.

Use Geo-located commands:

  • Parse Server allows you to associate real-world latitude and longitude coordinates with an object. This allows you to easily do things like finding out what user is closest to another user or which places are closest to a user.

Software Description:

Twilio hosts a telephony infrastructure web service in the cloud, allowing web programmers to integrate phone calls and SMS messages into their applications.
This way, it powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software.
It helps developers to take care of the messy telecom hardware and expose a globally available cloud API that developers can interact with to build intelligent & complex communications systems.

Features:

  • Inventory Tracking
  • Notifications
  • Data Import
  • Data Export
  • External Integrations
  • API

Features:

  • External Integrations
  • Notifications
  • API

Features:

  • API

Summary:

  • Drag-and-drop design for web and mobile apps

  • Appian Records for live, unified data views

  • Appian QuickApps

  • BPMN-based process modeling

  • Case management

  • Content management

  • Process orchestration

  • Integrated rules engine

  • Analytics, dashboards and reporting

  • Collaboration

Summary:

  • Serverless backend development platform

Summary:

  • Phone Numbers API

  • Convert Text to Speech and Play Audio

  • Create Conferences

  • Call Queues

  • Convert Speech to Text

  • Record Store Calls

Trial Edition

Free
Included in plan:
  • Test drive Appian’s leading low-code app development platform
  • Separate and secure cloud instance
  • All platform functionality is available

Application Edition

$90.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Business users quickly create and collaborate on a single application
  • All platform functionality is available

Enterprise Edition

$180.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Harness the power and speed of Appian across all your enterprise applications
  • Unleash digital transformation throughout your organization without artificial limits
  • All platform functionality is available

Pricing:

  • Credit card required: N/A
  • Twilio offers various pay-as-you-go pricing options for: voice, messaging, SIP trunking, network traversal, task roouter, and lookup.

FAQs:

    Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, it offers API.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support: Webinars, Online Support, Phone Support, Knowledge Base.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • No.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is generally used for low-code BPM software development.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • This service offers cloud-based, installed-Windows, installed-Mac, and hybrid deplopment.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Integrations: Dropbox, DocuSign, SharePoint, Twilio, Salesforce App Cloud.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Main users of Appian are large enterprises across financial, insurance, life sciences, healthcare, government and others that are struggling to meet the IT and business demands of digital transformation.

FAQs:

    Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support via email and chat.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Mobile, web and IoT applications.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Back4App is used to create backend, integrate backend with frontend, create APIs, and auto scale applications.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Back4App is commonly used in tandem with general mobile apps, games and we apps.

FAQs:

    Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Users of Twillio are leading companies like Coca Cola, Paypal, eHarmony, Shopify and others.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Twilio is generally used for cloud communications.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Twilio Client calls are made either through Adobe Flash or WebRTC, and it works on: Google Chrome 11+ (Chrome incognito mode not supported); Internet Explorer 10 and greater; Safari 5 and greater; Firefox 3.6 and greater with Flash 10.1 or higher installed.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • It is used in tandem with: Desk.com; LogicMonitor; Checkfront; OutSystems Platform; Vision Helpdesk; and Zendesk.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • It integrates with other apps.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • The Twilio REST API allows developers to query meta-data about their account, phone numbers, calls, text messages, and recordings.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • With Multi-user capability, account owners can invite team members to collaborate on projects at different permission levels.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Users can file a support ticket, and there are also phone support, FAQs and How Tos.

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Publisher:

Founded:
2008
Based in:
San Francisco
Employees:
201-500
Likes:
Followers:
64.7k

Other:

Who uses Appian
  • SMEs
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English, German, French, Italian
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses Back4App
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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