Four UK consultancies among Appian's top partners in EMEA

27 October 2020 3 min. read

Appian, a provider of a low code automation platform, has unveiled its top consulting partners in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Four of the five awards went to UK-based consultancies. 

Founded in 1999, initially as a provider of intranet solutions and later as a provider of business process management solutions, today Appian is one of the globe’s leading providers of low code software. Using its platform for application development, organisations can significantly ramp up and speed up their digital transformation efforts, providing them with a competitive edge in an increasingly digital world.

With low code, technology work is no longer dependent on just IT teams, as it enables non-IT users to develop their own products and solutions. This facet has made low code among the fastest growing segments in the IT software market.

Gartner for instance believes that by 2024, a staggering 75% of large enterprises will be using at least four low-code development tools, up from below 25% two years ago. This is turn is fuelling stellar growth for the market, which is estimated to jump from $13 billion this year to $45 billion by 2025, according to one estimate from a research firm. 

Four UK consultancies among Appian's top partners in EMEA

Organisations that adopt and run Appian are supported by a group of over 100 certified professional services firms specialised in selling, building, implementing, and maintaining Appian-related products. Appian’s annual Partner Awards celebrates excellence among this group of external providers, showcasing excellence in client service and results, innovation and contribution to knowledge sharing. 

“These awards recognise our leading partners for enabling transformation, growth, and innovation for our joint customers,” explained Erik de Haas, Vice President Alliances for EMEA and APAC at Appian.

Top EMEA partners

In the EMEA region, the Growth Award went to PwC’s UK Appian practice. Around two years ago PwC established an Appian practice UK to help mainly their financial services clients, and the unit has seen rapid growth, expanding its fee income by by 300% over the last 18 months.

Fellow UK-based convedo was lauded for contributing to Appian’s sales growth. convedo provides intelligent automation services and solutions companies across Europe, and has managed to onboard several of its customers onto Appian. Meanwhile, it has enabled convedo to closed new businesses and entered new markets as well. 

The Value Award went to Procensol, a consultancy launched in 2008 in London. According to De Haas, “Procensol has been the backbone for many UK projects over the last year. They offer incredible value in the speed and performance of their delivery team with exceptional quality of delivery, flexibility to engage with a multitude of delivery profiles, and agility in working style and approach.”

NextWave, a boutique digital consultancy from London, focuses on bringing Appian into the financial services industry. “In just six months against the backdrop of the pandemic, NextWave has established teams of world-class consultants and engineers in two offices, engaged with multiple top tier clients and delivered new business solutions,” said De Haas. Leading NextWave to win the Innovation Award.

The fifth award in the EMEA region went to Everis, with the plaudits in particular going to its teams in Span and Portugal. Using Appian, Everis consultants helped a global telco company streamline operational processes, improve operational security and reduce supplier onboarding time. 

These five consultancies managed to outperform a host of industry majors that also serve as an Appian partner, including Accenture, Cognizant, Capgemini, Deloitte, KPMG and Tata Consultancy Services.