I’m evaluating the Appian tool for a customer, and one of the criteria I’m looking at is the ability to import BPMN, as well as BI.
Tried to install the BPMN plugin from the AppMarket - but all I get is "This app is available to download for Appian Customers, Partners, and Employees. Please make sure to self-associate from your profile."
1. What does that mean?
or: "Thank you for your interest! Please confirm that you would like to be contacted about this app?" and I choose Yes.
A couple weeks passed by and nothing happened.
2. any idea?
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Looks like this is a PAID utility and you will have to reach out to its author, pay for it it to be able to download and use it. If you have already sent a request to it's author from the App market, they should get back to you with next steps or you can email Appian App market (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they may be able to do an additional follow up. Only the applications that are under FREE category will be readily available to download and use.
Are you an official customer or partner already? If not, it wont be working.->What's the reason you try to download this plugin?
What do you try to evaluate?you are invited to exchange but appian is not "tool". It's a platform for application development based on BPMN. You can find my contact details on my profile :)
I reached out, and no answer for two weeks.
Since it's a platform for development based on BPMN, I expect it to have BPMN import out of the box, which I could not find.
In support they told me to ask here.I have found one plugin for BPMN: https://community.appian.com/b/appmarket/posts/appian-bpmn-2-0-importer
I tried to contact the developer of the plugin for purchase by clicking the button, but there was no response for two weeks.
The idea of importing BPMN is being discussed since Appian exists. The answer is always: "Forget it!". The reason is that a business oriented BPMN model will not directly work as an automated process. So you would have to modify it at lot after import.
The next reason is, that a technical model in Appian is typically optimized towards other requirements. These are: Short lived, Memory optimized and include a lot more technical artefacts than your business model.
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