Business automation provider Appian has set up a new Appian Japan regional office, which is headed by Shinsaku Hashimoto, a software industry executive with more than 20 years of expertise in business applications and workflow automation at organizations including Splunk, SAP, and Oracle.
With Japan’s labour force declining, Hashimoto will expand Appian's Japanese presence with the company’s low-code automation platform. Forrester says 75% of all application development will use low-code platforms by the end of this year, up from 44% in 2020. Gartner also predicts the Japanese low-code market will grow by 21% in FY2021.
Appian delivers complete automation, uniting business process management (BPM), robotic process automation (RPA), and AI in a single workflow. Appian Japan is actively collaborating with global partners including Wipro. The partnership with Wipro focuses on solutions to mitigate End User Computing (EUC) risks for financial services institutions through an EUC remediation platform.
Appian's partnership with Ridgelinez will help Japanese organisations accelerate process visualization, intelligent automation, and governance enhancement, for finance and accounting digital transformation. Appian Japan is also working with Pkutech to support digital transformation that unifies BPM, AI, and RPA for Japan's largest companies.