Appian receives ICT Supplier Award for outstanding collaboration, innovation, and speed
Appian (NASDAQ: APPN) today announced that Pirelli, company among the world’s leading tire manufacturers and related services and with a turnover of more than 5.3 billion Euros in 2017, has awarded Appian with the 2018 Pirelli Supplier Award in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) category.
This annual award recognizes companies for their outstanding partnership with the Pirelli organization.
Pirelli selected, among other companies, Appian for excellent performance in technology innovation and speed in delivering transformative business applications. The award ceremony took place in Pirelli’s headquarters in Milan, Italy, on August 31st, presided by Chief Purchasing Officer, Matteo Battaini and by Chief Sustainability and Risk Governance Officer, Filippo Bettini. Appian was the only IT vendor to receive a Supplier Award in 2018.
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Pirelli, a long-standing Appian customer, initially selected the Appian’s business process management (BPM) platform in 2011 to efficiently structure some very complex and time-consuming processes that were not covered by specific solutions. Today, more than 2,500 Pirelli employees use Appian across 12 countries to supports more than 65 core business processes. Appian applications handle from approval of invoices not related to a purchase order up to tyre moulds management.
“With Appian, we have established a strategic and long-term partnership. The role that Appian BPM (Business Process Management) solutions have played in transforming the way we work has been crucial” said Luca Urban, Global Head of Enterprise Solutions, Core Platforms and User Services in Pirelli. “We managed to orchestrate complex processes typically “Human Intensive”, increasing efficiency, control and flexibility”.
Ms. Silvia Fossati, Managing Director of Southern Europe at Appian, said, “This award is thrilling for us. It shows that on our long journey with Pirelli, we continue to deliver on our promise of driving rapid technology innovation. On behalf of everyone at Appian, our thanks to Pirelli for this honor.”