Tonkean vs Appian​

Automation you can ACTUALLY build​

Tonkean is the platform of choice for Operations teams who want to automate complex process, people and data – without coding, without developers and without spending weeks to learn and implement.  

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Tonkean vs Appian

What is Appian?

Appian is the unified platform for change. We accelerate customers’ businesses by discovering, designing, and automating their most important processes. The Appian Low-Code Platform combines the key capabilities needed to get work done faster, Process Mining + Workflow + Automation, in a unified low-code platform.

What is Tonkean?

Tonkean is an enterprise no-code platform that empowers operations teams to compose natural workflow experiences that drive efficiency and adaptability faster. Unlike other low-code/no-code automation platforms, Tonkean is the only platform that enables ops teams to solve complex operational challenges in a truly no-code environment.

Appian is for technical experts

Appian is a great low-code platform if you are a developer or have some technical coding knowledge. But if you don’t, low-code takes time to master and implement.

Tonkean is for non-technical ops people

Tonkean is built specifically for business operations teams. With Tonkean’s no-code platform, anyone can build powerful automation in days with IT’s approval that will change the way you run your business.


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Top five differences between Tonkean and Appian

Want a list of features to compare? Keep scrolling down. 

The main difference between Tonkean and Appian is fundamental in who the platforms are built for and the philosophy behind automation. Here we break down five key differences between the platforms. 

What other citizen developers say about Tonkean

"I have seen first-hand the impact that Tonkean can make in transforming complex processes at enterprise scale, resulting in millions of dollars saved from removing time-consuming manual tasks and eliminating other one-off solutions"

– Mary O'Carroll, Former president of CLOC and head of legal operations at Google.

"We can take risks. We can try things out because it's us doing the no-code behind the scenes. This is really key and impactful and we can see the ROI and benefit right off the bat"

– Frances Pomposo, Senior Director of Legal Operations and Chief of Staff to General Counsel

"The combination of being able to implement changes right away without devs and the security of the platform made us want to choose Tonkean."
– Tim Dougherty, Special Projects & Strategy

Why choose Tonkean over Appian

The advantage of no-code


No-code is best suited for anyone without technical or coding expertise. Tonkean focuses on helping you translate your business logic into powerful automation – without a single line of code. 


Appian is a low-code platform and needs weeks to master and implement if you have no technical background.

“Even though it is called a low code platform, it needs a considerable amount of coding.”

– From G2 reviews

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Automate with the tools your people love


Tonkean puts your people at the center by reaching them where they are, Slack, MS Teams, or email. Tonkean’s AI-powered workbots automate processes around the behaviors of your people, getting the information from people to systems as quickly and easily as possible.

“Legal teams like email and are used to operating that way. Tonkean allows us to stay within email when we want to.”

– Veronica Yu, Director of Legal Operations – Instacart



With Appian, apps are at the center of all your automation and you keep adding to your already long list of apps. 

Get ROI in days


EVERSANA built and delivered a solution for 100s of customers within 9 business days using Tonkean. That’s how quick Operations teams can get a ROI in Tonkean.


Appian can deliver ROI in days too. But the time to learn and master low-code is significantly higher compared to no-code, especially without any technical background.

But frankly, users love both of us

"If you want a system that can adapt to how your people work instead of the other way around, that’s Tonkean."

Veronica Yu, Director of Legal Operations, Instacart​

"The employees who have experienced the technology implemented by Appian just love it… it’s like a tidal wave of expectation ripping through our business."

Hugh Hessing, UK Customer Service Director, Aviva

Tonkean vs Low-code

Tonkean makes it easy for your automation and operations teams to not only integrate systems but also create complete solutions to automate, monitor, and manage your business processes end-to-end.

Integration PlatformsTonkean Platform
API Integrations with SaaS/Custom Apps
Data Actions on Multiple Systems
No-Code Task Automation
No-Code Process Orchestration
Alerting in Communication Platforms
Automation on Unstructured Data (NLP/OCR)
Complex & Dynamic Business Logic
Active Monitoring of Process Context
Stateful Real-Time Business Reports
Define & Monitor Custom Business KPIs
AI-Powered People Coordination
Enterprise-Wide Security & Compliance
Composable Enterprise Model
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