Apperian

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Apperian, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Mobile application management
Founded 2009
Headquarters Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Products EASE for Enterprise
EASE for Android
AppRamp
Employees 50 - 100
Website www.apperian.com

Apperian, Inc., is an American software company that develops and markets a cloud computing-based mobile application management software development kit (SDK) for developers who create and IT professionals who deploy, provision, update and manage mobile apps.[1]

Apperian’s web-based Enterprise App Services Environment (EASE), provides a developer SDK, templates for creating native apps, and capabilities for deploying and managing them through a client-branded enterprise app store.[2]

Mobile application management[edit]

Enterprise mobility, the consumerization of IT and the bring your own device movement are combining to flood the business IT environment with personal smart phones and tablet computers. Appian technology was intended to address problems with devices such as iPads used in businesses.[3][4] Mobile application management (MAM) is designed to securely manage the usage of these devices from their early applications – email, calendar and document storage/management – to new apps, many developed internally, supporting fundamental business processes such as sales force automation, point of sale transactions, and executive decision support.[2]

Products[edit]

Apperian’s EASE platform supports the iOS operating system on Apple iPhone and iPad devices, Android OS devices, and Windows Phone devices.[5][6] By late 2011, Apperian had announced three products based on EASE:

  • EASE for Enterprise, designed for enterprise developers and IT departments, enables them to create, test, distribute, update, manage and provision apps across an organization. End-users can choose apps, get additional information, and access training PDFs and videos through its application interface.
  • EASE for Android is a private-branded app catalog that gives employees access to in-house, Android Market, and HTML5 web apps; over-the-air delivery of single or multiple applications to user devices, with automated push notification of updates and new apps; delivery of content including interactive media, PDF, and Microsoft Office documents; and administrative control, including the ability to add, update and remove in-house apps and profiles, authorize users and groups, and other functions.
  • AppRamp is a free collaboration tool for developers and software testers designed to streamline and accelerate the creation, testing and deployment of enterprise mobile apps.

Apperian lists Procter & Gamble, Cisco Systems, the Estée Lauder Companies[7] and Grifols, S.A. among its customers.

Company[edit]

Privately held and based in Boston, Apperian was founded in January 2009 as a third-party developer of enterprise iPhone apps before announcing EASE in 2010. Its founder and first CEO, Chuck Goldman (now chief strategy officer), was the head of Apple’s professional services division[8] and its iPhone Enterprise Beta Program.[9]

Apperian raised $1.9 million from angel investors in July 2009.[10] They closed a $9.5 million venture capital round of financing in early 2011 from North Bridge Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & ByersiFund, CommonAngels and LaunchCapital.[1] Apperian closed a $12.4 million round in March 2012 from original investors, an added an additional strategic investment from Intel Capital bringing the company's total financing to $28 million.[11][5]

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