|Ease of use|
|Use of coding|
|Fully automated and instant over all applications||Instant and fully automated|
|Complexity of application||Number of end-users|
|Intuitive visual modeling with pre-configured blocks from the Block Store||User interface that gives you UX control and flexibility, based on low-code|
|Personal contact with our team. We develop your application or help you find the right partner||Featuring high availability, 24×7 support, and exclusive cloud services|
|No code||Code is always involved|
Betty Blocks stands out from platforms like Appian by being both easy enough that anyone can use it while boasting capabilities powerful enough to build secure, complex, enterprise-grade applications. Building applications is done with the visual drag-and-drop interface and pre-programmed building blocks. This way, you are guaranteed to build applications that work flawlessly, in a fast and fun way.
Appian delivers the speed of enterprise low-code development and the power of industry-leading intelligent automation. Low-code platforms like Appian reduce the amount of coding needed to create applications. Some degree of coding is required to build complete applications, but developers can save a lot of time. Low-code platforms are intended for professional developers, aimed to speed up the development time of already existing software applications and IT infrastructures.
These can be very helpful if you have a team of .NET or Java developers at your disposal, but they represent a significant barrier for non-developers.
Read all about the differences between no-code and low-code right here.
Betty Blocks is one of the easiest to use no-code platforms. All developing with Betty Blocks is done through visual modeling and a drag-and-drop interface of application logic, completely suitable for Citizen Developers.
No-code platforms like Betty Blocks close the gap between software needs and available developers by creating a new kind of developer: the Citizen Developer. This class of developers are eager to innovate, bring about new ideas and build quickly without needing to code. Because of the platform’s ease of use, a professional developer is not needed on every project.
On the other hand, low-code platforms like Appian require knowledge of coding, specifically proficiency with .NET, to build applications. Professional developers are often Appian’s target audience. Appian, in particular, is ideal for teams of .NET developers to use to speed up project time to delivery.
Appian boasts a user interface that gives you UX control and flexibility. Because Appian does require a professional developer who can code, it does not address the developer shortage problem. While it allows developers to work 2x faster, there is a limit to the degree that a low-code platform can reduce IT’s backlog.
Betty Blocks offers flexible and competitive pricing to suit a variety of business needs and to help you best leverage your company’s resources. We base our pricing on the complexity of the applications (Building Blocks used), not the number of users. And you never have to pay more, no matter how many end-users your application(s) support.
Let’s say you need an enterprise project approval or expense reporting application for your company, which will support 5,600 users. With Betty Blocks’ pricing model the application would cost €12,000 a year. Read more about the pricing plan here.
Appian’s pricing is based on the number of end-users for the applications you build, starting at €90 per user per month, with a minimum of 100 users. Pricing is only for Appian’s low-code platform. There’s an added fee in place for their Intelligent Contact Center. With Appian’s pricing model, the same enterprise project approval or expense reporting application based on 5,600 users, would run over 6 million euros a year.
The price for your application can vary widely, depending on the complexity and number of users for both platforms. Run the numbers so you’re sure you’re making a calculated decision.
Betty Blocks is the first no-code platform with ISO 27001 certification. With this certification, Betty Blocks objectively demonstrates to the world that we comply with the International Standard for Information Security (ISO 27001) and that we have taken all necessary precautions to protect sensitive information against unauthorized access and processing.
To keep your applications 100% secure, it's absolutely mandatory to always keep them updated. Betty Blocks operates 100% from the cloud and has no deployment. Whenever an update is available, all applications running on the platform are automatically updated instantly, ensuring maximum security of your data.
Appian Cloud is built from the ground up for security, scalability, and reliability, and meets multiple industry security standards for compliance and data privacy. They ensure your peace of mind and business continuity by keeping your critical applications secure, available and compliant with local and global regulations. Next to security and compliance they also offer third-party security audits and advanced governance.
Playful, down to earth, independent. That’s Betty Blocks in a nutshell. Originating from a small village in the Netherlands, the Betty Blocks family works passionately to make enterprise-grade application development fun and accessible for everyone. An audacious goal, but we’re getting it done before 2023, pinky promise.
While the competition focuses on scaling and selling fast, we focus on building our legacy and being of value to the community. Working with Betty Blocks means you are part of our family and you feel that in everything we do. We want to build the future together and have fun while doing it, true Betty Blocks style.
Before Appian was a company, it was an idea. Not about a product or a market, but about the culture needed to sustain innovation and value. Appian was founded on the belief that talented and passionate people, given the power to be heard and the autonomy to excel, will deliver amazing results. Today, Appian is a recognized global leader in multiple enterprise technology markets.
Regardless of what you call it, their mission is the same. Appian is here to simplify what it takes to turn great ideas into powerful business applications that deliver significant value.
When you’re our customer, we want you to succeed. Our goal is improving your customer satisfaction and experience. What does that mean for you as a customer? It means that whatever product you use from Betty Blocks, you have an extensive support system that helps you whenever and wherever. We have several service managers to make sure your problem is solved quickly and efficiently. Personal contact is a core value in everything we do.
Betty Blocks doesn’t only offer the platform Betty Blocks on its own. In fact, one of our most important features is that we have our own Academy where we don’t only school Citizen Developers to become as skilled as they’d like, we also school no-code developers to offer customized products to our customers and maintain, extend and develop the platform.
Appian’s strength comes from its people. Every Appian employee is committed to delivering exceptional value and exceptional customer experiences from your first interaction through implementation and support. With their premier support, they offer 24x7x365 support. They also have documentation, a health check, architect services, and many more.
They offer classroom, onsite, and online training. Appian can be learned in days and mastered in weeks. They guarantee that you become a developer in 2 weeks and build your first app in 8 weeks.