Mobile access is going from important to essential. Can the collaboration system be accessed from mobile devices? Which mobile operating systems does it support? Is there any loss of functionality when accessing the platform from a mobile device? How well does the user interface adapt to each platform?
Appian says its platform, which combines aspects of social and business process management software, lets developers write apps that can be deployed on any platform. Here you see Appian on the iPhone, showcasing the platform's ability to take business action (approve a purchase request) directly from a social interface.