Washington, D.C. 20549

                                 Current Report
                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                 August 7, 2001
                Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

                           APPIANT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

         Delaware                      0-21999                84-1360852
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(State or other Jurisdiction     (S.E.C. File Number)       (IRS Employer
    of Incorporation)                                     Identification No.)

                                6663 Owens Drive
                              Pleasanton, CA 94588
          (Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

                                 (925) 251-3200
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

                                 Not applicable
          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Item  5.  Other  events.

          On  August 15, 2001, Appiant Technologies, Inc. ("Appiant") executed a
Settlement  Agreement and Release, ("Settlement Agreement") effective as of July
27,  2001,  with Cisco Systems, Inc. ("Cisco") and Cisco Systems Capital ("Cisco
Capital").  Cisco and Cisco Capital are referred together as Cisco Corporations.

          By  a  software  agreement  dated  April  24,  2000, Cisco licensed to
Appiant  certain  software  product called uOne (the "uOne Product"). To acquire
10,000  licenses  of  the uOne Product, Cisco Capital loaned Appiant Ten Million
Dollars  ($10,000,000)  at  the  cost  of Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000) (the

"Leased  Licenses").  Appiant  paid  Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000) to Cisco
Capital  as  a  down  payment  requirement,  Seven Million Dollars ($7,000,000),
therefore,  remained  due  to  Cisco  Capital  from  Appiant.

          On  April  27,  2001 Cisco announced it's decision to sell its Unified
Communication  Software  Business  (UCSBU), which developed the uOne product. To
resolve  any  issues  relating  to  Cisco's  decision  to  sell its UCSBU, Cisco
Corporations  and  Appiant  executed  a  Settlement  Agreement.  The  Settlement
Agreement  provides  that  Cisco  Capital will convert Appiant's down payment of
Three  Million  Dollars  ($3,000,000)  into a software license fee for "Paid Up"
uOne  licenses.  In  addition, Cisco Capital forgave approximately Seven Million
Dollars  ($7,000,000)  for  the  remaining  sums  owed  for  the Lease Licenses.

          Under  the terms of the Settlement Agreement, Appiant may use the Paid
Up licenses and Cisco will maintain its support for nine months (the "Transition
Period") while Appiant evaluates its options of transitioning to the vendor that
purchased  the  UCSBU or pursuing other opportunities. Cisco also loaned Appiant
Three  Million  Dollars  ($3,000,000)  (the  "Cisco  Loan")  for  use during the
Transition  Period.  On  or before the end of the Transition Period, Appiant may
elect to continue using the Paid Up licenses and repay the Cisco Loan, or return
the  Paid Up licenses, in which case, the Cisco Loan will be deemed to have been
paid  in  full  and  completely  discharged.


          Pursuant  to  the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the  registrant  has  duly  caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned  hereunto  duly  authorized.

                                          Appiant Technologies, Inc.

August 21, 2001                            By:  /s/  Sandra Williams Smith
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                                           Sandra Williams Smith
                                           Corporate Secretary