A Gartner report issued 30 April, “Assessing Microsoft PowerApps as a Citizen Developer Platform,” educates technical professionals on when PowerApps is an appropriate tool for citizen developers. The report recognizes Alpha Software as an Alternative to Microsoft PowerApps for companies who require on-premise hosting.
In the report, Gartner Research Director Kyle Davis wrote:
“PowerApps is a public-cloud-only service. Organizations seeking to deploy apps on-premises will need to consider an hpaPaaS, which offers an on-premises platform such as Alpha Software.”
Successful digital transformation requires the involvement of the whole organization -- not just IT. Experienced IT developers or line of business users (citizen developers) can only succeed at transforming the business if the product they’re using is built to serve each group separately -- around how they work and their unique skills. This is where Alpha Software shines.
Alpha Anywhere and Alpha TransForm technology utilize both no-code and low-code to enable business users to work in parallel with IT to create and deploy mobile forms with power features like offline capability, rich media and signature capture, and GPS location. Business users can design cross-platform data collection business apps in a fraction of a time with the TransForm no-code capability, which:
- lays out the whole app for the user
- allows the user to easily adjust the layout to fit any business process or priorities
- gives users the flexibility needed to ensure the mobile form looks good
- gives users a real-time preview of what the data capture app will look like (with a WYSIWYG real-time preview).
View a detailed head-to-head comparison of Alpha Anywhere vs. Microsoft PowerApps.
Further reading: Why citizen developers - not just IT - are the future of mobile.
Watch a webinar that details what's possible by integrating Alpha Software technology with Microsoft Power BI.