Alpha Software is an Alternative to Microsoft PowerApps for Companies Needing On-Premise Hosting

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:

A recent Gartner report recognized Alpha Software as an Alternative to Microsoft PowerApps for companies who require on-premise hosting.

“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 data capture 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.

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About Author

Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi

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