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Mobile B2B Apps are hard to build - why Companies are turning to Alpha

What your peers are saying about Alpha Anywhere,

The leading low code offline-capable, front end and back end mobile  application development platform.

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Reviewer Profile

Quote Summary

Role:  CIO

Industry:  Services

Firm Size:  <$50M USD

“I thought it was marketing hype. I was wrong. Alpha Anywhere delivers on what they promise.”

From our evaluation of development platforms, Alpha stood out for all its innovations resulting in very high levels of productivity. This led us to look behind the platform to the technology leaders driving the software. The key people stood out as legendary visionaries (such as the inventor of the spreadsheet,) and that is a big reason why the product is so impressive.

Unique innovations such as handling of disconnected data with intelligent synchronization without having to code, the creation of mobile optimized forms which dramatically improves data entry speed and accuracy, the availability of robust security and the ability to integrate with existing databases and systems of record - all implemented without the overhead of extensive coding, enable our development resources to respond quickly and confidently to business requirements.

Our Alpha implementations spans multi-vendor desktop web, smart phones and tablets. Alpha deals elegantly with the differences. Mobile apps deploy to Android and iOS with minimal effort.

Role:  Applications Lead Developer

Industry:  Services

Firm Size:  $3B - $10B USD

“Excellent feature-rich platform for building robust offline-mobile enterprise apps in much less time than the alternatives. Always innovating and responsive to users”

Support has been excellent, very responsive. Where there have been issues with the release of new functionality, feedback has always been acted on very promptly with fixes being deployed within 1-2 days at most. Because of its power, flexibility, open architecture, adherence to standards and productivity, adoption of Alpha Anywhere in enterprises is accelerating. There also is a very strong and rapidly expanding developer community who are always willing to assist in a spirit of co-operation.

Role:  IT Manager

Industry:  Misc.

Firm Size:  $50M - $250M USD

“An excellent platform for creating integrated web and mobile apps quickly. We have never run into any limitations”

Alpha provide a platform that you can get up and running in a matter of a few days. It took us only three weeks to get our app built and tested. The security framework Alpha has implemented is the best I've come across.

Other capabilities that stood out for us were the server side report writer (similar capabilities to Crystal) and client side reporting through Alpha’s “templating” capabilities, data/map integration with geographic search by radius or arbitrarily complex area. Charting can be generated both client and server side.

Role:  IT Manager/System Integrator

Industry:  Manufacturing

Firm Size:  <$50M USD

“Great product for building web and cross platform pixel-perfect mobile apps with full support for device hardware! You will be productive out of the box.”

Customer service is second to none. The company really takes care of its customers.

I also really like the fact Alpha allows entry-level developers to build robust apps, and also lets experienced developers reach truly impressive levels of productivity by being able to build apps declaratively but can also take advantage of Alpha’s unique Alpha Action JavaScript on the client and Action Scripting on the backend

Role:  Senior Programmer/Analyst

Industry:  Government

Firm Size:  Undisclosed

“A perfect blend that enables you to start immediately and continue to get more sophisticated without worrying about encountering any limits!”

Of all the products, I reviewed, Alpha Anywhere stood out as a progressive customer oriented company that had been in the market for a long time, they listen and have continued to evolve and remain very relevant with an extremely powerful solution in Alpha Anywhere.


Role:  Director, IT Applications Development

Industry:  Energy & Utilities

Firm Size:  $10B - $30B USD

“Alpha Anywhere allows one to build and deploy mobile apps quicker than anything else.”

The company has been great to work with. They are very responsive. Alpha Anywhere allows us the ability to build cross-platform mobile apps quickly and easily, at very little cost. Attending their user conference was a joy as it was very easy to interact with key company members.

Role:  Owner, CIO

Industry:  Services

Firm Se:  <$50M USD

“Overall, Alpha Anywhere is a stand-out product that allows our developers to be extremely productive. Plus, Alpha Anywhere is a great company to work with.”

Alpha Anywhere was a great product choice for our company. We rebuilt our MS Access desktop app into a web based SaaS app and Alpha Anywhere proved to be just what we needed. It has automation for many tasks (such as automated JavaScript tasks) but also the ability for us to custom code when we want. Alpha Software (the company) continually adds new features based on market trends so we are quite happy with that. They are also responsive to issues that come up in the developer community (there is an active support board). I would highly recommend this product (and do) to anyone who asks what we use.

Role:  CEO

Industry:  Manufacturing

Firm Size:  <$50M USD

 Alpha has consistently shown that they are willing to make the intellectual investment to make the software perform as required in commercial environments. Our experience with other rapid development tools is that they could handle the simple requirements but the development effort to handle more complex requirements required a significant amount of coding along with introducing 3rd party components which unnecessarily would increase the risk of a deployment.

Role:  Group Head - Systems Integration

Industry:  Services

Firm Size:  $50M - $250M USD

“Amazing power - Alpha Anywhere makes Rapid Enterprise Application Development what it needs to be.”

Very solid, complete yet open feature-rich platform, still expanding with features at an amazing pace!

Role:  CTO

Industry:  Services

Firm Size:  $50M - $250 M USD

“Alpha Anywhere is highly productive for building secure enterprise level applications. It benefits junior and experienced developers. This gives our company a real competitive advantage in today's world where making field workers more efficient can have great payoffs."

The company is very customer focused. The times we have made requests, the company has included these enhancements in their next releases. I have worked with other software companies and I have yet to see this level of responsiveness from other companies.

Role:  Founder & President

Industry:  Services

Firm Size:  $50M - $250M USD

“It's about time someone built a product like Alpha Anywhere”

Alpha Software is a very responsive company. They are on the leading edge of Rapid Mobile Application Development, and have offered us a way to gain a material competitive edge by speeding up development with their unique approach to low code.

Role:  IT Manager/Data & Analytic

Industry:  Manufacturing

Firm Size:  <$50M USD

“Best Software Company!”

Alpha Anywhere is second to none on customer service. I have never seen a company respond almost immediately to emails. This is a rapid development system that is the best for mobile and web based applications.

Role:  CEO

Industry:  Services

Firm Size:  <$50M USD

“Powerful, flexible "all-in-one” front end and backend development and deployment platform for mobile and web”

Alpha Software's willingness to listen, support for and relationship with developers is second-to-none
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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

The Alpha platform is the only unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct “no-code” and “low-code” components. Using the Alpha TransForm no-code product, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language. IT developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to develop complex web or mobile business apps from scratch, integrate data with existing systems of record and workflows (including data collected via Alpha TransForm), and add additional security or authentication requirements to protect corporate data.