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Oracle Consulting Company Adopts Alpha Anywhere for Building Apps



Chesire Technology, an Oracle Applications consulting company, saw mobile as a growing opportunity a while ago.

They started evaluating various options and selected Alpha Anywhere because:

    1. It is a complete "end to end system" with front end (client) and back end capabilities (server) and it includes everything else needed to build web and mobile business apps - powerful database connectivity, web services support, reports, charts, GIS, e-forms, scheduling, PhoneGap integration and media handing

    1. It is extensible and is standards based

    1. It offers a coding optional approach which takes 5-10 less time to develop applications with compared to other approaches that are largely code oriented

    1. It has an upcoming ability to easily and quickly build mobile business apps that can keep on working even if there is no connection


Chesire Technology has put together some demonstrations of their work shown below:

The text below is from Chesire Technology.

Video Duration YouTube ScreenCast
(higher quality)
2014-Q01 Product Review

    • RapidTool for ORACLE Demantra

    • Zipics mobile tools

 6.5minutes YT-Product_Review SC-Product_Review
2014-Q01 Zipics for Partners (actual demos of what has been built in Alpha Anywhere)

    • Zipics Framework detailed review

    • With the purpose of seeking input, feedback, and involvement

    • It's a bit long... but there's a lot there.  We're building for scale and lots of different opportunities.

YT-Zipics_for_Partners SC-Zipics_for_Partners

Features/Attributes of  the work that Chesire has created rapidly in Alpha Anywhere


    • automates and simplifies some challenging ORACLE Demantra tasks

    • easier/faster Demand History Chaining for ORACLE Demantra

    • easier/faster Member Management for ORACLE Demantra

    • flexible excel imports for ORACLE Demantra

    • system-wide monitoring and logging (if desired) for ORACLE Demantra

    • a framework for corporate and consumer mini-apps

    • installed on-premise in order to access data

    • allows integration, data visualization... and even alternate forecasting

    • browser or mobile-based systems integration

    • easy to setup and easy to learn

    • good for initial Get-It-Done integration

    • affordable data visualization

    • pull data using zipETL or any other source, present it in a chart or graph

    • highly interactive 2D or 3D visualizations

    • a basic example of a consumer app which employs geo-location, document sharing, and revenue sharing, intended to allow musicians playing a gig and their audiences to connect

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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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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.