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"Alpha Five Saves Lives" - Not our words, but those of a customer

We recently received an email  from Alpha developer Sean Werner with the subject line "Alpha Five Saves Lives!" Naturally we are delighted when we get emails like this one because it gives one reason to pause and take stock of what Alpha Five means to developers who are using it and the benefits that accrue from their applications.

A web database application that meets National Emergency Medical Services Information System data standards

Dear Mr. Rabins, I know we have sent emails back and forth before.   I apologize for not being allowed by my employer to be interviewed for the Alpha blog.  At this time, we have changed management, and I am happy to be interviewed by anyone from your blog. I am happy to tell anyone about what Alpha Five has done for me and for public safety in general.  I will always stay with Alpha Five, since it is an amazing product, backed up by excellent customer service. I would be interested in the Alpha Anywhere package you are planning to release, since it will have mobile offerings and I can tie everything together using one development program. As I have said in the past, Alpha Five has transformed the way we respond to 911 calls.  It is also has improved our operations significantly.  I have always said that with the power of Alpha Five, paramedics can save more lives.  I believe you have seen the screencast videos I sent you in the past about what I have created, and how your software has helped us.  (The videos are shown below) I have also started my own software company called Sean Werner Software, and I have my own IT business called Accurate IT Solutions.  I have used Alpha Five v11 to create a medical charting program for EMS Providers that collects over 500+ data fields on desktop, mobile and web based solutions.   It also exports the data to xml for upload to state servers, and for billing products. It uses a backend sql database and the native dbf files. I have attached a few screen shots of EMIRS and I have also attached the compliance letter from NEMSIS, the national emergency medical services information system showing my compliance with NEMSIS data standards. Thank you again for creating an awesome piece of software that has helped many.  Sean Werner, March 2013

See videos from Sean's desktop and web database application

Created for training purposes, these videos give a detailed overview of Sean's NEMSIS compliant database app. Watch the video Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7.
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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

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.