Manufacturing Apps for Mobile Devices

Increase Productivity, Stay Up-to-date, and Cut Costs With Custom Lean Manufacturing Apps

Alpha Software's mobile app platform speeds development and mobile form creation to power Industry 4.0 lean manufacturing -- customized for your company's process.

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How Mobile Apps Benefit Manufacturers

Experts predict 2.4 million manufacturing business jobs will go unfilled between now and 2028. Mobile apps allow manufacturers to do more with fewer people by streamlining processes and making existing workers more productive. Digitizing business processes and paper forms enables manufacturing companies to:

  • Increase worker efficiency by reducing the hours spent on each daily activity.
  • Capture the knowledge of experienced workers in intelligent apps that guide newer team members.
  • Lower risk by eliminating data-entry mistakes and delayed access to critical data.

The best mobile apps work offline, are optimized for one-handed data entry (i.e., speech-to-text), and tie into systems of record to automatically populate critical information for employees and quickly share it with the rest of the organization.

"Smart factories could add
$500 billion - $1.5 trillion in value to the global economy in 5 years."

Mobile apps improve the capture and sharing of data allowing manufacturers to make better and faster business decisions that impact their bottom line.

Free White Paper: The Role of Mobile Apps in Manufacturing Industry 4.0

Build Manufacturing Apps in Minutes, Without Limits

Alpha Software helps major manufacturers build inspection apps, equipment maintenance apps, non-conformance apps, and safety apps to capture and deliver critical production floor and warehouse data anytime, anywhereWith Alpha TransForm, you can easily build custom IOS and Android business apps that work offline and offer the latest in mobile data capture. Manufacturing teams can customize pre-built apps, for example a non-conformance report template, to fast track new manufacturing apps. Make workers more productive and streamline business activities with custom business apps that connect to your existing systems, processes, and data investments.

For power users, TransForm includes an optional coding capability to meet more complex workflow, integration, and security requirements. 

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Powerful Offline Apps for Inspectors, Engineers, Assemblers, and Production Teams

Gemba Walks  •  Workplace Audits  •  Non-Conformance Reports  • Yellow Sheets  • 5s Audits
Temporary Deviation Authorizations  •  Shortage Sheets •  Supplier Defects Per Unit Reporting  •  ISO Certification 
Workplace Wellness  •  Work in Progress Tracking  •  Inventory Management  •  and more,,,

Start with a free 5S Audit Checklist App. Other manufacturing app templates available.

Why Manufacturers Choose Alpha

Alpha's Mobile App Development Platform allows users of all skill levels to quickly create and deploy cross-platform mobile apps to simplify inspections, audits, inventory tracking, and Gemba walks.

Key Features for Mobile Manufacturing Apps

Alpha TransForm takes advantage of current mobile technologies to streamline manufacturing and ensure that workers are always productive, even in when network access is unavailable, such as warehouses and in the field..

  • Offline operation
  • Time and date stamping
  • GIS and location tracking abilities
  • Stopwatches and timers
  • Image capture with mark-up
  • Offline storage of large data files (images, audio, manuals, etc.)

• Cross-platform performance
• Speech-to-text
• Audio recording
• Complex Calculations
• Embedded business logic
• Integration with corporate systems of record

Manufacturer reviewing data on a tablet

Alpha TransForm apps facilitate:

  • Improved worker safety and compliance
  • Proper maintenance on essential equipment
  • Increased worker productivity
  • Streamlined customer communication

Customer Success Story

HVAC Manufacturer Builds a Custom Mobile App to Power Aggressive Sales

Division pricing director builds a mobile app to help contractors better track and fulfill sales.

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"I’ve been impressed by Alpha’s flexibility and speed. Our development team is now mastering mobile development, despite varied levels of expertise. The interface speeds learning & development and it allows our team to easily add custom code at any time."


- Tom Ritter
VP of IT
Caraustar Industries

"I was never keen on programming until I found Alpha Anywhere. The platform has shown me how easy it can be to build enterprise-grade, mission-critical apps."


- Sagrika Mehta
Business Analyst,
Oxford Instruments

"When I saw a demo, it absolutely blew me away. It had all the power and capabilities I needed, had the necessary hooks to connect with our environment, and was clearly designed for rapid application development. The people at Alpha Software were also incredibly helpful."


- Daniel Santucci
Division Pricing Director Goodman