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Likelihood to Recommend

Alpha Anywhere

We use Alpha Anywhere to develop large scale business applications. So far, we haven't found any real limitations. This is exemplified by my response to my customers who frequently ask, "Is it possible..." I always interrupt them before this sentence goes any further by telling them, "with our development platform, anything's possible" (then we have to discuss whether the time/cost is worth the added benefit of what they're requesting).
Phil Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure App Service

Azure App Service is great if you're starting a new web project and need an infrastructure that is fast, stable, secure, and scalable. The service has a very high up-time, and it supports a variety of languages and technologies (though it really shines with the .NET stack - C#, ASP.NET, Entity Framework, etc.). If you're thinking about porting an existing app over, it may wind up being expensive as far as resources go if the software isn't properly optimized to utilize cloud resources efficiently, so that's something to keep in mind.
Drew Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Alpha Anywhere

  • Mobile application development with true offline capability.
  • Low-code, rapid app development and deployment environment for building native-quality, cross platform web and mobile business applications.
  • Cross platform mobile apps created with HTML5.
  • Back-end database support for pretty much all the most popular SQL backends as well as NoSQL and Rest APIs.
Russ Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure App Service

  • Single source for ALL of our apps.
  • Revision control is easy with the info we embed into the apps.
Richard Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Alpha Anywhere

  • Whenever I'm asked to criticize Alpha Anywhere, my first comment refers to the documentation. For sure, they've made some improvements, this year, but I still wish it were better. Because I moved from another development package, I really had to start learning from scratch... I've been at it, for years, and I still feel like I have a way to go. The good news is that Alpha has a very active Message Board and there are lots of people who generously give their time to answer questions and help solve problems. There's no "tech support" line to call for help. Alpha DOES offer a paid "mentoring" service, which I used, several times. Unfortunately, my experience with the mentors wasn't as positive as I hoped it would be.
  • Alpha needs to improve its "templates" to make them more modern for users. I've never had a complaint from users, but I'd like my applications to have a newer, flashier look.
  • Alpha advertises itself as "codeless" programming. It is! You can certainly develop an entire application without writing a single line of "code." Unfortunately, that application will be pretty basic. If you're a serious developer, you'll want to learn "javascript" and "XBasic"... it'll come in very handy, as will an understanding about how to create SQL views and queries (and, Stored Procedures), etc.
Phil Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure App Service

  • Abstraction of computing resources like Heroku does with dynos.
  • Azure Portal overall is pretty bloated and that affects managing Azure App Service applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Alpha Anywhere

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Azure App Service

Azure App Service 9.6
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Overall support is great when I joined Azure, first we had number of problems & they have good support on public forms & Azure forms.
sandeep singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Alpha Anywhere

Alpha Anywhere is a more robust, complete and lower cost solution for rapid desktop, web and mobile application cross platform development.
Russ Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure App Service

After exhaustive testing, we settled on Azure App Service because we felt they offered the best solutions in the price range we willing to pay for. It also was a natural extension of our website hosting package on Azure, and it is nice to be organized in one place.
Richard Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Alpha Anywhere

  • Alpha is our sole Development Platform. It has enabled us to contract for some pretty large jobs. AND, we are regularly told, by our customers, that our programs have helped them improve their organizations, workflows and profits.
Phil Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure App Service

  • Azure App Service has allowed us to quickly deploy high-budget projects very quickly, netting us a healthy profit vs the cost to develop. (We make, on average, about 10x what it costs to get up and running per project thanks to how easy it is to implement a skeleton framework.)
  • Costs are low to run the services thanks to the scaling functionality that comes with Azure App Service. We can utilize less resources during slow times and save hundreds of dollars per month vs costs of traditional servers.
Drew Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Alpha Anywhere

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Alpha Anywhere Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Alpha Anywhere Business$1,499/year
Alpha Anywhere Business Pro$2,499/year
Alpha Anywhere EnterpriseCall Us +1 781.850.46002
Alpha TransForm (no-code component)35/month
  1. Volume Discounts
SaaS Edition
Alpha Anywhere$1,499/year
    Additional Pricing Details
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    Azure App Service

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Azure App Service Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

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