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Score 8.4 out of 101

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).
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GoCanvas

GoCanvas is ideal for any company that dispatches individuals to sites or locations and then those individuals have to do some sort of report or form to turn in and then send to their clients. The dispatch function adds a lot of power to the platform to allow one traceable documentation from scheduling to the finalization of the report. The best part is that it can be customized to any trade or function out there. It also is handy for mechanics or any other trade that needs to log info at their destinations and submit those to an office or client
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Feature Rating Comparison

Survey Format & Appearance

Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
8.3
Survey templates
Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
7.7
Themes
Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
8.2
Custom logo/branding
Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
9.0

Survey Content

Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
9.4
Changes to live survey
Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
9.4
Question design help
Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
9.4
Multiple question types
Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
9.4

Survey Logic

Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
8.4
Survey logic flexibility
Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
8.4

Survey Reporting & Analytics

Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
9.0
Response tracking
Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
9.7
Data export
Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
8.3
Standard reports
Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
8.3
Custom reports
Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
9.4
Analytics
Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
9.4

Survey Administration & Security

Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
8.8
Access controls
Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
9.3
Compliance
Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
8.3

Survey Distribution

Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
8.4
Vendor-offered crowdsourcing
Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
8.4
Respondent restrictions
Alpha Anywhere
GoCanvas
8.4

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.
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GoCanvas

  • GoCanvas can adapt to you and the structure of your company. Our documents were sometimes a work in progress, and it was easy to change them when needed.
  • GoCanvas made my Sales Team more efficient and structured. We had set documents they needed to fill out and within those documents, certain areas needed to be completed before they could move forward, which enabled my team to be more accurate and fully detailed.
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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.
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GoCanvas

  • Some of their customization of the PDF Report builder is limited, but this is more than likely for simplicity sake. There have been some limitations based on their programming limitations, but we've been able to get around some of them.
  • Tech support is not instantly available and can take up to a day to get back to you.
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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.
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GoCanvas

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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.
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GoCanvas

  • I believe that GoCanvas has had a positive impact on my company because it has enabled us to sign more contracts with homeowners because of the efficiency gained, which in turn gave us more revenue.
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Pricing Details

Alpha Anywhere

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
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
    Questions? Call us: +1 781.229.4500

    GoCanvas

    General

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

    GoCanvas Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Alpha Anywhere
    9.7
    GoCanvas
    9.3

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