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186 Ratings
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Score 10 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Alpha Anywhere ranks higher in 1 feature set: Low-Code Development

Low-Code Development

8.6

Alpha Anywhere

86%
8.3

OutSystems

83%
Alpha Anywhere ranks higher in 5/6 features

Visual Modeling

8.6
86%
3 Ratings
7.7
77%
46 Ratings

Drag-and-drop Interfaces

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
46 Ratings

Platform Security

8.9
89%
4 Ratings
8.2
82%
45 Ratings

Platform User Management

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
8.1
81%
44 Ratings

Reusability

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
8.1
81%
48 Ratings

Platform Scalability

8.5
85%
4 Ratings
8.4
84%
45 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • OutSystems is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Alpha Anywhere

91%
6 Ratings
9.9

OutSystems

99%
125 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Alpha Anywhere

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

OutSystems

82%
4 Ratings

Usability

Alpha Anywhere

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

OutSystems

82%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

Alpha Anywhere

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1

OutSystems

71%
87 Ratings

In-Person Training

Alpha Anywhere

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

OutSystems

91%
1 Rating

Online Training

Alpha Anywhere

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

OutSystems

82%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Alpha Anywhere

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

OutSystems

73%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Alpha Anywhere

The speed of development from concept, through development and delivery of the end product is so impressive [with Alpha Anywhere]. There is an impressive array of genies and helper functions meaning that you can focus on what matters, the end user experience. It is not a "No code" solution but it is a very impressive "low code" solution which allows detailed access under the hood to tweak the applications to your own needs and the needs of your clients.
Glen Schild | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

Well suited for internal exposure of business processes (invoicing, API layer to other systems, customer maintenance etc), whether a UI is required or not.Not so well suited for full fledged web design. An OutSystems application must serve one particular business need, if gets too much functionalities and responsibilities it tends to get chaotic and complex.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Alpha Anywhere

  • Our company had been creating small business applications since the 1980's, when we used DBase IV (don't laugh... that's what was available). Then, we got more "sophisticated" with Microsoft Access. Clearly, we would always be limited with what we can do with those two programs. By accident, during an Internet search, we saw and ad for Alpha Anywhere (back then, it was called Alpha V). After working with the 30 free trial for just two weeks, we retired Access, for good. The best part was Alpha's flexibility in its use of "back end" data tables. That allowed us to use existing Access tables as we redesigned the front-end program (Alpha ships with its own DBF system, but we prefer SQL-Based tables). You can choose, SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, Access, Paradox (actually, too many to name) for your tables. You can even create links to Excel spreadsheets or QuickBooks Tables. It's outstanding!
  • Alpha allows developers to create very large and very complex programs. However, it's also a great choice for RAD (Rapid Application Development) for those who need to be up and running quickly or for less experienced programmers. Actually, the interface truly allows for "codeless" development of your application (more on that later). That means you can design a fully functional application, without typing a single line of code. They have some examples on their website.
  • My favorite part of Alpha is that it is constantly adding features and functions that allow us to do more with our applications. In fact, one of my biggest problems is that I need more time to learn and practice the added features as fast as they are introduced
  • Prior to Alpha Anywhere, we never considered creating/developing "mobile" applications (for tablets, smartphones, etc.). Alpha created a unique "panel" system that makes those application work great... and allows for the design of very sophisticated Apps.
Phil Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

  • Developing end user interfaces with ease and speed with a modern look and feel.
  • First class low code development to reduce time to market with visual programming
  • Their technical support team is fast and responsive. We've yet to have any issues they could not resolve.
Christopher Fowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Alpha Anywhere

  • I really enjoyed product when the database was a part of it, less maintenance
  • Converting to the cloud has been challenging
  • Security setup should be simpler, like Softr or Stacker
Marc Hotchkiss | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

  • Price – The licensing model of OutSystems is very expensive and not suitable for small scale developments. This is offset by the time to develop and stability for larger scale developments
  • Flexibility on PaaS version – The PaaS hosted version of OutSystems limits your flexibility to access the front end and backend database systems which can significantly restrict your options on high data volume developments or where anything requiring slightly out of the ordinary access is required
  • Same price for PaaS and self-hosted system. Licensing model dictates that you pay the same price even when you host the system on your own hardware which effectively means you pay more to manage the infrastructure yourself
John Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Alpha Anywhere

General

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

Starting Price

$0

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. none
  2. Volume Discounts
  3. none
SaaS Edition
Alpha Anywhere$1,499/year
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details
Questions? Call us: +1 781.229.4500

OutSystems

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per month

OutSystems Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$4,000.001
Pro$10,000.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Alpha Anywhere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OutSystems

OutSystems 8.2
Based on 4 answers
We are very happy with OutSystems and our developers deliver good work. OutSystems lets us build new software on a regulare (2 weekly) basis, which is highly flexible and adjustable. Even without very much experience, our developers manage to build usefull software, which is working a lot better than our previous (legacy) software.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Alpha Anywhere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OutSystems

OutSystems 8.2
Based on 3 answers
I am really happy using OutSystems in my work. It gives me the opportunity to create good working software without having had very much IT-experience before. It also made me more interested in the background of IT and learning different languages.
Erik Hagen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Alpha Anywhere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OutSystems

OutSystems 7.1
Based on 87 answers
The tech support is very reachable. Usually by [email] from but also by phone if needed. We had some difficulties at the start with understanding "what our machine was doing" under high performance load. After some good sessions understanding our needs they delivered good solutions for our problems we had in the beginning.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Alpha Anywhere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OutSystems

OutSystems 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Excellent material full of hands on that improve the understanding of the platform.
Carlos Alberto Aponte Roa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Alpha Anywhere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OutSystems

OutSystems 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The online training material is well designed and explanations are step by step, helping trainees to understand and follow each exercise and new concept.
Carlos Alberto Aponte Roa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Alpha Anywhere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OutSystems

OutSystems 7.3
Based on 4 answers
In a large company, patiently and consistently work the behind the scenes politics with business and IT partners across the firm.
This is transformational - you will need a solid set of key business partners to lock arms together to move forward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Alpha Anywhere

Alpha Anywhere is a full-stack IDE. It’s no code and low code, but you can also custom code if you need to. About 10% of our application is no code. 80% is low code and 10% is custom code.
Lee Vasic | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

I tried to use WordPress with some success. Also looked at Joomla. But when I saw OutSystems I knew I had been wasting my time there. It takes you longer to get going with OutSystems - but even I as a novice realized immediately that Outsystems is simply in another league. Outsystems is powerful. (Can you compare WordPress and Joomla to Outsystems - I don't think so).
Willem Norval | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Alpha Anywhere

  • Allows for a great return on investment since you can quickly become very productive and complete more projects and applications in a shorter period of time with hand coding and the normal programming headaches of PHP, C#, Angular, etc.
  • You can afford to take on more and smaller projects since they will require far less time to complete than more traditional development environments.
  • Alpha Anywhere is continuously updated coming out with new features and capabilities on essentially a daily basis. Continuous improvement and frequent updates allows you to always stay ahead of the curve and competitors.
  • Alpha Anywhere allows you to offer lower cost solutions that will be completed in less time and that will be much easier to support and maintain.
Russ Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

OutSystems

  • The ease of use of the OutSystems development process has been the biggest ROI for us. We have developed our Framework product and maintained/enhanced it with only 4 workers.
  • OutSystems has enhanced their product very significantly over the last 4 years. They have gone from a simple to use tool to a very simple to use sophisticated tool that covers the standard mainframe-based computing apps and the apps used on handheld mobile devices all using the same basic set of development tools.
Lee Penning | TrustRadius Reviewer

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