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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

ServiceNow Now Platform

ServiceNow Now Platform is well suited for those who want a lot of customization and needs to adapt the tool to its own process. In general, other ServiceNow solutions are designed to works out-of-the-box, so with ServiceNow Now Platform, you can easily develop your own solution to manage and automate the process.
Rubens F. Dalle Lucca | 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

ServiceNow Now Platform

  • Incident response, change management, asset management, and problem management.
  • User communication, availability, ease of use, and user adoption.
Anonymous | 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

ServiceNow Now Platform

  • My home screen needs to auto update based on a timer.
  • Long drawn out process for closing a ticket.
  • Creating change control tasks are not intuitive.
James Molnar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Alpha Anywhere

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ServiceNow Now Platform

ServiceNow Now Platform 10.0
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In our specific case, we do not need ServiceNow Now Platform support over the product. However, for our customers and the support offer, from ServiceNow Now Platform, and especially from the partner ecosystem, there are plenty of offers out of the market. From ServiceNow Now Platform, partners, and a robust and mature ecosystem of professionals.
Rubens F. Dalle Lucca | 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

ServiceNow Now Platform

In the past, I've used Remedy and the organization was using Spiceworks for years. I was so used to those platforms that when we started the search, I was honestly, completely biased towards those two. After comparing features side by side, going through user trials and watching customers interact with the interface, and the ease of use and adoption, it was clear that even against my biased opinion, ServiceNow was the clear winner. During our trials we compared:ServiceNowSpiceworksRemedyFreshServiceSolarwindsServicedesk
Anonymous | 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

ServiceNow Now Platform

  • Auto ticket generation from Logic Monitor.
  • Consistent cloud-based ticketing.
  • Cloud based and available from anywhere.
James Molnar | 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
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    ServiceNow Now Platform

    General

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

    ServiceNow Now Platform Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

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