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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).
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WaveMaker

WaveMaker is a great platform for enterprise and SME's because it can save a lot on resources and time. The price is very low compared to the other competitors of WaveMaker and the best thing about WaveMaker is its no lock-in policy, you can always download the code and work on other IDEs. Overall an amazing platform.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Alpha Anywhere
WaveMaker
9.3
Visual Modeling
Alpha Anywhere
WaveMaker
9.0
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Alpha Anywhere
WaveMaker
9.0
Platform Security
Alpha Anywhere
WaveMaker
9.5
Platform User Management
Alpha Anywhere
WaveMaker
9.5
Reusability
Alpha Anywhere
WaveMaker
9.5
Platform Scalability
Alpha Anywhere
WaveMaker
9.5

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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WaveMaker

  • WaveMaker has helped us create internal applications in very short amount of time at a very low cost.
  • The interface is really clean and it is easy to understand, you need not be an expert coder to work on WaveMaker.
  • You can download your developed application and deploy it on any server you wish. There is no lock in whatsoever.
  • The support team is super supportive and they are genuinely interested in solving your problems.
  • WaveMaker helps you develop web and hybrid applications simultaneously, so you will be saving a lot of time and effort.
  • WaveMaker is constantly upgrading and the team makes sure that they inform the users about the upgrades.
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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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WaveMaker

  • I believe that for this case, is important the technical support, which solves you or give workarounds that work for your issues. It answers in 24 hours, in labour days.
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Support

Alpha Anywhere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WaveMaker

WaveMaker 9.0
Based on 1 answer
There were instances where we had specific requests and the support team was really helpful because they were really concerned about getting me a solution.
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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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WaveMaker

WaveMaker is much cheaper and performs better.
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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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WaveMaker

  • WaveMaker has helped us reduce the number of developers working on the application development.
  • It has helped us save a lot of time.
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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

    WaveMaker

    General

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

    WaveMaker Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    WaveMaker EnterpriseContact Sales1
    1. Developer based pricing
    SaaS Edition
    WaveMaker Online$1,5001
    1. 3 users/month
    Additional Pricing Details
    Predictable pricing that does not impose any limits on your applications. Learn more at https://www.wavemaker.com/pricing

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Alpha Anywhere
    9.7
    WaveMaker
    9.1

    Support

    Alpha Anywhere
    WaveMaker
    9.0

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