Empowers anyone to create desktop and Web database applications Quickly and Easily

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Empowers anyone to create desktop and Web database applications Quickly and Easily

Empowers anyone to create desktop and Web database applications Quickly and Easily

Overview


Why Alpha Software?


What is Alpha 5v7?


Competition


Product Demo


Reseller Program


Q &A



Empowers anyone to create desktop and Web database applications Quickly and Easily

Why Alpha Software?


At Alpha Software our mission is to build
cutting edge database software that
enables our customers to build
breakthrough applications and solve
database management problems rapidly
and easily.



It empowers people who can program, to
now build complete database applications
extremely rapidly, and thereby save
money!



It empowers non
-
programmers, who
otherwise would have been unable to
create database driven web solutions, to
be able to do so!



With well over
one million

units of
software sold, the company has been
successful in making customers
significantly more productive than they
would have been with competing products
by providing them with easy and highly
productive tools

Empowers anyone to create desktop and Web database applications Quickly and Easily

What is Alpha 5 v7?


A cutting edge database software that enables our customers to
build breakthrough applications and solve database management
problems rapidly and easily.


In building Alpha Five version 7


we set out to empower anyone
to build web database applications in a fraction of the time taken
by code oriented alternative solutions.


For IT managers, database consultants and web developers

you
can build sophisticated web database apps in dramatically less
time and therefore cut costs dramatically.



For non programming users


you are empowered to build
powerful web database applications
yourself

through “point and
click” programming without having to code!


Empowers anyone to create desktop and Web database applications Quickly and Easily

Alpha Five version 7 has everything in one package
to build desktop and web database apps rapidly
and easily.



The applications can use .dbf tables or any ADO/ODBC compliant Database
such as Cache, MySQL, Oracle, DB2 or MS SQL Server

Direct drivers are available for Oracle, MySQL and DB2.


A direct driver for Cache is under consideration

Empowers anyone to create desktop and Web database applications Quickly and Easily




The reaction of the market
to Alpha Five


has been excellent!


Empowers anyone to create desktop and Web database applications Quickly and Easily

Alpha Five: Fast, Flexible, Affordable


Small businesses looking to harness the power of the
Web have been faced with several hurdles, some
financial, others technical. Nowhere is this more true
than with web and e
-
commerce
-
based solutions,
which are usually geared toward larger businesses
and lack low
-
cost customization options. Solution
providers have struggled to come up with affordable
Web
-
enabled database products that can meet the
individualist nature of the SMB Market.


Solution providers can now turn that dilemma into
opportunity thanks to a new breed of Web
-
enabled
RAD systems. The key elements to affordability here
are low start
-
up costs, reduced educational needs,
low developmental environment costs and easy
deployment.


With those factors in mind, the Test Center set out to
find a development environment that meets the
needs of both solution providers and small
businesses. While there are several products on the
market, ranging from Microsoft Access to FileMaker
Pro, Test Center engineers determined that Alpha
Five version 6.0 from Alpha Software, Burlington,
Mass., offers an eclectic blend of features that
speeds development without limiting options.

By
Frank J.
Ohlhorst

CRN

Jun. 17,
2005


Empowers anyone to create desktop and Web database applications Quickly and Easily

Empowers anyone to create desktop and Web database applications Quickly and Easily

COMPETITORS



Primary


Microsoft Access


Filemaker





Secondary (alternatives)


PHP Programming


ASP Programming


Python Programming


Perl Programming







Empowers anyone to create desktop and Web database applications Quickly and Easily

COMPETITION

Comparison Chart

Feature

A5v7

Access

Filemaker

Internet Web Publishing



Limited


Requires
Programming

Limited

Action Scripting



Limited


Limited

Full Featured Programming Language



Limited

Data Validation and Posting without
programming



No

No

Mail Merge/E
-
mail Merge



No


No


Scalability



Limited


MS
SQL

No

Empowers anyone to create desktop and Web database applications Quickly and Easily

Worldwide Recognition


slide courtesy of MySQL presentation, Alpha
Conference 2004

Mentions on Google.com (Updated May 2004)



MySQL: 20.3M



Oracle: 13.6M



Microsoft Access 7.9M



Alpha Software 5.2M



Filemaker 1.9M

Empowers anyone to create desktop and Web database applications Quickly and Easily

Key Differentiators



Designed to build powerful desktop and web database
applications rapidly and easily.


Non
-
Programmers can now create web database
applications without having to code.


Developers can dramatically cut development time and
save money by creating applications in a fraction of the
time versus programming in PHP and ASP


Build desktop (LAN) applications in less than 25% of the
time taken by MS Access


Alpha 5v7 gives companies a great alternative for
workgroup database applications.

Empowers anyone to create desktop and Web database applications Quickly and Easily

Ongoing Capability


Current baseline capability


Build sophisticated web and
desktop applications


No programming required


Power, flexibility and ease of
use


Coming soon...


Full Client Server Version

Empowers anyone to create desktop and Web database applications Quickly and Easily

Show Me the Product!




See the
Web
-
Publishing Demonstration



See the “
Discover Alpha
” Tutorial


Empowers anyone to create desktop and Web database applications Quickly and Easily