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Alpha Five vs Outsystems

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  • Simplyred
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    Re: Alpha Five vs Outsystems

    [Q
    Last edited by Richard Rabins; 08-29-2013, 03:08 AM.

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  • amorris
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    Re: Alpha Five vs Outsystems

    The only one I saw was done 2 years ago and that was against agilev5 and a5v10.

    I would suppose it depends on how one rates them. I won't sit here for 3 hours giving the pro's and cons of each since the price, scalability and market is so radically different at this time. It is also not fair to any of us to go through all that.

    No feelings get hurt that way!

    I own alpha5 and do not intend to spend 30,000 for anything.

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  • Richard Rabins
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    Re: Alpha Five vs Outsystems

    Dear Al Morris

    Infoworld ran a comparison and Alpha outranked it and price was not a factor in their analysis.

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  • amorris
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    Re: Alpha Five vs Outsystems

    Out systems starts at 30,000 dollars. That is the only area alpha can compete with it. Think like alpha for most of us and outsystems for the ones where money does not matter.

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  • pphillips
    started a topic Alpha Five vs Outsystems

    Alpha Five vs Outsystems

    Hi,

    I am currently evaluating both Alpha Five and Outsystems products.

    I would like to know the following questions:

    1. What makes Alpha Five better than Outsystems?
    2. Can Alpha Five work like a BPM application? Outsystems has the ability to run background processes, monitoring, administration out of the box, can A5 do this?
    3. Learning curve, which would be quicker to learn?

    Thanks
    Paul.
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