Help me! I’m an Alphaholic... Why and how we’re using Alpha Five to put Access systems on the web Robin Bennett MA FIAP MIoD Director, Start Software
Access: Suits you,Sir! Self confessed Access “nut” 10 years+ software business Access is core of business Disappointed with web offerings from Access Access/Sharepoint doesn’t suit us … and doesn’t suit our clients It might suit you though!
Alpha Five v11 (so good they numbered it twice) What is it? History Capabilities Went to v11 launch – impressed Trialled it, bought it, have been using it 6 months+ Web data capture/analysis system for charity Order processing system for sportsgear supplier “Extranet” for national legal firm Office management system for insurance company
Let’s stress again… NOT replacing Access in my business IS providing productive route to web I still love Access Alpha Five is just my secret…
Let’s get stuck in Let’s build the Help Me! app Build in Access Build in Alpha Power through Properties Google Maps Calendar – insight into “built for developers”
Stuff we’ve learnt along the way Alpha are very approachable Very responsive Very quick to turn around new releases Bugs reported today can be fixed by tomorrow Skype chats with lead developers Suggestions welcomed/implemented
And finally… Countrywide demo Metro UI Mapping Web security Free trial @ alphasoftware.com