Enabling Full Control Over Application Development and Delivery
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Alphinat Inc. (CSE:NPA) is a software technology company developing platform solutions with a variety of applications, including its SmartGuide™ platform, which has been designed to integrate with any customer relationship management (CRM) system through its open application programming interface (API). The company is working to develop a number of low-cost solutions that can be integrated into existing applications and technologies with a focus on automating design, control and deployment on digital platforms.
Alphinat’s SmartGuide platform is a low-cost development solution that allows enterprise clients to develop their own mobile and digital applications. By enabling the future development of web applications and platforms, Alphinat hopes to help rejuvenate legacy systems with existing technical limitations. The Alphinat SmartGuide™ system allows for drag-and-drop development of an application, providing users the ability to preview, test and adjust layouts and designs using a sophisticated visual editor.
Alphinat offers its SmartGuide™ platform and proprietary CRM solutions through both perpetual sales agreements and a software-as-a-service (SaaS) sales model, providing its clients with flexibility according to their business needs. Alphinat caters its software development solutions to enterprise organizations and government entities with complex CMR needs, including governments and private companies. As of September 2018, Alphinat has secured agreements with 30 municipal clients to provide its low-code SmartGuide platform.
In July 2019, Alphinat announced the company had signed an agreement with another federal partner, making it the fourth member of the G7 to begin working with Alphinat and its SmartGuide™ platform. The federal agency has been provided with the entire suite of SmartGuide tools, including the SmartGuide software license files. Government organizations represent approximately 70 percent of Alphinat’s sales, with fintech companies (20 percent) and human resources organizations (10 percent) representing the remainder of its business.
Alphinat has partnered with a number of leading technology companies in order to optimize its platform offerings and reach, including Unisys, Atos, the Maplesoft Group, and CSDC Systems.
Alphinat’s Company Highlights
- SmartGuide platform enables clients to easily design applications through a easy-to-use drag and drop visual editor
- Partnered with four federal agencies from G7 countries to provide them with SmartGuide and its full suite of tools
- SmartProfile add-on allows clients to register an account and manage their digital credentials from a central platform
- Secured 30 contracts with municipal clients, including the Province of Ontario and the State of Oregon
- Developing partners include Unisys, Atos, the Maplesoft Group, and CSDC Systems.
Alphinat’s SmartGuide™ Platform
Alphinat’s SmartGuide™ platform is a low-cost development solution that enables enterprise clients to develop their own mobile and digital applications. SmartGuide is designed to be deployed in J2EE and .NET environments, allowing for applications that can be deployed as portlets, servlets, web parts, user controls or web services.
SmartGuide is designed to be compatible with leading cloud providers, enabling clients to deploy multiple applications on the same instance. The SmartGuide platform is designed to allow for enterprise-level security and control over the applications it creates, including features such as 128-bit encryption and two-factor authentication that are specifically designed to thwart identity theft. Alphinat offers a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) edition of its SmartGuide low-code development package, enabling potential clients to deploy applications to the cloud quickly and easily.
SmartProfile is an add-on for SmartGuide offered by Alphinat to allow clients to register an account and manage their digital credentials. Through SmartProfile, Alphinat aims to provide a Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) system capable of providing the optimal user experience without sacrificing on security. Alphinat achieves this by offering a robust collection of security features, including multi-factor authentication (MFA), customizable session times, password age restrictions, password complexity requirements and IP address blocking after failed login attempts.
SmartGuide includes a signup system that can be adjusted to fit the exact requirements of the client. The platform comes loaded with a variety of predefined customer data fields that can be customized for any application. At the account management level, SmartProfile allows administrators to manage all account information with the ability to adjust user data and reset passwords. The platform comes with integrated CAPTCHA support to protect applications from spam and other automated attacks.
Alphinat’s Amanda Platform
Amanda is a Alphinat’s digital platform designed to be integrated with Moneris, a leading payment solutions platform, allowing citizens and businesses to easily pay for licenses and permits using the platform. Amanda has the potential to enable seamless payment solutions that can be connected to additional payment gateways, depending on the use case.
The time and money necessary to facilitate in-person registrations and permitting systems can be significant, which lead Alphinat to design a system that allows clients to take control of the process with a portal-based solution. Alphinat’s portal products can be built from scratch or a pre-made template, allowing clients to save time and money in the development process.
The Alphinat civic portal for Amanda comes loaded with a number of features that are designed for municipal registration and customer relationship management, including:
- An online wizard capable of quickly connecting citizens and businesses to the applicable licenses and permits
- Quick access options for advanced users that do not require back-end calls
- Complete login support including Remember me, Forgot password and Google reCAPTCHA functionality
- Self-service account creation including two-factor authentication (2FA) for enhanced security
- Guided search technology to improve user requests
SmartPortal for Dynamics 365 is a responsive and accessible digital portal that is capable of leveraging existing CRM data without the need for additional code. The SmartPortal has the potential to enable basic users to visually assemble a fully-integrated portal in a WYSIWYG environment.
SmartPortal can be seamlessly integrated into other back-end systems using web services including SOAP and REST, or by using the .NET or Java API. Users are able to access this interface with a simple single sign-on (SSO) authentication system. The SmartPortal system comes loaded with features including automatic field creation, a WYSIWYG environment, flexible deployment options and multi-organization support. SmartPortal also supports existing .NET and Java-based portals including SiteCore, Kentico, WebSphere Portal and Oracle.
Alphinat’s Management Team
Eric David, Director
Benoit Ste-Marie—Independent Director
Marcel Elefant—Independent Director
Denis Michaud—Chief Solutions and Security Officer
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