Alpine 4 Introduces Blockchain-Enabled Enterprise Operating System - RedChip.com

Alpine 4 Introduces Blockchain-Enabled Enterprise Operating System


As the air continues to seep out of the crypto bubble, it’s important to recognize that the underlying technology, blockchain, is distinctly separate from the concept of currency and speculation.

For a little background on why the cryptocurrency bubble appears to be bursting, check out our recent guest post from a CFA-holder and former investment banker, as well as this thought-provoking article from a leading white-collar criminal defense attorney.

While cryptocurrencies are likely to experience challenges ahead, blockchain technology, on the other hand, is a much different story and has potential applications far beyond bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

What is Blockchain?

In the simplest terms, blockchain is a digital, decentralized ledger that keeps a record of all transactions that take place across a peer-to-peer network. The major innovation is that the technology allows market participants to transfer assets across the Internet without the need for a centralized third party.

From a business perspective, it’s helpful to think of blockchain technology as a type of next-generation business process improvement software.

Collaborative technology, such as blockchain, promises the ability to improve the business processes that occur between companies, radically lowering the “cost of trust.” For this reason, it may offer significantly higher returns for each investment dollar spent than most traditional internal investments.

New Platform Increases Manageability and Transparency

Alpine 4 Technologies (OTCQB: ALPP), a holding company with operations in automotive technologies, electronic manufacturing, software, and data technologies, recently launched pilot programs for its innovative blockchain-based enterprise business operating system dubbed SPECTRUMebos.

SPECTRUMebos combines the key technology software components of accounting and financial reporting of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, a document management system (DMS), a business intelligence (BI) platform and a customer relationship management (CRM) hub which are all tethered to a management reporting and collaboration toolset. 

The robust SPECTRUMebos platform embeds itself in a robust blockchain ledger system so that security and authenticity of transactions remain static. These tools help drive real-time information in two directions; first, to the front lines, by empowering customer facing stakeholders, and second, back to management for planning, problem solving and integration.

Commenting on the launch, Kent B. Wilson, CEO of ALPP, stated, "SPECTRUMebos' enterprise-grade distributed ledger platform helps increase business manageability and transparency on a secure and intelligent system.  It is anticipated that Alpine 4's SPECTRUMebos will be a pivotal solution for small and mid-cap publicly-traded companies as it pertains to operating their businesses and complying with the scrutiny of public filings."

Alpine 4 anticipates concluding its pilots by the end of Q2 2018, and then will gear up to deploy the SPECTRUMebos system for external customers by 2019.

For those looking for a more long-term way to successfully benefit from the revolutionary impact of blockchain technology, ALPP offers a compelling opportunity.

Diversified Holdings Provide Multiple Upside Catalysts

Beyond the exciting potential of its new blockchain-enabled platform, ALPP has many other reasons for investors to take interest in its growing business.

The Company has built a strong portfolio of manufacturing, software, and energy driven businesses, all focused on long-term value creation.

At the core of its business strategy, ALPP focuses on scalable corporate platform solutions, leveraging its four principles of synergy, innovation, drive, and excellence. This enables the company to aggressively pursue opportunities within and across vertical markets.

By focusing on acquiring holdings that can synergistically benefit from each other and offer collaborative opportunities across varying industries, ALPP is able to spawn new ideas while creating fertile ground for competitive advantages.

For investors, this means holding ALPP shares can provide big upside potential with a much lower risk profile than other opportunities with narrower operational focus.

Current Operations and Near-Term Acquisitions

ALPP currently operates three wholly-owned subsidiaries, ALTIA, Quality Circuit Assembly, and Venture West Energy Services.

ALTIA, an automotive products company with a $9 billion market opportunity, has already launched two core product offerings which are sold directly to auto dealerships.

Its 6th Sense Auto product, a connected platform for inventory tracking, sales management, and enhanced customer retention, as well as its patent-pending Brake Active safety product that enables pulsing third brake lights, could generate as much as $180 million in annual sales for the company over the next several years with just one to two percent of the overall market.

Quality Circuit Assembly, founded in 1988 and located in the heart of Silicon Valley, currently operating at only a third of capacity, generated approximately $8 million in revenue and $1.1 million EBITDA for the trailing 12-month period. Looking forward, the next 12 months, revenue is expected to increase 25% to $10 million.

ALPP’s third current holding, Venture West Energy Services, founded in 2011, provides oil and industrial-related services. The Oklahoma City-based company is projected to generate $12 million in revenue and $2.5 million in EBIDTA in 2018 from a mix of established services.

These operations, combined with two expected near-term acquisitions in 1Q18 (binding LOIs signed), should lead to a revenue run rate of $85 million by the end of 2018, up hundreds of percent from its nearly $20 million run rate at the end of 2017.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity by visiting the ALPP’s stock page at RedChip.com and watching our exclusive interview with CEO Kent Wilson and his informative presentation from our December virtual conference.

 

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