ALMA Observing Tool (OT):

The ALMA Observing Tool (OT) is a Java application used for the preparation and submission of ALMA Phase 1 (observing proposal) and Phase 2 (telescope runfiles for accepted proposals) materials. Here you can find how to install and work with OT (Section “Tools/Observing Tool” of ALMA Science Portal).

ALMA Solar Ephemeris Generator:

ALMA Solar Ephemeris Generator is used to generate ephemeris files in JPL Horizons format for importing into ALMA Observing Tool when preparing ALMA solar proposals. For Phase I proposals, a dummy ephemeris file can be used. The actual ephemeris file for the selected target will be needed before the actual observation.
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The Snooping Project Interface (SnooPI) is a new software tool that allows PIs, Co-Is and Delegees to track the observational and processing status of their ALMA science projects.

Common Astronomy Software Applications (CASA):

Official package for processing of single-dish and interferometric radio data from ALMA and VLA developed by an international consortium of scientists based at the National Radio Astronomical Observatory (NRAO), the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA), the CSIRO division for Astronomy and Space Science (CASS), and the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) under the guidance of NRAO.