ABP Commercial vs. Power Apps

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ABP Commercial
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
A web development platform for modern ASP.NET Core applications based on the open-source, strong, and mature ABP Framework. Volosoft states the service provides: enterprise-ready, feature-rich, pre-built application modules (e.g. Identity Server management, SaaS management, language management, etc.) rapid application development tooling to support your development productivity (e.g. ABP Suite) professional UI themes Premium support Time is the most…
$1,999
3 included developer licenses, limited forum support
Power Apps
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
PowerApps is a low code / rapid application development product from Microsoft that allows users to quickly build apps.
$20
per month per user
Pricing
ABP CommercialPower Apps
Editions & Modules
Team
$1999.00
3 included developer licenses, limited forum support
Business
$4999.00
5 included developer licenses, unlimited forum support
Enterprise
$6999.00
5 included developer licenses, limited forum support
Power Apps Premium
$20
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ABP CommercialPower Apps
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
ABP CommercialPower Apps
Low-Code Development
Comparison of Low-Code Development features of Product A and Product B
ABP Commercial
-
Ratings
Power Apps
7.9
19 Ratings
8% below category average
Visual Modeling00 Ratings7.617 Ratings
Drag-and-drop Interfaces00 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Platform Security00 Ratings9.318 Ratings
Platform User Management00 Ratings8.218 Ratings
Reusability00 Ratings4.818 Ratings
Platform Scalability00 Ratings8.217 Ratings
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User Ratings
ABP CommercialPower Apps
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(3 ratings)
8.3
(21 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
ABP CommercialPower Apps
Likelihood to Recommend
Volosoft
If you are building a simple web application and want to bypass all of the basic building blocks (authentication & authorization, multi-tenant, etc, etc.), then ABP Commercial will allow you to do this very quickly with their tooling. It is also an excellent tool if you are building a large complicated SAAS product, as long as you are willing to invest the time required to understand the 'why' behind their architectural decisions and follow their methods throughout your development.
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Microsoft
PowerApps is well suited for "quick-wins" and fast prototypes of business solutions. It also is beneficial for situations where business partners and developers work together - it allows the business folks to provide a "quick-and-dirty" prototype which is then fleshed-out by developers that are trained experts on the platform. The interactive and easy to understand representation of the solution allows business partners to "see" the solution and add, remove, or correct aspects of it themselves. It provides a common view and understanding of the actual solution across business units and tech teams. PowerApps, being a low-code\no-code platform is not well suited for business processes that require many complex computations or large amounts of custom code - such as solutions that are better architected as Web Site or "full-blown" desktop solutions. There are solutions that are just not easy or quick to accomplish in a low-code\no-code platform. Enterprise Architects should know the difference, however business partners often try to create a solution and only when stuck because it becomes too complex do they engage a tech team for assistance - at which point there are sunk-costs involved and hinderences to re-platforming the solution
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Pros
Volosoft
  • Documentation
  • Premium theme
  • Basic modules
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Microsoft
  • Power Apps has formats that are pre-built that don't require any coding which makes it easier to achieve your vision. This does become a challenge if your App needs don't fit into that format.
  • We deal with a ton of data so the fact that you can connect to any data source in addition to their pre-stablished data connections makes the process a breeze.
  • The online learning resources and tutorials are helpful as well for those who are tech savvy.
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Cons
Volosoft
  • More modules are always welcomed
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Microsoft
  • More complicated to understand in comparison with Nintex Forms.
  • Complicated to find errors.
  • Using PowerApps for SharePoint Forms is a bit complicated by setting up the start and load scenario with a lot of JavaScript.
  • Load values, change them by code, and save them back could be easier. Actually quite complicated to handle a lot of variables.
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Usability
Volosoft
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
PowerApps is a great solution and I have spent the last year familiarizing myself with the platform and building custom applications to complete a whole range of tasks such as asset management, custom invoice generation, and item restriction tracking. We as a company have barely begun to scratch the surface of what can be achieved with PowerApps.
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Support Rating
Volosoft
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
The community forums are extremely responsive to questions asked, there is a good body of online documentation and many community posts to draw from. Although the platform has changed, which means some of the posts are out of date and the solutions provided aren't relevant. Of relevance, I read over 400 articles plus documentation to get this first app built in SharePoint, move it to SQL and make it work exactly the way it should.
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Alternatives Considered
Volosoft
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Much cheaper, much more customizable, and easier to use. There is not much of a learning curve and the licensing cost is much cheaper. PowerApps does one thing very well, whereas other platforms are mediocre. There is much more customization possible for your in-house workflows that you can build yourself vs using NetSuite engineers to build it for you.
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Return on Investment
Volosoft
  • We have a small team, and ABP Commercial has allowed us to build a SAAS application that is feature-rich in much less time than if we built everything from scratch.
  • ABP Commercial continues to provide benefits with every update. Keeping current on new versions of dependencies (such as .NET) requires a fraction of the work on our end since ABP Commercial updates the base framework and we can leverage that work. This was a HUGE benefit when IdentityServer4 changed from Open Source to a very expensive commercial license.
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Microsoft
  • It has given us a focal point for development. We now have the possibility of connecting to mobile and the default SharePoint online interface isn't always easy to manipulate. PowerApps has given us an opportunity to improve our user experience.
  • An improved user experience has given us a better shot at compliance. When users don't fight the environment, they don't gravitate towards workarounds or non-compliance.
  • As lists and libraries change, the platform scales pretty well.
  • Having users with the capability to create their own forms and tools has dialed back the app dev need (there is a balance though) and distributed power to the process architects and people who actually need the solutions in the first place—much more efficient model of service delivery: self-service.
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ScreenShots

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