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Score 8.3 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

AppSheet

AppSheet has everything that I've needed for a small, RAD application. Complex calculations, solid record keeping, GeoLocation, Templatized broadcasts of documents and reminders, photo recordation, and so much more. Most of the billing is done by active users, however, you can even set an application to generate its own users, and control access restrictions within it rather than using the multi-user tier of AppSheet's design.
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PowerApps

PowerApps does a great job of bridging the gap for mobile form entry where needed. We don't have a ton of mobile use cases, but that's because we haven't had a very active online tool kit until the deployment of O365. With most tools behind a firewall, any opportunity to work in business applications has been through VPN and that usually requires a PC/Mac. Now that we're able to access the system through a credentialed entry point in O365, we have the opportunity to think about what our mobile environment could look like. That's where PowerApps comes into our portfolio.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

AppSheet
7.4
PowerApps
8.8
Visual Modeling
AppSheet
7.1
PowerApps
8.0
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
AppSheet
9.1
PowerApps
8.7
Platform Security
AppSheet
7.3
PowerApps
9.5
Platform User Management
AppSheet
6.7
PowerApps
8.7
Reusability
AppSheet
7.4
PowerApps
9.0
Platform Scalability
AppSheet
6.7
PowerApps
9.0

Pros

AppSheet

  • Ease of use and intuitive framework; can be as easy or as complicated as you need
  • Customization for organization needs
  • Integration with Google Sheets (or other third-party systems) means that viewing and editing data as an administrator is still easy and is reflected in the app
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PowerApps

  • Easy to create new apps.
  • Integration with cloud data sources (Azure, Sharepoint).
  • GUI for creators is excellent.
  • Mobile and Desktop apps are created simultaneously.
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Cons

AppSheet

  • GPS on the maps are terrible. We dont use the map to collect data as the signal is erratic only in Appsheet. We have another app installed on the same phone to get X,Y data which is copied and pasted into the appsheet solution. We have tried everything but Appsheet map and coordinate accuracy and erratic behaviour is below par.
  • Deployment management. While it is great that people see your changes right away, it sometimes leads to downtime if one makes a mistake. In the beginning it was hard to tell which changes would negatively effect the users and in some cases the data got jumbled due to table changes. Would be good if development, testing and deployment were better streamlined. No need for auto testing (like selenium etc.) just a place we can test before deploying. Now we have several "dev" versions with a cumbersome copy and paste system.
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PowerApps

  • I feel that although it is possible to adapt the tablet view to desktop it can be cumbersome and the screen ratio is not right. There should be an option for making a desktop or browser based application specifically; or at least more screen ratio choices.
  • "PowerApps Desktop" is only available via windows store; for some enterprise users(specifically LTSB users) that makes it unavailable as windows store cannot be used with this version of Windows. A stand alone download or an explanation in the documentation would be nice to have.
  • I have spent a ton of time changing the formating over to the standard that I am using throughout the application on each data card or places where copy paste isn't an option. A format painter or a place to provide typical formating options such as font type and color would be a HUGE time saver for those of us trying to brand our applications.
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Likelihood to Renew

AppSheet

AppSheet 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The app has been extremely useful since its inception.
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PowerApps

No score
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Usability

AppSheet

AppSheet 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Once the app is made, it is very easy to use.
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PowerApps

PowerApps 8.0
Based on 1 answer
There is still complexity in creating PowerApps, but you can't underestimate the power of the PowerApp, so naturally creating one could get complex. But the usage of the app should be straightforward, even if it relies heavily on the UX from the application designer. Overall, very user-friendly, does not require code, and relatively painlessly taps into business-critical information without requiring any data copying.
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Support

AppSheet

AppSheet 6.4
Based on 3 answers
I haven't really used their customer support. My understanding is that there is not much support at the "Pro" paid level. Lots of help documentation that you can research yourself. Would be nice to have a person at AppSheet to help walk through some challenges, but likely costs more.
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PowerApps

PowerApps 8.0
Based on 1 answer
There are several incredible community members posting videos and blogs about getting started with PowerApps and getting into a deep dive technically. PowerApps has a great community and a lot of supporters for it. I'm not sure what the "official" Microsoft support is like, but the community is really great.
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Alternatives Considered

AppSheet

We definitely looked at the competitors. I don't even recall what they were because when we hit AppSheet it was SO obvious how capable it was that the others literally disappeared from memory. They key was that ability to near-instantly deploy the kernel of your idea straight from anything from a spreadsheet to a cloud database, and then sit in front of your user the same day and ask, "Now, what would you like to see?"
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PowerApps

Along with PowerApps we evaluated Smartsheet for use and we determined that PowerApps provides a great deal more functionality and flexibility. Especially when you consider it is nested in SparePoint and all the additional functionality that SharePoint provides. PowerApps also has the ability to integrate with PowerBi which provides you access to some superb reporting capability
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Return on Investment

AppSheet

  • I will use it some more and decide how well it suits my needs.
  • If this is a good fit for me others will ask to have one made for them when they see me use it that is why more "good looks" will spark interest.
  • At this point I do not see how I can have different people access their own data by configuring the app. I am not sure about the pay version...
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PowerApps

  • My budget calculator enabled our sales team to provide a high-level quote in minutes compared to hours or even days if we had to draw it out.
  • My time tracker was used by a department to estimate the time taken on projects and therefore they could quote the billable hours up front.
  • There has been nothing but positive impacts from my use of PowerApps.
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Pricing Details

AppSheet

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

AppSheet Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$51
Pro$101
EnterpriseCustom2
Public App$503
  1. per user
  2. per company
  3. per app
Additional Pricing Details
Personal apps and prototype are always free to build. Don't pay until you're ready to deploy. What can I do for free? Use the complete set of AppSheet features for free while building one or many app prototypes (for as long as you like). Invite up to 10 users for free to use your apps & share feedback. How do Business Subscription pricing work? Business Subscriptions enable a suite of performance & management features for organizations with cross-departmental app creators, and pricing is based on each unique requirements. Connect with the AppSheet team at solutions.appsheet.com/contact to learn more.

PowerApps

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

PowerApps Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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