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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure App Service

Azure App Service is great if you're starting a new web project and need an infrastructure that is fast, stable, secure, and scalable. The service has a very high up-time, and it supports a variety of languages and technologies (though it really shines with the .NET stack - C#, ASP.NET, Entity Framework, etc.). If you're thinking about porting an existing app over, it may wind up being expensive as far as resources go if the software isn't properly optimized to utilize cloud resources efficiently, so that's something to keep in mind.
Drew Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerApps

PowerApps is well suited to environments where an organization wants to allow their employees the flexibility to create solutions to make their lives easier while still maintaining good dlp policies. PowerApps is very secure and you can give access to all organization or limit it just the users that you wish to use that application.
Phillip Templeton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Azure App Service
PowerApps
8.5
Visual Modeling
Azure App Service
PowerApps
7.7
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Azure App Service
PowerApps
8.9
Platform Security
Azure App Service
PowerApps
8.6
Platform User Management
Azure App Service
PowerApps
8.5
Reusability
Azure App Service
PowerApps
7.9
Platform Scalability
Azure App Service
PowerApps
9.1

Pros

Azure App Service

  • Single source for ALL of our apps.
  • Revision control is easy with the info we embed into the apps.
Richard Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerApps

  • Because PowerApps is tied to the Office365 environment, it does a very good job at talking to source information in SharePoint. For those considering PowerApps, there is something to be said for the seamless handshakes that Microsoft authors between their own tools.
  • If you are wanting to parse down the fields requested (again, in relation to SharePoint) and get away from messing with content types or default forms behind the curtain in SharePoint, PowerApps is a good buffer to selecting exactly what you want to capture and nothing that you don't (that isn't required).
  • While still in its early deployment, PowerApps does have good flexibility because of the coding opportunities in the tool. Coding can be a barrier of entry, but it balances code and common sense entry pretty well.
  • PowerApps works pretty well on a Mac. Of course, everything Microsoft functions better in Microsoft products (IE, Windows, Edge), but the online authoring tool for PowerApps is just fine for Mac.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure App Service

  • Abstraction of computing resources like Heroku does with dynos.
  • Azure Portal overall is pretty bloated and that affects managing Azure App Service applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerApps

  • Customizing interface for phones and tablets.
  • You are limited in layout, either phone or tablet, no desktop support.
  • The "Code Editor" could use some work. Giving you a bigger canvas so to speak.
  • It can be buggy if you make changes to data sources and flows outside of PowerApps. I have had one or two controls "break" because I made changes outside of PowerApps.
Damien Dolan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure App Service

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PowerApps

PowerApps 9.3
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure App Service

Azure App Service 9.6
Based on 5 answers
Overall support is great when I joined Azure, first we had number of problems & they have good support on public forms & Azure forms.
sandeep singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerApps

PowerApps 8.6
Based on 8 answers
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.
Nigel Stratton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure App Service

After exhaustive testing, we settled on Azure App Service because we felt they offered the best solutions in the price range we willing to pay for. It also was a natural extension of our website hosting package on Azure, and it is nice to be organized in one place.
Richard Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerApps

PowerApps has much power when talking about Office 365 and Azure integrations. Has low cost and it is easy to create/deploy applications. Bonita is open-source but it is necessary to have many technical skills to create applications and also to handle the infrastructure when installed in-house. Salesforce is an excellent platform, however it has a higher price for licensing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure App Service

  • Azure App Service has allowed us to quickly deploy high-budget projects very quickly, netting us a healthy profit vs the cost to develop. (We make, on average, about 10x what it costs to get up and running per project thanks to how easy it is to implement a skeleton framework.)
  • Costs are low to run the services thanks to the scaling functionality that comes with Azure App Service. We can utilize less resources during slow times and save hundreds of dollars per month vs costs of traditional servers.
Drew Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerApps

  • I am still developing my application but assuming everything works the way I have laid it out then PowerApps will help us to turn a 10yo marcro-powered Excel workbook with mostly static work-flows into a streamlined and less mistake-prone workflow while utilizing a single database.
  • The application will allow us to access dynamic project information in the field via tablet. Previously this could only be done via phone call or email.
Corey Brandt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure App Service

General

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

Azure App Service Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

PowerApps

General

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

PowerApps Editions & Modules

Edition
Per App Plan$101
Per User Plan$402
  1. per user per app per month
  2. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure App Service
9.4
PowerApps
8.2

Usability

Azure App Service
PowerApps
9.3

Support Rating

Azure App Service
9.6
PowerApps
8.6

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