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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

HyperWorks

Engineering firms and companies with needs for multiple disciplines of analysis capabilities on a regular basis will benefit from HyperWorks. Companies with short term engineering needs (less than 6 months) or who only need a particular analysis/simulation discipline may be better off using a consultant (who likely uses HyperWorks).
Billy Wight | 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

HyperWorks
PowerApps
8.6
Visual Modeling
HyperWorks
PowerApps
7.9
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
HyperWorks
PowerApps
9.1
Platform Security
HyperWorks
PowerApps
8.6
Platform User Management
HyperWorks
PowerApps
8.6
Reusability
HyperWorks
PowerApps
7.9
Platform Scalability
HyperWorks
PowerApps
9.3

Pros

HyperWorks

  • All-inclusive software suite
  • Wide breadth of capabilities and custom scripting
  • Highly efficient and scalable solvers/computation
Billy Wight | 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

HyperWorks

  • User interface is improving, but not always intuitive; varies across tools
  • Steep learning curve
  • Cost may be out of reach for some, but relatively inexpensive if you need all the tools it includes (vs. paying for each tool individually)
Billy Wight | 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

HyperWorks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PowerApps

PowerApps 9.6
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

HyperWorks

No score
No answers yet
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PowerApps

PowerApps 8.8
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

HyperWorks

HyperWorks is far more capable than SOLIDWORKS Simulation offering more simulation solutions for more accurate analysis. The solvers are also more efficient so you get results faster and reduce time to market.
Billy Wight | 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

HyperWorks

  • An all in one solution keeps costs down if you need multiple analysis capabilities (FEA, CFD, MBD, etc.)
  • Analysis work supports our other engineering/design work we wouldn't otherwise receive
  • Fast and efficient solvers leads to higher throughput
Billy Wight | 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

HyperWorks

General

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

HyperWorks 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

HyperWorks
10.0
PowerApps
8.3

Usability

HyperWorks
PowerApps
9.6

Support Rating

HyperWorks
PowerApps
8.8

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