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Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Power Automate

Microsoft Flow is highly effective to those individualized work environments for those who have the flexibility to customize their processes. While the O365 suite is often available as a whole, in some environments such as campus life or education areas I could see this being less effective. This product is definitely geared for the office/business enterprise environment.
Jesse Bickel, MS - PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Microsoft Power Automate
PowerApps
8.3
Visual Modeling
Microsoft Power Automate
PowerApps
7.4
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Microsoft Power Automate
PowerApps
8.7
Platform Security
Microsoft Power Automate
PowerApps
8.6
Platform User Management
Microsoft Power Automate
PowerApps
8.3
Reusability
Microsoft Power Automate
PowerApps
8.0
Platform Scalability
Microsoft Power Automate
PowerApps
8.9

Pros

Microsoft Power Automate

  • Approval workflows, it makes getting approvals in a succinct order very easy and Flow does this in spades
  • Starting a workflow based on a certain "trigger" . Having workflows start when you want them to is far and away one Microsoft Flow's strengths.
  • Allthe different outside services you can interface with. It really is a impressive list. From Dropbox to Wunderlist, really amazing
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Damien Dolan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Microsoft Power Automate

  • The initial set-up process of this is a little confusing and challenging.
  • The 3rd party add-on connectivity is a bit complex.
Aruna Bandara | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Corey Brandt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Microsoft Power Automate

No score
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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Microsoft Power Automate

Microsoft Power Automate 6.0
Based on 5 answers
So Microsoft Flow support for its general troubleshooting or correcting issues is excellent. But to my knowledge, Microsoft Flow itself does not have service providers, even though they offer templates on their online app. I have found myself many times trying to complete individual actions that have no known template or even forum example. Every business is unique, and Microsoft does an excellent job of providing versatile yet straightforward systems. Microsoft Flow is definitely on the more advanced side of things. Having support or being able to purchase superior service (on building personalized flows) would be great.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerApps

PowerApps 8.0
Based on 5 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

Microsoft Power Automate

We thought of Zapier on the other hand, but what made us to chose Flow is mainly its seamless connectivity with Microsoft products and all the existing relationship what we had with Microsoft.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerApps

PowerApps is the first we have used in Office 365 and Azure Integration. It really helped us to integrate application in Azure and building short apps with low cost
Krishn Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Microsoft Power Automate

  • It has pushed some degree of user support to the users who are closest to their own processes, and has allowed the burden of support to shift from ONLY IT to business groups for us.
  • There is a better chance for us to get support with a Microsoft product internally than anything else (Nintex, Oracle, SAP, etc...) because of our license agreement.
  • Time will tell how well Flow allows us to re-create the environment we had with on-prem Nintex and SharePoint 2016. It appears that it could, but it is too early to tell how easy adoption of a slightly more technically complex tool will be for our operating company, sister operating companies, and parent company.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerApps

  • When having Office 365 subscription and Azure, has a superb ROI.
  • It is not necessary to have a best-in-class professional to start using.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Microsoft Power Automate

General

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

PowerApps

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Power Automate
8.3
PowerApps
8.3

Usability

Microsoft Power Automate
PowerApps
8.0

Support Rating

Microsoft Power Automate
6.0
PowerApps
8.0

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