Likelihood to Recommend
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.
Feature Rating Comparison
Platform User Management
- Easy to create new apps.
- Integration with cloud data sources (Azure, Sharepoint).
- GUI for creators is excellent.
- Mobile and Desktop apps are created simultaneously.
- 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.
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.
Engineer in Information TechnologyFood & Beverages Company, 51-200 employees
Based on 4 answers
It is best to use to develop internal application, integrating current environment and platform in Office 365 and Azure. It comes with Office 365 subscription so no additional cost for us and it is easy to create mobile applications that accessible for users to anywhere and anytime
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.
Team Lead in Information TechnologyMachinery Company, 10,001+ employees
Return on Investment
- We've done a couple of projects where PowerApps saved us time and effort. It comes with our Office 365 subscription so it was no additional cost.
Premium Consulting/Integration Services—
Entry-level set up fee?