PowerApps

PowerApps

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Score 8.4 out of 100
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PowerApps

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10 out of 10
March 23, 2022
I use PowerApps to complete many projects. It helps to solve problems when things can be automatically calculated and shared. The scope of …
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Popular Features

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  • Platform Security (18)
    8.9
    89%
  • Platform User Management (18)
    8.5
    85%
  • Visual Modeling (18)
    7.8
    78%
  • Drag-and-drop Interfaces (18)
    7.7
    77%

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Pricing

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Per App Plan

$10

Cloud
per user per app per month

Per User Plan

$40

Cloud
per user per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Features Scorecard

Low-Code Development

8.3
83%
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Product Details

What is PowerApps?

PowerApps is a low code / rapid application development product from Microsoft that allows users to quickly build apps.

PowerApps Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

PowerApps is a low code / rapid application development product from Microsoft that allows users to quickly build apps.

Reviewers rate Platform Security highest, with a score of 8.9.

The most common users of PowerApps are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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Reviews and Ratings

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Neil Kloster, MA, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Data capture.
  • Sends information to multiple places (i.e. SharePoint).
  • Creative flexibility.
  • Multiple uses.
  • Some situational formulas that seem easy to figure out are more complex than would be expected (such as using If functions, but it just takes a bit of research to figure out what you want to do).
Nicholas Wisel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Power Apps has formats that are pre-built that don't require any coding which makes it easier to achieve your vision. This does become a challenge if your App needs don't fit into that format.
  • We deal with a ton of data so the fact that you can connect to any data source in addition to their pre-stablished data connections makes the process a breeze.
  • The online learning resources and tutorials are helpful as well for those who are tech savvy.
  • I think more formats would be helpful.
  • I think having more customizability with current formats.
Score 6 out of 10
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  • Fetching data from Sharepoint.
  • Manipulating items in the Dataverse (MS's SQL thing).
  • Guided user interactions.
  • The editor takes Forever to load a full project for editing. for more complex projects, I have to open it first thing in the morning, go make a coffee, handle all of my new emails, take a coffee break, then come back and pray its ready to use
  • Formulas - I'm not sure why it seems to require the sacrifice of a live chicken to get PowerApps to accept a complex formula that is syntax-correct, but it seems to help!
  • Field reference. if you are mapping to data in a SharePoint list or dataverse, being able to grab the correct fields is akin to Sorcery.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • WYSIWYG Editor with easy Drag & Drop.
  • JavaScript for additional functionality.
  • Integration in SharePoint Online.
  • Integration in Teams.
  • More complicated to understand in comparison with Nintex Forms.
  • Complicated to find errors.
  • Using PowerApps for SharePoint Forms is a bit complicated by setting up the start and load scenario with a lot of JavaScript.
  • Load values, change them by code, and save them back could be easier. Actually quite complicated to handle a lot of variables.
Dr. ROOPESH RAO | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Application development.
  • Query building.
  • Integration of apps.
  • Front end and back end integration.
  • Database management.
  • Use of graphical user interface.
  • More graphical representation.
  • Instruction based application development.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Automate manual processes.
  • Quick and easy setup.
  • Can scale very quickly.
  • Can be customized.
  • Easy to learn and manage.
  • UI can be a little confusing if not technically savvy.
  • Licensing is complicated.
  • More integrations to other platforms and processes.
Daniel Holliday | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Recognizes a Dataset and PrePopulated the most common Screens an application would have at its core.
  • Easily Connects to all other Microsoft Office software in the same environment
  • quicker transition from an "excel macro" person to get up to speed as the code is formatted more like excel formulas and vba macros
  • The default Icon sets are functional and useful but somewhat bland
  • would be nice to have themes other than color scheme based on a app category name
  • adding an additional object to a existing gallery could be easier
Nigel Stratton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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  • Deploy to mobile.
  • Create a great looking UI.
  • Handles updates well.
  • Programming model is unique and requires a total rethink for developers
  • Limitations to leverage SQL Server. Delegation limitations with Sharepoint.
  • This is a window for data, not suited to data manipulation in the app
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Easily deploy applications company-wide.
  • Integration with MS Azure and the integration of features.
  • To have a better integration with MS Visual Studio.
  • Connectors and data sources could be more friendly and have better performance.
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Low-code design reduces learning curve to develop useful apps.
  • Pre-built templates means development time is reduced.
  • No desktop development environment.
  • Limited options to tweak code; there should be an override for advanced users.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Quick development with no code for specific line-of-business applications.
  • Allows greater control over business process automation through workflows and better-formalized connection to crucial business data, such as Accounts, Salespeople, etc.
  • Building an elegant user experience is very user-friendly and doesn't take a ton of time to put together.
  • Forms and views into the data all come "pre-packaged" for the quick implementation of model-driven PowerApps.
  • Canvas-driven PowerApps may take a little time to understand. They are incredibly powerful, but as such, there is more to learn, test, and understand.
  • PowerApps offer a lot of flexibility, so they don't always get completed extremely quickly. That being said, they offer a lot of power without any code.
  • Building navigation and launching the app could use a little improvement as well.
  • Licensing, as with many Microsoft Products, is continually changing and requires assistance in most cases.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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.
  • PowerApps has a great coding option, but there are some pieces of the tool that the requirement to understand code is a barrier to fun if the user doesn't code.
  • MUCH time can be spent looking for solutions on this young platform and the body of forum/help/lessons learned is not as robust as it will be in a few years.
  • Like many early-stage Microsoft products, PowerApps is a relatively blank slate that will be improved by the feedback of their users and ongoing feature development. Right now it seems that the product lacks a critical mass of use-case driven templates (there are some, but I haven't yet found one that didn't require more work to customize it to my need that it would take to build my own tool).
Damien Dolan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Easy to create new apps.
  • Integration with cloud data sources (Azure, Sharepoint).
  • GUI for creators is excellent.
  • Mobile and Desktop apps are created simultaneously.
  • 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.
Tim Dorscher | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Easy to learn
  • If you have a working knowledge of Excel formulas you can get significant benefit out of PowerApps
  • Empowers the citizen developer
  • Reduces the time to market for solutions you would normally have to rely on IT/IS for
  • The tutorials provided are too brief and too high level. You need to dig into the forums and the help topics on the Microsoft PowerApps website.
  • Without IT/IS blessing the citizen developer may not have the ability to save a final output.
  • Unable to print to a printer or PDF. You need to take a screenshot of what you have done.
  • I would love being able to right click a function and have a tooltip/explanation of what that function actually does. Not just how to write it but what the outcome should be.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Empowers the management team and support staff. PowerApps allows someone without any programming experience to conceive a resolution to problems. For example the capturing of data which may start out with someone entering data by filling out a form and that form is then presented to someone to enter into an Excel Spreadsheet which in turn is emailed to numerous parties for their inputs. With PowerApps you can easily push all of that activity to SharePoint and the automation being driven by Flow which will make the collection and use of data much more effecient.
  • PowerApps is highly flexible, it affords you the opportunity to connect to all kinds of data types from Excel Spreadsheets, to Lists built in SharePoint to all manners of databases.
  • It's really really simple but at the same time provides you with the ceiling to perform complicated task. PowerApps will meet you where you are at.
  • I'm sure cons exist but just haven't spent enough time working with the tool to experience its short comings yet. But what I've experienced thus far has been great. The support provided by Microsoft has been great, there is plenty of support for training as well.
Corey Brandt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Easy to create simple apps based on data from a wide variety of sources.
  • Branding and customization and is simple and powerful.
  • Works well for people with an excel background.
  • 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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