PowerApps Reviews

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November 08, 2020
Phillip Templeton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Low Code Solutions
  • Flexible connections
  • Built In Database(CDS)
  • Exporting Data out of the CDS is very limited
  • Save screen to PDF or Save data table to PDF
  • Data imports could be easier
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May 06, 2020
Nigel Stratton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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February 12, 2020
Krishn Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Quick development with continuous improvements in apps
  • Integration with different services and MS Flow
  • The app load time with custom connectors that take time
  • Apps are only accessible with Microsoft account
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February 05, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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December 16, 2019
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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October 28, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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March 20, 2019
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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).
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February 06, 2019
Damien Dolan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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January 31, 2019
Tim Dorscher | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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August 04, 2018
Jason Leidig | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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September 29, 2017
Corey Brandt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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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Feature Scorecard Summary

Visual Modeling (9)
7.9
Drag-and-drop Interfaces (9)
9.0
Platform Security (9)
8.6
Platform User Management (9)
8.6
Reusability (9)
7.9
Platform Scalability (9)
9.3

What is PowerApps?

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

PowerApps Pricing

  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Per App Plan$10per user per app per month
Per User Plan$40per user per month

PowerApps Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No

Frequently Asked Questions

What is PowerApps?

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

What is PowerApps's best feature?

Reviewers rate Platform Scalability highest, with a score of 9.3.

Who uses PowerApps?

The most common users of PowerApps are from Enterprises and the Construction industry.