Your Go-To For Form Creation
February 06, 2019

Your Go-To For Form Creation

Damien Dolan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with PowerApps

Since we are short staffed and thin on personnel, we have to use what tools we can to help automate business rules and practices. PowerApps is perfect for that. I am a programmer by trade but when we (the IT department) don't have to time to create applications from the ground up we use PowerApps. We can easily create a well functioning, SharePoint integrated data entry/workflow system within a couple of hours. It also automates a lot of the tasks requested by users. It is being used across our whole organization and we are leveraging it heavily.
  • 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.
  • Freed up time by passing mundane tasks on to the end user.
  • Very quick turnaround on some of our simpler requests by end users.
  • Programmers aren't the only one who can use this. A quick class and most organization employee can create their own.
  • Can empower the end user.
  • Works across platforms and form factors.
It's by far the most superior simply because of its integration with what most companies already have in place Sharepoint, SQL, Azure. It's drag and drop functionality is top notch and the dream of creating mobile apps without having to duplicate the work is amazing as well. Integration alone is what makes PowerApps a no brainer.
We had a layoff where the employee who was responsible for data integrity was let go. Their job was to make sure all new products, projects etc. had a naming scheme that fell in with our business rules. When they were let go we were able to create a PowerApp(s) that helped take some of their tasks and pass it on to the user with feature-rich data entry screen that interfaced with our ERP's data source. I'm not saying this will replace people in the workforce but it helps alleviate some of the burdens a scenario like this might create.

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