Digital process forms with PowerApps for a paperless office - But a lot programming skills still needed.
March 24, 2022

Digital process forms with PowerApps for a paperless office - But a lot programming skills still needed.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with PowerApps

We use PowerApps for Forms in Workflows, for Apps and SharePoint Forms. Business problems: Our focus is a paperless office. So we need a tool for digital forms like Microsoft Power Apps. In former times we used Nintex Forms but the prices of the Nintex Cloud were not attractive for us anymore, because Microsoft implemented a good workflow and forms solution with PowerAutomate and PoweApps. We try to exchange old paper-based processes with new modern digital processes without paper by using PowerApps.
  • 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.
  • Paperless Office.
  • Integration with SharePoint Lists as List Form.
  • Integration in Teams.
  • Integration with Power Automate.
  • First proof of concept within a few days.
  • Old paper based process can be replaced within 2 months.
1. PowerApps functionality comes with E1 over E3 License without adding extra costs
2. For Nintex you pay (at the beginning) for each workflow, so my intention would be, to do no workflows to prevent additional costs, but I want a platform with a fair price that allows me to create workflows without thinking about the price for each workflow and we use only some workflow and relative easy workflows and forms as a medium-sized company.
3. PowerApps provides a lot of functionality without needing to invest in premium features directly.

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PowerApps is good, but not perfect. There is a lot of room to improve. Nevertheless, you can get a lot of functionality out of the box and you have the possibility to program with JavaScript additional functionality. I wish the usability would be improved. Nintex is much more user-friendly and easier to understand but may be more limited. In my opinion, PowerApps is a mighty platform and well-integrated in the Office365 suite.

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