"It's heavy on business processing in terms of logic, process workflows, and primarily on the process design modeler. Appian is really great at that. In terms of the full stack set from a low-code platform perspective, it's definitely an eye opener since it can be deployed via mobile app and on the web as well."
"The solution's most valuable features are the regular periodic and quarterly updates, they are very useful updates. They keep improving the solution more often, and that helps the platform or code always be up to date with the latest features."
"Compared to other code tools that I've seen, Appian has a more robust rules engine"
"The product has a very good mobile app."
"Appian has many valuable features, the first being the ease of development—rapid development. Second, the process of learning the product and tool is faster when compared to its peers in the market. It's closer to low-code, and while it's still not very easy, it's more low-code than other products in the industry. Appian has a good user interface, a seamless model user interface, which comes without additional coding. It can also integrate with multiple systems."
"I find the BPM the most valuable feature."
"This is the most complete solution of its kind."
"The solution has a lot of strong features for the financial industry, it is very easy to use."
"It is very easy for us to implement. We have a Microsoft ecosystem, and this solution has many components for integration."
"The most valuable feature is the time-to-market because you can make apps pretty fast."
"The most valuable feature is the simple data connectivity components."
"The solution is easy to use and map."
"We were impressed with the functionality of the solution."
"The solution is excellent at figuring how to build an application in three months. It makes it very quick and easy."
"The solution is very good. It's very full. You can do almost anything."
"I like the containerization of Azure."
"We have clients that want to use Office 365, Microsoft Analytics, and Power Apps. Appian just isn't the same as using something specifically designed to cater to the Microsoft Suite."
"Authoring tool is slow to use resulted in limitations on how quickly solutions can be built."
"Lacks integration with other products."
"I wouldn't say their response time is long, but it could be quicker."
"Something I would like to see improved is an SQL database connection."
"What could be improved is more on the front end perspective, like the user interface and the mobile application aspect."
"Appian could include other applications that we could reuse for other customers, CRM for example."
"I would like to see more complete university tools. For example, with UiPath, I have had a good experience related to a free course in order to provide some users some different levels of knowledge. This extra training helps users not only use the solution but to develop further within the tool."
"Microsoft PowerApps is not intended for customizing what's generated in a major way."
"It is not enough user friendly. It also doesn't integrate very well with SQL Server."
"It would be good if this solution supports standard BPN operations. We are thinking of switching to a BPM solution next year because it is not a BPM solution."
"The solution needs a bit more refinement in general."
"Microsoft is not cheap. The pricing could be lowered for their customers."
"When we talk of integrating with external applications, that's one area where, even today, I had to loop in my code developers. If this area can be streamlined so that my techno-functional consultants, who are on-site, can immediately start working on something without the assistance of developers, that would be ideal."
"The availability of templates needs to be improved. I understand that the ecosystem around it is still developing, but we need more templates. I would like the entire ecosystem around it to improve. I would recommend adding AI components. Even though we can always connect to Azure for AI components, they should slowly start looking at adding some AI components to PowerApps so that out-of-the-box learning can be applied to process flows. Salesforce has the Einstein layer that works along with license platforms. PowerApps should also have something similar."
"You can't add too many filters onto anything you build, otherwise, it will be very slow and it will affect your performance."
PowerApps enables a broad range of app scenarios to be created that infuse digital transformation into manual and outdated processes. Use both canvas and model-driven apps to build PowerApps that solve business problems for task and role-specific scenarios like inspections, field sales enablement, prospect to cash, and integrated marketing views.
Appian is ranked 5th in Rapid Application Development Software with 16 reviews while Microsoft PowerApps is ranked 2nd in Rapid Application Development Software with 36 reviews. Appian is rated 8.4, while Microsoft PowerApps is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Appian writes "Easy to develop, low-code, and has a good user interface ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft PowerApps writes "Great for quickly making apps, with reasonable pricing, but doesn't scale well externally". Appian is most compared with Pega BPM, ServiceNow, Camunda Platform, Mendix and Salesforce Platform, whereas Microsoft PowerApps is most compared with Mendix, Oracle Application Express (APEX), ServiceNow, Microsoft Azure App Service and Pega BPM. See our Appian vs. Microsoft PowerApps report.
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