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"The security is the most valuable feature, in particular, the way I can give different access to different areas to different people, so you can really fine-tune access for different users."

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"If you want something that you can use for cellphones, multiple tablets, and things like that, you can use PowerApps for the front end. It gathers all the information, and the information goes somewhere else.""It's very easy to build an app using this solution.""I have found the technical support to be helpful.""The solution allows you to use data to create excellent UI and quickly deliver an app. It speeds up production time.""The solution is stable and reliable.""It uses a lot of AI, which is helpful, especially during the setup process.""The solution works great and is stable.""We get feedback on a real-time basis, which is actually very useful for us."

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"The user interface for the systems that you build can use some improvement because as it is now, you have to do a lot of HTML and CSS to make it look modern."

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"The user interface is pretty good, although it is a little bit clunky and can be improved.""As far as dealing with SharePoint, it'll allow you to ha manage up to 2000 rows, however, performance-wise, they're recommending that you just keep it at the default of 500 rows.""We'd like to see more integration capabilities in the future.""Microsoft PowerApps is not intended for customizing what's generated in a major way.""You can't add too many filters onto anything you build, otherwise, it will be very slow and it will affect your performance.""PowerApps is still a bit new compared to a slightly more mature product such as OutSystems.""Most of my training for what I do has been by watching or learning in the community. There needs to be better training on either one of these.""We're not in production yet, so we're still working through some issues."

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  • "This product has really good value, as it doesn't have a per-user cost, there's a flat fee."
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  • "If you start to use any premium connectors that are not stored in a SharePoint list or on an Excel workbook, then it costs $4 per user per month. If you want unlimited, it's about $16 per month for unlimited apps, and unlimited connectors."
  • "The company has a subscription where you can use certain features for free, but there are features that require a premium subscription to use."
  • "The enterprise-level costs a great deal of money, and you have to purchase additional licenses to scale it."
  • "We use the Office 365 package, and Microsoft PowerApps is a part of the package. We don't pay any separate price for this. There are no additional costs. We just pay for the Office 365 package."
  • "There are two licensing costs, one is pay-as-you-go, or you can develop it for one year."
  • "This is not an expensive product and there are no licensing fees."
  • "It is not expensive. There is no licensing cost."
  • "The pricing is too expensive and the licensing system is complicated. There are many pages of instruction on how to do the calculations for the price."
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    Top Answer: I think it depends on your use case. If your organization uses Microsoft Enterprise products, PowerApps will work better in your environment. Similarly, if you have a Salesforce integration in… more »
    Top Answer:Hi Netanya, I will choose ServiceNow because ServiceNow is a very good tool compared to Microsoft PowerApp.  Because ServiceNow has a very strong module (Performance Analysis) reporting which will… more »
    Top Answer:Microsoft Azure App Service is helpful if you need to set up temporary servers for customers to run their programs in locations that other cloud providers do not cater to. When servers are closer to… more »
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    Knack helps non-programmers easily build beautiful, data-driven web apps. Data can be imported from spreadsheets and converted to an online database. Tools like search, forms, and tables are used to build web apps that work with the data. Apps can be published to any site and adapt to the surrounding design. Multiple versions can be published to different sites and for different audiences. Developers can extend these apps with a RESTful API, custom CSS, and JS event handlers.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Siemens Kaiser Permanente VMware SunChemical C.R. England Philips The Salvation Army United Way U.S. Green Building Council Cambridge University Press
    TransAlta, Rackspace, Telstra
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Educational Organization7%
    Computer Software Company32%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Insurance Company8%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Knack is ranked 15th in Rapid Application Development Software with 1 review while Microsoft PowerApps is ranked 2nd in Rapid Application Development Software with 45 reviews. Knack is rated 9.0, while Microsoft PowerApps is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Knack writes "Flexible and granular security options, good filtering, and the pricing model is cost-effective". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft PowerApps writes "Low-code, low learning curve, and reduces manpower". Knack is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Caspio, AppSheet, Zoho Creator and Mendix, whereas Microsoft PowerApps is most compared with Mendix, Oracle Application Express (APEX), ServiceNow, Microsoft Azure App Service and OutSystems.

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