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"There are free online learning and certifications if a user would like to learn more and better understand the solution.""The features that I have found most valuable with Mendix are its business process management and its minimal low code, both from an interface perspective and from a process perspective.""We find it intuitive and easy to use.""The solution is stable.""The most valuable features are the decorative style, model-driven development, and the fact that Mendix validates flows. Mendix is quick to develop because it's a low-code platform. It's very robust, flexible, open, and scalable. It's for a low-code customer. The tooling is also really good and it has mobile capabilities.""The most valuable features are the integration and UI customization."

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"The most valuable feature is the compatibility with other Microsoft components.""Can design apps quickly and can connect to any database.""The most valuable feature is automized processes.""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 that PowerApps can be used by most business users. It is not only for programmers.""The cloud aspect has been great. We don't have to do a lot of research in order to begin integrations. It's so easy to integrate with other solutions.""I like how fast I can develop an application and put it in production with PowerApps. I think the integration is also excellent. The platforms is growing, so they are constantly adding more connectors on all these things.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the Model-driven or Canvas application-making platforms. The power of the two gives us exactly what we are looking for."

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"There needs to be an increase in the number of the UI components.""There's no direct tech support.""An improvement I would like to see is the ability to version manage independent modules. Their version management for software repositories must be better. It's good and you can do it, but it needs work.""Mendix is slightly less scalable than I'd like.""There are not enough developers who are using Mendix. The knowledge base available online and in the market is not as rich as other competitors.""You need experienced programmers and developers to understand this solution."

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"Microsoft should combine both the web and the mobile environment with all of the layers of development into one package.""One of the major problems with it is what PowerApps calls the delegation warning. Regardless of what platform, data source, et cetera, that you're using, you can't retrieve more than 2000 records.""In an upcoming release, I would like to see custom APIs, better integration with other solutions, and more connectors available.""Installation and integration could be improved.""Microsoft PowerApps is not intended for customizing what's generated in a major way.""I have always felt that you need an IT background to use this solution.""The pricing structure needs to be improved, the current information is confusing.""There are occasional performance challenges."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing costs are similar to those for all other IT technology, but they vary by region."
  • "Mendix seems a bit expensive. But in terms of wanting to have less developers and higher velocity, the total cost of ownership is fine. It's not cheap, though."
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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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    Questions from the Community
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    The most valuable features are the integration and UI customization.
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    Licensing costs are similar to those for all other IT technology, but they vary by region. As such, the United States, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Jordan all have disparate licensing costs, even when it… more »
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    While it is difficult for me to address which areas of the solution are in need of improvement, as I manage Mendix projects, but do not utilize them, I would point out the transformation of the BPM… more »
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    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 »
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    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 »
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    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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    The Mendix App Platform enables enterprise development teams to rapidly build, integrate, and deploy beautiful multi-device applications. Enterprise IT teams that need to quickly build innovative and differentiating applications in close collaboration with business stakeholders use Mendix.

    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
    Genzyme, TNT, Yahoo, Capgemini, Roche, D&B, Aegon, kpn, AZL, Sky, Arch, Penn State Univeristy, BancABC
    TransAlta, Rackspace, Telstra
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm40%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Real Estate/Law Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Computer Software Company35%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm5%
    Media Company5%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business64%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise29%
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise41%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Mendix is ranked 9th in Rapid Application Development Software with 6 reviews while Microsoft PowerApps is ranked 2nd in Rapid Application Development Software with 36 reviews. Mendix is rated 7.6, while Microsoft PowerApps is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Mendix writes "Responsive with a straightforward setup and good online training". 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". Mendix is most compared with Appian, OutSystems, Thinkwise, Pega BPM and Oracle Application Express (APEX), whereas Microsoft PowerApps is most compared with Oracle Application Express (APEX), ServiceNow, Microsoft Azure App Service, Salesforce Platform and OutSystems. See our Mendix vs. Microsoft PowerApps report.

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