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Question: Would you choose Microsoft Azure App Service or PowerApps?
Answer: Janet put together a well thought out answer. From my (limited) experience, what she said, I agree
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"Overall, all of the features are very good.""It's a platform as a service, so we don't have to manage the infrastructure to hold the websites.""Azure data factory is a good tool.""Debugging using Application Insights is a valuable feature."

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"I like the containerization of Azure.""Can design apps quickly and can connect to any database.""The solution is very straightforward. Its context is obvious and everything is easy to understand.""The solution is very good. It's very full. You can do almost anything.""The product has good usability, in terms of low-code applications.""The most valuable feature is the simple data connectivity components.""Of all of the solutions I evaluated, it was the easiest to use and deploy.""The most valuable feature is automized processes."

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"The solution needs better integration capabilities on the network side.""I am new to the intervention and I find it difficult to find my way around the user interface. I have my own learning tool. However, it could be simpler for new users.""Initially, there were some rare instances when the server went down because it was deployed on Linux.""Lacking somewhat in template data flows."

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"The pricing structure needs to be improved, the current information is confusing.""The solution should have more integration with other platforms.""You can't add too many filters onto anything you build, otherwise, it will be very slow and it will affect your performance.""Improvements to the capturing of geographic locations and integration with maps would raise my score of the product from seven point five to its maximum of ten.""Microsoft is not cheap. The pricing could be lowered for their customers.""It is not enough user friendly. It also doesn't integrate very well with SQL Server.""There are occasional performance challenges.""The user interface is pretty good, although it is a little bit clunky and can be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Less than USD $100 per month."
  • "We have no complaints about the pricing."
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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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    Answers from the Community
    Netanya Carmi
    Questions from the Community
    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 »
    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: 
    Generating reports is very fast with Microsoft PowerApps. It's stable and scalable as well.
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    Also Known As
    Azure App Service, MS Azure App Service
    PowerApps, MS PowerApps
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    Azure App Service Web Apps (or just Web Apps) is a service for hosting web applications, REST APIs, and mobile back ends. You can develop in your favorite language, be it .NET, .NET Core, Java, Ruby, Node.js, PHP, or Python. Applications run and scale with ease on Windows-based environments.

    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.

    Learn more about Microsoft Azure App Service
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    Sample Customers
    Real Madrid, Absolut, AccuWeather, Heineken, NBC News, Paramount
    TransAlta, Rackspace, Telstra
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Computer Software Company35%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Printing Company5%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business38%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Microsoft Azure App Service is ranked 14th in Rapid Application Development Software with 4 reviews while Microsoft PowerApps is ranked 2nd in Rapid Application Development Software with 36 reviews. Microsoft Azure App Service is rated 8.8, while Microsoft PowerApps is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure App Service writes "Still familiarizing ourselves, but the data factory tool has proved to be most beneficial". 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". Microsoft Azure App Service is most compared with Oracle Application Express (APEX), Pega BPM, Adobe ColdFusion, ServiceNow and Appian, whereas Microsoft PowerApps is most compared with Mendix, Oracle Application Express (APEX), ServiceNow, Salesforce Platform and OutSystems. See our Microsoft Azure App Service vs. Microsoft PowerApps report.

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