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Pros
"The most valuable feature is that PowerApps can be used by most business users. It is not only for programmers.""The most valuable feature is the simple data connectivity components.""As a business person, I design a lot of screens. The solution really resonates with me. Their design is amazing.""When I am developing any user UI, it gives me complete flexibility. I can manage in any way I want.""Of all of the solutions I evaluated, it was the easiest to use and deploy.""Generating reports is very fast with Microsoft PowerApps. It's stable and scalable as well.""I have found the technical support to be helpful.""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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"The feature that I find most valuable with Zudy VINYL is how flexible it is. There are so many ways that you can connect data to it and there are so many features that are out-of-the-box that make the product very flexible and easy and easy to work with. It's got a great user interface which makes it a nice looking product that our employees are able to engage with quickly.""There are a lot of low-code development tools out there, but VINYL has the ability to connect to just about any data source out there, if an API exists for it and can be leveraged. We have even partnered with them at times to work with third-party vendors to develop APIs on our own, if there wasn't an API that exists for it.""When it comes to the speed of development of the applications with Zudy VINYL it has been the fastest and most powerful that I've been able to do. We've tried building things from scratch. It takes an enormous amount of time. We've cut that time by probably a fifth, with more power. I've been very happy with the speed of doing things in Zudy VINYL.""The product is super fast at getting things done.""The integration is a huge accelerator into enabling new business processes. As a small company, we have a few different systems that otherwise couldn't talk to each other. We recognize, from an IT perspective, the value that data and change in status of certain data in one area could influence the ability to take action in another. With these integration points, we are able to essentially create that communication from one system to another, letting system B know that something has been completed or is ready in system A. That allows our users to know that they are ready to complete a task. Without that, we would be relying on a lot of manual communication. We would be relying on individuals sending emails, saying, "Hey, by the way, this is ready in system A." Now, we have the system recognizing it and shooting that email off automatically, with all the instructions necessary.""Zudy has increased development speed. What would take us months to be able to complete, we're getting done in a matter of weeks. I have a number of projects that we were working on that I thought that we'd [only] be able to get completed by next year. We've already completed them and we're still in the year 2020.""Their integrations are terrific. We've had zero issues, a 100 percent success rate with integrations. In terms of Zudy's data source connectors and API integrations, we've been really pleased. We use some software that is very common in the media business, and then we also have some custom things that we built for a variety of different use cases within our company, and we've had zero integration issues, in terms of getting data into Zudy and getting data out of it. It's been great."

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Cons
"This tool doesn't have an internal database. It only relies on the data layer of Microsoft Cloud.""In some cases, PowerApps would have some limitations in terms of the data, the number of transactions, and so on, but for a normal solution, it would be enough.""Customer support needs improvement.""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.""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.""Integration with databases and other tools needs to be improved.""The documentation isn't great. It's only 75% of what you need to know. If you go beyond that and run into issues, it's really not going to help you."

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"Eventually, a nicer way to create certain features, like the way that we create PDFs, would help. Sometimes the way that it resizes when I have multiple windows up, could also be better. It's minor stuff though. It's edge-case stuff.""Having been a customer of theirs for a long time, I think the UI needed improvements early on. But, they have done a remarkable job catching up in that regard.""It might help if they put out different types that would provide different ways to view the data. I'd like to see more on that.""During the initial rollout, the text editor wasn't 100% what we were looking for, but we were able to get the job done. After some discussions and finding ways to use different plugins during the short term, Zudy actually came back a few months later and said that they have integrated a standard product into their text editing that checked all the boxes for us.""Upload time of documents that needed to be uploaded was a request that we were having an issue with. That issue got resolved in [near] real time, within probably 30 minutes.""I don't have a lot of negative things to say about the platform. One of the things we joke about, because it is very minor in detail, is that as with any platform, when you're hosting a live webinar on a GoToMeeting or a Zoom, everything slows down a little bit. So when you're doing a live demo internally with folks, the platform can go a step slower. That's not necessarily just a Zudy thing.""There are some acknowledged technical limitations. I was looking to do some metadata manipulation, which is very atypical. Zudy said that they will work on building me a workaround. If there is a weakness, that would be it."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "Compared to if I used traditional methods, such as hiring developers and setting up systems, VINYL is costing me less than half of what it would normally cost."
  • "Pricing and licensing are on par with or better than what we were looking at and what we had. That was also one of the key factors for making the decision. We cut our costs in half by going over to the Zudy platform."
  • "The pricing and licensing of Zudy are fair."
  • "We haven't really had any issues with pricing. Like with any good partnership, you're paying a fair and good price for a good product. That's where great partnerships are developed, when one side doesn't feel like they won in a deal; when both sides feel like they won. That's where we are with Zudy VINYL."
  • "The pricing and the licensing of Zudy are reasonable. Pricing is always a tricky thing. It could be a little simpler, but they're doing well. I'm happy with it."
  • "We also pay for the managed services help that we get from them. But, to me, it is a very effective cost model. Licenses are relatively inexpensive, then you pay by the drink in terms of the managed services that you are going to need, which has been great. We figure out where we want to apply those services and try to be pretty diligent about managing the costs there."
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    Questions from the Community
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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 integration is a huge accelerator into enabling new business processes. As a small company, we have a few different systems that otherwise couldn't talk to each other. We recognize, from an IT… more »
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    It is great. We have been working with them on a model where you are not limited. You pay for the license, then you can use it as much as you want. For us, it has been very cost-effective. We also pay… more »
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    During the initial rollout, the text editor wasn't 100% what we were looking for, but we were able to get the job done. After some discussions and finding ways to use different plugins during the… more »
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    Also Known As
    PowerApps, MS PowerApps
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    Overview

    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.

    Zudy is a visionary enterprise application development company with a breakthrough low-code no-code platform known as VINYL. VINYL’s patented technology-agnostic development environment turns mobile and web into one, enabling enterprises to build highly configurable applications in just days rather than months or years. Using VINYL, enterprises can dramatically increase the number of new applications they can build from an average of three per year to more than 50.

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    Create Enterprise Apps without Code

    Find out more about how Zudy VINYL's code-free platform can speed up your enterprise application development process. Contact Zudy to find out more.

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    TransAlta, Rackspace, Telstra
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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company35%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    University5%
    Printing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Pharma/Biotech Company17%
    Leisure / Travel Company13%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Non Tech Company8%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Retailer8%
    Government6%
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    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise41%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise41%
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    Small Business65%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise8%
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    Microsoft PowerApps is ranked 2nd in Rapid Application Development Software with 36 reviews while Zudy VINYL is ranked 8th in Rapid Application Development Software with 7 reviews. Microsoft PowerApps is rated 7.8, while Zudy VINYL is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft PowerApps writes "Great for quickly making apps, with reasonable pricing, but doesn't scale well externally". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zudy VINYL writes "This is the first time something has been able to pull off my dream, and have it up and running in a fraction of the time". Microsoft PowerApps is most compared with Mendix, Oracle Application Express (APEX), ServiceNow, Microsoft Azure App Service and Salesforce Platform, whereas Zudy VINYL is most compared with QuickBase, OutSystems, ServiceNow, Mendix and Salesforce Platform. See our Microsoft PowerApps vs. Zudy VINYL report.

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