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Microsoft PowerApps Valuable Features

IT Specialist (INFOSEC) at a government with 10,001+ employees

The write-back capability right now is just SharePoint Online, however, hopefully, we'll get the funding and subscriptions so that we can get write-back to our SQL server database. Of course, this is for our analysts within business architecture so that they can maintain the metadata, the relationships, and the mappings. Those are the biggest things that we need to have analysts able to do - the research, analysis to identify what data needs to be updated for those relationships and giving them a front end, a form to go in and edit, either create rows or modify existing, whatever needs to be done to the table.

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Principal at a consultancy with 1-10 employees

The solution is excellent at figuring how to build an application in three months. It makes it very quick and easy.

The pricing is very reasonable. it's not overly expensive.

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Ameer Ali - PeerSpot reviewer
Executive Director at Ali 4 Solutions FZE

Because there is no need for lengthy code, applications can be created quickly. That's the beauty of PowerApps in general, whether I'm using Power Automate or PowerApps for UI development. And the UI is very user-friendly.

When I am developing any user UI, it gives me complete flexibility. I can manage in any way I want.

It is constantly being improved. I've been using it for three years and have noticed that upgrades are happening on a regular basis, and it's becoming more and more user-friendly, both for developers and for users.

We can now also share it on Microsoft Teams. As a result, it is becoming increasingly powerful.

It is very easy to use.

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Microsoft PowerApps
June 2022
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Director, Product Management at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

There are lots of good videos on Youtube that are available to help users train themselves on the product and understand its intricacies. They have a workshop that allows you to learn the product in a day.

As a business person, I design a lot of screens. The solution really resonates with me. Their design is amazing.

You are able to create a screen app within a day once you get the hang of everything. 

There are great templates on offer that make creating apps easy. They have galleries that help you pick predefined templates. You can also standardize these. It's low effort and low code. However, if you want to code more and have code validation or mobile, you can do that as well.

They have a web version of the solution, as well as a version for tablets.

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WilliamBowers - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Vertical Symmetry

We really like Microsoft PowerApps. When compared with Microsoft Power Automate, it is a bit more mature, and we're able to build things pretty rapidly.

It's a different paradigm to build around, and it's a different programming paradigm. It's more like Excel in that you build formulas and pieces, but we've been able to build some fairly sophisticated business logic inside of it. As a result, we believe that is much more mature. I'd say that's around an eight, eight and a half, out of ten.

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EVP, Solutions at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

What I like about it is that it is coming from Microsoft. It is very easy for us, our techno-functional consultants to spin an application in days, not in months. 

This is easily integrated with native systems including the Microsoft stack. If we have to integrate with other products such as SharePoint, we can leverage any services using Azure or the same platform.

In terms of scalability, it can scale quite well. It's so scalable with forthcoming technologies. We can develop something in PowerApps, and that can easily be scaled to a bot. We can quickly make a bot there and make it work in conjunction with applications.

We had it integrated earlier with voice channels. You can manage an omnichannel kind of scenario between Voice, Teams, WhatsApp, social integration platforms like Twitter, Facebook, et cetera. 

The RPA is very closely integrated onto the same platform and BI as well. It's great.

The initial setup is very easy.

The product is very stable. 

I have found the technical support to be helpful.

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Kamesh Gunupur - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President - Information Systems at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution is pretty easy to create and deploy apps.

You don't need a very high level of technical knowledge. Of course, you do need some level of technical knowledge, however, a normal developer can easily learn and deploy Power Apps.

The initial setup is very simple.

The solution scales well. 

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Andy Chen - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Specialist at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees

The solution is very straightforward. Its context is obvious and everything is easy to understand.

Compared to previous applications which developed by Visual Basic, we can quickly update the whole business process without spending weeks or a month dealing with those aspects.

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Senior Product Manager Data Science at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It's easy to use due to expert UI. It is great.

The initial setup is easy.

There's a lot of online knowledge on the solution, to the point where new users can basically teach themselves how to use the solution.

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Power Platform Consultant at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees

Everything that includes PowerApps is very interesting, especially the late editions in direction and mixed reality.  

The way you create applications and the nature of language processing are great. The ideas feature that has been added lately has been wonderful. All these types of additions are really cool.

It's a stable product. 

It uses a lot of AI, which is helpful, especially during the setup process.

The pricing is reasonable.

Technical support is good. 

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Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

What we like about Microsoft PowerApps is that it allows us to simplify business processes and user experience. We can also create responsive applications and canvas apps through this solution.

If we need an app that is more specific to what the business requires, we can create model-driven apps through Microsoft PowerApps. We can also create a reusable component which we can use in this solution, through the power component framework, which is a recent development model from this product.

We also love that this product is a low-code tool which has drag and drop controls, so building apps is simplified.

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Enterprise Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

Microsoft PowerApps is a no-code solution.

I would say that the most valuable features are the user interface, navigation, and business routes.

It quickly drags and drops. It doesn't take much coding, there is no coding in fact. You drag and drop, select a few things to configure, and then read those applications in the user screens. 

With business rules, you can just select and you don't need to elaborate coding or backend code. This way, it's much easier to write or create those applications using their features.

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Guillermo Carles - PeerSpot reviewer
Business Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

The solution is really strong. I'm not an engineer. I'm an economist. Even without being an engineer, I can handle working with the data warehouse. It offers good speed and excellent design.

If I want to process for payments, I can do it fast and easy in Power Apps. If I need to process information from Facebook, from Twitter, or other places, it's really wonderful. 

Overall, the tool is very democratic. It's easy for anyone to use. You don't have to be a professional or well-versed in technology.

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Senior Programmer Analyst at Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

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.

The solution works well with Microsoft Teams. We used to use Skype for Business, and now we rely on Microsoft Teams Enterprise E5. 

There's great integration with Dynamics 365, Office 365, and more. It's great that everything is easily connected.

We can use the solution from cell phones, tablets, or computers. It works on every platform and in every environment. 

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Yen-Ju Su - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Manager at Ernst & Young

It's easy to use. We create great user experiences.

The track-to-use function is great.

It is easy to design automation processes.

The initial setup is mostly pretty simple. 

Users don't have to have any technical competence in order to begin creating automation. 

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Application Support Specialist at a aerospace/defense firm with 501-1,000 employees

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. 

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Vice President, Information System & Technology at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features are low-code and fast development.

Microsoft is evolving constantly.

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Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The solution allows you to use data to create excellent UI and quickly deliver an app. It speeds up production time.

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Muhammad Nadzir - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at Ernst & Young

The solution offers good integration on the Microsoft Power platform. You can use and develop apps, local apps using Microsoft Power Apps. It helps automate processes. We can do the monitoring and tracking of the Power BI app in Microsoft. 

It's very easy to set up.

The solution is stable.

The scalability is good.

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Director, Program Innovation & Improvement Medicare at UPMC

The UI functionality is the most valuable aspect of this solution.

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Abubakar AL Seed - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Senior General Manager at Abdul Latif Jameel

From an architecture point of view, the architectural criteria are the most valuable aspect of the solution.

The solution is quite stable.

The product integrates well with other Microsoft products.

Technical support is very helpful

The initial setup is not complicated.

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Katerina Chernevskaya - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at SoftServe

In Microsoft PowerApps the most valuable features are the fully customizable design that we can control everything that we would like to control. For example, the integration between Microsoft and third-party services through pre-built connectors, and the functionality to create custom connectors.

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Sr. Digital Experience Consultant at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The model that allows you to establish flow automation is getting a lot of traction from the customer side. It offers a lot of flexibility.

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Project Manager at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees

It is easy to use.

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CEO at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature is that PowerApps can be used by most business users. It is not only for programmers.

Its performance is also valuable.

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Joseph Vijayakumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder & CEO at Logesys Solutoins India Pvt Ltd

I am from the sales side, so I really do not know the technical aspect of it.

It's my understanding that it has been issue-free.

We have pretty easy integration options.

Technical support is great.

The solution is stable and reliable.

The scalability is good. 

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Cloud Application Architect, Senior Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

I like the fact that Microsoft PowerApps it a self-contained solution; I could build everything and then deploy it. I liked the UI designer that they had for building the screens and also defining the flows. Of all of the solutions I evaluated, it was the easiest to use and deploy.

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Architect director at Olimpiait

It is very easy for us to implement. We have a Microsoft ecosystem, and this solution has many components for integration.

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Information Technology Operations Analyst at a construction company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is automized processes.

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Solution Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

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.

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Senior Business Intelligence Consultant at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees

One of the valuable features of PowerApps is the ability to generate QR codes and scan barcodes, as well as take an image. Integration is good; the solution is low code and easy to deploy. It's great that you need to create a unique verification, it's a feature that helps a lot. 

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Contractor/ Developer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable feature is the time-to-market because you can make apps pretty fast.

The integration with other products is pretty good.

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Data Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

We get feedback on a real-time basis, which is actually very useful for us.

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Youness Ziach - PeerSpot reviewer
Digital Transformation Project Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 5,001-10,000 employees

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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Contractor/ Developer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

Time to market is most valuable because you can make apps pretty fast. It also has pretty good integration.

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S/W Technologies & Processes Unit Manager at Unisystems

I like the containerization of Azure. We are trying other architectural options that they offer.

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Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

It's very easy to build an app using this solution. It's easier than with other tools. 

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Yehuda Parnes - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder at a tech company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable feature is the compatibility with other Microsoft components, the connectivity to Microsoft databases, the connectivity to other components on the Microsoft Azure environment, the connectivity to Office 365 and the connectivity to teams and the overall environment.

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IT Department Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

We were impressed with the functionality of the solution.

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PaulDe Groot - PeerSpot reviewer
Power Platform Consultant at BE-SYNC

The performance is showing signs of improvement. 

Technical support is okay.

It is good for using for small apps and automation on Microsoft Office items.

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IT Operations Section Head at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Generating reports is very fast with Microsoft PowerApps. It's stable and scalable as well.

Also, the technical support is good.

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RahimKhowaja - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Technology Officer at BMC Solutions

The solution is easy to use and map.

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Group Head of IT at a marketing services firm with 201-500 employees

The usability, in terms of low-code applications, is a feature we have found most valuable. We just do development and then distribution.

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Senior Manager at Macro Systems Limited

The most valuable feature of Microsoft PowerApps is the user interface.

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Buyer's Guide
Microsoft PowerApps
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about Microsoft PowerApps. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
608,010 professionals have used our research since 2012.