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"I can have a SharePoint list and connect with users through PowerApps to present the information.""It's a very workable solution because it's an automated way of making applications. You have a template, you have the application know-how,""There are a lot of different applications; you can connect PowerApps, or Flow, or Power BI to many different types of applications to interchange data.""The initial setup was very easy.""The most valuable feature is the simple data connectivity components.""Can design apps quickly and can connect to any database.""The solution is very good. It's very full. You can do almost anything.""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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"The most valuable features are quick customization, solid deployment processes, and excellent reliability.""We haven't had any issues with stability so far.""I'm not sure what the most valuable aspect of the solution is, but I can say that their finance and auditing systems are quite impressive. You can audit in different invoices right to procurement. It's all quite seamless.""Features they are integrating to the other services.""The most valuable feature is ease of use.""The product is pretty responsive.""The queue management of the solution is its most valuable aspect."

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Cons
"The editor in the Web browser could be improved because it can be difficult to implement the commands in the buttons.""The product could be improved by making it a production application and enabling the export of apps.""The solution is evolving very fast and every month new features are introduced. Sometimes it's difficult to catch up with all the evolution that's happening. I had to focus on Power BI for a while and left PowerApps at the side for a couple of months and when I came back, it had changed its interface and moved components around.""I have always felt that you need an IT background to use this solution.""Integration with databases and other tools needs to be improved.""Customer support needs improvement.""This tool doesn't have an internal database. It only relies on the data layer of Microsoft Cloud.""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."

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"The cost of data storage is an issue once the company grows.""I would like to have integration with Google.""The solution offers upgrades at a slower pace. The solution needs to keep up with competitors.""They need an easy way of getting details and then adding to it and then being able to do it in a more simplified way""The marketing automation needs improvement.""Better flexibility in editing emails created from templates would be great, and being able to add hyperlinks in emails for scheduling meetings would allow us to automate more.""If you have resellers or distributors, you just need to figure out a way to set up the system in the backend. Since every company is different, it takes a little bit of time to figure that out.""The initial setup is rather complex."

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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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"It is an expensive program."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution is very good. It's very full. You can do almost anything.
Top Answer: The setup costs depend on the organization (it's professional knowledge) and it's assets location once the basic data and application is in Azure the setup effort will be very cost effective. For… more »
Top Answer: 1. The licensing lakes a plan for a mass number of external users on the app. 2. The Data layer based on Azure data layer which complicates the environment, the min. required knowledge (citizen… more »
Top Answer: Features they are integrating to the other services.
Top Answer: The pricing of the solution is fine. The enterprise purchase was for our entire organization.
Top Answer: If you compare it with Appian, there are business rules that you are dealing with. With less code, we are making a higher standard. So maybe, in the future, Salesforce can make it a more integral part… more »
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PowerAppsSalesforce1, Force.com, Salesforce App Cloud
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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.

The Salesforce1 Platform brings together Force.com, Heroku, and ExactTarget into one family of cloud services all built API first to help deliver apps that connect products, users, and next generation experiences. Designed for scale and speed, it provides a fast way to build apps with open APIs, back-end services, integration tools, starter templates as well as powerful developer environments; there's no limit to what you can build.
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Sample Customers
TransAlta, Rackspace, TelstraADP
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company33%
University8%
Printing Company8%
Insurance Company8%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government7%
Construction Company5%
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Computer Software Company29%
Cloud Provider14%
Recreational Facilities/Services Company14%
Media Company14%
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Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise45%
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Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise29%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft PowerApps vs. Salesforce Platform and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
456,249 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft PowerApps is ranked 4th in Rapid Application Development Software with 21 reviews while Salesforce Platform is ranked 9th in Rapid Application Development Software with 8 reviews. Microsoft PowerApps is rated 7.8, while Salesforce Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft PowerApps writes "Affordable, customizable, and easy to set up ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Salesforce Platform writes "Easy to use, good integration with different applications, and customizable to our business needs". Microsoft PowerApps is most compared with Oracle Application Express (APEX), OutSystems, Microsoft Azure App Service, Mendix and Appian, whereas Salesforce Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Appian, Oracle Application Express (APEX) and ServiceNow. See our Microsoft PowerApps vs. Salesforce Platform report.

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