Microsoft PowerApps Primary Use Case

DavidGerard
Business Intelligence Consultant at FumAstra Management Consulting
We primarily use the solution to create and arrange a number of requests, including requests for expenses, requests for leave, requests for documents, etc. Depending on the type of business, we can customize the request application. View full review »
YousefHasan
Developer at Australian College of Kuwait
I'm a developer and we use the product for in-house development and finding in-house solutions. We have a developer relationship with Microsoft. I'm currently working on a smart parking app for a college here in Kuwait. It would be a big time saver and enable drivers to know where there are available parking spots when it's a busy time and would maximize free space usage. It would make things easier for everyone. View full review »
reviewer1427211
Senior Product Manager Digital Transformation at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We primarily use the solution as a general business process improvement. We use it as more of a digital transformation to eliminate some archaic manual processes that the business has built up over time. We're working to make everything more streamlined. View full review »
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Andy Chen
Information Technology Specialist at a tech consulting company with 11-50 employees
We primarily use the solution for in-house management. For example, for human resources. View full review »
RamChenna
Enterprise Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Microsoft has come at the right time. To come out with a RAD (Rapid Application Development) tool where you can develop your apps on the cloud much faster, and deploy them for multiple devices, whether it is mobile, cloud, laptops, or desktops. It is similar to Oracle APEX or Oracle developer tools where you just drag and drop into your application within minutes. The primary use case of this solution is case management reporting. If, for example, you have a set of engineers who have been assigned a particular case or project they will need to record all of their activities and their visits. Using the application created in PowerApps, they report everything, then it goes through a workflow. The workflow goes from recording the daily activities of the team for the specific project. The project then goes through a series of approvals and gets logged, completed, and the report is generated. Expenses are also being logged. We have Power BI as well, and it moves the data from the source to the data warehouse then generates a report. This is quite a short term, six-week engagement. We wanted to create an application and have it up and running within four to six weeks, rather than spending three to six months on bigger projects on the platform. We wanted it to be quick and fast. PowerApps is best suited for those cases where you have a small scenario and an application to support that project or scenario. You can call these departmental applications, which are needed on the fly. We create a much shorter development lifecycle and then deploy, and then people start using it. Take an example of the COVID-19 situation. We wanted all of our branches to log their COVID cases or what exactly are they doing daily to manage the COVID cases and to know what the process is. All of those details are logged into the COVID folder and then the reports are generated daily or weekly. View full review »
Oscar Osorio
Senior Programmer Analyst at Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
We're not in production yet. We're still very much in the early stages of this solution. View full review »
reviewer1472169
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We're working on B2E applications and therefore we can't really get into specific use cases. View full review »
reviewer1278951
IT Manager at a printing company with 201-500 employees
The primary use case of this solution is to automate the interaction between documents and departments. For example, it's a flow for someone who has to validate a request, a file, or to review another file. A flow is put in place to avoid email communication. View full review »
Bujjireddy Pokala
Technical Lead at SmartIMS India Pvt.Ltd
Our primary use case is for the three locations in our company. We use it mainly for setting up meetings in our various conference rooms. Numerous choices need to be made - size of room, number of phones and projectors, date, time, number of participants. It's a great way to keep track of everything. We have 200 users. We're gold partners and I'm a lead consultant in our company. View full review »
Yehuda Parnes
Founder at Simplify IT
Once you have a cloud solution, for instance, and you work within a Microsoft suite, such as Dynamics CRM, ERP, or another dynamic platform and you want to extend it with a mobile app, Microsoft PowerApps is the right solution. Main limits will be the "vendor lock-in" concept, pricing for mass external users, and the training could be better. It is not intend to serve ex-Azur assets or on-prem. View full review »
reviewer948792
Solution Architect at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The primary use case of this solution is for developing Proof of concepts and for preparing some use cases to present or to showcase them to the customers. Nothing related to production. It's only for presentations and for showing the merchandise to the customers. The deployment model we are using is cloud-based. View full review »
reviewer1354854
Cloud Application Architect, Senior Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I am not a PowerApps user, but recently I have been evaluating and scoring no-code to low-code platforms (for developing mobile apps). The score chart is divided into sections, such as usability and features like the ability to test and multi-platform. Due to these evaluations, I learned the systems well enough to be able to build a sample application on all of these platforms and then fill in my evaluation. View full review »
Linderman Torres
Architect director at Olimpiait
We use this solution for process authorization in our company. View full review »
reviewer1391160
Information Technology Operations Analyst at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
We use the Microsoft PowerApps platform to create low-code applications that are used for optimizing internal business processes. View full review »
reviewer1479564
CTO at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
We use this product to develop small apps that are used internally. Nothing major. View full review »
reviewer1319937
Data Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Our sales reps use it in the field on a daily basis. I get the data from there and then analyze it for my needs. We are also developing an application to start using Microsoft PowerApps. I would assume we have the latest version. View full review »
reviewer1479564
CTO at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
I am using Microsoft PowerApps for small apps for internal company management. I have been working only on small and simple apps. I haven't used it for making complex apps. I am using the latest version of Microsoft PowerApps. View full review »
Cameo Mbowane
Chief Executive Officer at Customersoft Innovation
Our primary use for Microsoft PowerApps is to develop production-ready applications. View full review »
reviewer1424256
IT Department Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are currently piloting the solution, we are checking it with our workflow. View full review »
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