By Gavin Darcy, Partner Business Development – Business Applications at MicroWarehouse Ltd
Power Apps is a suite of apps, services, and connectors, as well as a data platform, that provides a rapid development environment to build custom apps for your business needs. Using Power Apps, you can quickly build custom business apps that connect to your data stored either in the underlying data platform (Microsoft Dataverse) or in various online and on-premises data sources (such as SharePoint, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server, and so on). Or in simpler terms….PowerApps can help solve a problem for your customer!
At MicroWarehouse we can offer help and support to any of our Partners who seek to expand their capabilities in this area. PowerApps is an area of huge growth potential and provides a great way to start the Business Applications conversation with your customers.
Gartner recently named Microsoft a leader in Low Code Application Platforms and this is no surprise as Microsoft have invested significantly in this area and continues to do so. At Microsoft Inspire 2021 it was announced that PowerApps would see a substantial reduction in cost in October and the below describes this in more detail
In July, Microsoft announced pricing and licensing updates to Power Apps. In order to make the platform more accessible, whether customers are getting started with a small number of users or deploying at scale across the organization, they reduced the price of the Power Apps per user and per app plans. Also, the Power Apps per app plan entitlements are being simplified.
The following Power Apps licensing changes went into effect on October 1, 2021:
• The Power Apps per user plan will be priced at €16.90* per user/month, a decrease from the previous price of €33.70 per user/month. The plan will be available across Microsoft’s commerce channels – Volume Licensing (VL), Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) and web direct – without license minimums or other purchase requirements. Plan entitlements remain unchanged, including the ability for users to run unlimited apps and portals.
• The Power Apps per app plan will be priced at €4.20* per user/app/month, a decrease from the previous price of €8.40 per user/app/month. Like the per-user plan, the per-app plan will also be available across the same commerce channels without license minimums or other purchase requirements.
*Microsoft List Price
Additionally, Microsoft has simplified entitlements for the per-app plan by providing users with the ability to run one app or access one portal, in contrast with the current entitlement of two apps and one portal. This approach more directly aligns with the plan’s intent of providing flexibility for customers seeking to license users one app at a time. Customers with existing per-app plan subscriptions purchased prior to Oct 1, 2021, will maintain the current entitlement for the duration of their agreement term.
This price reduction will provide Partners with the opportunity to focus more on the Services aspect of your quote as the PowerApps will be a nominal amount just to ensure compliance for use.
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