Microsoft has revised the licensing for Power Apps and Power Apps portals, lowering prices and simplifying per-app plans. We are here to provide you everything you need to know about Power app licensing in this Power Apps licensing guide.
The changes will take effect on October 1, and further, you will also find some extensions by the time.
According to the Microsoft Licensing blog, the changes are part of an effort to “make the platform more accessible. So, whether customers are just beginning the use with a small number of users or deploying at scale will benefit them in the long run.
Power Apps pricing
The following prices will have the reduction as a result of the upcoming licensing changes:
- The Power Apps per user plan will be available at $20 per user/month, down from $40 per user/month previously.
- The Power Apps per-app plan will be available at $5 per user/app/month, down from $10 per user/app/month previously.
- The per-app license will change so that the user can “run one app or access one portal, opposite to the current entitlement of two apps and one portal.” According to the company, this change brings the license in line with the intent of the plan.
Power Apps licensing
The plan will be available through all Microsoft’s commerce channels, including Volume Licensing (VL), Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), and web direct, with no license minimums or other purchase requirements. Plan entitlements remain unchanged, including users’ ability to run an unlimited number of apps and portals.
Microsoft MVP Jukka Niiranen believes Microsoft’s decision to update prices and extend discounts is intended to achieve broad adoption goals by simplifying licensing and reducing confusion:
Any temporary campaign price will not necessarily alleviate customers’ concerns about the long-term costs of licensing Power Platform premium features. As a result, we believe Microsoft is attempting to send a clear signal that they aim for widespread adoption of these low-code tools – not just for large business-critical apps for specific audiences.
How much is a power apps license?
The following promotional offers are available until the October 1 licensing change:
- Power Apps are available for $12 per user per month (minimum purchase of 5,000 licenses)
- Each app has its Power App. available for $3 per month per user/app (minimum purchase of 200 licenses)
Microsoft has already revealed the new Power Apps portal pricing tiers for a high volume of sessions. On the other hand, the Licensing blog reminds readers that the current pricing for tier 4 (25,000+ logins/month) and tier 5 (100,000+ logins/month) are limited-time offers.
“Customers are increasingly rolling out Power Apps licenses across large portions of their workforce. Most significantly, they are now accelerating the volume of apps built atop Microsoft Dataverse and other premium capabilities.” Microsoft program management director Ryan Cunningham wrote in a blog post announcing the updates.
Power automate licensing plans
- Power Automate per-user plan, which costs $15/user/month and allows users to run unlimited flows (within service limits) with full Power Automate capabilities based on their specific needs.
- Without licensing each end-user, Power Automate allows organizations to implement flows with reserved capacity that serve teams, departments, or the entire organization. This plan starts at $500 per month for a total of five flows.
Do you need a license to use Power Apps?
A license is compulsory for each user of a PowerApp (whether just to use the app or if creating a new app).
Is there a free version of power apps?
You can sign up for a 30-day trial, and also, there are Power Apps Plan Trial, and Power Apps Developer Plan are available for free. However, you might want to know more details about each of them to know their functions.
Please contact the DFSM team to find out more information and implement Power Apps to suit your business needs. Our certified team will help you choose the one appropriate to your needs and will not only guide you on the licensing plan.