Power Automate or Logic apps? Two similar automation tools, both on the Microsoft platform with a common look. With many of the same features the differentiation lies in the details.
Most notably, Logic Apps is aimed at more technically proficient users. Power automate is really aimed at citizen developers, however, with less in-depth features and more user-friendly options.
For most companies, Power Automate is included in the Microsoft Office license with the standard connectors. Though, customers interested in premium connectors will need a premium license. Logic Apps is a service that’s pay as you go, meaning that you pay while the app is running.
Below are 3 key differences:
To further expand on the differences in licensing between Power Automate and Logic Apps, we summarized some key takeaways below:
Power automate is part of the Microsoft 365 environment and the power platform, and its main aim is to automate tasks and work within the Power Platform. By comparison, Logic Apps is one of the solutions within the Microsoft Azure Integration Services and is thus more commonly used for ETL processes and data integration. Therefore, Logic Apps has good integration within Azure, but lacks this integration with the Power Platform. What’s best for your business simply depends on what type of capability you need and what you want.
For instance, consider the following examples:
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