Gartner Names Microsoft a Leader in Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms
August 20, 2019
The Gartner Magic Quadrant recognizes Microsoft’s vision and execution on strategy as a low-code application platform vendor.
By 2024, low-code application development will be responsible for more than 65% of application development activity.
As part of the broader Microsoft Power Platform, PowerApps is a low-code, high productivity application platform that empowers both citizen developers and professional developers.
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There is growing demand for high-productivity and low-code platforms like PowerApps to accelerate internal app development. This demand is driven by:
- The growing need for consumer-grade mobile and web apps to rapidly transform business
- A push for tighter collaboration between IT and business teams
- Need for advanced governance and security to stay compliant
By 2024, three-quarters of large enterprises will be using at least four low-code development tools for both IT application development and citizen development initiatives.
The entire Power Platform sets itself apart through integration with Azure services; built-in AI features; enterprise-grade security and reporting; connections to 280+ data sources across Microsoft and third parties; and the ability to customize and extend Office 365, and Dynamics 365.
Highlighted Strengths of Power Platform
- Simple tooling with canvas apps that employ a drag-and-drop approach that is well-suited for citizen developers and business developers. Many customers report among the fastest production deployment times for apps, with many as fast as one month.
- Product strategy that integrates innovative features like AI and Azure services. This year the platform added a low-code AI Builder for including machine learning and vision AI capabilities in applications and workflows.
- Integration of the platform with Dynamics 365, and enhanced enterprise-grade capabilities such as server-side logic, business processes, advanced security, and professional developer support.
- Customer experience with customers indicating satisfaction with the overall experience, service and support, and overall product capabilities.
See the full report from Gartner here, including the graphic below:
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