Last month, Microsoft announced that pay-as-you-go pricing is now available for Power Apps. Businesses now have the option to purchase the Power Apps per app plan with an Azure subscription, in addition to the existing Power Apps per user and per app subscription plans that were already available.
Power Apps is a data platform, as well as a suite of apps, services, and connectors, that provide an easy development environment to build custom apps for your business. By having the flexibility of paying based on usage, authenticated users of internal apps and portals will be covered.
Benefits of pay-as-you-go in Microsoft Power Apps
- Organizations can benefit from the flexibility pay-as-you-go provides to establish usage patterns for a new app or solution before transitioning to subscription licenses
- Companies with scenarios spanning a potentially large, fluctuating user base may choose the pay-as-you-go option for the agility to license only the portion of users who ran an app during the monthly period.
- Thirdly, organizations with teams of professional developers, can use an Azure subscription as a payment instrument for Power Apps. This will help reduce procurement processes, while maintaining consistency with the other services they are consuming from Microsoft.
Microsoft Dataverse capabilities in pay-as-you-go plan
The pay-as-you-go plan includes access to Microsoft Dataverse capacity, premium connectors and other components necessary to run a premium application on the platform. These capabilities and entitlements are applied to each environment where pay-as-you-go billing is enabled, and are not granted for each monthly active user. For scenarios requiring additional Dataverse capacity beyond the monthly entitlement or Power Platform request limits, overage in the environment will also be billed to the Azure subscription.
Our team of experts can guide you to the best solution that suits your business’ needs. To learn more information about Power Apps licensing, features, or benefits, please contact us.