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Power Automate vs Logic Apps

Both Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) and Azure Logic Apps are used to create custom Workflows. Then what are the main differences between them and which one should you choose when deciding on a solution for your business? Let’s compare Power Automate and Azure Logic Apps features in details

Key Differences between Power Automate and Azure Logic Apps

Power Automate

Logic Apps

Power Automate is available as part of O365 applications

Logic apps is part of the Azure platform


Power automate is a browser-based application that means you can modify it only using the browser


You can work with Logic apps in a browser as well as in a visual studio designer.

Microsoft Flow can be accessed and modified in a Mobile app


Logic Apps cannot be operated upon from mobile app


For Power Automate, either you pay for per-flow or per user basis.


Power Automate Licensing


For Power Automate there are some premium connectors as well so, you need to pay additionally for them if you are using them.


For Logic Apps you pay as you use.

That means whenever Logic apps run, connectors, triggers, and actions are metered, and based on that the user is charged.


Logic Apps Licensing

If you have a relatively simple application to create then you should go for Power Automate.

If you want to create an application which has complicated requirement then you should go for Logic Apps

RPA (Robotic Process Automation) is available only in Power Automate.

Robotic Process Automation is not available in Logic Apps



Deciding points between Logic apps and Power Automate

  • A few points mentioned below could help you decide whether you should go with Power Automate or Logic apps
    • If your application is mostly using Azure services, then you can go ahead with Azure Logic Apps and if your application is using Office 365 / Dynamics application then you can probably pick Power Automate.
    • If Citizen Developers are creating the application, you can go with Power Automate. If Pro developers are working, then you can go ahead with Logic Apps without any hesitation.
    • If you are working with SharePoint as a database, Power Automate is the tool for you.
    • What is the number of records you are going to process? If the data size is large, and if you want scalability, I think you should go for Logic Apps even though Power Automate is good with scalability.
    • You should also check the connectors provided in Power Automate and Logic Apps before you start working on your application. It may happen that one of the tools doesn’t even provide that connector and in that case, it will be easier for you to choose between the two.

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