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PowerApps is licensed on a per-user basis. Each user who accesses the service to create and run apps needs a license. Office 365 and Dynamics 365 customers can immediately benefit from the PowerApps and Microsoft Flow capabilities that these offerings include. Customers who want to build apps and flows that access data sources outside Office 365 and Dynamics 365, or need additional functionality, can purchase standalone subscriptions to PowerApps and Microsoft Flow. There are important differences in functionality between these groups of licenses.
Please see the PowerApps pricing page for the latest pricing information for each PowerApps license. Please see Microsoft Flow pricing page for the latest pricing information for each Microsoft Flow license.
PowerApps capabilities for Office 365 and Dynamics 365 enable users to create and run apps within the context of these services. These apps can also be extended to leverage data in common cloud services including Box.com, Facebook, and many more. Users with access to PowerApps through Office 365 and Dynamics 365 can't create or run apps against Microsoft Common Data Service databases. The following list Office 365 and Dynamics 365 plans include PowerApps capabilities.
|Which Microsoft Office 365 plans include PowerApps?||These plans include PowerApps for Office 365: |
Office 365 Business Essentials
Office 365 Business Premium
Office 365 Education
Office 365 Education Plus
Office 365 Enterprise E1
Office 365 Enterprise E3
Office 365 Enterprise E5
*Office 365 Enterprise E2 includes the same capabilities as Office 365 Enterprise E1, and Office 365 Enterprise E4 includes the same capabilities as Office 365 Enterprise E3.
|Which Microsoft Dynamics 365 apps and plans include PowerApps?||These apps include PowerApps for Dynamics 365: |
Dynamics 365 for Sales, Enterprise edition
Dynamics 365 for Customer Service, Enterprise edition
Dynamics 365 for Operations, Enterprise edition
Dynamics 365 for Field Service, Enterprise edition
Dynamics 365 for Project Service Automation, Enterprise edition
Dynamics 365 for Team Members, Enterprise edition
Dynamics 365 for Financials, Business edition
Dynamics 365 for Team Members, Business edition
These plans include PowerApps Plan 2:
Dynamics 365, Enterprise edition, Plan 1
Dynamics 365, Enterprise edition, Plan 2
*PowerApps for Dynamics 365 is also included in existing CRM Online Enterprise, Professional, Basic, and Essential subscriptions.
Full-featured standalone PowerApps plans provide users the ability to create and run apps across data sources that extend beyond Office 365 and Dynamics 365, such as Salesforce and on-premises data sources, as well as Microsoft’s Common Data Service. These subscriptions also include features not available in Office 365 and Dynamics 365 plans.
PowerApps licenses always include Microsoft Flow capabilities. In addition to being included in PowerApps licenses, Microsoft Flow is also available as a standalone service. See PowerApps pricing page for more information on the specific Microsoft Flow capabilities that each PowerApps license includes.
The per-user licenses above come with included capacity for resources used when an app or flow is executed. These resources include data storage, file storage, and flow runs. The capacities included in the per-user licenses are pooled at the tenant level and, when the tenant’s capacity is exhausted, customers may purchase additional capacity through add-on licenses. See the PowerApps pricing page for the capacity quantities that each PowerApps license includes.
Let’s take a look at an example. ABC Inc. has 1,000 employees, of which 700 employees are licensed with Office 365 Enterprise 3. Early on, a power user creates a line-of-business application that simplifies how customer orders are tracked. Later, the HR department works with IT to roll out an app for reporting time off and absences, and the app is built on the Common Data Service.
ABC Inc. starts by developing an app for its Office 365 licensed users. The app brings together customer and product configuration data stored in Office 365 SharePoint lists with customer-order documents, which they store in Box.com. Because this app only accesses data stored in Office 365 and a common cloud service covered with a standard connector, the Office 365 licenses they already have cover both creation and usage of this app.
Licenses required: The 700 Office 365 Enterprise 3 licenses they already have are sufficient.
Based on how quickly and easily the order-tracking app was launched, ABC’s Human Resources group enlists the help of IT to create a time and absence reporting app that will be rolled out across the entire company. All employees will be required to use this app to report their hours, vacations, and sick days.
For this app, IT selects the Common Data Service as the system in which to store time and absence data. The Common Data Service provides the security and data-policy capabilities that IT requires for information related to employees. They assign two IT employees to the project to create the database and model the time and absence app data in the Common Data Service. These employees are also responsible for tracking app usage and establishing the policy applied to this data.