Gartner Names Microsoft a Leader in Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms

August 20, 2019   //   Application Development Microsoft, , , ,

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.

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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:

Gartner Magic Quadrant
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