|Ease of use
|Fully responsive and customizable UI
|Intuitive visual modeling with pre-configured and customizable blocks
|Fairly easy but repetitive and time-consuming
|Fully automated and instant over all applications
|Manually done by user
|Personal contact with our team. We develop your application or help you find the right partner
|Through partners, online documentation, and fora
|Transparent and scalable pricing
|Complicated and unpredictable pricing model; additional costs for extra users and 3rd party integrations
Betty Blocks stands out from platforms like Microsoft PowerApps by being both easy enough that anyone can use it regardless of coding skills, while boasting capabilities powerful enough to build secure, complex, enterprise-grade applications. Building applications is done with the visual drag-and-drop interface and pre-programmed building blocks. This way, you are guaranteed to create applications that work flawlessly, in a fast and fun way.
Microsoft PowerApps is mostly (and best) used for internal applications on top of Office 365 and will be limited in terms of functionality in development needs. The development of complex Microsoft PowerApps applications with, for instance, integrations with large external existing systems, can be very time-consuming and may require coding.
Microsoft PowerApps is mostly suited to build data entry and retrieval software. Microsoft PowerApps is only available for O365 users. With Microsoft PowerApps you need implementation of datasets in Excel, Sharepoint, or SQL databases and you need different tools for different purposes You also need different licenses for these services.
Unfortunately, if you want to make mobile apps this has to be chosen and defined at the beginning of the process. This inflexibility can be frustrating for users.
Betty Blocks is one of the easiest to use no-code platforms. All developing with Betty Blocks is done through visual modeling with a drag-and-drop interface of application logic, completely suitable for citizen developers. The reusability of building blocks makes the development of software much faster. IT professionals can build new blocks, which can be re-used by citizen developers.
No-code development platforms like Betty Blocks close the gap between the demand of software and available developers by creating a new kind of developer: the Citizen Developer. This class of developers is eager to innovate, bring about new ideas, and build applications quickly without needing to code. Because of the platform’s ease of use, a professional developer is not needed on every project.
Making business applications has never been easier, integrating data sources using drag and drop makes our platform one of the most appealing to large organizations.
Styling the front-end in Microsoft PowerApps can be a time-consuming task because the design is not automatically applied to every page. Switching from tablet view to desktop view is not optimized, so you need two applications to run on tablet and desktop. Resulting in a lot of unnecessary work.
Microsoft PowerApps can be easy for experienced users and developers to build one application for one purpose. You are limited to the functionalities Microsoft PowerApps gives you.
Betty Blocks offers flexible and competitive pricing to suit a variety of business needs and to help you best leverage your company’s resources. We base our pricing on the number of users but ensure your applications are fully supported without incurring extra costs. That means no-code application ecosystems built with Betty Blocks provide you with all the tools you need without cutting into your budget.
Betty Blocks doesn't include a tiered system for the platform that limits access to features. Instead, every user has full access to the entire our entire offering from the start. Why? Because our BHAG: "By 2023, we can all build applications" means our pricing should cater to all types of businesses and developers. Read more about the pricing plan here.
Microsoft PowerApps is free of use within O365, but adding external users will significantly increase licensing costs. The reuse of applications or components is supported within Microsoft PowerApps, but there is no possibility to combine those components within 1 Building Block.
The price for your application can vary widely, depending on the complexity and number of users for both platforms. Run the numbers so you’re sure you’re making a calculated decision (if you can work out their pricing model).
Betty Blocks is the first no-code platform with ISO 27001 certification. With this certification, Betty Blocks objectively demonstrates to the world that we comply with the International Standard for Information Security (ISO 27001) and that we have taken all necessary precautions to protect sensitive information against unauthorized access and processing.
Betty Blocks operates 100% from the cloud (we also offer on-premise servers for Enterprises that prefer) and has no deployment. To keep your software 100% secure, it's absolutely mandatory to always keep it updated. Whenever an update is available, all applications running on the platform are automatically updated instantly, ensuring maximum security of your data.
Just like Betty Blocks, Microsoft PowerApps is ISO 27001 certified. Microsoft PowerApps runs in the cloud but is also available as a desktop version. However, deployment and platform updates are done manually.
Users are responsible for keeping their applications up-to-date, which costs time and money, and when you are behind on updates, security is at risk and a data breach could be right around the corner. Syncing between the desktop version and cloud also needs to be looked after carefully to keep everything up-to-date.
Playful, down to earth, independent. That’s Betty Blocks in a nutshell. Originating from a small village in the Netherlands, the Betty Blocks family works passionately to make enterprise-grade application development fun and accessible for everyone. An audacious goal, but we’re getting it done before 2023, pinky promise.
While the competition focuses on scaling and selling fast, we focus on building our legacy and being of value to the community. Working with Betty Blocks means you are part of our family and you feel that in everything we do. We want to build the future together and have fun while doing it, true Betty Blocks style.
Microsoft PowerApps is a core part of the Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft is the third-largest party in the technology firms world. Microsoft has always been very closed to the community and it used to be ‘Windows first’ company. With the installment of Satya Nadella as CEO in 2014, it became ‘Windows and’. Under the leadership of Satya, Microsoft took its business into a new direction with open arms, taking a vulnerable position along with it.
They became open to the community and started embracing new possibilities from other companies. Nowadays the vision of Microsoft is to facilitate innovation by investing in new ideas, especially by catering more to the start-up and scale-up market.
A good example of this is the recent partnership between Microsoft Azure and Betty Blocks.
When you’re our customer, we want you to succeed. Our goal is improving your customer satisfaction and experience. What does that mean for you as a customer? It means that whatever product you use from Betty Blocks, you have an extensive support system that helps you whenever and wherever. We have several service managers to make sure your problem is solved quickly and efficiently. Personal contact is a core value in everything we do.
Betty Blocks doesn’t only offer the platform Betty Blocks on its own. In fact, one of our most important features is that we have our own Academy where we help all of users regardless of their skills in how to use Betty Blocks to their full advantage. We have step-by-step training videos, documentation, live workshops as well as live support to help you with any query you may have.
Whether you're evaluating business needs, looking for packaged industry solutions, or need help getting started with Microsoft PowerApps, support comes indirectly. You can use guided learning, the community, or documentation as your knowledge base on Microsoft Powerapps. For customized problem solving you’ll always need to find a partner of Microsoft Powerapps on your own.
Betty Blocks will do anything to help you reach your goal. Whether that's through our fantastic support team or through the right partner to take care of development. At Microsoft PowerApps you are on your own. They deliver the platform, you take care of the development.
We’re proud to be recognized as a key thought leader of the enterprise citizen development movement. We received the highest scores possible in nine criteria, which in our opinion demonstrates our ability to help businesses build beautiful and advanced applications.