Gartner names Microsoft a Leader in Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms 2019 Magic Quadrant

We are pleased to announce that Gartner has recognized Microsoft as a Leader in the Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms Magic Quadrant.

Microsoft PowerApps is a low-code, high productivity application platform that empowers every developer to achieve more. The Gartner Magic Quadrant recognizes Microsoft’s vision and execution on strategy as a low-code application platform vendor.

We want to take this opportunity to THANK our amazing community members who have helped to shape and guide the product through their feedback and ideas. Many of our strengths most valued by customers are a direct result of their support and passion:

  • 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 names Microsoft a Leader in Low Code Application Platforms Magic Quadrant

Gartner names Microsoft a Leader in Low Code Application Platforms Magic Quadrant


As part of the broader Power Platform, PowerApps empowers both citizen developers in the business, that feel at home visually wiring applications together, as well as professional developers that are eager to jump into writing code. Microsoft Flow automates workflows between apps and services to manage approvals, synchronize files, collect data, and more. The Common Data Service an enterprise-grade data platform built into the Power Platform that includes rich business logic, security models, and developer extensibility. In addition, Power BI provides robust business analytics and data visualization.

There is growing demand at large enterprises 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, and the push for tighter collaboration between IT and business teams. 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.

Enterprises particularly value the Power Platform due to its advanced governance and administration, which make it possible for all developers to rapidly transform business processes while still being compliant and secure.

Lastly, we are delighted to share some stories from customers that produced tangible business results:

Custom Air Products and Services is using PowerApps, Power BI and Flow for tracking sign-offs during the manufacturing process, managing sales quotes, tracking and sending notifications about root cause analyses, and more. By digitizing these processes, CAPS can now track data that they couldn’t before, and achieved significant reductions in time spent on manual data capture tasks. This data democratization has empowered their entire organization to participate in decision making and achieve more.


Lauren Taylor, an Assistant Principal at the Tacoma Public School District, is using PowerApps, Power BI, Flow and Teams to improve reading assessments and create a data culture in her school. By using the Power Platform to capture these critical performance data points, teachers and students benefit from better outcomes like well-informed reading groups. Teachers can manage the process and outcomes through robust reporting to continue to monitor and prepare students for success in the long run.

Thank you again to our customers and the rich community of PowerApps users for all the innovative contributions on the platform. We are energized by the creativity, and we cannot wait to see what comes next!