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Microsoft again named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms

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Source: Gartner (August 2023)*

We are thrilled to announce that for the fifth time in a row, Microsoft has been named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms**.

Microsoft Power Apps is enabling developers of all kinds to innovate and create solutions faster, while giving organizations the governance tools to enable transformation on a massive scale. Our continued leadership in the industry is underscored by two unique areas of innovation. The first is the use of copilot and generative AI to dramatically accelerate development and open new opportunities for more productive end user experiences. The second is advancement in large-scale security and governance, enabling organizations to empower thousands of developers with increased visibility and control.

Copilot and generative AI

Power Apps has a multi-year lead in generative AI, having launched GPT-3 integration in 2021. Today, more than 126,000 organizations have already used Copilot in Power Platform.

The union of generative AI and low-code is changing the way solutions are built, democratizing app development in entirely new ways, and enabling organizations to innovate at an unprecedented speed. Copilot significantly shortens the time required to start, create, and refine applications, and to do tasks like bringing in data or designing new tables.

As an example, CONA, an IT service provider for the North American Coca-Cola Bottling network, is able to develop apps in minutes, instead of multiple hours, with Copilot in Power Apps.

“Building the app from scratch would have taken 6-8 hours. We were able to just describe in natural language and build in a few minutes.”

Ron Colvin​, Director of Innovation – CONA Services​

Generative AI also changes the ways people use the applications. Power Apps customers can now bring powerful Copilot experiences to their end users. With Copilot embedded within apps, end users can use natural language to get answers about the data in their app as well as multiple connected data sources.

And, with Microsoft’s comprehensive approach to enterprise-grade security, privacy, identity, compliance, and responsible AI principles, you can be sure that your interaction with Copilot in Power Apps is safe, responsible, and enterprise-ready.

Unrivaled scale with enterprise-grade security and governance

Slide featuring the Microsoft Power Platform logo accompanied by the title “Enterprise grade security & governance” and highlighting the following three value promises of governance: “More visibility”, “More control”, “Less effort”.

In the age of AI, every organization will need to modernize its software on a massive scale to stay relevant and competitive. Reimagining a single app or digitizing a single manual process with generative AI is not enough. Enterprises need to reconsider all their software in a dauntingly short amount of time.

The only way to navigate this generational shift quickly enough is with a platform that can scale across thousands of projects and can leverage developers with varying skills. Microsoft Power Platform is an intuitive and approachable low-code platform for all makers, from professional developers to those with Excel skills.

Organizations need convenient tools to securely and reliably govern their growing ecosystem of developers, makers, and apps. Managed Environments provides full visibility and control across the whole application development life cycle. Recent advancements, such as environment routing, delegated deployments, and AI-generated deployment notes and app descriptions, give customers an even easier path to govern their app development on an enterprise scale.

Rabobank, for example, runs more than 2,500 apps today on Microsoft Power Platform. Pacific Gas & Electric has created more than 2,000 Power Apps applications and more than 4,200 cloud flows which drive more than 224 different business solutions, saving the organization almost $54 million over the past two years. HSBC and Lumen manage large numbers of developers and solutions across the globe with great visibility and control. And in Accenture, 200,000 people use applications built with Power Apps every month.

“For us, we define shadow IT as things we cannot see or control when we need to, so by standing up the platform and inviting our people to create and build—at its very core we have gained visibility into what people are doing and how they are connecting, which starts governance at the platform level.”

Kate Mathews: Business Strategy and Transformation Leader, Accenture

Thank you

None of this would be possible without our customers, partners, and community. It is not only Microsoft but every one of you who leads this new era of digital transformation. We appreciate your input, feedback, and active participation in advancing the vision of the platform to the next level.

We invite you to read the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms report to learn about why Microsoft is recognized as a Leader in this market for the fifth consecutive time. And even more, we invite you to build with Power Apps.

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Source: Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms, Oleksandr Matvitskyy, Kimihiko Iijima, and 4 more, 17 October 2023.