These platforms, through their Low code approach, have revolutionized how businesses approach application creation, but they have significant differences that warrant a detailed analysis.
Open Source vs Proprietary
Convertigo emerges as an Open-source solution, eliminating the risk of dependency on a vendor and offering an active developer community. Its development in France adds a layer of authenticity and alignment with European standards. On the other hand, Power Apps, being proprietary, locks clients into its ecosystem, raising questions about intellectual property and limiting external contributions to the product.
Sovereign hosting vs Azure hosting
Convertigo's hosting approach is flexible, offering either On-Premises solutions, a sovereign SaaS option through OVH Cloud as well as the client cloud choice.
Power Apps, however, is confined to Microsoft's Azure infrastructure, without the possibility for On-Premises deployment or alternatives from sovereign cloud providers.
Convertigo’s pricing model is based on end-users, making costs predictable and manageable. Power Apps, however, bases its costs on the final users but also resources used, making pricing unpredictable.
Convertigo provides a fully customizable user interface (UI), the ability to add custom code, and full integration with the Microsoft ecosystem without limiting the number of applications. In contrast, Power Apps has certain limitations regarding user interface and code addition, with restrictions on customization.
The choice between Convertigo and Power Apps will depend on your specific development needs, pricing strategy, and desire for flexibility and independence.