We will learn the difference between Power Automate Flow and Azure Logic App. Before we start, make sure to subscribe to CRM Crate so that you stay up-to-date in field of Dynamics 365 CRM.
What is Power Automate?
Microsoft Power Automate, which is formerly known as Microsoft Flow, is an online automation tool within the Microsoft 365 applications and add-ons. It is been used for the creation of automated workflows between apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, and collect data. Below are few examples the automated workflows:
- To create / update / delete entity records in Dynamics 365 CRM.
- To send automated emails according to the pre-defined templates.
- To perform SharePoint file operations.
- When you receive an Outlook email attachment, save Outlook email attachments in your OneDrive
- When you make a new file, copy files between Dropbox and SharePoint
- When a new event is been scheduled, receive an alert on Outlook or Google Calendar based on Eventbrite events
- When you tweet with a hashtag, instantly save those tweets to a specific SharePoint location.
- Set up weekly notifications of financial operations and sales insights from a CRM system
- Run any on-demand business logic on a single button click.
What is Azure Logic App?
Azure Logic Apps is a leading integration platform as a service (iPaaS) built on a containerised runtime. We can deploy and run the Azure Logic Apps anywhere to increase scale and portability while automating business-critical workflows anywhere.
Azure Logic Apps provide a mechanism for application integration and workflow definition in the cloud. It provides a visual designer for configuring the workflows. You can define a workflow with connectors and logic creation using inbuilt standard connectors and enterprise integration connectors.
Logic Apps is a fully managed IPAAS (Integration platform as a service) with inbuilt scalability. With the Logic Apps, you do not have to worry about hosting, scalability, availability and management. Logic Apps will scale up automatically to manage demand.
What is the difference between Power Automate Flow & Azure Logic App?
|Microsoft Power Automate Flow||Microsoft Azure Logic App|
|Microsoft Power Automate flow provides Browser based editor to configure Flows.||Logic Apps provides browser based editor as well as Visual studio editor to develop logic apps.|
|Power Automate does not require Azure subscription.||Azure subscription is a mandatory stuff to run Logic Apps.|
|The commonly used trigger types are Automated, Instant, Scheduled, UI Flow, Business Process.||The commonly used trigger types are HTTP (Automated), WebHook, Scheduled, HTTP Call (Manual).|
|It is used for implementing less complex or simple in nature requirements.||It is used by developers to implement complex requirements.|
|It is a Software as a Service (SaaS).||It is a Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS).|
|Each flow created by user is aligned to that particular user only and can be visible to other user only if he/she shares the Power Automate flow with other users.||Each Azure Logic App is aligned to particular resource groups and access to that resource group can be managed from azure portal.|
|Error handling is performed with help of Flow Checker which provides a list of errors within the Flow.||Error handling is performed with help of Save Failure which is used for highlighting the errors.|
|Power Automate Licensing Model – Per-User License in Office 365.||Azure Logic App Licensing Model – Consumption-Based or Fixed Pricing Model via an Azure Subscription.|
|Power Automate is focused on end users and makers in Office 365.||Logic Apps is focused on IT Pros, Developers, Admins using Office 365 and Azure Services.|
Thus we learned the difference between Power Automate Flow and Azure Logic App.