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dilanvargas
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Power Apps licensing and API Request

Hello everybody, In my company I developed a Power Apps to obtain the time of attendance of each worker, in turn it collects the geographical location (latitude and longitude) through a QR code that stores the employee's information in SQL Server (premium connector). My company is a chain of convenience stores (currently there are 130 stores) where each store has a corporate cell phone that will have the power app installed. For each of the stores to use this app, is it necessary to purchase 130 licenses per app plan? Currently my company only acquired one license that is used by me, therefore, I had planned to share the app with my username and password so that the 130 stores would use the unique existing  license. A few days ago I read this article: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/api-request-limits-allocations

 

about the Power Apps API request and for each plan it varies between 1000 and 5000 api request every 24 hours. The entire chain of stores would consume at least 800 per day. Knowing that, is it necessary to acquire the 130 licenses? because it seems crazy to me to pay so much money and my boss would not accept it.
Thanks in advance

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WarrenBelz
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Hi @dilanvargas ,

Firstly, I do not work for Microsoft (I am a user like you) however Microsoft O365 licencing is per user and if you want the correct answer, yes you have to buy 130 (per user) licences. What you are proposing (sharing your account with 130 users) would be in breach of your licensing. As a hypothetical question as well, I think that number of interactions would most probably well exceed the API limit.

Assuming you have standard licences for your stores, you might consider using SharePoint for them and doing some data synchronisation to SQL.

 

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Pstork1
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One comment to add to @WarrenBelz 's reply.  Microsoft recently announced some upcoming changes to the price of licenses.  Starting Oct 1, 2021 per app licenses will be lowered to $5 per app/user/month and per user licenses will drop to $20 per user/month.

 

Power Apps pricing and licensing updates (microsoft.com)



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Thank you for your answer sir, but i forgot to mention that we already purchase Microsoft O365 for every store. But we can afford purchasing Powerapp per user license because it will cost like USD $13,000 yearly. 

@dilanvargas ,
As @Pstork1 has mentioned, a single app per user licence is $5.00 USD per month $60 PA - so $7,800 PA.  You can also do a lot on one app. I don't know anything about your business, but would have thought that $60 per store per year would not be a large impost on your costs. 

Did you also consider the SharePoint syncing suggestion?

 

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WarrenBelz
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Hi @dilanvargas ,

Just checking if you got the result you were looking for on this thread. Happy to help further if not.

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