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Difference between Power Apps per user plan/Power Automate per user plan

Hi all,


for our organization, we are looking into getting more Dataverse capabilities whilst building apps, and running flows. To do this, we need advanced licenses. We came upon 2 kinds:

1. PowerApps per user license

2. Power Automate per user license


what I can't workout is what the specific differences are. Can anyone help with this?

Thanks in advance, and kind regards,


Ard Jan 

Helper III
Helper III

Some links and a screen shots, from the lic guide.


Basically they are similar, with automate having more options for licenses.  Automate with RPA is intended mostly for unattended, or Process Automation with AI.


You may want to seriously evaluate Pay As You Go as well, as this seems the way forward for end users.


Licensing Guide:









Super User
Super User

Power Apps premium licenses contain the rights to use Power Automate flows, when "in the context of the app" (meaning you connect the flow to data sources/targets that are used also in the app). However, Power Automate premium licenses DO NOT give you rights to run Power Apps that use premium connectors.


For typical Dataverse scenarios you'd be better off with getting the Power Apps Per User licenses. Only for scenarios where you automate processes via flows that aren't related to any app and use a premium connector, then you'd need a Power Automate premium license. Note that in such circumstances you might also leverage the Power Automate Per Flow license, if you have a high number of potential users and low number of individual flows.

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