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

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Figure of Gartner Magic Quadrant for 2022 Low Code Application Platforms - Placement of all vendors
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We are excited to see Microsoft named a Leader in 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms for the fourth consecutive time. We believe this underscores our command in the market, materialized in amazing innovations built by more than 7.4 million monthly active developers of Microsoft Power Platform.2

Enabling more users to create solutions is central to solving organizational challenges, even more so in times when we all face pressure to do more with less. Microsoft customers and partners use Power Apps to accelerate innovation. Low-code makers and pro-developers together build simple apps and enterprise solutions in a comprehensive, secure, and easy-to-use low-code platform.

Over the past two years, Microsoft has greatly advanced its vision for low-code. With the recent announcement of Managed Environments and coauthoring, Microsoft Power Platform has cemented its place as a secure, governable, and collaborative low-code platform for enterprise scale.  

Customers such as Accenture, Equinor, Rabobank, and VITAS are using Power Apps and Microsoft Power Platform to rapidly build, scale, and govern solutions to solve their business challenges.

Now, our people can produce high-quality solutions quickly and easily—and it saves them time. On average, Accenture people spend 42 percent less time performing data management activities, meaning they can achieve business outcomes faster.

Karen Odegaard, Managing Director – Global IT, Technology Platforms Accenture

We are grateful to our customers, partners, and community for their feedback, support, and engagement.

Power Apps—the comprehensive platform for a successful low-code strategy

Microsoft Power Platform - Visualization of all platform elements

Low-code strategy is a critical decision that will empower business agility for years to come. Microsoft looks at low-code not as a collection of discreet applications, but a platform with an end-to-end portfolio of tools that are powerful alone and even better together—a platform that brings together all you need to innovate and automate your business securely, seamlessly, and quickly, enabling everyone from citizen makers to pro-developers.

Security and governance tools such as Managed Environments give IT departments more visibility and control with less effort, making it easier to govern what is built, by whom, and where. Before making Microsoft Power Platform available to employees, Rabobank rolled out its Center of Excellence strategy. Today, the bank runs more than 2,500 Power Apps and Power Automate solutions governed by central console, out-of-box data loss protection (DLP) policies, and first-class application lifecycle management (ALM). It’s one example of how the full strength of Microsoft Power Platform helps include more of your workforce in the development process and empowers pro-developers to build in Power Apps using their favorite Azure tools and services.

Microsoft Dataverse, a fully managed, secure, and scalable data platform, and the Azure cloud, reaching 270 million-plus users natively in Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 and horizontally integrated with robotic process automation (RPA) and low-code Power Virtual Agents with built-in connectors to more than 900 services—all this frees developer capacity to focus on the most impactful tasks—building solutions.

A fusion development team of pro-developers, human resources, business analysts, and users in EY Nordics built a solution for salary review of 8,000 employees in a mere four months. It shows how, within a single platform, developers can move quickly from simple no-code to mission-critical sophistication. Advanced AI, mixed reality, hyper-automation, low-code programming language Microsoft Power Fx, and infusion of natural language model GPT-3 into the Power Apps maker experience all contribute to greater development velocity, giving you the power to deploy more in less time.

Get your copy of the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms report to learn more.


Gartner®, Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms, January 10, 2023, [Paul Vincent, Kimihiko Iijima, Adrian Leow, Mike West, Oleksandr Matvitskyy.]

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1This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms.

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2Charles Lamanna runs one of Microsoft’s fastest-growing businesses: Helping regular folks build business apps, Protocol.

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