Pay-as-you-go business model for Power Apps


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Business value

Only pay for what you use, after you use it. With pay-as-you-go, unlicensed users can use Power Apps without procuring a license or planning ahead.

This creates a no-cliffs, seamless experience for professional developers to adopt Power Apps and pay using an Azure subscription. This model also provides new customers with flexibility to try out Power Apps without commitment. What’s more, it offers existing customers the ability to enable additional usage in scenarios where subscription plans aren’t economical, such as needing only occasional use of an app for a large user base.

Feature details

The pay-as-you-go billing model is enabled using three Azure meters: Power Apps per-app meter, Power Platform requests meter, and Microsoft Dataverse meter.

  • The Power Apps per-app meter will allow active users to use the apps without any licenses. An active user is defined as a unique user who launched the app at least once in a month. Active app usage will be billed against the Azure subscription. People with existing user licenses will be excluded from billing.
  • With the Dataverse meter and Power Platform requests meter, any overages beyond the entitlement will be charged against the Azure subscription.

pay-as-you-go setup can be done with a few simple clicks from within the Power Platform admin center or Power Apps. An itemized report will be available to view the charges.

Pay-as-you-go setup

See also

Pay-as-you-go plan (docs)