Battle Between Microsoft Flow And Logic Apps ?
Category: Azure,Flow,Logic Apps,Microsoft Flow Author: Vignesh R Date: 1 year ago Comments: 0

What is Flow?

Microsoft Flow is an online workflow service that automates actions across the most common apps and services. For example, you can instantly receive an email or a push notification on your phone whenever a sales lead is added to Dynamics 365 

Microsoft Flow is a Software as a Service (SaaS).

Read for more info: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/paths/automate-process-using-flow/

What is Logic Apps

Azure Logic Apps simplifies how you build automated scalable workflows that integrate apps and data across cloud services and on-premises systems. Learn how to create, design, and deploy logic apps that automate business processes with our quickstarts, tutorials, templates, and APIs.

Logic Apps is a Platform as a Service(PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service(Iaas). Which exists within the Azure cloud.

Read for more info: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/paths/automate-process-using-flow/

Is this both same or different?

Both are integration tools that have configurable workflow actions which makes it easy to build your workflow processes to integrate with all of your enterprise applications.

Microsoft flow is built on top of logic apps. Whatever logic apps can do can be done by flow but there are slight differences. Which we will discuss briefly…

Who is the Target Audience? who can use this?

Microsoft Flow Concentrates targeting on Citizen developer, Business Users, IT people, A guy with a deep understanding of coding (developers) – Sorry dev guys you are not the only rockstar for this show. We have got more company.

Logic apps are used to create a bit complex workflows on a B2B level which requires a developer or IT professional who can handle advanced integrations and developments.

  • Flow
  • Development is done using browser side(UI)
  • Built-in Analytics. Flows are created and grouped within the environment.
  • Administration is handled by flow, requires a basic office 365 subscription.
  • Features which are missing in Logic Apps – Buttons, Environments, Mobile App, Run as User, Resource is allowed to own flows.
  • Logic Apps
  • Development can be done using the browser(UI) or Visual Studio and deployed to Azure logic Apps.
  • Need to use Azure analytics services and has no concept of environment.
  • Administration is handled by Azure portal. So has additional built-in Azure security capabilities.


As a beginner, it would be great to start with Microsoft flow as it is easy to use and automate workflows. When it Comes to complex integration and B2B or B2C make sure you choose Logic Apps…

Source: Vignesh Ravi