Portal Comparisons

How does The Portal Connector differ from PowerApps Portals?

We get that question a lot. Here are the key comparisons between The Portal Connector and PowerApps Portals, the next generation of Dynamics 365 Portals.

“We were considering a competitive portal product but The Portal Connector solution reduced the complexity and cost of the project. We’ve been really impressed with The Portal Connector and the supporting team.” Jon Kozell, The TM Group Inc.

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The Portal Connector PowerApps Portals
Dynamics CRM Version Support
  • CRM 2011 - 2016
  • CRM Online
  • CRM On-Premise
  • No Support
Dynamics 365 Version Support
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Online
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement On-Premise
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Online
PowerApps CDS Support 
  • Common Data Service
  • Common Data Service
Portal Hosting Options

Portal can be hosted anywhere.

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Third Party Provider
  • Customer On-Premise
  • Microsoft Azure
Licensing Options
  • Monthly Subscription
  • Perpetual
  • SaaS only
Portal Support and Training
  • Live One-on-One Training
  • Live Daily Q & A Sessions
  • Community Support Forum
  • Technical and Configuration Documents

Microsoft Support

  • Differs based on Paid Support Plan
  • Community Support Forum
  • Technical and Configuration Documents
Production vs. Dev/ Test/ UAT Licenses
  • 1 Production Domain
  • Unlimited Non-Production Domains
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Pay Per Login
  • Pay Per Page View
Ecommerce
  • Point and Click Configuration
  • 6 Payment Processors pre-configured
  • Multi-currency
  • Tax Sets
  • Not available
Multi-Lingual
  • 140+ Languages Supported
  • Right to Left Supported
  • Language Cultures
  • Multi-lingual Picklists
  • Multi-Byte Character Languages
  • 43 Languages Supported
  • Multi-Byte Character Languages

Feature Comparison

Click here to see how The Portal Connector and PowerApps Portals compare in terms of Features. For an extensive list of Features and Capabilities included in The Portal Connector, visit our Features page.


Pricing Comparison

Click here for a comparison between the Pricing Models of The Portal Connector and PowerApps Portals, including a scenario that outlines cost implications over three years for each solution.



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